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September 2022

Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber Short Course

September 14, 8:30 am - September 16, 5:00 pm

Kiln Drying of Hardwood Lumber Short CourseĀ is a basic course designed for anyone interested in learning how to dry hardwood lumber. Participants will learn how to handle lumber before drying, as well as the steps involved in the drying process including building kiln schedules. WHO IS THIS FOR? Kiln operator trainees, plant managers, and supervisors Anyone who needs a basic understanding of drying hardwood lumber No previous drying experience or training is necessary! WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Wood moisture relations…

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Field Crop Recertification School

September 15, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ag Progress Days Special Events Building, 2710 W. Pine Grove Rd.
Pennsylvania Furnace, PA 16865 United States
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TheĀ Field Crop Recertification School program is for commercial and private pesticide applicators to earn pesticide recertification credits and for certified crop advisors to earn continuing education credits. The category sessions will address agronomic pest issues for corn, soybean, small grains, and forage crops. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Penn State Extension Specialists and Educators will provide the latest information on: Weed management of agronomic crops Disease management of corn and soybeans Agronomic management of soybean and wheat Pesticide safety education

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Soil Health Academy - Kinzers, PA

September 26 - September 28
Spring Wood Organic Farm, 1143 Gap Road
Kinzers, PA 17535 United States
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Transformational Dairying Who Should Attend? āœ” Anyone wanting to transform their dairy into a highly efficient and profitable business and transform their quality of life. You will learn how to build soil, animal, and economic health through a combination of classroom and field exercises. The school will tackle the biggest issues facing dairy producers, from herd health and reproduction, to crop and cover crop success, to waste management and fertility, to economics and building true net wealth. Hands-on experience will…

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October 2022

Arborist Short Course

October 3, 9:00 am - October 6, 5:00 pm
York County 911 Building, 120 Davies Drive
York, PA 17402 United States
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The Arborist Short Course is a four-day workshop designed to increase working tree knowledge and prepare participants for the ISA Certified Arborist exam. Designed to increase working tree knowledge and professional arborist skills, successful completion of the four-dayĀ Arborist Short CourseĀ will prepare participants for the ISA Certified Arborist exam, as well as improve their marketability.Ā This certification designates a level of professionalism that most arborists do not have. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? Diagnosis of Plant Diseases and Insect Pests Nutrition and Fertilization…

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Farm BeginningsĀ® Year-Long Farmer Training

October 27, 2022, 8:00 am - October 4, 2023, 5:00 pm
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Farm Beginnings is training the next generation of farmers in the many skills required to start and expand a successful farm business: passion, clear goals, production experience, financial and marketing know-how, and more. Farm BeginningsĀ® will help you build these skills through one year of farmer-led training, mentoring, and networking. We support individuals in clarifying their goals and strengths, developing agricultural skills, and growing profitable, equitable, and ecologically sound farm businesses. We use a holistic management frame, farmer-led classroom sessions,…

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November 2022

Journeyperson Program

November 15, 2022, 8:00 am - October 24, 2023, 5:00 pm
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Are you committed to farming and feeding your community? Are you struggling with doing it sustainably in a way that benefits the earth and people while still making a profit? The Journeyperson Program is for farmers who have been independently farming for three or more years and are serious about operating farm businesses in the Southern Appalachian region. Participants can use this program as a tangible step toward achieving their farm goals and make significant contributions to the agricultural community…

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