Penn State Extension February 2016 Events Pike County – Poconos

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Pike County – Poconos Events

Ongoing – Freedom from Smoking tobacco treatment course is a structured support program. Research shows that quitting with support can increase success by 50%! 8 classes for $40. Incentives apply for those who complete the course. Call 570-296-3400 for more information.

 

2/1/16 – 4-H Horse Leader Meeting, 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Monroe County Horse Leader Monthly Meeting to discuss upcoming events, changes in rules, participation expectations, and any other topics of discussion that arise. Call 570-421-6430 or email Sherri Williams at sla4@psu.edu for more information.

 

2/2/16 – Clubhouse Kids 4-H Club meeting, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H’ers in this club will be doing a creative writing project. Members need to bring a Wreck This Journal and a notebook.  Activities for the younger kids who can’t quite write will be art based and focus on learning short words.  This club is open to youth ages 5 – 12. The leader is Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

 

2/2/16 – Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center. 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 – 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

 

2/4/16 – Pesticide Applicator Certification Examinations, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Penn State Extension office, 724 Phillips St, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. Pre-registration is not required. You can find more about the exam fees, categories, and courses by visiting the Pesticide Education Program online at http://www.pested.psu.edu/applicators/certification

 

2/4/16 – Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 – 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

 

2/5/16 – 4-H Sewing Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. Bernadette Guerra is the leader. This club is open to youth 9 years old or in 4th grade and older and their guardians. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

 

2/6/16 – Horse & Pony 4-H club meeting, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, 314 Foster Hill Road, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 – 18. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

 

2/6/16 – 2016 Monroe County Farmer Appreciation Banquet, February 6, 5:30 pm, Polk Firehouse, Route 209, Kresgeville PA 18333. Doors open at 5:30 PM; dinner is served at 6:00 PM. Cost: Adults $18, Children $9, Children under 5 Free. For ticket information contact: Jason Smith @ 570-977-8491; Mary Beth Serfass @ 570-856-6958; or Monroe County Conservation District @ 570-620-3060 by January 22. Join our families, friends, and neighbors for food, fun, and live entertainment at this annual event in collaboration with Penn State Extension, Monroe County Conservation District, and the Monroe County Ag Committee. Contact Dave Messersmith at 570-253-5970 ext 4110 or email dtm101@psu.edu for more information or visit http://extension.psu.edu/monroe/events/2016-monroe-county-farmer-appreciation-banquet.

 

2/9/16 – Technology Tuesdays: Ag Digesters 101 free online workshop, 8:30 -10:00 AM (EDT/EST). This is part of a series that includes presentations on dairy farm facilities design, dairy cattle behavior, nutrition, financing and labor. Controlled anaerobic (oxygen free) digestion of animal manure is a way to treat manure to prevent foul odor production while generating a usable energy product. Under the right conditions, liquid manure will break down into bio-gas and a low-odor effluent. This webinar will focus on the basics of how an ag digester works, and possible uses for the bio-gas produced. The presenter is John Tyson, Penn State Extension Agricultural Engineer. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register for free online no later than noon the day before at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TechTues15

 

2/9/16 – PA Forest Stewardship webinar: Native Plants and Providing Habitat for Wildlife, 12:00 -1:00 PM and 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EDT/EST). Native plants are often already on our local landscapes, but management can be critical to their maintenance as well as the general habitats in which they occur. This presentation will focus on various native plants and their importance to wildlife, but also the habitat management techniques we can apply to enhance, establish, and maintain them. The presenter is Mario Giazzon, Wildlife Diversity Biologist, Pennsylvania Game Commission. Approved for 1.0 Society of American Foresters CFE credit, Category 1-CF. Approved for 1 credit hour Pennsylvania SFI® CE. There is no fee to attend this event. However, pre-registration is requested.

Visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/events/native-plants-and-providing-habitat-for-wildlife-noon-webinar for more information on the noon webinar.

Visit http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/forests/events/native-plants-and-providing-habitat-for-wildlife for more information on the 7 PM webinar.

 

2/9/16 – Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center. 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 – 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

 

2/9/16 – Starting Seeds for Your Garden, February 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Penn State Extension office. 648 Park Street Suite E, Honesdale, PA 18431. Cost: $5. Children under 18 are free. Tired of winter? Cooped up with cabin fever? THINK SPRING!! Hone your skills on how and when to start seeds for your garden. Then get down and dirty with a little transplanting. If you have a favorite variety you’d like to share, bring some seed, pre-packaged and labeled – take some seed from our seed exchange. And don’t miss the opportunity to win one of our door prizes. The presenter is Penn State Master Gardener Ginny Davitt. Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events Pre-registration is requested.

 

2/10/16 – Grazing Guides for Dairy System: Diversified Grazing System free online workshop, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). Tall grass grazing has become a popular management practice for beef cattle in recent years. Learn how this practice is being applied to dairy grazing. This presentation will discuss the benefits and challenges of managing a diversified grazing system incorporating small grains, cool-season pastures, and summer annuals in the rotation. For more information about the series visit http://extension.psu.edu/animals/dairy/events. Register for free online no later than noon the day before at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=TI3UsY8fjs2r5UO062Vkla9g65kJRdUVLyR3uPwuw3E%3d

 

2/11/16 – Natural Gas webinar, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Energy Infrastructure and Cyber Security. Commissioner Pamela A. Witmer of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) will discuss the role of PUC in energy infrastructure, with emphasis on natural gas, and cyber security.

 

There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required by February 21 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/natural-gas/events/energy-infrastructure-and-cyber-security. Contact Carol Loveland at cal24@psu.edu or 570-320-4429 for more information.

 

2/13/16 – Rough Riders 4-H Horse Club meeting, 10:00 AM, Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill, PA 18324. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 – 18. For more information, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

2/16/16 – Clubhouse Kids 4-H Club meeting, 1:30 – 3:00 PM, Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. 4-H’ers in this club will be doing a creative writing project. Members need to bring a Wreck This Journal and a notebook.  Activities for the younger kids who can’t quite write will be art based and focus on learning short words.  This club is open to youth ages 5 – 12. The leader is Melissa DeJoseph. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

 

2/16/16 – Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center. 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 – 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

 

2/17/16 – Land Use Decision-making webinar, 12:00 – 1:15 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is When it Rains, It Drains: An Overview of MS4 Stormwater Management.

 

This is the second in a series of 5 webinars for Winter/Spring 2016. They are designed to promote understanding of current planning issues, creation of local regulations, planning that benefits the community, and local resources available to decision-makers.

 

Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) programs are required by the federal Clean Water Act to address stormwater runoff into local waterways. Municipal separate storm sewer systems collect polluted runoff that would otherwise make its way into these local waterways. In Pennsylvania, some municipalities are currently facing stringent water quality regulations to address the MS4 issue. This webinar will discuss the impact of stormwater on our water resources and the effectiveness of a partnership to address the MS4 challenges municipalities are facing.

 

The presenters are: Marel King, Chesapeake Bay Commission & Megan Lehman AICP, Lycoming County Planning Commission.

 

Fee for the series: non-credit registration – $40/person; RLA Credit Registration – $45; CM credit registration $75/person. Register online by May 18 at http://extension.psu.edu/land-use-webinar. Upon receipt of payment links to the previous recorded webinars will be provided.

 

2/17/16 – The second of 4 Green Industry Winter Update webinars, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT/EST). Learn and earn pesticide re-certification credits from the comfort of your home or office. Registration Cost: $10 per participant/session – each individual participant must be registered and logged onto the webinar in order to earn recertification credits. Pre-registration required. Participants can participate in the live webinar, or watch a recorded version of the webinar that will be available from Feb. 17 until Feb. 23, 11:00 PM. Approved for: 2 core credits and 2 credits category 06, 07, 10, 18, 23, PC. Core Topics: Reading and Using the Pesticide Label and Top Tips for Pesticide Applicators; Category Topic: Technology for Pesticide Applicator in Ornamental Landscapes and Turfgrass. Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/green-industry-winter-update-webinars/event-summary-abde526afea3467999ae7f80f85da6ef.aspx for detailed information on topics to be discussed. For more information or questions about the event content contact Ruth Benner at 814-825-0900 or rab147@psu.edu 

 

2/18/16 – Natural Gas webinar, 1:00 – 2:00 PM (EDT/EST). The topic is Proppants and Their Role in Hydraulic Fracturing. Michael O’Neill, CEO, Preferred Sands will discuss the role and current technology in the use of proppants in hydraulic fracturing.

 

There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required by February 18 by visiting http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/natural-gas/events/proppants-and-their-role-in-hydraulic-fracturing. Contact Carol Loveland at cal24@psu.edu or 570-320-4429 for more information.

 

2/18/16 – Knitting Kids 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:30 PM, Penn State Extension office, 514 Broad St, Milford PA 18337. 4-H is open to youth ages 5 – 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

 

2/19/16 – 4-H Sewing Club meeting, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, St. Vincent de Paul Church, 101 St Vincent’s Drive, Milford PA 18337. Bernadette Guerra is the leader. This club is open to youth 9 years old or in 4th grade and older and their guardians. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events

 

2/22/16 – 5 Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Farm Business webinar series starts, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT/EST). This webinar series (February 22, 29 and March 7, 14, 21, 2016) teaches agricultural accounting principles within QuickBooks software. Learn at home with simple, easy to follow learning modules and apply the theories with an example farm operation. Identify proper chart of accounts, how to use the class structure, the importance of bills, sales receipts, and invoices, and generating reports through five modules, and participate in five webinar help sessions to answer your specific questions.

 

Cost: $75 for the series. Pre-registration required by February 17. Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/using-quickbooks-to-manage-your-farm-business/event-summary-2ddf1c28c97d498f99dc08c89292acd2.aspx for detailed information on topics to be discussed. For more information or questions about the event content contact Rob Goodling at 717-270-4391 or rcg133@psu.edu. 

 

2/23/16 – Conashaugh Cloverbuds 4-H Club meeting, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Conashaugh Lakes Recreation Center. 105 Oneida Way, Milford PA 18337. This club is open to youth ages 5 – 8. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4

 

2/26/16 – Public Speaking – 4-H Style, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, Pike County Administration Building, Commissioners Meeting Room, 506 Broad Street, Milford PA 18337. Learn how to plan, organize and present information.  Design a great poster to go with your presentation.  This free program is open to Pike County 4-H members & leaders. Call 570-296-3400 for more information. Registration is required; visit http://tinyurl.com/ncagxy4 to register by February 24.

 

2/27/16 – Mushroom Cultivation, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Pike County Library, 119 East Harford Street, Milford PA 18337. Cost: $5. Join us for a fascinating introduction to growing edible mushrooms at home. Topics to be covered will include an overview of different varieties and how to grow them inside as well as outside. This workshop will include a hands-on demonstration of how to inoculate oak logs with plug spawn to grow shiitake mushrooms. Pre-registration is required by February 25. Call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/pike/events for more information.

 

2/29/16 – The third of 4 Green Industry Winter Update webinars, 1:00 – 3:00 PM (EDT/EST). Learn and earn pesticide re-certification credits from the comfort of your home or office. Registration Cost: $10 per participant/session – each individual participant must be registered and logged onto the webinar in order to earn recertification credits. Pre-registration required. Participants can participate in the live webinar, or watch a recorded version of the webinar that will be available from Feb. 29 until March 6, 11:00 PM. Approved for: 2 core credits and 2 credits category 05, 06, 07, 10, 18, 23, PC. Core Topic: Protecting Pollinators in the ornamental landscape; Category Topic: Invasive Weeds. Visit http://www.cvent.com/events/green-industry-winter-update-webinars/event-summary-abde526afea3467999ae7f80f85da6ef.aspx for detailed information on topics to be discussed. For more information or questions about the event content contact Ruth Benner at 814-825-0900 or rab147@psu.edu 

 

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