Newsletter



February 2016 NewsFlash

Penn State Extension


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 – Beekeeper’s Seminar, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Penn State Extension, 648 Park St, Honesdale, PA 18431. Anyone interested in learning about Beekeeping will have an opportunity to learn about: ordering and placing package bees and a queen into a hive, Spring-time management of hives, summer-time management of a hive, fall extracting of honey and winter preparation and management of a bee hive. There is no charge for this program. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact the Penn State Extension Office to register at 570-253-5970, ext. 4110, or, by email at WayneExt@psu.edu.

2/6/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Communication for a Healthy Workforce, February 6, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Discover the Rainbow/Mountain View School, 610 Ave H Matamoras PA 18336. Fee: $7. Having difficulty communication with your supervisor or coworkers? Participants will access their interpersonal skills and learn ways to effectively communicate with others whose style differs from theirs. Registration, including payment, is required by February 4. A light fare will be served for those attending both sessions. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register.

2/6/16 – Childcare Provider Workshop: Let’s Mathematize, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM, Discover the Rainbow/Mountain View School, 610 Ave H Matamoras PA 18336. Fee: $7. Bring out the math in children’s play and everyday experiences! Implement high quality math experiences through interactions in the natural classroom environment. This course is interactive, participatory and hands-on. Registration, including payment, is required by February 4. A light fare will be served for those attending both sessions. Call 570-296-3400 for more information or visit the PA Keys website at https://www.pakeys.org/pages/get.aspx to register.

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

2/9/16 – 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, 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. Pre-registration is requested. Call 570-253-5970 ext 4110 for more information or visit http://exension.psu.edu/wayne/events

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 11 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.

2/12/16 – Registration deadline for the Monroe County 4-H Horse Hippology Contest on February 21, 12:30 – 3:30 PM, Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips Street, Suite 201, Stroudsburg PA 18360. 4-H Horse Hippology is a fun competitive opportunity for Monroe County 4-H members to increase their knowledge of horses. Members complete in teams of four and rotate through five stations related to equines. Pre-registration is required. Visit
http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events/monroe-county-4-h-horse-hippology-contest for more information or to register for this free event.

2/13/16 – Rough Riders 4-H Horse Club meeting, February 13, 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




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