UPCOMING WEBINARS AND EVENTS: Penn State Extension is pleased to continue to provide quality education via a wide variety of webinars and recordings.If you have difficulty registering online for any of these live webinars, please contact Penn State Extension’s customer service team at 877-345-0691. Most of these webinars will be recorded and available for viewing at a later time, as well. Continue to search our website: extension.psu.edu for the latest offerings.
Thursday, November 30, 2023, 11:30AM – Smart Choice Health Insurance Basics Webinar – Becoming a smart consumer means making well-informed decisions about your health insurance. By expanding your knowledge about health insurance and learning effective selection strategies, you can confidently choose a plan that aligns with your healthcare needs and financial circumstances. It is the perfect opportunity for those interested in learning more about health insurance and gaining access to valuable resources. Register at https://extension.psu.edu/smart-choice-health-insurance-basics.
Thursday, November 30, 2023, 5:00PM – Let’s Cook Charcuterie Boards – is a hands-on cooking class that will explore the basic components of a charcuterie board and share tips and recipe ideas to create a healthy charcuterie board for entertaining. We will practice creating condiments from scratch and putting together a delicious charcuterie board together with Penn State Extension Educators. This event will take place at the Penn State Extension Adams County Office located at 670 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. To register, visit extension.psu.edu/lets-cook-charcuterie-boards or call 877-345-0691.
Monday, December 4, 2023, 5:00PM – From Evergreen to Centerpiece – Join the Penn State Master Gardeners in Franklin County for an engaging and informative workshop that will delve into the fascinating world of Evergreens. In addition to learning about Evergreens, you will also have the opportunity to get creative and make your very own holiday centerpiece. Our expert instructors will guide you through the process, providing you with all the tools and materials you need to create a beautiful and unique centerpiece that will be the envy of all your friends and family. This workshop will take place at the Franklin County Extension Office, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. For further details and online registration, visit https://extension.psu.edu/from-evergreen-to-centerpiece-workshop or by calling 1-877-345-0691 to register by phone.
December 4, 6, 11, 13, 2023, 12:00PM – Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management Webinar – Join Penn State Extension Specialists and Educators for an informative four-session workshop on Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management. This workshop aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the fundamentals that underpin effective farming practices and soil health. Q&A sessions at the end of each day will allow you to seek clarification and engage in meaningful discussions. Additionally, participants attending the live sessions will have the opportunity to earn Nutrient Management and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits, enhancing their professional qualifications. Register at https://extension.psu.edu/soil-fertility-and-nutrient-management.
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 9:00AM – Setting the Stage for Succession: FREE Retirement Planning Workshop – Are you currently a farmer who is concerned about how you can achieve your desired retirement lifestyle while still being able to transition a viable business to the next generation or operator? Worried about what your retirement living expenses will be or how Social Security or Medicare fits into the picture? If so, the Setting the Stage for Succession: Retirement Planning Workshop is for you. This workshop will assist you in envisioning your retirement, developing a retirement budget and personal balance sheet, and understanding the basics of Social Security and Medicare. The workshop will take place at the Penn State Extension Mifflin County Office,152 East Market St., Suite 100, Lewistown, Pennsylvania 17044. For further details and online registration go to https://extension.psu.edu/setting-the-stage-for-succession-retirement-planning-workshop or call 1-877-345-0691 to register by telephone.
Tuesday, January 30, 2024, 9:00AM – Franklin County Crops Day – Join us at Crops Day 2024, where Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Specialists will provide an informative recap of the 2023 crop production season. Discover new innovations for the upcoming season and gain valuable insights into the latest developments in agronomic research, products, and technology. It’s an opportunity to stay informed and prepared for the changing landscape of crop management. Crops Day events, conducted across the state, feature specialists and Penn State Extension educators with region-specific agendas. These presentations will focus on agronomic topics pertinent to the previous growing season. Several local agricultural companies, including agricultural lenders, applicators, seed suppliers, equipment dealers, and more, will be in attendance, showcasing their products and providing support while addressing any inquiries you may have. This presents an excellent opportunity to engage in conversations regarding your specific crop requirements and to explore the latest product offerings. Franklin County Crops Day will take place at the Kauffman Ruritan Community Center, 7289 Ruritan Drive, Chambersburg, PA 17202. For further details and online registration go to https://extension.psu.edu/crops-days or call 1-877-345-0691 to register by telephone.