Ag calendar

October 01, 2012

Strong Women fall classes forming — three locations: Mont Alto, Pa. — Mondays and Wednesdays, through Oct. 17, 9 to 10 a.m.; Shippensburg, Pa. — Tuesdays and Thursdays, through Oct. 11, 9 to 10 a.m.; and two sessions in Chambersburg, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 11, 10 to 11 a.m., and Thursday through Oct. 17, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. To register, call the Extension office at 717-263-9226 or send an email to Cathy Walker at

Dig, Divide, and Multiply — Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. Hands-on workshop teaching from experienced master gardeners on how to propagate perennials through root division.  Bring gardening gloves, trowel, and gardening shears or knife if you have them. Participants will get to take home a potted division. The fee is $10. Call the Extension office at 717-263-9226 to register.

Landscape Design and Plant Selection Series — Wednesdays, Oct. 3 to Nov. 17, 7 to 9 p.m., plus a Saturday demonstration tour. The series of seven workshops and a landscape tour is designed for the homeowner who is interested in learning how to develop a landscape plan, or add to a present one. The course is applicable to both new home landscapes, and established ones in need of rejuvenation.  The fee costs $40 for the whole series, or $10 for each individual class. To register, call the Penn State Extension Office at 717-263-9226.

Future Farmers of America Alumni — Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 2 pm, at the Chambersburg (Pa.) Area Sennior High cafeteria. Participants don’t have to have been an FFA member to join the FFA alumni chapter. For more information, call Matthew Dodson at 717-552-9801 (cell) or send an email to

PSU Animal Science Open House — Wednesday, Oct. 24,  and Thursday, Oct.  25, at Snider Ag Center at Penn State University’s main campus.  High school seniors — see what Penn State Animal Sciences is all about with a familiarization trip for prospective students. Participants will stay overnight with responsible college students in the campus dormitories. For more information, call the Extension Office at 717-263-9226.

Landowner Liability Workshop — Landowner liabilities as they pertain to hunting, hiking and trespassing on private property will be the topic of the Oct. 11 meeting of the Cumberland Woodland Owners Association. Penn State Professor Ross H. Pifer, director of the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, will be the featured speaker. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building, 185 Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg.
The meeting is open to the public. You do not have to be a member of the association, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, call Fred Peabody at 717-776-3565 or send an email to

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To reach the Washington County Extension office, drive about seven miles south of Hagerstown from the I-70 exit onto Sharpsburg Pike.

The office is in the Washington County Agricultural Education Center complex.

The Franklin County, Pa., Extension office is at 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg.

From Hagerstown, take Interstate 81 north to the U.S. 30 east exit. Take the first road to the left, which is Franklin Farm Lane.

The Jefferson County, W.Va., Extension office is in Suite 3 at 1948 Wiltshire Road, Kearneysville, W.Va. Call 304-728-7413.

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