Ag Calendar - Nov. 6

November 06, 2012

Landscape Design and Plant Selection Series — Wednesdays, Nov. 7 and 14, 7 to 9 p.m. Only two more classes left in this series: Trees in the Landscape (Nov. 7), and Landscape Design review (Nov. 14). The fee is $10 for each individual class. For more information, call the Penn State Extension Office at 717-263-9226.

Water Quality and Quantity in the Region — Thursday, Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m. Memorial Auditorium, Shippensburg University.

The final lecture of the year in the South Mountain Speaker Series will focus on the challenges of conserving water quality and quantity in the region.

Water Testing for Dairy Farms - Penn State Extension still has about 80 free water test kits available for Pennsylvania dairy producers.  These kits are part of an extension educational program that encourages livestock producers to regularly test their water supply. One free water test kit is available for each farm that applies. The test kits are available on a first come, first served basis to dairy producers who register online at (preferred method) or call Laurie Porter at 888-373-7232.  Registration Deadline was Oct. 31, but has been extended until Nov. 14 or until the remaining kits last. 


Master Gardener Holiday Workshops:

• Fresh Wreath Workshop — Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $15;

• Fresh Holiday Centerpiece Workshop — Saturday, Dec. 1, 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $25; 

• Fresh Holiday Candle Wreath Workshop — Thursday, Dec. 6, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $25;

• Fresh Kissing Ball Workshop — Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $25.

Please bring clippers, small pruners or scissors, and gloves. All other supplies will be provided. Contact the Extension Office at 717-263-9226 to register. Space is limited.

New Strong Women Classes Forming — Due to strong demand, another series of Strong Women Workshops are being offered.  Here is the updated schedule:

• New Guilford Brethren in Christ, 1575 Mont Alto Road, Fayetteville, Pa., Mondays and Wednesdays 9 to 10 a.m. 

• Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, Pa., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 to 11 a.m. 

Memorial Lutheran Church, 34 E. Orange St., Shippensburg, Pa., Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 to 10 a.m. 

• Fourth Street Church of the Brethren, 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, Pa., Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

For more information, call Cathy Walker, strong women coordinator, at 717-263-9226 or send an email to


• For more information about 4-H events, go to

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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