Lancaster Farming - Meetings & Notices Newsletter

Meetings & Notices

Spotted Lanternfly Permit Classes Offered

The Department of Agriculture will offer 31 in-person Spotted Lanternfly permit classes throughout the 14-county quarantine zone. Classes will be held from Aug. 15 through Dec. 18. Read more

Conservation Tillage Field Day Planned

Tim and Martha Magnant will host a free field day at their dairy farm in Franklin, Vermont, on Aug. 14 for farmers to hear about the latest research and practical applications regarding conservation tillage and other crop management practices. Read more

Stewardship Workshop Monday August 5 in Lancaster

An economic and environmental stewardship workshop will be held Monday, Aug. 5, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arca‚Ķ Read more

Check Your Rhododendrons

Pennsylvania was among 28 states where retailers received rhododendrons that may have been exposed to a plant pathogen called Phytophthora ramorum. The pathogen causes infectious disease in popular Pennsylvania plants and shrubs including rhododendron, mountain laurel, lilac, viburnum and pieris. Read more

Farm Market Pros Invited to Tour Virginia

Penn State Extension is planning a retail farm market bus tour of Virginia markets Sept. 24-25. Read more

Penn State to Hold Pesticide Applicator Course

Penn State Extension is holding a course to help professionals prepare to take the exams. The course includes training for core, category 6 (ornamental and shade trees), category 7 (lawn and turf), category 10 (right-of-way and weeds) and category 23 (parks/school pest control). The course will be held July 29-30 (core), July 31 (categories 6 and 23), Aug. 5 (category 7) and Aug. 6 (category 10) at Turf Equipment Supply Company, 16 Hagerty Blvd., West Chester. Read more

Hemp Twilight Meeting Will Cover Industry Regulations

Penn State Extension and the Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research and Extension Center are hosting an informational session for farmers, marketers, industry representatives and others interested in the potential for hemp growing and processing here in the state 5-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 1446 Auction Road, Manheim, Pennsylvania. Read more

No-Till Field Day Set for July 25

The Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance will host a summer field day on Thursday, July 25, at Hershey Farm, 338 Sunnyburn Road in Elizabethtown, starting at 8 a.m. Read more

Berks Water Week Set for Aug. 3-10

Berks Water Week will be celebrated Aug. 3-10 at venues throughout Berks County, Pennsylvania. Read more

All-American Dairy Show Entries Must Be Submitted Online

All-American Dairy Show exhibitors can now enter online for the 2019 show, set for Sept. 14-18, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. Read more