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August: A Busy Month for the AEC

Posted: August 3, 2015

Don't miss out on our events for August!

August is going to be an exciting month for the Agriculture and Environment Center-- you do not want to miss out on our upcoming events!

August 7-8 FarmFest. Pennsylvania Certified Organic will be hosting their 4th annual FarmFest at the Grange Fairgrounds in Centre Hall, PA on August 7th and 8th.  Come celebrate agriculture and Pennsylvania, its connection to a healthy environment, and jam to some great tunes! AEC will have an educational booth on Friday, August 7 discussing ecosystem services and the benefits nature provides us for FREE. Think you know all about ecosystem services? Test your knowledge with our trivia game! For more details, check out PCO FarmFest.

August 18-20 Ag Progress Days. Can you believe it is that time again? Ag Progress Days is almost here! AEC will have a booth again this year in the J.D. Harrington Building. Missed out on FarmFest or want to take another crack at our trivia? Here is your chance! We have free seed balls, the chance to win free ice cream and informational material on how you can improve stormwater runoff in your own backyard. From 11:30-12:30 on all three days, we will be helping to host a Riparian Buffer tour. Join us at Rock Springs. Details here.

August 22 Honey Bee Day. Did you know that bees can fly as fast as 15 miles per hour? If you didn’t, you may want to check out National Honey Bee Day being hosted at Penn State Hershey Medical Center on August 22nd. In celebration of the medical center “going native”, we will be celebrating all the benefits that it will provide for our pollinators! This event is for all ages and will have crafts, games, educational booths and even honey taste testing. Check out the event on our website.

August 28 Right-of-Way Workshop. Attention homeowners, pesticide applicators and farmers alike: Join the AEC at its Right of Way workshop, held on August 28th in Lancaster. Topics to be discussed are native vegetation, keeping pesticides out of the water and controlling invasive species. Pesticide applicator re-certification credits will be offered.

Looking for more events? Check out our events page that is updated regularly! You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

Interested in having your event advertised on our website? Send the details to Emily Newman at exn5031@psu.edu.