Emerging Leaders in Agriculture

Penn State Extension’s Leadership Network will be hosting an Emerging Leaders in Agriculture Leadership Professional Development event on Thursday, November 14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dawson Building on the Penn State Scranton Campus in Dunmore.

This workshop is for any young or new farmer, rancher, agricultural worker or agribusiness employee looking for quality leadership professional development. The topics will include conflict resolution, trust, mindfulness, and team performance.

At the workshop, participants will be able to: network; learn effective conflict management skills to minimize the lingering effects of conflict in their respective organizations; hear about trust-based communication strategies to help assimilate a culture of trust with partners and collaborators; participate in practices to help improve well-being, relationships, and the work atmosphere; and gain practical skills to promote powerful team performance.

The registration deadline is Monday, November 11.  Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please visit or contact Dr. Suzanna Windon at [email protected] or 814-863-3825.

Extension Open House Set For September 7 At Plow & Hearth

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having Fall open house at Plow & Hearth 2111 Shoppes at Montage, Moosic, on Saturday, September 7, from noon to 3 p.m.

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will be available to answer your seasonal home horticulture questions and offer information on timely topics, such as Fall lawn care, composting, growing garlic, and the newest invasive insect – the spotted lanternfly.

For more information please call the Extension office at 570-963-6842 or email [email protected].

Penn State Extension Grand Opening

Everyone is invited to Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County’s Grand Opening of its new location on 135 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton, on Friday August 2, from 5 PM – 9 PM during First Friday in Downtown Scranton.

Education and activities will be provided by:

• Penn State Master Gardeners of Lackawanna County
• Lackawanna County 4-H
• Penn State Extension Master Watershed Stewards
• Penn State Nutrition Links
• Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences
• Lackawanna County PROSPER Program
• And more!!

For more information, please call 570 963-6842 or email [email protected]

ServSafe Food Safety Certification Class Offered By Penn State Extension

Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code will require that the person in charge of a food service operation be a certified food protection manager and be onsite at all times during operating hours. This means that at least one employee on each shift be certified.

Penn State Extension is offering a ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course at the Penn State Scranton Campus, 120 Ridgewiew Drive, Dunmore, in Room 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 11; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 18. The certification exam will be on July 18, at 11 a.m.


These in-person trainings, taught by our certified ServSafe instructors, will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling, and serving the food, as well as the proper methods for sanitizing foodservice facilities.

After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam, with a 75 percent or higher score, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate, which is good for five years.

The course fee is $185 and includes the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials.

To register, visit or call 877-345-0691 or contact Nicole McGeehan at 570-421-6430 for additional details.