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Wayne County Ag Day
February 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wayne County Ag Day is an opportunity for the local agricultural communities of Wayne County and surrounding areas to come together and learn about new and innovative technologies, new services, new product lines, new machinery, and updated programs and services available from local area agribusinesses, associations, and industry supporters. It is also an opportunity for the public and agricultural enthusiasts to learn about their local Agriculture Industry. It’s at Honesdale High School from 10am to 3pm on Monday, February 18, 2019 (President’s Day).
This year’s event includes two different educational sessions. Dave Hartman, Penn State Extension Livestock Educator, will give a presentation on, “Wrangling More Days out of the Mid-Atlantic Grazing Season.” J. Philip Gottwals, Managing Director of Agricultural and Community Development Services, LLC, will give a presentation on, “The Wayne County Agricultural Development Plan.” Both presentations will be held in the Auditorium/Cafeteria – signs will be posted.
Ask the experts will take place in the Gymnasium with the following topics: Livestock and Forages (Dave Hartman- Lycoming County- Penn State Extension), 100 Years of 4-H in Wayne County (Jessica Scull, Wayne County 4-H Program Coordinator and Wayne County 4-H Teen Council Members), Honesdale FFA (Kayla Hack, HHS Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor and members of the Honesdale FFA Chapter), Beekeeping – Important Things to Know for Starting with Honeybees (Larry Knack, Wayne County Beekeepers Association), Pesticide Education Credits & Agronomy (Casey Guindon, Bradford County, Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crops Educator), Water Testing and You (Pat Mohn, Master Well Educator, Wayne County Cooperative Extension), Spotted Lanternfly Facts (Diane Diffenderfer, Wayne County Master Gardener, and Kelley Stewart, Wayne Conservation District Forester), Ag Transportation – What You Need to Know About Transporting Livestock, Equipment, and Commodities (Trooper Bob Urban – Pennsylvania State Trooper & D.O.T. representative), “Dairy MPP, DMC, DRP, and What They Mean for your Operation, and Calf Composting” (Craig Williams, Penn State Extension Tioga County), and Wayne Tomorrow Ag Committee (Philip Gottwals, ACDS and Members of the Committee)
Health screening is available for area farmers and family. The following screenings are available from Wayne Health Services: Hearing Screenings, Blood Pressure Screenings, Nutritional Counseling, Suicide Awareness Info, Dental, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Lyme Disease Info, Adaptive Equipment for Agriculture, and Flu Vaccine/Shots.