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PASA Education Event - Basics of Tractor Safety and Maintenance

March 25, 2017 Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange Event

Event Overview
Location
  Dickinson College Farm
  553 Park Dr
  Boiling Springs, PA 17007 
Tractor Safety
Photo by Douglas Schaufler
Date & Time
  Saturday, March 25
  10am-3pm
Cost
  $20 Members
  $25 Non-members
Event Description
Dickinson College Farm will host the Basics of Tractor Safety and Maintenance on Saturday, March 25 from 10am to 3pm. Darla Romberger, Agricultural Sciences Instructor and Penn State Certified Tractor Safety Instructor, will provide an in-depth tractor safety training for beginner tractor users. Matt Steiman of the Dickinson College Farm, with over 15 years of vegetable farming experience, will instruct attendees on the basics of tractor maintenance.
Registration will be open from 1/28/2017 to 3/24/2017 at noon.
Speaker & Host Information
Darla Romberger grew up on a 125 acre farm in Schuylkill County where she and her family still raise Angus cattle, Registered Boer goats, and grow corn, soybeans, hay crops, and small grains. She continues to be involved with all aspects of the farm including animal handling, planting and harvesting crops, and marketing cattle and goats. She graduated from Delaware Valley University and received degrees in Animal Science and Dairy Science in 2012 and is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Agriculture & Extension Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Darla is currently the Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA where she instructs courses in Ag Power & Technology, Ag Fabrication, Animal Science, Introduction to Agriculture, and Biotechnology. As a certified NSTMOP Community Lead Instructor, she provides her students to opportunity to become certified in Safe Tractor Driving and Machinery Operation through the Ag Power & Technology course each year. 

Matt Steiman is the production manager and renewable energy projects leader at the Dickinson College Farm, a 60 acre produce and livestock farm near Carlisle PA. For over 12 years he has been leading students in the process of energy project development, including solar, biodiesel, and biogas systems. Matt is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys building and operating small scale biogas plants.
FAQ
Do you allow walk-ins?
Yes! Walk-ins are welcome Cash and check are accepted on site. Please note that meals cannot be guaranteed for walk-ins. Call (814) 349-9856 x17 for more information.
Is there financial aid for this event?
Sorry, there is no scholarship for this specific event.
What should I prepare/bring with me to this event?
This event will be outside, so dress accordingly.
Bring a reusable water bottle to fill on site and stay hydrated.
Bring a note-taking device.
Remember your business cards- PASA events are an excellent networking opportunity.
Bring your questions! Make the most of this event by preparing several questions for the day.
Will food be served?
Yes, lunch is included with the registration fees. The menu has not yet been set.
What if I have food allergies?
After registering, please contact PASA with any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Requests made at least two weeks in advance can usually be accommodated.
Who do I contact if I have more questions about this event?
Please contact Dan Dalton at (814) 349-9856 x17 or dan@pasafarming.org for more information about this event.
Registrant Information



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