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  • Farmers Day: Branch County (February 2018)

    Dates:

    February 19, 2018.  9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    Branch Area Career Center, 366 Morse St, Coldwater, MI 49036

    Description:

    The Branch County Farmers’ Day is a collaboration between MSU Extension and the Branch County Agri-Business Council. Educational sessions will be held in the morning (10:00-11:30) and afternoon (1:30-3:00), and vendors’ booths will be open all day. Lunch will be served at noon with Bruce and Jennifer Lewis of Pleasant View Dairy Farm as lunch speakers talking about their recent trip to New Zealand on a Farm Bureau tour. Registration is at the door; cost is $3.00 which includes lunch and the always-popular MSU Dairy ice cream.  Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) exams will be given from 9:30 am-3:00 pm.

  • Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market, and Greenhouse Growers Expo (December 2018)

    Dates:

    December 4 - 6, 2018

    Location:

    DeVos Place Convention Center and the Amway Grand Hotel, 303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Description:

    The Expo is one of the premier trade shows of its kind. There are over 450 exhibitors with displays of everything needed to grow, harvest, and pack fruit and vegetables, as well as an area featuring companies with products and services for farm marketers. Over three days, the program includes 70+ sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and operations, farmers’ markets and organic production and marketing. There will also be sessions covering a diversity of general interest topics, including food safety and labor.

    Presentations will be made by researchers and Extension educators from Michigan State University, other Land Grant universities and industry. Many of the education sessions will offer credits for Michigan and Ohio Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors.

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