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  • Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Symposium (January 2020)

    Dates:

    January 21, 2020.  8:30 am - 3:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Horizons Conference Center: 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603

    Description:

    This annual symposium offers research based information on improving production, marketing, and quality. This is the largest agriculture trade show in central Michigan. There is no registration or fee required to attend.

  • Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference (February 2020)

    Dates:

    February 6 - 8, 2020

     

    Location:

    Bavarian Inn and Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

    Description:

    The Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference is dedicated to helping dairy producers learn new ways of increasing their profitability by doing more with less. Leading experts will make presentations on topics ranging from dairy nutrition and reproduction to labor management and environmental stewardship. In addition to the quality line up of educational speakers, spouses will not want to miss the popular Partners Program, which promises a variety of entertaining and educational sessions. The Conference is the home base for the annual Dairy Industry Recognition Night where the industry’s leading producers, dairy scholarship winners and dairy judging team members are recognized and honored.

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program

    Location:

    Applicants attend classes in their county.

    Description:

    The Michigan Master Gardener Program is a horticulture education and volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension. It provides home gardening information to Michigan citizens through a network of trained volunteers. An interest in plants, a personal commitment to volunteerism, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others are the only prerequisites. Applicants attend classes in their county, learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally sound gardening practices. They then provide volunteer leadership and service to their community through a variety of gardening-related activities. The program objectives are to provide instruction in basic horticultural science to motivated active gardeners and to provide MSU Extension with trained volunteers who will provide timely, accurate information to the public in the rapidly expanding area of home horticulture.

  • Pest and Crop Management Update Meetings (January, February 2020)

    Dates:

    January 3, 8, 10, 28, February 3, 6, 10, 2019

    Location:

    • January 3 -- Dundee, Dundee Village Hall, 350 W Monroe St., Dundee MI 48131: Contact Lenawee MSU Extension at 517-264-5300
    • January 8 -- Mt. Pleasant, Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 2424 S. Misson St., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858: Contact Isabella County MSU Extension at 989-317-4079
    • January 10 -- Alpena, Alpena Community College, 665 Johnson St., Alpena, MI 49707: Contact Presque Isle MSU Extension at 989-734-2168
    • January 28 -- Richville/Frankenmuth, Saginaw Valley Research and Education Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI 48734: Contact Lapeer County MSU Extension at 810-667-0341
    • February 3--West Olive, Ottawa MSU Extension Office, 1220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI 49460: Contact the Van Buren MSU Extension Office at 269-657-8213
    • February 6 -- Peck, Sanilac Career Center, 175 E Aitken Rd., Peck, MI 48466: Contact Tuscola County MSU Extension at 989-672-3870
    • February 10--Dowagiac, Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 N51 North, Dowagiac, MI 49047: Contact the Van Buren MSU Extension Office at 269-657-8213

    Description:

    Participants of the Pest Management Updates will hear MSU Extension specialists present the latest recommendations for managing weeds, diseases, insects and nematodes and receive a complimentary copy of Extension bulletin E-434 “Weed Control Guide for Field Crops.” The topics covered at the programs will be determined by the local host and will probably vary from site to site. Detailed agendas for all programs are available online or by calling the host MSU Extension office.

  • Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center (Frankenmuth, MI)

    Location:

    3775 S. Reese Road, Frankenmuth, MI 48734

    Description:

    Most of the dry bean and sugar beet production in Michigan is located in the Saginaw Valley and the Thumb area. Michigan is the No. 1 producer of black beans, the No. 2 producer of all dry beans and the No. 4 producer of sugar beets in the country. Research at the center has allowed Michigan producers to be national leaders in a variety of commodities by offering growers the latest information on crop management and tillage techniques, new variety trials, and pest and weed control with minimal environmental impact. In addition to dry bean and sugar beet research, studies at the 310-acre site explore other important rotational crops including corn, wheat and soybeans.

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