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  • 4-H Tractor Safety Program for Youth Farm Workers (April - May, 2018)

    Dates:

    Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A written and driving test will be given on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Location:

    NW Michigan Research Center, 6686 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City

    Description:

    Class curriculum follows the National Safe Tractor and Operational Machinery Program. Successful completion of a tractor operation safety course is required for all youth under the age of 16 who perform farm jobs classified as hazardous, under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupation Order. To become certified, participants must attend all five course sessions, pass a written test and a tractor driving test. 

    $85 per person– includes:  classes, manual, certificate and lunch on test day. Some scholarships are available if finances are an issue.

  • Abrams Planetarium Group Instructional Programs

    Location:

    S. Shaw Lane, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Abrams Planetarium offers a variety of single-visit instructional programs dealing with astronomical topics for a variety of age groups. Programs on stars, constellations, planets, and the moon are available for preschool and elementary children. Higher level classes are offered on additional topics. Detailed descriptions are found on the website. Teachers who desire a more intensive experience should consider bringing their class for more than one presentation. Two or more programs can be scheduled as a multiple-visit series.

  • Accessible Learning Conference (December 2017)

    Dates:

    December 1 - 2, 2017

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    The Accessible Learning Conference explores and celebrates accessible content, course, and website design. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to a full day featuring keynote speakers, presentations from MSU community members, and opportunities for networking at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center.

  • Accessing Arabic Financial Education Curriculum (January - March 2018)

    Dates:

    The webinars run from Noon - 2:00 pm on the following dates:

    • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
    • Monday, Jan. 29, 2018
    • Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
    • Thursday, March 22, 2018

    Location:

    Online webinars

    Description:

    A five-module financial education curriculum translated into Arabic is now available for organizations. Using Dollar Works 2 (University of Minnesota Extension) and other handouts, the available booklets are organized into the following topics:

    • Decisions about Money
    • Budgeting
    • Income/ Savings
    • Credit
    • Insurance and Fraud

    The two-hour session reviews content, suggestions for best practices, and a discussion of teaching methods. Cost is $60.

  • ADA In the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs

    Description:

    In the spirit of comprehensive coverage, the Americans with Disabilities Act is often ambiguous, making the opportunity for conflict within the workplace high. ADA in the Workplace - Joint Management of Disability Programs provides participants with a set of tools that enables them to anticipate and mediate conflicts before they become disputes. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides a mechanism for protecting qualified disabled individuals from discriminatory actions on the part of employers with 15 or more employees.

  • Adaptive Leadership - Enhancing Individual and Team Performance (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 9 - 10, 2017

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910

    Description:

    Research shows that there are seven critical roles that must be filled in all team contexts in order for the team to have long-term, sustained effectiveness. No one leader can fulfill all these roles but it is the leader’s responsibility to recognize his or her strengths and weaknesses in performing all the roles. Moreover, if there are roles that the leader cannot fulfill, it is his or her responsibility to either (a) personally adapt and develop the ability to perform the role or (b) make sure that the role is covered by some other member of the team.

    The skills learned in this seminar will help the attendee expand his or her leadership style beyond his or her current niche, providing long-term career survival and advancement.

  • Advanced Diagnostics Workshop: A Smart Gardeners Guide (June, July, August 2018)

    Dates:

    Three part series: Fridays, June 22, July 20, and August 24, 2018. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm.

    Location:

    Kent MSU Extension, 775 Ball Avenue, NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Description:

    Hone your gardening skills and gain confidence during this three-part, hands-on diagnostic series! Classroom sessions coupled with hands-on learning in a garden setting will help participants use science-based resources to diagnose many types of plant problems.

  • Advanced Facilitative Leadership Workshop (December 2017)

    Dates:

    December 6 - 8, 2017

    Location:

    Kettenun Center, 14901 4-H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688

    Description:

    Advanced Facilitative Leadership—Navigating Your Way Through Conflict, an experiential workshop focused on developing your comfort with leading high-heat meetings. This was initiated in response to requests from participants in our other programs (Facilitative Leadership; Conflict Smoothies; Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus) for a next-step focused on leading in conflict-ridden situations. Completion of Facilitative Leadership is a pre-requisite for attending this workshop. Completion of Conflict Smoothies is recommended prior to enrolling.  The workshop will focus on leading groups desiring collaborative action, but facing difficult situations involving differences that could potentially stop forward movement.

  • Advanced Regulatory Studies Program (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 1 - 5, 2018

    Location:

    Kellogg Center, MSU, 219 South Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The IPU Advanced Regulatory Studies Program is a series of specialized half-day and all-day workshops designed to provide public- and private-sector regulatory professionals a unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas on advanced technical, methodological, and policy issues. Each workshop provides a unique and intensive immersion experience, emphasizing both discipline-based and sector-specific learning opportunities, interactive instruction and peer-to-peer dialog, advanced analytical methodologies, and theoretical rigor coupled with practical hands-on problems and exercises. Topical areas cover: Ratemaking, Accounting and Finance, Economics and Evaluation, and Management.

  • Ag Action Day (January 2018)

    Dates:

    January 26, 2018.  8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

     

    Location:

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 West 0 Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

    Description:

    Ag Action provides a full day of educational sessions focusing on agriculture, food safety and home gardening topics, featuring a trade show highlighting products and services provided by local businesses.  The Restricted Use Pesticide Exam will be given between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  If you are only taking the RUP Exam there will be an admission fee of $5 for entrance to Ag Action. This fee does not include lunch or cost of the exam.

  • Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar Series (January - February 2018)

    Dates:

    • January 18, 2018: Estimating System Production
    • January 25, 2018: Assessing System Cost
    • February 1, 2018: Forecasting the Value of Electricity
    • February 8, 2018: Understanding Incentives
    • February 15, 2018: Conducting a Financial Analysis
    • February 22, 2018: Photovoltaic Solar Example

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    Photovoltaic (PV) panels are an increasingly common sight on urban rooftops and rural properties across the U.S. The declining cost of equipment and installation makes installing a behind-the-electric-meter (net metered) solar electric system enticing for many farmers. Evaluating the financial prudence of an investment in solar requires careful consideration of installation costs, the value of production, and operation and maintenance costs. This six part webinar series will provide practical guidance to farmers who are considering investing in a solar electric system so they are able to make fully informed investment decisions.

  • Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics Seminar Series (Spring and Fall)

    Dates:

    Please see current schedule at the website below.

     

    Location:

    Room 75, Agriculture Hall, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824--unless otherwise noted.

    Description:

    MSU's Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics offers several seminar series each Fall and Spring semester. Please check the Website below for the current schedule.

  • Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference (Escanaba, MI) (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 13, 2018

    Location:

    Bay de Noc Community College, Main Campus, Joseph Heirman University Center, 2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49828

    Description:

    This conference will offer the latest crop, livestock and farm management information for farmers in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 

  • Annual Big Sky Athletic Training and Sports Medicine Conference (February 2018)

    Dates:

    Sunday, February 4 - Thursday, February 8, 2018

    Location:

    Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana.

    Description:

    This conference packs a lot into each day - including presentations, speakers, training, opportunities to network with other ATCs and sports medicine professionals, and, of course, skiing and other winter recreation! Tuesday, February 6 is Concussion Day, and Wednesday, February 7 is Orthopedic Day.

  • Annual Distinguished Lecture on Multicultural Psychology (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 27, 2018.  3:30 pm - 5:00 pm.  Reception: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in room 230

    Location:

    Room 118 Psychology Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.  Reception in Room 230.

    Description:

    Robert R. McCrae (Retired) has conducted research on personality trait structure, assessment, and development. He is co-author, with Paul T. Costa, Jr., of the NEO Inventories and of Personality in Adulthood: A Five-Factor Theory Perspective. In the 1990s he began a series of collaborations in over 50 nations that focused initially on the generalizability of trait structure across cultures, and subsequently encompassed analyses of the universality of age- and gender differences, scale reliability, and trait heritability. His Five-Factor Theory offers one way to reconcile the demonstrated universals of trait psychology with the indisputable variations in thinking, feeling, and behavior that are seen across cultures.

  • Annual Indigenous Law Conference (October 2017)

    Dates:

    October 26 - 27, 2017

    Location:

    Castle Board Room, Law College Building, 648 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, Michigan  48824

    Description:

    MSU's Indigenous Law and Policy Center sponsors an annual Indigenous Law Conference. This two day conference includes many speakers, as well as a Litigation Update.  The 2017 keynote speaker is Paul Spruhan, Navajo Nation Dept of Justice, addressing In-House Tribal Counsel's Guide to Amicus Brief.

  • ANR Week - Agriculture and Natural Resources Annual Event (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 3 - 10, 2018

     

    Location:

    MSU's campus in East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    ANR Week 2018 provides a wide-variety of topics in areas such as agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources. Some programs include: Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional Training and Certification Program; Michigan Farmers Market Conference; Horticultural Therapy Conference; Michigan FFA Annual Convention; Michigan Beekeepers' Association Spring Conference; Managing Soil, Crop Nutrient Management Systems and Water Quality Conference; Michigan Wildflower Conference; Better Process Control School; 8-Hour ServSafe, and many more!

  • Apprentice Farmer Program (Chatham, MI)

    Location:

    UPREC North Farm, E. 3774 University Drive, Chatham, MI  49816

    Description:

    The Apprentice Farmer Program is a farm incubator program that aims to serve as the launching point for individuals interested in starting their own farming enterprise. This two-year, residential program provides farming entrepreneurs with the necessary tools and assistance needed to ensure a solid start to their farming career.

    Land, equipment, tools, and mentorship are provided to qualified applicants so they can develop a business plan, establish accounts, build capital, and fine-tune skills. The apprentice farmers will grow alongside the talented North Farm staff and other apprentice farmers, sharing ideas, techniques, and labor.

  • Approaches to Work and Family Initiatives Seminar

    Location:

    This workshop is offered on-site at your location

    Description:

    This seminar reviews the assumptions upon which traditional and emerging work/family policies are built and identifies common and conflicting interests that labor and management have about work/family issues.

  • ArcGIS II: Beyond the Basics Course (August, November 2017)

    Dates:

    August 23, 2017 and November 8, 2017

    Location:

    Eppley Center, Room 109, Business College Complex, 645 N. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    This one-day course will move beyond the basics by teaching participants how to properly structure a geodatabase, georeference data, edit vector data using a variety of advanced techniques, and create secondary data from existing raster datasets, such as cartographic contours and distance information. Participants will also construct geo-processing models using ModelBuilder and save them to their own custom toolbox. The course culminates in the creation of a map that incorporates advanced techniques such as page definitions, inset maps and data-driven pages.

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