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  • 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.

  • Milk and Grain Marketing Series (2017 - 2018)

    Dates:

    December 12, 2017; March 13, 2018; June 12, 2018; September 11, 2018.

    Location:

    Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., 3rd Floor Room 320, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    Description:

    Agriculture markets are more volatile than ever. For most farms, profits are largely determined by how well you market your production. Now more than ever your farm’s future success depends on your ability to understand the  markets and use the basic marketing tools.  Fred Hinkley, retired MSU Extension Educator and Marketing Specialist will provide insight and outlook on the milk and grain markets, and suggest strategies to minimize financial risk.

  • Sugarbeet Seed Week Meetings 2018 (November, December 2018)

    Dates:

    November 29 & 30, December 3, 4, 5, 2018

    Location:

    • November 29,2018: Bay Shore Camp, 450 N. Miller Rd., Sebewaing, MI 48759
    • November 30, 2018: Country View Golf Course, 25393 Hwy 40, Dover Center, Ontario, Canada NOP 1LO
    • December 3, 2018: Ubly Heights Golf & Country Club, 2400 E. Atwater Rd., Ubly, MI 48475
    • December 4, 2018: Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI 48734
    • December 5, 2018: Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    Description:

    Choosing the right sugar beet seed is the foundation of profitable sugar beet production. Matching varieties to field conditions, disease problems and management will be stressed in these meetings. This is your opportunity to find out what new varieties are being brought forward and how to manage these genetics for the greatest success. The programs will include presentations from each seed company, Michigan Sugar Company Researchers and Sugarbeet Advancement.

    This program is run from 8:30 a.m. until noon, at which time lunch is provided. There is no cost to attend this program.

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