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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 (2018 - 2019)

    Dates:

    Dec. 18, 2018; March 19, 2019; June 18, 2019; Sept. 17, 2019
    10 a.m. - noon.

    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.

  • Pest Management Update Meetings (January, February 2019)

    Dates:

    January 10, February 4, 6, 7, 19, 21, 2019.  9:00 am - 2:30 pm.

    Location:

    • Jan. 10, 2019 - Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 2424 S. Mission St., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
    • Feb. 4, 2019 - MSU Extension-Ottawa County, 12220 Fillmore St., Ste. 122, West Olive, MI 49460
    • Feb. 6, 2019 - Sanilac Career Center, 175 E. Aiken Rd., Peck, MI 48466
    • Feb. 7, 2019 - Van Buren ISD Conference Center, 490 S. Paw Paw St., Lawrence, MI 49064
    • Feb. 19, 2019 - MSU Extension-Lenawee County, 1040 S. Winter Street, Ste. 2020, Adrian, MI 49221
    • Feb. 21, 2019 - Saginaw Valley Research & Education Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI 48732

    Description:

    These programs are designed to help producers learn about new pests in Michigan and changes in MSU Extension recommendations in field crop weed, insect and disease control and soil fertility to use for the 2019 growing season. The registration fee is $30.00 per person, which includes the cost of lunch, refreshments and the 2018 E-434 MSU Weed Control Guide for Field Crops and Forages.

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