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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.

  • 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.

  • Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center Field Day (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 9, 2018.  8:30 am - noon.

    Location:

    Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Road, Frankenmuth, MI, 48734

    Description:

    A field day highlighting Michigan State University research at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center, including on dry bean breeding, soil health and weed management. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., with field tours from 9 a.m. to noon and lunch afterward.

  • 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.

  • Thumb Ag Review Meetings (December 2018)

    Dates:

    December 7, 12, 13, 14, 17, 2018. 

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website below

    Description:

    Winter Ag Review presentations will include:

    • Corn & Soybean Trials: Soybean Population; Evaluating Soybean Biological Products; corn N Management for High Yielding Corn
    • Cover Crop Trial:   Reducing SCN with Cover Crops?
    • Forage Production:  Using Precision Agriculture for Stand Assessment
    • Small Grain Trials:   2018 Wheat and Malting Barley management Trials
    • Farm Management:   Evaluating Field Crops Production Costs
    • Stress on the Farm:  Farm Stress Resources, Programs and Options
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