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  • 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.

  • Anaerobic Digester Operator Training (July, August 2018)

    Dates:

    July 31 - August 2, 2018

    Location:

    MSU Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, 4090 College Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

    Description:

    The purpose of this training is to provide guidance to anaerobic digester operators that will enable them to safely maximize biogas production and system life. The workshop will focus on development of intermediate to advanced operation skills that can be applied to agricultural, industrial and municipal systems. Participants will be exposed to a mix of classroom lectures, laboratory analysis and site visits to local systems.

  • Center for Advanced Study of International Development

    Location:

    202 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Center for Advanced Study of International Development (CASID) promotes and coordinates the work of faculty and students interested in developing countries from the perspectives of the social sciences and liberal arts. CASID has a strong commitment to its outreach mission serving K-12 teachers and students, post-secondary institutions, government, and business.  Outreach resources include: Publications; K-12 Outreach (LATTICE); Midwest Institute for International/Intercultural Education; International Business Institute for Community College Faculty, and International Business Center (CIBER). 

     

  • Dairy Days and Annual Michigan Dairy Expo (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 16 - 20, 2018

     

    Location:

    MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    Michigan Dairy Expo is a week-long event that combines youth activities and contests conducted during Youth Dairy Days with purebred dairy breed association youth and open show events. The mission of Michigan Dairy Expo is to encourage and promote youth involvement in dairy activities, showcase the Michigan dairy industry, and provide continuing education opportunities for the dairy industry in Michigan and neighboring states.

    During Michigan Youth Dairy Days, youth will compete for premiums, ribbons and scholarships in various competitions, including dairy quiz bowls, dairy management contests, dairy cattle judging contests, and the Dairy Days youth show.

  • Farmer Field School Workshops (Summer/Fall 2018)

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming dates at the website listed below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website listed below.

    Description:

    The MSU Farmer Field School is comprised of intensive one and two day hands-on workshops. These are tailored to deliver in-depth, practical information built upon the foundational work of the MSU Organic Farmer Training Program and the wealth of knowledge in Michigan’s farming community.  The following workshops are offered in 2018:

    • Cut Flowers for Weddings and Events
    • Adding Value to your On-Farm Marketing
    • Crop Fertility
    • DIY Greens Dryer and Bubbler Build
    • Farmer Brain Trust
    • Peak CSA Roundtable
  • Food Aid Packaging Solutions Workshop Series (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 14 - 15, 2018

    Location:

    MSU School of Packaging, 448 Wilson Rd., East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Gathering key food aid stakeholders to discuss the status of food aid commodity packaging, challenges, new technological advances, potential solutions, and identify next steps in optimizing food aid packaging. The workshop should result in a report outlining specific steps to address current challenges using readily available technologies (2018), as well as research and innovation opportunities within the next two years (2018-2020).

  • Food Packaging Basics Workshop (November 2018)

    Dates:

    November 12 - 14, 2018

    Location:

    MSU School of Packaging's Ternes Outreach Center, 448 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI  48824 

    Description:

    This workshop will offer full insight in all aspects of food packaging including function, materials, systems and processes, shelf life estimation, active packaging, modified atmosphere packaging, distribution, food security and more!  You will leave this course better prepared to implement functional design elements and sustainability practices to your company’s packaging and related operations.

  • Garden Day Workshop (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 4, 2018.  8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

     

    Location:

    1066 Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Join us for a very special 25th Anniversary edition Garden Day and be inspired by 40 year veteran, Tracy Disabato-Aust! Tracy is an award winning garden designer, international speaker, best-selling author, and world class triathlete with a passion for plants and design as well as a dynamic inspiring message. In addition to two keynote presentations by Tracy, you'll enjoy your choice of two engaging workshops, garden tours, a book-signing with Tracy, morning coffee, lunch, materials and complimentary parking. You will also have the opportunity to peruse our Green Garden Marketplace for plants, books, garden accessories and other great buys!

  • International Short Course: Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 5 - 17, 2018

    Location:

    MSU Campus in East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    Education and awareness on various aspects of agricultural biotechnology including environmental biosafety and food safety issues will help assist government agencies various stakeholders make informed decisions on genetically engineered crops and products. This program is designed to help participants better understand various issues surrounding the use and management of agricultural biotechnology globally.  The focus of this training program is on biotechnology research, policies and regulations, management, and public outreach components as well as biotechnology related trade issues.

  • Introduction to ArcGIS Course (August 2018)

    Dates:

    August 20 - 21, 2018

    Location:

    Geography Building, 673 Auditorium Road, Room 219, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    This two-day course demonstrates the complex capabilities of the ArcGIS software. Through conceptual overview and hands-on applications, participants will learn how to perform powerful queries and map displays. Participants will become familiar with the ArcGIS graphical user interface (GUI) and explore methods for creating, editing, displaying, querying, and analyzing geographic and tabular data in this software. Course textbook is included in the fee.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Library Environmental Series (September, October 2018)

    Dates:

    • September 13, 2018: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
    • October 11, 2018: 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

    Location:

    Tours begin near the shed in the Beal Botanical Garden.  In case of severe weather, join us for a virtual tour of the garden in the Main Library's Beal Classroom (3rd floor west wing).

    Description:

    The 2018 Library Environmental Series includes:

    • September 13, 2018: Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Toxic Plants and Their Roles in the Insect World
    • October 11, 2018: Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Plants and the Geometry of Nature
  • Making It In Michigan Annual Conference and Trade Show (November 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, November 8, 2018

    Location:

    Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48933.

    Description:

    Conference attendees will leave the conference equipped with the practical knowledge and industry resources needed to move an idea from the concept stage to a finished and marketable product. Attendees will be able to corroborate and refine business ideas, connecting with industry experts offering insights and tips on managing the common hurdles often encountered by food companies, including food safety, production, working with co-packers, marketing and supply chain issues.  

  • Master Gardener College (September 2018)

    Dates:

    September 14 - 15, 2018

     

    Location:

    MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Master Gardener College is packed full of informative workshops, educational sessions, engaging speakers, idea sharing with other Master Gardeners, and of course buying opportunities. And, as always, participants can obtain education re-certification credits for participating.

  • 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.

  • Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 26, 2018. 8:30 am - 3:00 pm.

    Location:

    Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The Michigan Agricultural Credit Conference provides agricultural lenders, agribusinesses, policy-makers, and other interested parties across the state, with updates on the economy and agricultural industries in Michigan and outlooks for the future. Hear from experts about farmland markets, farm energy audits, commodity and dairy outlooks, and much more.

  • Michigan Good Food Summit (October 2018)

    Dates:

    October 22, 2018.  8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

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

    Description:

    The Michigan Good Food Summit allows participants to connect with others who want to further good food- food that is healthy, green, fair, and affordable. The 2018 Michigan Good Food Summit will amplify under-represented voices across the food system as we continue advancing the Good Food Charter's vision of equity, sustainability and a thriving economy for all of Michigan and its people.

  • Michigan Organic Farming Exchange

    Location:

    Center for Regional Food Systems, Room 303, 480 Wilson Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Michigan Organic Farming Exchange site offers agricultural producers and farmers with technical information and guidance to manage soil, grow organic crops and identify profitable markets. The exchange provides information to farmers and consumers interested in understanding organic production methods and suggests ways to successfully transition conventional production to organic-certified or not.

  • MSU Income Tax School: Annual Federal Tax Refresher for Tax Preparers (December 2018)

    Dates:

    • December 5, 2018: Lansing, MI
    • December 14, 2018: Novi, MI

    Location:

    • December 5, 2018: Lansing Community College West, 5708 Cornerstone Dr., Lansing MI 48917
    • December 14, 2018: MSU Tollgate Center, 28115 Meadowbrook Rd. Novi, MI 48377

    Description:

    An optional, voluntary course for unenrolled tax return preparers who wish to increase their knowledge and competency through continuing education. This seminar offers 6 hours of instruction plus a 100 question test. Passing the test, getting additional education (10 hours federal tax and 2 hours ethics in 2018 for the 2019 filing season), and signing a form about Circular 230 allows the IRS to issue a certificate of completion for the Annual Filing Season Program.

    The course opens at 8:00 a.m. Instruction begins at 8:20 a.m. and lasts until 3:00 p.m. Lunch is not included. This will be followed by the test.

  • MSU Income Tax School: Final Changes Seminar (January 2019)

    Dates:

    • January 10, 2019: Lansing, MI
    • January 14, 2019: Livonia, MI

    Location:

    • January 10, 2019: Lansing Community College West 5708 Cornerstone Dr. Lansing, MI 48917
    • January 14, 2019: VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College 18600 Haggerty Rd. Livonia, MI 48152

    Description:

    Taught at the intermediate level as a live seminar with a group. This program will cover both state and federal information emphasizing federal changes and clarifications since the fall seminars.

    Prior knowledge and experience in completing tax forms is expected/required. It is not considered a substitute for the fall two-day programs but a supplement to it.

    Continuing education hours are offered. Morning refreshments and lunch are included.

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