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  • 4-H Tractor Safety Program for Youth Farm Workers (March - April 2019)

    Dates:

    10-week course offered every Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm starting March 7th through May 9th

    Location:

    Monroe County Farm Bureau Meeting Room, 8300 Ida West Road, Ida, MI

    Description:

    Program Participants will: Receive 25 Hours of Instruction Covering 48 Core Tasks Gain First-Hand Tractor Operation Experience Receive a Certificate of Completion (upon successful completion of the course). TOPICS COVERED: Farm & Workplace Hazards & Safety Tractor Component Basics Pre-Operation Procedures Operation Basics Tractor-Powered Implements Self Propelled Agricultural Equipment Operation on Public Road ways Basic Maintenance & Repair ATV/UTV Vehicle Safety & More First and Emergencies

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Southeast Michigan Vegetable Meeting (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 12, 2019.  8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Location:

    Dundee Municipal Office-Council Chambers, 350 W Monroe Street Dundee, MI 48131

    Description:

    This meeting will cover the following topics: disease management; insects; cover-cropping; weeds; fertility and plant nutrition; and nematodes.  Coffee, snacks, and lunch are provided. RUP and CCA credits to be announced.

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