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  • Dairy Open House at the Kellogg Biological Station (July 2020)

    Dates:

    July 23, 2020.  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

     

    Location:

    Pasture Dairy Center, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 10461 N. 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060. NOTE: THE ENTRANCE TO THE PASTURE DAIRY CENTER IS ON 39TH ST. OFF OF B AVE. One block west of the intersection at North 40th St. and East B Ave.

    Description:

    Come and delight in MSU ice cream and cheese, while in sight of the cows whose milk creates our dairy foods! We will have family and kid friendly Families enjoy visiting the Kellogg Farm open house activities. Check out tractors, learn about Michigan’s agricultural landscapes, and enjoy a 20 minute wagon tour (departing every 30 half hour from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.)

    For those who want to dig deeper into farming topics please join our extended one hour wagon ride that will take you into the fields to talk about soil conservation and crops. Extended tours will depart at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m.

  • Drainage Workshop (February 2020)

    Dates:

    February 12 - 13, 2020

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI 48910

    Description:

    Easy-to-use online tools will be used to simplify the design process and maximize return on investment in the drainage system. These tools will help estimate the optimum drain spacing to maximize profit, and thereby avoid too narrow or too wide drain spacings. Application of these user-friendly tools is what sets this workshop aside from other drainage workshops.

    What will be taught?

    • Topics will include
    • basics of soils and water movement in soils
    • drainage principles
    • economics of drainage
    • contour maps
    • drainage design
    • user-friendly design tools
    • estimating cost
    • legal aspects of drainage
    • tips for doing your own tiling
    • safety in installation
    • controlled drainage design
    • controlled drainage impact on water quality and crop yield.

    The drainage design process begins with basic design considerations and will follow a step-by-step procedure for solving individual and small-team hands-on problems.

  • Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Symposium (January 2020)

    Dates:

    January 21, 2020.  8:30 am - 3:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Horizons Conference Center: 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603

    Description:

    This annual symposium offers research based information on improving production, marketing, and quality. This is the largest agriculture trade show in central Michigan. There is no registration or fee required to attend.

  • Dunbar Forest Experiment Station (Sault Ste. Marie, MI)

    Location:

    12839 South Scenic Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 49783.

    Description:

    The 5,760-acre Dunbar Forest is the largest and second-oldest MSU off-campus facility. The forest hosts long-term genetics and silvicultural studies that have helped advance the science of forest management in Michigan and the Great Lakes region. For example, red pine is the most widely planted commercial forest species in Michigan, occupying more than 850,000 acres. Successful long-term management of this important resource is based, in large part, on research results from the Dunbar Forest.

  • Economic Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Web Site

    Description:

    The Economic Analysis of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems websiteintroduces basic techniques that can be applied to analyze the economic viability of sustainable agricultural and food systems. The site aims to provide clear explanations of both how to do the analysis and what assumptions must be met. This site frequently relies on links to other good sites, both to explain these techniques and to provide helpful data and examples. The basic areas covered are:

    • Profitability Using Budgets
    • Environmental Indicators
    • Environmental Values
    • Marketing
    • Environment-Profit Trade-Offs
    • Business Planning
  • Electrical Apprenticeship Online Program

    Description:

    The Online Electrical Apprenticeship program is a four year program registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship and Training. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a certificate of completion by Michigan State University.

    This program provides the Related Technical Instruction (RTI) required by the State of Michigan through the revisions of implementation Public Act 217 of 1954, Rule 338.88e. It gives the apprentice the necessary theoretical and technical knowledge needed to become a successful journey person. It also gives additional practice of job-related skills and knowledge. The USDOL standards require that a minimum of 144 hours per year of apprenticeship training is to be provided to each trainee.

  • Electrical Technology Certificate Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    The Electrical Technology Certificate Program is an electrical apprenticeship training program with an emphasis on residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial wiring. Students study the latest electrical codes, electrical fundamentals, various electrical installations, motor controls, and solid state electronic applications. Throughout the program, students are also provided training in energy efficiency and alternate power systems.  This program provides the advanced technical training that is important for a successful career in the electrical field.  The diverse and intensive educational experience allows graduates to manage new technologies and electrical codes, to solve problems, and make safe and efficient electrical installations in an ever changing field.

  • Emerald Ash Borer Information Network

    Description:

    The Emerald Ash Borer Website is a collaborative effort to provide comprehensive, accurate and timely information on the emerald ash borer.

  • Emerald Ash Borer Online Insecticide Guide

    Description:

    "Insecticide Options for Protecting Ash Trees from Emerald Ash Borer" is an online guide that provides the most up-to-date information on insecticides that can be used to combat this pest, as well as what to consider before treating ash trees. The guide includes frequently asked questions, information on insecticide products available for EAB control and how to use them, and a summary of results from studies that tested the effectiveness of the various insecticides. The guide also presents key points to consider and recommendations for dealing with EAB.

  • Enviro-weather Website for Pest, Natural Resource, and Production Management

    Description:

    The Enviro-weather website is a production management tool designed to aid agriculture and the green industry in making management decisions. The user selects a weather station location from the map to view weather data, integrated pest management models, natural resource and production models, forecasts and related links for specific commodities.

  • Farmer Field School Workshops (2020)

    Dates:

    Please see upcoming dates at the website listed below.

    Location:

    Please see locations at the website listed below.

    Description:

    Each Farmer Field School workshop features in-depth, practical insights from the wealth of knowledge in Michigan’s farming community. Experienced farmers and agricultural educators team up to co-lead and teach each workshop. Farmer Field School is designed to improve the profitability of diversified, sustainable farms in their first 10 years.

  • Field Crops Team

    Description:

    The Field Crops Team provides farmers with easily accessible, pertinent information to help make management decisions easier. The team offers numerous articles on Insects, Disease, Weeds, Soils, Research, Management, and Hybrid/Variety Trials, for each of the following crops and areas of crop management: Corn; Soybeans; Dry Beans; Forages; Sugarbeets; Potatoes; Management. For a list of experts related to specific crop issues, please click on the faculty link below.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast (April - September 2020)

    Dates:

    Thursday mornings, 7:00 am.  April 16 - September 10, 2020

    Location:

    Online via Zoom

    Description:

    Every Thursday at 7 a.m. from April 16 through Sept. 10, 2020, you can get the latest information from our MSU field crop specialists and educators on the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast. The scheduled topics will be fluid, flexible and focused on the most current topics.  Participating is easy! You can join the live meeting via Zoom using a computer, tablet, mobile device or regular phone line.

  • Food Defense Audit Guide: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The course is offered monthly with content available on-demand. Live lecture webinars with updates are offered semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Defense Audit Guide MOOC will provide participants with insight on meeting the regulatory and industry compliance requirements the likes of GFSI, FSMA, ISO, Sarbanes-Oxley and other Food Defense regulations and industry standards. Those key requirements are: (1) conduct an incident review, (2) conduct a Food Defense Threat Assessment (FDTA), (3) implement a Food Defense Prevention Strategy (FDPS), and (4) demonstrate management commitment.

    This free course is delivered in two, 2-hour webinars. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for $100 fee.

  • Food Fraud Audit Guide: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The course is offered monthly with content available on-demand. Live lecture webinars with updates are offered semi-annually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC will provide participants with insight on meeting the regulatory and industry compliance requirements the likes of GFSI, FSMA, ISO, Sarbanes-Oxley and other Food Fraud regulations and industry standards. Those key requirements are: (1) conduct an incident review, (2) conduct a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA), (3) implement a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy (FFPS), and (4) demonstrate management commitment.

    The MOOC is offered monthly and consists of two, 2-hour sessions. Registration and participation are free. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for $100 fee.

  • Food Fraud Overview: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Dates:

    The Food Fraud MOOC courses are offered monthly, with on-demand content for self-paced learning. Live lecture webinars with updates are scheduled semiannually.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This course starts with an introduction to MOOCs and Food Fraud in general. Additional content includes: global laws and regulations which are both governmental- and industry-led, a review of the fraudsters and fraud events, an introduction to criminology theory and methods to assess the fraud opportunity, systems and techniques to both identify efficient countermeasures and to reduce specific vulnerabilities, and then next steps for governments or companies.

    Each course includes two, 2-hour webinars. For students who successfully complete the course and assessment a certificate of completion is offered for $100 fee.

  • Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment and Food Fraud Prevention Strategy Development: Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The Food Fraud VACCP Implementation MOOC provides insight on the broad GFSI-based requirements to develop and implement a Food Fraud Vulnerability Assessment (FFVA) and a Food Fraud Prevention Strategy (FFPS). Together the FFVA and FFPS create a Vulnerability Assessment and Critical Control Point system or VACCP. The VACCP concept is one of the three GFSI Food Safety Management System requirements that include a food safety Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system (HACCP) and a food defense Threat Analysis and Critical Control Point system (TACCP).

    This free course is offered in two, 2-hour webinars. If the exam is successfully passed, a Certificate of Completion is available for a $100 fee.

    The recommend sequence is: the Food Fraud Overview MOOC, the Food Fraud Audit Guide MOOC, the Food
    Defense Audit Guide MOOC, and the Food Fraud VACCP Implementation MOOC

  • Food Labeling Workshop (July 2020: ONLINE)

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The in-person offering of the Food Labeling Workshop originally planned for July 21-22, in East Lansing, Michigan, has been canceled. Paid registrants have received a full refunds.

    The Food Labeling Workshop 2020 is going online this July!
    We will cover the same great content and will have a new lower registration fee.

     

    Topics at the workshop include the latest information on food allergen labeling, requirements for principal and information panels, ingredient statements, nutritional labeling, nutrient content claims, and health messages along with practical issues in food labeling regulation. The workshop format will also allow time for questions and a hands-on review of label problems.

  • Food Law Non-Credit Online Courses

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    The MSU Online Food Program has partnered with Institute for Food Laws and Regulations to offer non-credit professional short courses are for anyone interested in learning about a new topic or in need of a refresher. Taught at the graduate level with material provided by our excellent instructors. Upon completion of a short course, students will earn a Certificate of Participation and those who complete the course with a score of 90% or higher will earn a Certificate of Mastery.

    • FSMA: Foreign Supplier Verification Programs Rule
    • FSMA: Produce Safety
    • FSMA: Preventive Controls Rule
  • Food Laws and Regulations in China: Online Graduate Course (Summer 2020)

    Dates:

    Opens on March 18, 2020.  Offered in the summer semester, May - August, 2020.

    Location:

    Online

    Description:

    This is a newly designed course with an emphasis on the most up-to-date rules and regulations. Course instruction is completely online with lectures, reading assignments, discussions, and practical activities. Various China food law experts contribute to the course and are available to answer questions on topics presented. The course syllabus is subject to change each semester but general will cover the following topics:

    • China's diversity, food regulation culture, and current issues
    • Goals of food regulation
    • Organization of government and the lawmaking process
    • Risk assessment
    • Food processing requirements
    • food labeling and advertising
    • Permitted claims and special food category legislation
    • food additives, pesticides, genetically modified food and organic food
    • Food fraud in China
    • Cross-border and e-commerce
    • Import/export law and tariffs
    • Food product liability to consumers

    This course is offered in the summer semester.

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