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January

14: Developing an On-Farm Energy Management Strategy, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10/person, includes lunch, hear from specialists and power company reps on implementing energy conservation practices that save you money, receive pracical instruction from USDA-NRCS and RD personnel on applying for grant dollars for energy conservation practices, Smith Hall, 800 Sickles St., St. Johns, MI, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.

15: Developing an On-Farm Energy Management Strategy, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $10/person, includes lunch, hear from specialists and power company reps on implementing energy conservation practices that save you money, receive pracical instruction from USDA-NRCS and RD personnel on applying for grant dollars for energy conservation practices, Olive Twp. Hall, 6480 136th Ave., Holland, MI, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.

15: Soybean SMaRT Meeting, program begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends with lunch, 2 RUP credits available, register by Jan. 9, Cabela's, 110 Cabela Ave., Dundee, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

15: ARC-PLC Title 1 Farm Bill Educational Program, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., free meeting but pre-registration is required, 1300 Cinema Way, Benton Harbor, MI, akantrov@anr.msu.edu or 616-994-4580.

16: Pesticide Certification Training, review 9 a.m.-noon, testing begins at 1 p.m., Tuscola Tech Center, 1401 Cleaver Rd., Caro, MI, 989-672-3870 or michigan.gov/pestexam.

16: Farm Bill Information Meeting, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Alderman's, 4055 Sheridan Rd. (M-13), Lennon, MI, 810-667-0341.

19: Farm Bill Information Meeting, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Huron County Expo Center, 170 W. Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949.

20: Fraud Alert, 1 p.m., program will review current scams, familiarize you with new scams, suggest ways to safeguard your identity, and discuss what to do if you are a victim, Allen County Extension program, no registration required, general public invited to attend, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

20: Bean & Beet Symposium, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St., Saginaw, MI, 989-751-8415 or vanpopp8@anr.msu.edu.

21: Farm Bill Information Meeting, 1-5 p.m., Mayfield Twp. Hall, 1900 N. Saginaw Rd., Lapeer, MI, 810-667-0341.

21: MSUE IPM Meeting, 9 a.m.-4:10 p.m., $20/person, includes a meal, MSU Weed Control Guide and other materials, RUP & CCA credits pending, Shifter's Restaurant, 3130 W. Monroe, Alma, MI, 989-224-5240 or msue.clinton@county.msu.edu.

21: SMaRT Meeting, 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., free program but pre-registration is requested to ensure an accurate count for lunch and materials, Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51 North, Dowagiac, MI, staton@anr.msu.edu or 269-673-0370 x 2.

22: Farm Bill Information Meeting, 9 a.m.-noon, Pinconning Cheese House, 770 E. Pinconning Rd., Pinconning, MI, 989-672-3870.

22: OSU Agronomy Day, Sauder Village, Archbold, OH, birkey@msu.edu.

22: Monroe Conservation District Meeting & Pancake Supper, Monroe, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

22: SMaRT Meeting, program begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends with lunch, 2 RUP credits available, register before Jan. 9, Brentwood Lanes, 178 Park Dr., Caro, MI, 877-769-6424.

22: Sugarbeet Precision Planter Clinic, 8 a.m. - registration, program 8:30 a.m.-noon, lunch begins at noon, topics, demos and discussion include down pressure/depth, control planter maintenance, precision planter, units electric eyes, seed tubes/inserts, seed plates/vacuum pressure, mater max ultra test stand, residue removers, closing wheels, fertilizer attachments, electronics/monitors, new technologies, Saginaw Valley Research & Education Center - Farm Shop, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 989-758-2500 or vanpopp8@msu.edu.

23: Farm Bill Information Meeting, 1-4 p.m., open to the public but registration required by Jan. 22, Lodi Township Hall, 3755 Pleasant Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI, 734-222-3825 or 734-761-8789 x 2.

24: 16th Annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd., Acme, MI, www.smallfarmconference.com or 231-838-8093.

24-25: Cat Fanciers' Assn. All Breed Cat Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 kids, children under age 6 admitted free, free parking, Monroe County Community College, Gerald Welch Health Education Bldg., 1555 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI, 248-393-1986 or www.cfa.org.

26: Farm Bill Information Meeting, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Helena Chemical, 7245 E. Imlay City Rd., Imlay City, MI, 810-667-0341.

27: Pesticide Applicator Training & Core Manual Review, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4-hour review intended to help prepare for the State of Michigan commerical and private pesticide applicator certification exams, 4 re-cert credits toward renewal available for private applicators and commercial applicator 'core' category, $50 for private exam, $75 for commercial exam, checks payable to 'State of Michigan,' $10 fee payable at the door required for review, fee covers program costs and refreshments, State of Michigan Office Building Large Conference Room, 305 Ludington St., Escanaba, MI, 906-387-2530.

27: Vietnam War Commemorative Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., Lapeer County residents interested in helping plan events for the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War are invited to attend, Lapeer County Courthouse Annex (Senior Center), Lapeer, MI, 810-955-2103 or c@clark.gs.

27-28: Effective Management for Farm Employees, interactive workshop for farm owners and managers that manage employees, sessions focused around four key areas - attracting good applicants in today's job environment, building teamwork on the farm, capitalizing on your employee's desire to learn, and achieving high-quality performance, $160/person and $140 for each subsequent person from the same farm, includes meals, refreshments and materials, registration deadline is Jan. 15, Bay City, MI, durstp@anr.msu.edu or 9889-387-5346.

28: Upper Peninsula Variety Trial Update Meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., series of meetings to report on the crop variety trials that were hosted in the past year, Bruce Township Hall, 3156 E. 12 Mile Rd., Dafter, MI, ashleymc@anr.msu.edu or 906-439-5176.

28: Get Checking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

28-29: Great Lakes Crop Summit, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI, www.micorn.org.

29-30: Effective Management for Farm Employees, interactive workshop for farm owners and managers that manage employees, sessions focused around four key areas - attracting good applicants in today's job environment, building teamwork on the farm, capitalizing on your employee's desire to learn, and achieving high-quality performance, $160/person and $140 for each subsequent person from the same farm, includes meals, refreshments and materials, registration deadline is Jan. 15, Grand Rapids, MI, durstp@anr.msu.edu or 9889-387-5346.

30: Ag Action 2015, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., full day of educational sessions focusing on agriculture, food safety and home gardening topics, trade show highlighting products and services provided by local businesses, $25/person, $25 cancellation fee applied to any cancellations made after Jan. 26, RUP exam 9 a.m.-2 p.m., if you are only taking the RUP Exam, admission is $5 and does not include lunch or cost of the exam, 6767 W. O Ave., Kalamazoo, MI, 269-657-8213.

30: Pesticide Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., testing at 1 p.m., MSU Extension-Lapeer County, Rich Bldg., 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI, www.michigan.gov/pestexam or 810-667-0341.

February

2: 2015 Young Farmer Series, 6:30-9 p.m., 1st of four in a series for any "Next Generation" farmers/couples who have newly started farming or will be joining the family farming operation in the near future or for anyone having a special interest in the night's topic, sharpening the pencil in 2015 - review of 2014 on-farm research to evaluate inputs, calculating the real cost per bushel, $10/night per farm entity or couple, you may pick and choose which sessions you want to attend, RSVPs requested but not required, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

4: Health at Every Size, 1 p.m., learn about the emerging 'Health at Every Size' paradigm which promotes moderation and sample recipes that incorporate typical 'no-no' ingredients such as salt, Allen County Extension program, no registration required, general public invited to attend, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

4: Pesticide Applicator Training & Core Manual Review, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 4-hour review intended to help prepare for the State of Michigan commerical and private pesticide applicator certification exams, 4 re-cert credits toward renewal available for private applicators and commercial applicator 'core' category, $50 for private exam, $75 for commercial exam, checks payable to 'State of Michigan,' $10 fee payable at the door required for review, fee covers program costs and refreshments, Menominee County MSU Extension office, conference room, 904 S. US-41, Stephenson, MI, 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

5-7: Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference, Bavarian Inn Lodge, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI, 517-884-7089 or glrdc.msu.edu.

6: MSU Extension IPM Meeting, 9 a.m.-4:10 p.m., $20/person, includes meal, MSU Weed Control Guide and other materials, RUP & CCA credits pending, Sanilac Career Center, 175 E. Aiken Rd., Peck, MI, 810-648-2515 or msue.sanilac@county.msu.edu.

9: 2015 Young Farmer Series, 6:30-9 p.m., 2nd of four in a series for any "Next Generation" farmers/couples who have newly started farming or will be joining the family farming operation in the near future or for anyone having a special interest in the night's topic, fertilizer certification & training (6-9 p.m.), soil sampling and water quality, phosphorus BMPs, nitrogen BMPs, $10/night per farm entity or couple, you may pick and choose which sessions you want to attend, RSVPs requested but not required, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

10: Growing Herbs in the Winter, 1 p.m., $3/person, learn how to plant and care for herbs in your home and garden as well as explore their many culinary and home/health care uses, Allen County Extension Homemakers program, general public welcome to attend, pre-registration required as some class space is limited, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

12: Pesticide Applicator Testing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., you must pre-register with ODA (614-728-6987 or 800-282-1955), but there is no charge for testing and you do not need to register with OSUE, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, www.ohioagriculture.gov.

16: 2015 Young Farmer Series, 6:30-9 p.m., 3rd of four in a series for any "Next Generation" farmers/couples who have newly started farming or will be joining the family farming operation in the near future or for anyone having a special interest in the night's topic, managing cattle operations for a profit, receiving & growing strategies for calves vs. yearlings, holstein growing & finishing, feed efficiency with alternatives, looking at the most recent cattle budget, $10/night per farm entity or couple, you may pick and choose which sessions you want to attend, RSVPs requested but not required, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

17: MSU Extension IPM Meeting, 9 a.m.-4:10 p.m., $20/person, includes lunch, MSU Weed Control Guide and other materials, RUP & CCA credits pending, Bavarian Motor Lodge Inn, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI, 810-667-0341 or msue.lapeer@county.msu.edu.

17: Soybean College, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., an intensive soybean management workshop, $70/person, includes lunch and resources, pre-registration required by Feb. 10, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, 419-337-9210 or richer.5@osu.edu.

17: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

18: Pesticide Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., testing at 1 p.m., St. Clair County Administration Building's Auditorium, 200 Grand River Ave., Port Huron, MI, 810-667-0341 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

18: MSU Field Crop IPM Meeting, Cabela's, Dundee, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

19: Pesticide Certification Review & Testing, review at 9 a.m., testing at 1 p.m., MSU Extension office, 1 Tuscola St., Saginaw, MI, 989-758-2500 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

19: Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., covers the 12 chapters of the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual and the Michigan addendum, review held in morning and exam given in afternoon, 3 recertification/RUP credits in either private or commercial core available for those atttending that are already certified and are seeking renewal by similar credits, Administration Building - Main Conference Room, Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI, 616-994-4540.

21: Elkhart County Homemakers' Annual Heritage Skills Workshop, 8:45 a.m.-3 p.m., classes are limited so early registration is encouraged, pre-paid registration is required by Jan. 31, fees depend on workshop and registration includes lunch, all classes must have a minimum of 5 enrolled, full day classes include intermediate knitting (must know how to knit and purl, $20/person, limited to 8); reversible table runner (must know how to use a sewing machine, $20, limited to 10-15); twining ($35, limited to 6); woven fruit basket ($45, limited to 6). Half-day classes include beginining crochet ($23, limited to 6); chevron bracelet ($25, limted to 10); flower power earrings ($24, limited to 10); hand quilting ($17, limited to 6); learn to wet-felt ($20, limited to 10); sculptured needle felting ($20, limited to 10); wool felt applique ($30, limited to 6), held at 4-H fairgrounds, Goshen, IN, www.extension.purdue.edu/elkhart.

23: 2015 Young Farmer Series, 6:30-9 p.m., last of four in a series for any "Next Generation" farmers/couples who have newly started farming or will be joining the family farming operation in the near future or for anyone having a special interest in the night's topic, so you're ready for transition, getting your financial affairs in order, organizational structure & strategies, tangible asset transfer, $10/night per farm entity or couple, you may pick and choose which sessions you want to attend, RSVPs requested but not required, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

26: Pesticide Certification Review & Testing, review begins at 9 a.m., testing at 1 p.m., Expo Center, Fairgrounds, 170 W. Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

March

3: Monroe Pesticide Review Class, 9 a.m.-noon, 3 credits, $10/person, birkey@msu.edu.

3: Monroe Farm Bureau Farm Safety Class, 1-4 p.m., 3 credits, free to attend, 4-H Activity Center, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Monroe, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

3: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

4: MDARD Pesticide Exam, Monroe, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

4: MDARD Pesticide Exam, Ann Arbor, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

7-14: Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) Week, provides a wide variety of topics in areas such as agriculture, horticulture and natural resources, 517-353-3175 or events@anr.msu.edu.

9: One Room Schoolhouse, 1 p.m., did you attend a one-room schoolhouse or are you fascinated with how they worked? Listen to Linda Huge share the story and experiences, Allen County Extension Homemakers program, general public welcome to attend, pre-registration required as some class space is limited, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

10: Milk & Grain Marketing Series, 10 a.m.-noon, 2nd in a 4-part series, $400/farm for series, Fred Hinkley, retired MSUE Educator & Marketing Specialist, provides insight and outlook on the milk and grain markets and suggests strategies to minimize financial risk, Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI, 989-772-0911 x 302 or grossp@msu.edu.

10: Yummy Yogurt Yields, 7 p.m., explore the health benefits of yogurt and variety of ways in which it can be incorporated into food dishes, Allen County Extension program, no registration required, general public invited to attend, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

11: Production Research Advisory Board Meeting, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 989-262-8550 or jcramer@michiganbean.com.

11: Michigan Bean Commission Meeting, noon-3 p.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 989-262-8550 or jcramer@michiganbean.com.

11-13: Farm Women's Symposium, Holiday Inn, Midland, MI, www.farmwomenssymposium.com.

12: Pesticide Applicator Testing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., you must pre-register with ODA (614-728-6987 or 800-282-1955), but there is no charge for testing and you do not need to register with OSUE, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, www.ohioagriculture.gov.

16-May 21: Purdue Master Gardener Spring Training, classes held Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:45-9 p.m., $125/person, includes class materials and a reference notebook, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

19: Pesticide Certification Review & Testing, review at 9 a.m., testing at 1 p.m., MSU Extension office, 1 Tuscola St., Saginaw, MI, 989-758-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

24: Pesticide Applicator Core Manual Review, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., covers the 12 chapters of the National Pesticide Applicators Certification Core Manual and the Michigan addendum, review held in morning and exam given in afternoon, 3 recertification/RUP credits in either private or commercial core available for those atttending that are already certified and are seeking renewal by similar credits, Administration Building - Main Conference Room, Ottawa County Fillmore Complex, 12220 Fillmore St., West Olive, MI, 616-994-4540.

24: Get Checking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

26: Pesticide Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Sanilac MSU Extension, Sandusky, MI, 810-648-2515 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

27: Pesticide Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., testing at 1 p.m., MSU Extension-Lapeer County, Rich Bldg., 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI, 810-667-0341 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

31: Sparyer Calibration Workshop, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $10/person, 4-H Activity Center, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Monroe, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

April

1: MDARD Pesticide Exam, Monroe, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

2: Pesticide Certification Testing, test at 1 p.m., Wilbur Ellis, 6490 Sanilac Rd. (M-46), Marlette, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

7: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

8: MDARD Pesticide Exam, Ann Arbor, MI, birkey@msu.edu.

8: Hobo History of Quilts, 1 p.m., Gen Dornbush of the Settlers will discuss the history of quilts with her vast display from throughout the years, Allen County Extension Homemakers program, general public welcome to attend, pre-registration required as some class space is limited, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

9: Pesticide Applicator Testing, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., you must pre-register with ODA (614-728-6987 or 800-282-1955), but there is no charge for testing and you do not need to register with OSUE, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, www.ohioagriculture.gov.

15: Mystery of Aging Well: Physical Activity & Exercise in Later Life, 7 p.m., how exercise/activity programs can help aging adults stay independent and physically able, includes an action plan handout and suggestions on physical activities, Allen County Extension program, no registration required, general public invited to attend, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

21: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

29: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

May

5: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

14: Gluten Intolerance, 7 p.m., learn why certain grains may cause symptoms of illness or discomfort, presents an overview of the illness, symptoms, foods to be avoided and foods that are permissible to consume, Allen County Extension program, no registration required, general public invited to attend, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

19: Craft the Night Away, 7 p.m., make and take your choice of 3 crafts, all supplies provided, class size limited to 20, Fabric Flowers - $1/person, fabric, button and basting stitch create flowers for gifts, clothing, tote bags, etc. Pot Scrubber - .50/person, nylon net and a basting stitch creates a versatile pan scrubber. Lighted Snowman - $5/person, canning jar, tissue paper, Mod Podge, a string of lights and a charming face, Allen County Extension Homemakers program, general public welcome to attend, pre-registration required, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

20: Get Checking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

June

2: Pesticide Certification Testing, testing at 9 a.m., National Guard Armory, 2510 Wilder Rd., Bay City, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

9: Milk & Grain Marketing Series, 10 a.m.-noon, 3rd in a 4-part series, $400/farm for series, Fred Hinkley, retired MSUE Educator & Marketing Specialist, provides insight and outlook on the milk and grain markets and suggests strategies to minimize financial risk, Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI, 989-772-0911 x 302 or grossp@msu.edu.

16: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., topics include introduction to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail preferred, upon completion participants receive a certificate allowing them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

September

8: Milk & Grain Marketing Series, 10 a.m.-noon, 4th in a 4-part series, $400/farm for series, Fred Hinkley, retired MSUE Educator & Marketing Specialist, provides insight and outlook on the milk and grain markets and suggests strategies to minimize financial risk, Isabella County Building, 200 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI, 989-772-0911 x 302 or grossp@msu.edu.

9-Nov. 14: Purdue Master Gardener Fall Training, classes held Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., $125/person, includes class materials and a reference notebook, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826.

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