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February

25: Focus on Dairy Production, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., program will highlight information relevant to managing today's dairy farms, agenda includes calf health: your cows' profit potential begins now, bovine leukemia virus: should you be concerned?, feeding high corn silage diets, animal handling tips for employee training programs, winter manure storage, handling & application - emergency response to manure spills, registration is $35, includes lunch and materials, Gratiot-Isabella RESD, 1131 E. Center St., Ithaca, MI, 231-839-5850, leeka@msu.edu or register at events.anr.msu.edu/2015dairyprod.

25: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Extension-Defiance County, 06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. B, Defiance, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

26: Focus on Dairy Production, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., program will highlight information relevant to managing today's dairy farms, agenda includes calf health: your cows' profit potential begins now, bovine leukemia virus: should you be concerned?, feeding high corn silage diets, animal handling tips for employee training programs, winter manure storage, handling & application - emergency response to manure spills, registration is $35, includes lunch and materials, Franklin Inn, 1070 E. Huron Ave., Bad Axe, MI, 231-839-5850, leeka@msu.edu or register at events.anr.msu.edu/2015dairyprod.

26: Corn Production, on-site presentation, getting the most out of your fertilizer dollar, webinar presentations, corn interaction with today's production management systems, latest on ear molds and mycotoxins, CCA credits, OSU Extension-Hancock Co., 7868 CR 140, Ste. B, Findlay, OH.

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.

26: Pesticide Training, 9 a.m.-noon - pesticide recertification, 1-3 p.m. - fertilizer certification (must have a pesticide license), lunch included in registration, $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Longview Center, 1495 W. Longview Ave., Mansfield, OH, 419-668-829 or gastier.3@osu.edu.

26: Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) & CSA Workshop, GAP workshop - 9 a.m.-noon, for producers who sell produce or other agricultural products directly to consumers, $20/person, pre-registration required - lhoover.482@osu.edu or 330-202-3555. CSA workshop - noon-2:30 p.m., 'lunch & learn workshop,' educational session for those looking to begin a community supported agriculture or purchase from a CSA, after lunch the discussion includes start-up considerations, trends and case studies/panel, $10/person, pre-registration required, richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

27: Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., designed for non-profit groups that cook food for the public for food events for fundraisers, learn to prevent the conditions during planning, purchasing, storage, preparation and service that may lead to a food-borne illness outbreak at your next food event or fundraiser, pre-registration is required, St. Clair County MSU Extension office, 200 Grand River Ave., Port Huron, MI, 989-269-9949 x 602.

28: Farm Toy Show, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., sponsored by the Thumb Area Old Engine & Tractor Assn., fundraiser for club to have their show on Aug. 7-9, admission $2 for adults, children 12 & under admitted free, buy, sell and trade farm toys, collectibles, antiques & literature, Brentwood, 178 Park Dr., Caro, MI, www.carotractorshow.com.

March

2: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., 2nd in a series of 6, integrated management of white mold, one MDARD pesticide recertification credit available through each webinar for application to private core, commercial core or field crops categories, webinars available to view online free of charge, but pre-registration is required to access connection information, 989-734-2168 or dedecke5@msu.edu.

2: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Sheep & Goat Management," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

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.

3-4: Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., intended for farmers, crop advisors and ag industry personnel, has established itself as a reliable source of CEU's and current research reporting, CEU's available, McIntosh Center, Ohio Northern University, 525 S. Main St., Ada, OH, http://ctc.osu.edu.

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

4: Focus on Dairy Production, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., program will highlight information relevant to managing today's dairy farms, agenda includes calf health: your cows' profit potential begins now, bovine leukemia virus: should you be concerned?, feeding high corn silage diets, animal handling tips for employee training programs, winter manure storage, handling & application - emergency response to manure spills, registration is $35, includes lunch and materials, Falmouth Community Center, 219 E. Prosper Rd., Falmouth, MI, 231-839-5850, leeka@msu.edu or register at events.anr.msu.edu/2015dairyprod.

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

4: Steuben County SWCD Annual Meeting, hog roast meal at 6 p.m., annual meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., report on activities, finances and accomplishments for 2014 and recognition of volunteers who have helped with the District program, Witmer Clubhouse/Zollner Golf Course, Trine University, 1215 Park Ave., Angola, IN, 260-665-3211 x 3 or www.steubenswcd.org.

4: Western Lake Erie Basin On-Farm Network Winter Meeting, 9-11:30 a.m., free and open to the public, topics include on-farm nitrogen research on corn crops; changes to the program for 2015 and beyond; optimizing inputs and improving profjets; encouraging new participants, Woodburn Missionary Church, 5108 Bull Rapids Rd., Woodburn, IN, spd2655@gmail.com or 260-484-5848 x 117.

5: 2015 Federal Farm Crop Insurance Seminar, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., free educational program on crop insurance, lunch provided and served at noon, Monsanto Research Farm, 474 S. Onondaga Rd., Mason, MI, betz@msu.edu or 517-676-5578.

5: Fertilizer Certification Training, 9 a.m.-noon - fertilizer certification, Ohio Senate Bill 150 requires farmers with 50+ acres to attend a course on fertilizer application, Ohio Northern University, McIntosh Center, 525 S. Main St., Ada, OH, 419-674-2297 or badertscher.4@osu.edu.

5: Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling, 12:30-3:30 p.m., designed for non-profit groups that cook food for the public for food events for fundraisers, learn to prevent the conditions during planning, purchasing, storage, preparation and service that may lead to a food-borne illness outbreak at your next food event or fundraiser, pre-registration is required, Sandusky District Library, 55 Sanilac Rd., Sandusky, MI, 989-269-9949 x 602.

6-8: Remembering Vietnam, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. each day, free event will have memorabilia of the war and include a POW/MIA ceremony, the Quilt of Tears Memorial, and displays and demonstrations of military equipment, additional displays are still welcome, American Legion, Lapeer, MI, jcabe@frontier.com.

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.

9: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "USDA Organic Certification," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

9: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., 3rd in a series of 6, managing nitrogen inputs in corn and wheat, one MDARD pesticide recertification credit available through each webinar for application to private core, commercial core or field crops categories, webinars available to view online free of charge, but pre-registration is required to access connection information, 989-734-2168 or dedecke5@msu.edu.

9: Fertilizer Certification Training, 6-9 p.m., Ohio Senate Bill 150 requires farmers with 50+ acres to attend a course on fertilizer application, Williams County East Annex, 1425 E. High St., Bryan, OH, 419-636-5608 or chirra.1@osu.edu.

9: Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling, 12:30-3:30 p.m., designed for non-profit groups that cook food for the public for food events for fundraisers, learn to prevent the conditions during planning, purchasing, storage, preparation and service that may lead to a food-borne illness outbreak at your next food event or fundraiser, pre-registration is required, Huron County MSU Extension office, 1142 S. VanDyke Rd., Ste. 200, Bad Axe, MI, 989-269-9949 x 602.

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.

10: Pesticide Training, recertification 6-9 p.m., $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Delphos Eagles Club, 1600 E. 5th St., Delphos, OH, 419-238-1214 or young.2@osu.edu.

10: Pesticide Training, recertification 6-9 p.m., $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Wood Co. Fairgrounds, Jr. Bldg., 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH, 419-354-9050 or sundermeier.5@osu.edu.

10: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., Fulton County Fairgrounds, Fire Hall, 8514 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

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: NEW Private Pesticide Applicator Training Session, 9-11 p.m., a "crash course" of how and what to study in preparation for CORE and Category 1 (grain/cereal crops) private pesticide applicator testing, additional personal preparation and study time is suggested, study materials should be purchased prior to this date or upon registering via OSUE-Paulding County, $20/person if registered by Feb. 25, $35/person after that or at the door, OSU Extension, 503 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH, 419-399-8225 or noggle.17@osu.edu.

11: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Hops Production," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

11: Pesticide Applicator Recertification Program, 8 a.m., topics include a webinar called "Agronomic Checklist for a Successful Corn Crop," and in-person presentations on "Nitrogen and the On-Farm Network" and "Fertilizer Certification, Staging Manure and Recordkeeping," registration will be capped at the first 60 people to pre-register with $10 payment, bring your pesticide applicator card to the meeting, walk-in accommodations cannot be guaranteed, Purdue Extension-Allen County, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826, jmwolff@purdue.edu or smit2177@purdue.edu.

11: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Lima Campus, Public Service Bldg. #212, 4240 Campus Dr., Lima, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

11: Fertilizer Certification Training, 9 a.m.-noon, Ohio Senate Bill 150 requires farmers with 50+ acres to attend a course on fertilizer application, OSU Extension-Defiance County, 06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. B, Defiance, OH, 419-782-4771 or clevenger.10@osu.edu.

11: Fort Wayne Local Food Summit, doors open at 8:30 a.m., presentations and activities from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., free parking, $10 admission, includes lunch and beverages, registration due March 4, IPFW Walb Classic Ballroom, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

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.

12: Pesticide Training, 9 a.m.-noon - pesticide recertification, 1-3 p.m. - fertilizer certification (must have pesticide license), $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, lunch included in registration, The Ripley Church, 4130 Edwards Rd., Greenwich, OH, 419-668-8219 or gastier.3@osu.edu.

12: Pesticide Training, 6-9 p.m. pesticide recertification, $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Hancock Co. Ag Service Center, 7868 CR 140, Findlay, OH, 419-422-3851 or lentz.38@osu.edu.

12: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

12: Fertilizer Certification Training, 6-9 p.m., Ohio Senate Bill 150 requires farmers with 50+ acres to attend a course on fertilizer application, Wood County Fairgrounds, Jr. Fair Building, 13800 W. Poe Rd., Bowling Green, OH, 419-354-9050 or sundermeier.5@osu.edu.

16: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., 4th in a series of 6, dry bean insect and disease management, one MDARD pesticide recertification credit available through each webinar for application to private core, commercial core or field crops categories, webinars available to view online free of charge, but pre-registration is required to access connection information, 989-734-2168 or dedecke5@msu.edu.

16: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Season Extension," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

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.

17: Pesticide Training, 4-6 p.m. - fertilizer certification (must have pesticide license), 6-9 p.m. - pesticide recertification, $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Knights of Columbus Hall, 718 Napoleon Rd., Kalida, OH, 419-523-6294 orhoorman.1@osu.edu.

17: Ohio Sensitive Crops Registry Training, time TBA, $5/person if pre-registered by March 12, after that $15, for beekeepers, aquaculturists, nursery & sensitive crop growers and pesticide applicators, "crash course" on how to navigate and register with Ohio Sensitive Crops database via ODA, wi-fi enabled laptop required, Youth Leadership Center, 503 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH, 419-399-8225 or noggle.17@osu.edu.

18: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Marketing," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

19: Pesticide Training, 9 a.m.-noon - pesticide recertification, 1-3 p.m. - fertilizer certification (must have pesticide license), $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Plaza Inn, 491 S. Main St., Mt. Victory, OH, 419-674-2297 or badertscher.4@osu.edu.

19: Pesticide Training, 3-5 p.m. - fertilizer certification (must have pesticide license), 6-9 p.m. - pesticide recertification, dinner is on your own, $35/person if pre-registered by March 5 or $60 at the door, OSU Extension-Paulding Co., 503 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH, 419-399-8225 or noggle.17@osu.edu.

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

20: Women in Agriculture Conference, daylong event featuring keynote speaker Carrie Mess, Nazareth Hall, Grand Rapids, OH, 419-354-9050.

21-22: 30th Annual Fremont Toy Show, Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., admission $3/person, under age 10 free, farm toys, trucks, dolls, books, pedal tractors, construction equipment, tractors, food available, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Rd., Fremont, OH, 419-307-5026 or 419-637-7067.

23: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., 5th in a series of 6, overcoming weed management challenges in 2015, one MDARD pesticide recertification credit available through each webinar for application to private core, commercial core or field crops categories, webinars available to view online free of charge, but pre-registration is required to access connection information, 989-734-2168 or dedecke5@msu.edu.

23: Pesticide Training, 6-9 p.m. - pesticide recertification, $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Williams County East Annex, 1425 E. High St., Bryan, OH, 419-636-5608 or chirra.1@osu.edu.

23: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Small Fruit Production," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

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: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 1 p.m., OSU Extension-Wood County, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Ste. 1, Bowling Green, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

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.

24: Hands-On Intensive Soil Health & Cover Crops Management Workshop, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., $35/person if pre-registered by March 10, after that $60, lunch is included, CCA, CEU, FCT & PAT credits applied for, nutrient recycling with ecological farming, biology of soil compaction, soil demonstrations, economics of cover crops, adapting ag to extreme weather with cover crops and no-till, using cover crops and no-till to keep N & P out of surface water, homegrown nitrogen, legume cover crops, sustainable crop rotations using cover crops, grasses and brassicas, cover crops selector tool, OSU Extension Paulding County, 503 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH, 419-399-8225 or noggle.17@osu.edu.

24: Tri-State Conservation Farming Expo, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Potawotami Inn Resort & Conference Center, 6 Lane 100A Lake James, Angola, IN, www.sjrwi.org or 260-484-5848 x 3.

25: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Beef Cow-Calf Production," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

25: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Extension-Defiance County, 06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. B, Defiance, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

26: Fruit Tree Grafting & Pruning Workshop for the Backyard Gardener, 3:30-5:30 p.m., $20/person or couple, pre-registration required by March 17 so adequate rootstocks can be ordered, hands-on workshop focusing on fruit tree pruning and grafting new tree saplings, fee includes three grafted trees to take home per person/couple, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 St. Rt. 108, Wauseon, OH, richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-9210.

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.

27: Cooking for Crowds: A Volunteer's Guide to Safe Food Handling, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., designed for non-profit groups that cook food for the public for food events for fundraisers, learn to prevent the conditions during planning, purchasing, storage, preparation and service that may lead to a food-borne illness outbreak at your next food event or fundraiser, pre-registration is required, Tuscola County MSU Extension office, 362 Green St., Caro, MI, 989-269-9949 x 602.

30: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., 6th in a series of 6, corn stover harvest in Michigan - a review of ongoing research, one MDARD pesticide recertification credit available through each webinar for application to private core, commercial core or field crops categories, webinars available to view online free of charge, but pre-registration is required to access connection information, 989-734-2168 or dedecke5@msu.edu.

30: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Direct Marketing," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

31: Online Local Agriculture Resources Workshop, 9-11:30 a.m., free if pre-registered by March 24, $5 after that, learn to navigate the Paulding Co. Auditor's website, make the most of the USDA-NRCS Online Web Soil Survey when creating maps and collecting data, 503 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH, 419-399-8225 or noggle.17@osu.edu.

31: Pesticide Training, 3-6:30 p.m. - pesticide recertification, 7:30-9:30 p.m. - fertilizer certification (must have pesticide license), dinner included in registration, $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, Crawford Co. Fairgrounds, 610 Whetstone St., Bucyrus, OH, 419-562-9731 or hartschuh.11@osu.edu.

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.

1: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Managing Soil, Irrigation & Fertilization Interactions" part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.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.

6: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Cover Crops in Field Crop Rotations," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

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.

7: Pesticide Training, 10 a.m.-noon, testing opportunity at 1 p.m. - must register with ODA, $35/person if pre-registered or $60 at the door, OSUE-Putnam County, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa, OH, 419-523-6294 or hoorman.1@osu.edu.

7: Fertilizer Certification Training, 9 a.m.-noon, Ohio Senate Bill 150 requires farmers with 50+ acres to attend a course on fertilizer application, OSU Extension-Paulding County, 503 Fairground Dr., Paulding, OH, 419-399-8225 or noggle.17@osu.edu.

7: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 1 p.m., OSU Extension-Putnam County, 1206 E. Second St., Ottawa, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

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: Focus on Dairy Production, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (CDT), program will highlight information relevant to managing today's dairy farms, agenda includes calf health: your cows' profit potential begins now, bovine leukemia virus: should you be concerned?, feeding high corn silage diets, animal handling tips for employee training programs, winter manure storage, handling & application - emergency response to manure spills, registration is $35, includes lunch and materials, Menominee Co. MSU Extension office, S. 904 Hwy. 41, Stephenson, MI, 231-839-5850, leeka@msu.edu or register at events.anr.msu.edu/2015dairyprod.

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.

9: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

9: Fertilizer Certification Training, 6-9 p.m., Ohio Senate Bill 150 requires farmers with 50+ acres to attend a course on fertilizer application, OSU Extension-Defiance County, 06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. B, Defiance, OH, 419-782-4771 or clevenger.10@osu.edu.

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.

15: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Lima Campus, Public Service Bldg. #212, 4240 Campus Dr., Lima, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

15: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Extension-Wood County, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Ste. 1, Bowling Green, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

18: Waterloo Hunt Club Annual Hunter Trials, 9:30 a.m., flyers will be on Waterloo Hunt Club website in mid-March, call 517-522-3409 for further information.

20: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Poultry Production," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

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.

22: Testing for Private Pesticide Applicator License, 10 a.m., OSU Extension-Defiance County, 06879 Evansport Rd., Ste. B, Defiance, OH, please pre-register with ODA - 800-282-1955.

27: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Small Farm Equipment," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.edu.

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.

29: Beginning Farmer Webinar, 7 p.m., "Beef Feedlot Management," part of a series of 20 two-hour webinars covering a wide variety of farm-related topics, $10 per webinar or register for all for $100, high-speed internet connection required, you'll receive webinar connection info once you register, contact the Alger County MSUE at 906-387-2530 or isleibj@anr.msu.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.

13: Breakfast on the Farm, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., breakfast served from 9 a.m.-noon, enjoy a free breakfast and learn about the food you eat, meet farmers, take a tour, visit animals, Sandland Farms, Swanton, OH, www.fultonohbreakfastonthefarm.com.

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.

August

4: Precision Ag Technology Day, nutrient management focus, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $20/person if pre-registered by July 28, $30 at the door, fertilizer certification credits - 3 hrs. for complete Ohio Fertilizer Certification & Training, CCA credits - 4 hrs. NM & CM, more details to come, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 St. Rt. 108, Wauseon, OH.

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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