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May

25: Preserving Nature's Bounty, 1 p.m., learn to preserve foods safely through canning, freezing and drying, get your questions answered, $5/person, payable at the door, to cover printing costs, register early, class size is limited, Allen County Extension office, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

June

4: MSU On-Farm Short Course 1 of 4, 1-6 p.m., topic: Perennial Fruit Crops, find out about variety selection, establishment and cultrual practices, including growing in high tunnels, for growing berries in a northern climate with MSU educators on perennial fruit crops, (part of a series of 4 short courses on topics designed for market gardeners, small farmers, and skill-seekers interested in gardening and farming, in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors, hands-on activities), $30/course or $100 for all four, farm rate: $45/course or $150 for all four, refreshments and snacks provided, MSU North Farm, Rock River Rd., Chatham, MI, palmerab@msu.edu or 906-439-5058.

6: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., MSU Extension Saginaw County office, 1 Tuscola St., Ste. 100, Saginaw, MI, sign up for test at www.michigan.gov/pestexam or 800-292-3939.

13: Preserving Nature's Bounty, 7 p.m., learn to preserve foods safely through canning, freezing and drying, get your questions answered, $5/person, payable at the door, to cover printing costs, register early, class size is limited, Allen County Extension office, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

17: Display Garden Open House, noon-2:30 p.m.,program on tree planting and care at 12:30 p.m., tour of the gardens, showcasing unusual trees and shrubs at 1:15 p.m., tour the 18 garden areas that make up the Display Gardens, Master Gardeners will be stationed at each garden to answer questions, several food trucks will be near the gardens, cash-and-carry lant sale offered for visitors this year, live music (TBA) will be featured, free parking available at the parking garage across from the Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6435 or kemeryr@purdue.edu.

21: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., topics include intro to program, choosing an account right for you, managing your account, keys  to successful money management and credit, free and open to the public, pre-registration is preferred, upon completion participants will 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 www.extension.purdue.edu/allen.

24: 2017 Garden Walk, 9 a.m.-3 p .m., hosted by Whitley County Master Gardeners, 7 gardens on the tour, each totally different than the other, northeastern Whitley County-Smith Twp., Churubusco, IN area, 260-244-7615.

27: Commodity Marketing Update for Grains & Dairy, 10 a.m.-noon, all farm producers are welcome to attend the live session or join online as part of the webinar, MSU Extension office, 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI, 989-672-3870 or steind@msu.edu.

28: Malting Barley Information & Demo Field Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., join experts for a barley discussion about what's needed, what to grow, what it takes to grow it and other considerations, see more than 60 winter and spring barley varieties and learn about specific management strategies to optimize crop production and quality, lunch provided for registered participants, Kellogg Biological Station Farm, 10461 N. 40th St., Hickory Corners, MI, lovettsa@anr.msu.edu.

July

9: MSU On-Farm Short Course 1 of 4, 1-6 p.m., topic: Organic Small Grains, see the research plots, talk with researchers and growers, discuss some of the realities of growing organic grains in northern climates, topics include plot establishment, weed management, pest and disease challenges and variety selection, (part of a series of 4 short courses on topics designed for market gardeners, small farmers, and skill-seekers interested in gardening and farming, in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors, hands-on activities), $30/course or $100 for all four, farm rate: $45/course or $150 for all four, refreshments and snacks provided, MSU North Farm, Rock River Rd., Chatham, MI, palmerab@msu.edu or 906-439-5058.

18: Preserving Nature's Bounty, 7 p.m., learn to preserve foods safely through canning, freezing and drying, get your questions answered, $5/person, payable at the door, to cover printing costs, register early, class size is limited, Allen County Extension office, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

August

2: Preserving Nature's Bounty, 7 p.m., learn to preserve foods safely through canning, freezing and drying, get your questions answered, $5/person, payable at the door, to cover printing costs, register early, class size is limited, Allen County Extension office, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

10: Windmill Walk & Talk, 6:30-9 p.m., arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a guided tour of the Manor House, after dinner you're welcome to walk to the windmill with presenter Alisa Crawford who will share her knowledge on Michigan's two original Dutch windmills, $55/members, $60/non-members, visit the windmill on W.K. Kellogg Manor House and enjoy local farm fresh food, W.K. Kellogg Manor House, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI, 269-671-2400 or conference@kbs.msu.edu.

13: MSU On-Farm Short Course 1 of 4, 1-6 p.m., topic: Insects on the Farm, understand insects in the context of your whole farm ecosystem to help you make informed decisions, learn best practices from MSU educators on IPM, native pollinators and bees, (part of a series of 4 short courses on topics designed for market gardeners, small farmers, and skill-seekers interested in gardening and farming, in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors, hands-on activities), $30/course or $100 for all four, farm rate: $45/course or $150 for all four, refreshments and snacks provided, MSU North Farm, Rock River Rd., Chatham, MI, palmerab@msu.edu or 906-439-5058.

22: Commodity Marketing Update for Grains & Dairy, 10 a.m.-noon, all farm producers are welcome to attend the live session or join online as part of the webinar, MSU Extension office, 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI, 989-672-3870 or steind@msu.edu.

September

15-17: Farmers Antique Tractor & Engine Assn. Annual Fall Show, featuring Garden Tractor Club of America National Expo, free admission for exhibitors, $5 gate admission, children under 12 free, primitive camping on fairgrounds, 7600 Forrister Rd., Adrian, MI, 517-673-6522 or 517-673-5104.

20: Preserving Nature's Bounty, 7 p.m., learn to preserve foods safely through canning, freezing and drying, get your questions answered, $5/person, payable at the door, to cover printing costs, register early, class size is limited, Allen County Extension office, Fort Wayne, IN, 260-481-6826 or hadleyv@purdue.edu.

22: Beer Pairing Event, 6:30-9 p.m., chef and local brewmasters assist in finding which beer/food combos are best while tasting a wide variety of beers and delicious small plates, $33/members, $36/non-members, price includes all food and beverages, 21 and over only please, Kellogg Biological Station - McCrary Hall, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI, 269-671-2400 or conference@kbs.msu.edu.

October

31: Commodity Marketing Update for Grains & Dairy, 10 a.m.-noon, all farm producers are welcome to attend the live session or join online as part of the webinar, MSU Extension office, 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI, 989-672-3870 or steind@msu.edu.

December

19: Commodity Marketing Update for Grains & Dairy, 10 a.m.-noon, all farm producers are welcome to attend the live session or join online as part of the webinar, MSU Extension office, 171 Dawson St., Sandusky, MI, 989-672-3870 or steind@msu.edu.

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