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27: Figuring out the Farm Bill, noon-1 p.m., one hour Twitter chat with experts from the University of Illinois, email jshike@illinois.edu of r more information or watch the live feed at research.aces.illinois.edu/askACES.

30-Oct. 1: Vermont Sheep & Wool Festival, Tunbridge, VT, www.vtsheepandwoolfest.com or 802-592-3153.

October

1: Farm Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., look, buy, sell, trade, food and drink available, plenty of free parking, $2/adults, kids under 12 admitted free, parts dealer present, Van Wert County Fairgrounds, Van Wert, OH, 937-826-4201.

7: Feed & Nutrition Clinic, 10 a.m.-noon, for large and small livestock and horses, sponsored by Hubbard Feeds, lunch provided,  MSU Bean Research Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI.

10: Boiler Bridge, 6:30-8 p.m., statewide community series event hosted by Purdue Extension that helps college-curious youth and parents learn more about all fields of study offered at Purdue University, designed for informal visits so individuals and families can come gain information about college education, have questions answered, and enjoy refreshments, Northwood High School, 2101 N. Main St., Nappanee, IN, register at bit.ly/2sUZerw or call 574-533-0554.

12: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., for families who have never had a checking or savings account at a bank or credit union, mismanaged accounts at banks or credit unions so those accounts are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but still continue to use predatory lenders, topics include an intro to the program as well as choosing the right program for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all workshops free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail is preferred, upon completion, participants will receive a certificate that will allow them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, hadleyv@purdue.edu, 260-481-6826 or www.extension.purdue.edu/allen.

14: 10th Annual Sandhill Crane Races, 1/2 marathon kicks off at 9 a.m. followed by the 10k at 9:30 a.m., 5k begins at 10 a.m. and kids fun run begins at 10:10 a.m., Lawless Park, Cassopolis, MI, register online at runsignup.com.

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.

November

7: Get Checking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., for families who have never had a checking or savings account at a bank or credit union, mismanaged accounts at banks or credit unions so those accounts are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but still continue to use predatory lenders, topics include an intro to the program as well as choosing the right program for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all workshops free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail is preferred, upon completion, participants will receive a certificate that will allow them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, hadleyv@purdue.edu, 260-481-6826 or www.extension.purdue.edu/allen.

19: Farm Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 125 tables, look, buy, sell, trade, door prizes, parts dealer present, plenty of free parking, admission $2/adults, kids 12 and under admitted free, Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, OH, 937-826-4201.

24: Christkindlmarkt, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., traditional European-style Christmas market featuring many new vendors, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, Frankenmuth, MI, www.frankenmuthfarmersmarket.org or 989-607-9214.

25: Christkindlmarkt, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., traditional European-style Christmas market featuring many new vendors, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, Frankenmuth, MI, www.frankenmuthfarmersmarket.org or 989-607-9214.

26: Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., traditional European-style Christmas market featuring many new vendors, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, Frankenmuth, MI, www.frankenmuthfarmersmarket.org or 989-607-9214.

December

1-2: Christkindlmarkt, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day, traditional European-style Christmas market featuring many new vendors, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, Frankenmuth, MI, www.frankenmuth-farmersmarket.org or 989-607-9214.

3: Christkindlmarkt, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., traditional European-style Christmas market featuring many new vendors, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, Frankenmuth, MI, www.frankenmuthfarmersmarket.org or 989-607-9214.

11: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., for families who have never had a checking or savings account at a bank or credit union, mismanaged accounts at banks or credit unions so those accounts are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but still continue to use predatory lenders, topics include an intro to the program as well as choosing the right program for you, managing your account, keys to successful money management and credit, all workshops free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail is preferred, upon completion, participants will receive a certificate that will allow them to open an account at a participating bank or credit union, Allen County Extension office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, hadleyv@purdue.edu, 260-481-6826 or www.extension.purdue.edu/allen.

15: Night at the North Pole, 5-8 p.m., kids can sing along with Santa, decorate cookies, create Christmas ornaments and more, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, Frankenmuth, MI, www.frankenmuth-farmersmarket.org or 989-607-9214.

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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