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January

17: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Seed Starting & Transplant Production - Collin Thompson, MSUE & Dr. W. Garrett Owen, MSU Eastern Michigan Greenhouse Outreach Specialist, 60 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
17-18: 2017 Northwest Michigan Orchard and Vineyard Show, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Location: Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Resort Village Boulevard, Williamsburg, MI 49690. Contact: Jenn Zelinski, 231-946-1510, goodr100@msu.edu.
18: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., test at 1 p.m., Huron County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 170 W. Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
18: 2018 SMaRT Meeting, (Soybean Management and Research Technology) 8:45 a.m.-noon, 2 RUP credits available, free event but pre-registration required, complimentary lunch provided, Dearth Community Center, 262 S. Sprague St., Coldwater, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/2018SMaRTMeeting or 877-769-6424.
18: Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar, 7-8 p.m. part 1: estimating system production, $10 per webinar or $40 for all 6 sessions, events.anr.msu.edu/SolarAnalysisWebinar, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.
19: 2018 Pest & Crop Management Update for Field Crop Producers & Agronomists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $30/person, includes meal & 2018 weed control guide for field crops, Saginaw Valley Research & Education Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 269-657-8213 or msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu.
19-21 & 26-28: Two fun filled weekends in Houghton Lake, Michigan. Tip-Up Town USA is Michigan’s largest winter festival; with a carnival, vendors, petting zoo, snowmobile races, fireworks, games on stage, adult beverage tent, family fun tent, ice fishing contest, polar bear dip, pony rides, poker run, and so much more.
22: Get Checking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., for clients and families who have never had checking or savings accounts at a bank or credit union, have mismanaged accounts so they are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but continue to use predatory lenders, workshop topics include an introduction to the program as well as Choosing the Right Account for You, Managing Your Account, and Keys to Successful Money Management and Credit, all workshops are free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail 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 hadleyv@purdue.edu.
23: 2018 Pest & Crop Management Update for Field Crop Producers & Agronomists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $30/person, includes meal & 2018 weed control guide for field crops, Cabela's, 110 Cabela Blvd. East, Dundee, MI, 269-657-8213 or msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu.
23: Making More Profit from the Parlor, registration 9 a.m., program 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $35/person, $15 for each additional farm member, includes lunch and educational materials, Agro-Liquid, 3055 M-21, St. Johns, MI, moorest@anr.msu.edu or 231-533-8818.
24: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Reduced Tillage Vegetable Growing - Ben Phillips, MSUE, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
24: 2018 SMaRT Meeting, (Soybean Management and Research Technology) 8:45 a.m.-noon, free event but pre-registration required, complimentary lunch provided, 2 RUP credits available, Brentwood, 178 Park Dr., Caro, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/2018SMaRTMeeting or 877-769-6424.
24: Making More Profit from the Parlor, registration 9 a.m., program 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $35/person, $15 for each additional farm member, includes lunch and educational materials, Hillsdale County MSUE office, 20 Care Dr., Hillsdale, MI, moorest@anr.msu.edu or 231-533-8818.
25: T-Shirt Quilt, 9:00am-3:00pm, place those memorable t-shirts into a 9-block lap quilt throw as instructed by Janet Turnbow. Located at the Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Avenue Fort Wayne, IN. Pre-registration is required and the general public is invited to attend. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the web at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen. 
25: 2018 Pest & Crop Management Update for Field Crop Producers & Agronomists, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $30/person, includes meal & 2018 weed control guide for field crops, Alpena Community College, 665 Johnson St., Alpena, MI, 269-657-8213 or msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu.
25: Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar, 7-8 p.m. part 2: assessing system cost, $10 per webinar or $40 for all 6 sessions, events.anr.msu.edu/SolarAnalysisWebinar, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.
25: Powering Michigan Agriculture Webinar, noon-1 p.m., topics include solar photovoltaic at a winery & equestrian operation, free registration thanks to a grant from Michigan Energy Office, Black Star Farms, tinyurl.com/PoweringMIAg or 616-994-4547.
26: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., test at 1 p.m., Lapeer County MSUE office, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
26-27: 19th Annual Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd., Acme, MI, nmsfc@crosshatch.org, 231-622-5252 or www.smallfarmconference.com.
27-28: Cat Fanciers Assn. All Breed & Household Pet Cat Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., sponsored by Midwest Persian Tabby Fanciers, exhibiting and showing of ccats and kittens, adults $6, seniors $5, kids $4, under age 6 free, Lucas County Recreation Center, 2901 Key St., Maumee, OH, 248-393-1986, 248-894-5867 or cihawley@comcast.net.
31: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Managing Your Farm Woodlot - Julie Crick, MSUE & Dale Forrester, Michigan Maple Syrup Assn., 60 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
31-Feb. 1: 2018 Great Lakes Crop Summit, earn 10 RUP & CCA credit for full attendance, Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Conference Center, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, MI, www.greatlakescropsummit.com or 888-323-6601.

February

1: Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar, 7-8 p.m. part 3: forecasting the value of electricity, $10 per webinar or $40 for all 6 sessions, events.anr.msu.edu/SolarAnalysisWebinar, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.
1: Powering Michigan Agriculture Webinar, noon-1 p.m., topics include vegetable greenhouses & aquaponics, free registration thanks to a grant from Michigan Energy Office, Miller Family Farm, tinyurl.com/PoweringMIAg or 616-994-4547.
6: Farm Management Series, first of 4 sessions - transition & farm planning (farm succession), topics include working together to develop your farm's business plan, answering 9 key succession planning, legal structures, getting your financial affairs in order and family communication, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Tuesday, offered as a daytime program this year and includes lunch, each session will feature guest speakers and content relevant to today's farm management, $60 for the full series or $20/day if pre-registered by Feb. 1, registration after deadline goes up to $70 for the series or $25/day, includes materials and lunch, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, www.fulton.osu.edu, 419-337-9210 or email richer.5@osu.edu.
6: 2018 SMaRT Meeting, (Soybean Management and Research Technology) 8:45 a.m.-noon, free event but pre-registration required, complimentary lunch provided, 2 RUP credits available, The Trestle Stop Restaurant, 3366 M-40, Hamilton, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/2018SMaRTMeeting or 877-769-6424.
7: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Choosing Apple Varieties & Rootstocks for Your New Orchard - Amy Irish-Brown, MSUE, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
7: 2018 SMaRT Meeting, (Soybean Management and Research Technology) 8:45 a.m.-noon, free event but pre-registration required, complimentary lunch provided, 2 RUP credits available, Wagon Wheel American Grill, 7888 E. Grand River Ave., Portland, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/2018SMaRTMeeting or 877-769-6424.
8: Powering Michigan Agriculture Webinar, noon-1 p.m., topics include energy efficiency on dairy & row crop farm, free registration thanks to a grant from Michigan Energy Office, Grand Valley Farm, tinyurl.com/PoweringMIAg or 616-994-4547.
8: Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar, 7-8 p.m. part 4: understanding incentives, $10 per webinar or $40 for all 6 sessions, events.anr.msu.edu/SolarAnalysisWebinar, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.
8: Southeast Michigan Vegetable Meeting, Dundee, MI, 616-901-7513.
8: Every BODY Needs to Move, 1:00 p.m. at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. We all know that being physically active is good for us, but not everyone can take part in activities such as walking, cycling, aerobics classes. If that's the case but you want to be active, then chair-based exercise (CBE) is for you! This program will educate you on the benefits, plus you might be surprised at how good you'll feel. Taught by Brittney Schori, Health & Human Educator, Lake County. No registration required, class is free. For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at 260-481-6826.
8: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., test at 1 p.m., Isabella County MSUE office, 200 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
8-10: Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference, Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Conference Center, 6800 Soaring Eagle Blvd., Mt. Pleasant, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/GLRDC2018, honkemeg@msu.edu or 517-884-7089.
9: 2018 SMaRT Meeting, (Soybean Management and Research Technology) 8:45 a.m.-noon, free event but pre-registration required, complimentary lunch provided, 2 RUP credits available, Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51, Dowagiac, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/2018SMaRTMeeting or 877-769-6424.
9: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., test at 1 p.m., St. Clair County Administration Building Auditorium, 200 Grand River Ave., Port Huron, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
12: Fun with Fiber Arts: Intro to Drop Spindling or Dorset Buttons, 2-4:00pm, Join Barbara Ruden and Heidi Williams to learn the beginning steps of these long appreciates fiber arts. Drop Spindling class for $15 or Dorset Buttons class for $5. Located at the Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Avenue Fort Wayne, IN. Pre-registration is required and the general public is invited to attend. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the web at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen. 
13: Farm Management Series, second of 4 sessions - financial planning, time will be spent reviewing key farm financial statements and strategies including an ag lender/professional panel at lunch, afternoon will address ways to reduce family living expense and financial stress as well as taking a hard look at the value of enterprise analysis on the farm, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Tuesday, offered as a daytime program this year and includes lunch, each session will feature guest speakers and content relevant to today's farm management, $60 for the full series or $20/day if pre-registered by Feb. 1, registration after deadline goes up to $70 for the series or $25/day, includes materials and lunch, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, www.fulton.osu.edu, 419-337-9210 or email richer.5@osu.edu.
13: Making More Profit from the Parlor, registration 9 a.m., program 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $35/person, $15 for each additional farm member, includes lunch and educational materials, The Trestle Stop, 3355 M-40, Hamilton, MI, moorest@anr.msu.edu or 231-533-8818.
14: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Organic Matter Basics - Vickie Morrone, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems & Dr. Sieg Snapp, MSU Soil Science Professor, 60 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
14: Making More Profit from the Parlor, registration 9 a.m., program 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $35/person, $15 for each additional farm member, includes lunch and educational materials, Falmouth Community Center, 219 E. Prosper Rd., Falmouth, MI, moorest@anr.msu.edu or 231-533-8818.
15: Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar, 7-8 p.m. part 5: conducting a financial analysis, $10 per webinar or $40 for all 6 sessions, events.anr.msu.edu/SolarAnalysisWebinar, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.
19: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., conservation drainage, $5/webinar or $20 for the full series of 6, 1 MDARD pesticide recertification credit avaialble for each event for application to private core, commercial core or field crops (1A), events.anr.msu.edu/FieldCropsWebinarSeries2018 or 989-734-2168.
20: Bay-Thumb Area Vegetable Meeting, Burton, MI, 616-901-7513.
20: Farm Management Series, third of 4 sessions - key production planning areas of farm management, speakers will address the outlook for inputs, best management practices for leasing or buying, and calculating your cost of production, additional sessions will focus on the CAUV property tax production formula and converting your farm to natural gas, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Tuesday, offered as a daytime program this year and includes lunch, each session will feature guest speakers and content relevant to today's farm management, $60 for the full series or $20/day if pre-registered by Feb. 1, registration after deadline goes up to $70 for the series or $25/day, includes materials and lunch, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, www.fulton.osu.edu, 419-337-9210 or email richer.5@osu.edu.
20: Making More Profit from the Parlor, registration 9 a.m., program 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $35/person, $15 for each additional farm member, includes lunch and educational materials, Franklin Inn, 1070 E. Huron Ave., Bad Axe, MI, moorest@anr.msu.edu or 231-533-8818.
21: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Fertilizer Basics - George Silva, MSUE, 60 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
21: Making More Profit from the Parlor, registration 9 a.m., program 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., $35/person, $15 for each additional farm member, includes lunch and educational materials, Forward Conference Center, 2980 Cook Rd., West Branch, MI, moorest@anr.msu.edu or 231-533-8818.
22: Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lapeer County Center, 425 County Center Dr., Lapeer, MI, 989-758-2502 or events.anr.msu.edu/2018WinterPSA.
22: Pesticide Applicator Certification Review & Testing, review 9 a.m.-noon, test 1 p.m., Huron County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 170 W. Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
22: Agricultural Solar Electric Investment Analysis Webinar, 7-8 p.m. part 6: photovoltaic solar example, $10 per webinar or $40 for all 6 sessions, events.anr.msu.edu/SolarAnalysisWebinar, 616-994-4547 or gouldm@msu.edu.
26: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., managaing nematodes in corn & soybeans, $5/webinar or $20 for the full series of 6, 1 MDARD pesticide recertification credit avaialble for each event for application to private core, commercial core or field crops (1A), events.anr.msu.edu/FieldCropsWebinarSeries2018 or 989-734-2168.
27: Farm Management Series, last of 4 sessions - day full of guest speakers who will offer options for 'taking your farm a different direction' to complement commodity production, buffet of topics includes transitioning to organic, swine production, agri-tourism, barley production in Ohio, and non-GMO grain opportunities, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each Tuesday, offered as a daytime program this year and includes lunch, each session will feature guest speakers and content relevant to today's farm management, $60 for the full series or $20/day if pre-registered by Feb. 1, registration after deadline goes up to $70 for the series or $25/day, includes materials and lunch, Robert Fulton Ag Center, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, www.fulton.osu.edu, 419-337-9210 or email richer.5@osu.edu.
28: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Livestock Basics - Jerry Lindquist, MSUE, 60 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.

March

1-3: Indiana Small Farm Conference, Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds & Conference Complex, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN, modonnel@purdue.edu or 765-284-8414. 
5: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., interseeding alfalfa into silage corn, $5/webinar or $20 for the full series of 6, 1 MDARD pesticide recertification credit avaialble for each event for application to private core, commercial core or field crops (1A), events.anr.msu.edu/FieldCropsWebinarSeries2018 or 989-734-2168.
5: It's raining cats & dogs - how animals improve our health, 1:00 p.m. at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. The main reason humans have animals is the desire for companionship. We'll focus on pets 'referred to as man's best friend', and ways to improve the health and well-being of their human companions. Taught by Linda Curley, Health & Human Sciences Educator, Lake County. No registration required, class is free. For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at 260-481-6826.
6: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., test at 1 p.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
7: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Raising Rabbits - Katie Holcomb, 4-H Volunteer, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
7: 2018 Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer, 3055 W. M-21, St. Johns, MI, 517-353-0278 or cassida@msu.edu.
7-9:  27th Annual Farm Women's Symposium, Doubletree by Hilton, Grand Rapids Airport, Grand Rapids, MI, farmwomenssymposium.com.
12: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., controlling troublesome weeds, $5/webinar or $20 for the full series of 6, 1 MDARD pesticide recertification credit avaialble for each event for application to private core, commercial core or field crops (1A), events.anr.msu.edu/FieldCropsWebinarSeries2018 or 989-734-2168.
14: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Basics: Am I Covered? - Phill Tocco, MSUE, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
15: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., for clients and families who have never had checking or savings accounts at a bank or credit union, have mismanaged accounts so they are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but continue to use predatory lenders, workshop topics include an introduction to the program as well as Choosing the Right Account for You, Managing Your Account, and Keys to Successful Money Management and Credit, all workshops are free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail 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 hadleyv@purdue.edu.
17+18: 33rd Annual Fremont Toy Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, $3 admission, over 200 tables of collectible toys, die-cast racing collectibles, farm toys, trucks, dolls, books, pedal tractors, construction equipment and tractors, food available, Sandusky County Fairgrounds, 901 Rawson Ave. (City Rt. 53), Fremont, OH, 419-307-5026 or 419-637-7067.
19: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., test at 1 p.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
19: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., mitigating control failures in Bt corn, $5/webinar or $20 for the full series of 6, 1 MDARD pesticide recertification credit avaialble for each event for application to private core, commercial core or field crops (1A), events.anr.msu.edu/FieldCropsWebinarSeries2018 or 989-734-2168.
19: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., test at 1 p.m., Gratiot Isabella RESD, 1131 E. Center St., Ithaca, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
20: Small Animal Nutrition & Health Workshop, doors open at 5 p.m., program starts at 5:30 p.m., program raises awareness to youth exhibiros on the importance of animal nutrition, connects members with reliable feed companies and explains the importance of good animal health practices, open to any exhibitor that has an interest in small livestock (goats, rabbits and poultry), not limited to exhibitors, presenters include Dr. Kaitlyn Briggs, DVM - Thumb Veterinary Services, Dr. Liz Saletta, Field Veterinarian - Mihcigan Dept. of Agriculture & Rural Development, and feed suppliers will be on hand that service Huron, Sanilac, Tuscola and Lapeer counties to answer your feed questions, Huron Expo Center Building, Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI, please RSVP to Darcy Lipskey (call or text) 989-550-3177 or huroncountysla@gmail.com.
21: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, USDA & SARE Programs for Beginning Farmers - Jen Silveri, MIFFS & Dean Baas, MSUE/MI SARE State Coordinator, 60 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
22: Soaps & Lotions made with essential oils, 7-9:00pm, We live in a toxic world, but it's possible to control some of what goes on our bodies by making our own beauty products. Five make & take demonstrations available. Located at the Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Avenue Fort Wayne, IN. Pre-registration is required and the general public is invited to attend. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the web at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen. 
26: Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m., corn hybrid selection & soybean plant dates, $5/webinar or $20 for the full series of 6, 1 MDARD pesticide recertification credit avaialble for each event for application to private core, commercial core or field crops (1A), events.anr.msu.edu/FieldCropsWebinarSeries2018 or 989-734-2168.
28: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Pest Management Systems Compared - Fred Springborn, MSUE, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
30: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Lapeer County MSUE office, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

April

3: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
4: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, U-Pick Farm Business - Jim Isleib, MSUE, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
10: Decorating Cupcakes & Cakes, 7-9:00pm, Mindy Lambright of Country Kitchen will demonstrate the technique to decorate cupcakes and cakes for any occassion. Located at the Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Avenue Fort Wayne, IN. Pre-registration is required and the general public is invited to attend. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the web at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen.
10: Making Vanilla & other Extracts, 7-9:00pm, Join Toni Murray to learn hands on, the art of making your own extracts from natural spices and herbs to enhance the flavors of your kitchen creations. Class size limited to 20, Fee: $5. Located at the Purdue Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Avenue Fort Wayne, IN. Pre-registration is required and the general public is invited to attend. Registration forms are available at the Extension Office and on the web at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen.
11: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Farm Business Basics 1: Simple Essentials of Farm Accounting, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
12: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 1 p.m., Wilbur Ellis, 6490 Sanilac Rd. (M-46), Marlette, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
17: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
18: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Farm Business Basics 2: Develop a Balance Sheet, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.
24: Travel Indian, 7:00 p.m. at the Allen County Extension Office on the IPFW campus, 4001 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. Thinking about your next vacation or weekend get-a-way? Consider a stay-cation and stay close to home. Discuss sites to see, must eats, lodging, transportation and resources to plan your trip. Taught by Cindy Barnett, Health & Human Sciences Educator, Whitley County. No registration required, class is free. For questions, contact Vickie Hadley at 260-481-6826.
25: Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, Farm Business Basics 3: Calculate Farm Profitability, 30 minutes + Q&A, begins at 7 p.m. EST, $5 fee for each webinar int he series or $37.50 for the full series (50% savings), register for some or all of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place, register online at msue.anr.msu.edu/events/beginning_farmer_webinar_series_2018.

May

1: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
15: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.
23: Get Checking Workshop, 1-5 p.m., for clients and families who have never had checking or savings accounts at a bank or credit union, have mismanaged accounts so they are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but continue to use predatory lenders, workshop topics include an introduction to the program as well as Choosing the Right Account for You, Managing Your Account, and Keys to Successful Money Management and Credit, all workshops are free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail 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 hadleyv@purdue.edu.
29: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

June

12: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

July

11: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., for clients and families who have never had checking or savings accounts at a bank or credit union, have mismanaged accounts so they are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but continue to use predatory lenders, workshop topics include an introduction to the program as well as Choosing the Right Account for You, Managing Your Account, and Keys to Successful Money Management and Credit, all workshops are free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail 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 hadleyv@purdue.edu.

September

11: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., for clients and families who have never had checking or savings accounts at a bank or credit union, have mismanaged accounts so they are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but continue to use predatory lenders, workshop topics include an introduction to the program as well as Choosing the Right Account for You, Managing Your Account, and Keys to Successful Money Management and Credit, all workshops are free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail 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 hadleyv@purdue.edu.

November

13: Get Checking Workshop, 5-9 p.m., for clients and families who have never had checking or savings accounts at a bank or credit union, have mismanaged accounts so they are now closed without committing fraud, or have accounts but continue to use predatory lenders, workshop topics include an introduction to the program as well as Choosing the Right Account for You, Managing Your Account, and Keys to Successful Money Management and Credit, all workshops are free and open to the public, pre-registration by phone or mail 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 hadleyv@purdue.edu.

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