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July

25: UP Summer Field Day, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., hands-on landscape plant ID, care and planting workshops, sprayer and spreader calibration workshop and diagnostic walking tour of turf grass and landscape, bring samples for identifying or diagnosing, Northern Michigan University Services Building, 136 Sugarloaf Ave., Marquette, MI, 517-353-5134 or stonejo2@msu.edu.
25: Dehydrating Produce Workshop, $10/person, registration for SNAP and WIC participants waived upon verification at check-in, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, 534 N. Main St., Frankenmuth, MI, 989-832-6643 or treiber@anr.msu.edu.
25: Drip Irrigation & Sensor Technology Field Day, 1-4 p.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m., Southwest Michigan Research & Extension Center, 1701 Hillandale Rd., Benton Harbor, MI, kelleyl@anr.msu.edu or mill1229@msu.edu.
25: Jammin' with Steam!, 6-8 p.m., learn how to prepare freezer jams and jellies as well as canned jams and jellies, provides handouts and resources to reference, learn to use a steam canner for water bath canning with hands-on experience, $10/person, Iron Mountain Public Schools, 300 West B St., Iron Mountain, MI, 906-302-3253.
August

2: Soil: Your Silent Business Partner, 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., learn more about soil health in regards to manure management, tile drainage water management, cover crops and more, registration is $10/person or $20 for a greoup up to 4 people, lunch will be included, please register by July 21, 3077 W. Hyde Rd., St. Johns, MI, seth.gibson@macd.org, 989-534-3106, rogers392@msu.edu or 814-441-1456.
2: Applewood Estate Diagnostic Tour, 6-8 p.m., attendees will be taken on a hands-on walking tour that focuses on ornamental landscape and turfgrass pests and disease, this class will benefit those wanting to improve their abilities to diagnose landscape issues, $20/MNLA members, $30/non-members, 1400 E. Kearsley St., Flint, MI, 517-381-0437 or emily@mnla.org.
11: You Can Do It! Preserving Michigan's Harvest, learn how to successfully and safely use a pressure canner for low acid foods and a water bath canner or steam canner for acid foods, class will provide you with handouts and resources to reference at home, 30 minutes before class instructor will be available to test dial gauge pressure canner lids (you only need to bring the lid for testing), $10/person, City Market, 401 Center Ave., Bay City, MI, treiber@anr.msu.edu or 989-832-6643.
13: Food Preservation: Making Jams & Jellies, 4:30-8 p.m., learn how to prepare freezer jams and jellies as well as hot water bath canned jams and jellies, provides handouts and resources to reference, $10/person, 21885 Dunham Rd., Charter Twp. of Clinton, MI, 586-469-7617 or haramin2@msu.edu.
15: You Can Do It! Preserving Michigan's Harvest, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., learn how to successfully and safely use a pressure canner for low acid foods and a water bath canner for acid foods, class provides handouts and resources for reference, $10/person, Evart Fairgrounds Community Kitchen, 101 Recreation Ave., Evart, MI, lynchka4@msu.edu or 989-317-4079.
15: You Can Do It! Preserving Michigan's Harvest, 6-8 p.m., learn how to successfully and safely use a pressure canner for low acid foods and a water bath canner for acid foods, class provides handouts and resources for reference, $10/person, Frankenmuth Farmers Market, 534 N. Main St., Frankenmuth, MI, treiber@anr.msu.edu or 989-832-6643.
15-17: Holistic Management: Holistic Planned Grazing, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $150 per person per class (discounted to $125/person for multiple people from the same farm), Lake City Research Center, 401 W. Jennings Rd., Lake City, MI, 231-839-4608 or crawf329@msu.edu.
16-18: Native Grass Identification, $100/members of W,K.Kellogg Biological Station, $120/non-members, class will cover graminoids broadly, highlighting the differences among grasses, sedges, and rushes, and focus on identifying grasses specifically, objective is to provide a framework of which traits to look for in distinguising graminoids, but also become familiar with some common species, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 3700 E. Gull Lake Dr., Hickory Corners, MI, birdsanctuary@kbs.msu.edu or 269-671-2510.
18: Protecting Your Shoreline: A Lakefront Property Owner's Worskhop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., $50/person and $25/partner sharing a book, total cost with a partner is $75, guidebook and light lunch included, workshop topics include healthy lake ecosystems, designing natural landscapes on lake shorelines, problems in high impact landscape methods, use of native plants in shoreline landscapes, common inland lake invasive species and State of Michigan rules and regulations, Branch County Fairgrounds Director's Meeting Room, 262 S. Sprague St., Coldwater, MI, clawsonb@anr.msu.edu or 269-330-5554.
18: Native Pollinator Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon, learn about providing habitats for pollinators, explore pollinators currently in the Sanctuary's native plant gardens, $25/members, $35/non-members, Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, 12685 East C Ave., Augusta, MI, 269-671-2510.
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25: Breakfast on the Farm, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., breakfast and self-guided walking tour are free, but you need to get tickets online or from local businesses, Hood Farms Family Dairy, 41488 County Rd. 358, Paw Paw, MI, www.canr.msue.edu/breakfast_on_the_farm/van-buren.
27: Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Testing, 1 p.m., Wood County Extension office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1, Bowling Green, OH, pre-register with ODA at www.agri.ohio.gov or 800-282-1955.
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.
11-14: Holistic Management: Ecological Monitoring/Land Planning, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $150 per person per class (discounted to $125/person for multiple people from the same farm), Lake City Research Center, 401 W. Jennings Rd., Lake City, MI, 231-839-4608 or crawf329@msu.edu.
24: Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Testing, 1 p.m., Wood County Extension office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1, Bowling Green, OH, pre-register with ODA at www.agri.ohio.gov or 800-282-1955.
27-28: Grazing School 2018, 8 a.m. Thursday to 4 p.m. Friday, sharpen your grazier skills and learn how to make your farm productive and profitable by adding grazing management tools to your skill set, $125/one person, discounts for more than one person per farm, register by Sept. 23, W.K. Kellogg Farm, 10461 N. 40th St., Hickory Corners, MI, https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=BC5EAAD365084B77.
October

10-12: Holistic Management: Holistic Financial Planning, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $150 per person per class (discounted to $125/person for multiple people from the same farm), Lake City Research Center, 401 W. Jennings Rd., Lake City, MI, 231-839-4608 or crawf329@msu.edu.
22: Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Testing, 1 p.m., Wood County Extension office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1, Bowling Green, OH, pre-register with ODA at www.agri.ohio.gov or 800-282-1955.
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.
19: Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Testing, 1 p.m., Wood County Extension office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1, Bowling Green, OH, pre-register with ODA at www.agri.ohio.gov or 800-282-1955.
December

17: Private & Commercial Pesticide Applicator License Testing, 1 p.m., Wood County Extension office, 639 S. Dunbridge Rd., Suite 1, Bowling Green, OH, pre-register with ODA at www.agri.ohio.gov or 800-282-1955.

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