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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.
17-19: North Dakota Wool Classing School, Hettinger, ND, 701-567-4323 or christopher.schauer@ndsu.edu.
17-19: North Dakota Shearing School, Hettinger, ND, 701-567-4323 or christopher.schauer@ndsu.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.
29-Dec. 1: 135th Annual Montana Wool Growers Association Convention, Billings, MT, www.mtsheep.org.
30-Dec. 1: Buckeye Shepherd's Symposium, Wooster, OH, www.ohiosheep.org.
December

5-7: South Dakota Sheep Shearing School, Brookings, SD, 605-690-7033, jeffrey.held@sdstate.edu or www.sdstate.edu/agriculture-biological-sciences/animal-science/sheep-shearing-school.
6: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, Amway Grand Hotel, 187 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2018FallPSA. This training coincides with the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market & Greenhouse Growers Expo.
8: Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference: All Worms, All Day, Western Maryland Research & Education Center, Keedysville, MD, sschoen@umd.edu.
13: Core Manual/RUP Review, 8:30 a.m.-noon, review of the CORE Pesticide Applicators Manual and prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam, $20/person, St. Joseph County MSU Extension office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI, 269-467-5511. Those taking the exam will need to sign up a https://secure1.state.mi.us/opes/ and bring a separate check.
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.
18: 2018 Integrated Crop & Pest Management Update for Agribusiness, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 2018 Integrated Crop & Pest Management Update for Michigan agribusiness, pesticide sales & service professionals, crop consultants & Farmers, $60/person - includes refreshments, lunch & handouts including the 2019 MSU Weed Control Guide and other bulletins, 7 MDARD credits and 6.5 CCA credits, participants will receive MSU Extension's 2019 recommendations for potential pest problems, soil and fertilizer practices and weed control, MSU Pavilion for Agriculture and Livestock Education, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/ICM2018 or 517-543-4467 or silvag@msu.edu.
January '19

9: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, Lenawee County Extension, 1040 S. Winter St. #2020, Adrian, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019WinterPSA.
12-14: Texas A&M AgriLife Shearing School, San Angelo, TX, agrilife.org/sheepandgoat/registration.
17: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, NW MI Horticulture Research Station, 6686 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019WinterPSA.
17-19: Utah State University Shearing School, details TBA.
23-26: ASI Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA, www.sheepusa.org.
31: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, Kent County Extension, 775 Ball Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019WinterPSA.
February

5: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, Berrien County Extension, 1737 Hillandale Rd., Benton Harbor, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019WinterPSA.
8: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, KVCC Food Innovation Center, 224 E. Crosstown, Kalamazoo, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019WinterPSA.
March

6-7: Missouri University Extension Shearing School, Jefferson City, MO, 573-681-5859 or brindisie@lincolnu.edu.
14: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, Fremont Public Library, 104 E. Main St., Fremont, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019SpringPSA.
April

2-6: Washington State Beginning Shearing School, Moses Lake, WA. An advanced shearing school is April 7, also in Moses Lake. For info, 509-754-2011 x 4313, smithsm@wsu.edu or www.wssp.org.
7: Washington State Advanced Shearing School, Moses Lake, WA, 509-754-2011 x 4313 or smithsm@wsu.edu.
9: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, Menominee County Extension, S904 US-41, Stephenson, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019SpringPSA.
11: Free Training & Certification for Fresh Produce Growers on FDA's Produce Safety Rule, training will cover the curriculum designed by the Produce Safety Alliance, provides FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements, how to manage your operation to reduce risks associated with fresh produce contamination and details on how to develop a farm food safety plan, 9 a.m. registration, 9:30 a.m. training, noon lunch (on your own), 1:15 p.m. training, 4 p.m. evaluation, certificate application, modules included: intro to produce safety, worker health, hygiene & training, soil amendments, wildlife, domestic animals & land use, agricultural water, post-harvest handling & sanitation, how to develop a farm food safety plan, at least 1 supervisor from the farm must complete the food safety training, class is limited to maximum of 40 attendees, registration closes 5 days prior to the event or until full, St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W. Spruce St., St. Ignace, MI, pre-registration required online at events.anr.msu.edu/2019SpringPSA.
26-27: Tennessee Annual Shearing School, Murfreesboro, TN, 615-519-7796, shepherdboy1@yahoo.com or www.tennesseesheep.org.

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