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February

5: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Growing Hemp in Michigan," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

6: 2020 Field Crop & Pest Management Updates, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $30/person, includes meal & 2020 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops, RUP credits & CCA's will be available, Sanilac Career Center, 175 E. Aitken Rd., Peck, MI, 989-672-3870, msue.tuscola@county.msu.edu or events.anr.msu.edu/IPMcropmgmt2020.

6-8: Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference, Bavarian Inn & Conference Center, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI, honkemeg@msu.edu, events.anr.msu.edu/glrdc or 989-666-3773.

7: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Presque Isle District Library, 181 E. Erie St., Roger City, MI, 989-734-2168 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

8-9: AGR Beef Preview Show, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

10: 2020 Field Crop & Pest Management Updates, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., $30/person, includes meal & 2020 Weed Control Guide for Field Crops, RUP credits & CCA's will be available, Dowagiac Conservation Club, 54551 M-51, Dowagiac, MI, 269-657-8213, msue.vanburen@county.msu.edu or events.anr.msu.edu/IPMcropmgmt2020.

10: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series Begins, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Late and Prevented Planting Issues: Lessons Learned from 2019, a look back at the lessons learned from 2019, focus on strategies farms can use to become more resilient moving forward, learn how to better prepare for or manage against the risks that years like 2019 bring, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

12: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with CSA's in Michigan," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

12-13: Drainage Workshop, Wed. - 9 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Thurs. - 8 a.m.-5 p.m., $200 if registered by Jan. 29 or $250 after, James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, Room B120, 3535 Forest Rd., Lansing, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/design20 or 517-353-4458.

13: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Isabella County MSU Extension, 200 N. Main St., Room 320, Mt. Pleasant, MI, 989-317-4079 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

14: Clutter Free Living in 2020, 10 a.m., take charge of your clutter with small steps and a simple plan, learn what to keep, give away, sell, throw out or recycle, OSU Extension office, 8770 SR 108, Wauseon, OH, 419-337-9210.

14-16: Spartan Stampede Rodeo, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-1378 or bdn@msu.edu.

17: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Corn, Wheat, and Soybean Price Outlook, a look at the price outlook for both the 2019-20 and 2020-21 crop marketing years for corn, wheat, and soybeans and consider potential pricing strategies and consider what the price outlook may mean for the PLC/ARC program decision which must be made by March 15, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

18: Pesticide Applicator Certification Testing, review at 9 a.m., testing at 1 p.m., Expo Center - Fairgrounds, 170 W. Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI, for review sessions, you must call 989-315-4221, test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

19: Producer Safety Alliance Grower Training, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., pre-registration required, Kalamazoo County MSU Extension, 101 S. Main St., Vicksburg, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/20192020PSACourses.

19: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Safe Use of Animal-Based Soil Amendments," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

20: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Sidney Twp. Hall, 3019 S. Grow Rd., Sidney, MI, 989-831-7500 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

24: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Weed Management Challenges That Lurk for 2020, high numbers of weed escapes and several unmanaged prevented plant acres will lead to greater weed management challenges as we head into the 2020 field season, session covers several options on how to best manage problem weeds, such as horseweed (marestail) and waterhemp, as next season approaches, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

25: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Clinton Co. Fairgrounds - Smith Hall, 800 Sickles St., St. Johns, MI, 989-875-5233 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

26: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Agroforestry: Silvo-Pasture Options," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

27: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Newaygo County MSUE Office, 5479 W. 72nd St., Fremont, MI, 989-875-5233 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

27: Gaining Efficiency is a Work in Progress, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $25/first person, $15/each additional person from same farm, St. Johns, MI, 517-279-4311.

29: Quiet Adventures Symposium, brings together new and seasoned outdoor enthusiasts, offers opportunities to learn more about outdoor clubs, friends' groups, watershed protection activities, boat-building skills, outfitter services and equipment suppliers, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

29-March 6: ANR Week, www.canr.msu.edu/anrweek, 517-353-3175 or events.anr.msu.edu.

March

2: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Emergent Pests and Diseases, update on the current status and 2019 research results with tar spot in corn, insect pests such as corn earworm will also be addressed, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

4: Gaining Efficiency is a Work in Progress, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., $25/first person, $15/each additional person from same farm, Franklin Inn, Bad Axe, MI, 517-279-4311.

4: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

4: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Selling to Food Hubs," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

4-6:  Farm Women’s Symposium (FWS) 29th Annual Conference, mission: to strengthen agriculture, addressing the ever-changing needs of people involved in farming by focusing on women, provides opportunities for leadership and professional development; strives to enhance communication and management skills, to build an effective family team, and to develop a network of supportive friendships, Treetops Resort, Gaylord MI, www.farmwomenssymposium.com, 231-519-4723 or search on Facebook for registration details.

5: Great Lakes Forage & Grazing Conference, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., AgroLiquid, 3055 W. M-21, St. Johns, MI, 810-667-0341.

5-7: 2020 Great Lakes Hop & Barley Conference, Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S. Huron St., Ypsilanti, MI, 517-884-7081.

9: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Nutrient Management to Improve Efficiency, results of 2019 nutrient management research will be shared with a focus on strategies to improve use efficiency of fertilizer inputs, increasing nutrient use efficiency while implementing best management practices will improve the bottom line and lessen impacts on water quality and other environmental concerns, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

10: Pesticide Applicator Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 2775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

11: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Tamarack District Library, 832 S. Lincoln Ave., Lakeview, MI, 989-831-7500 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

11: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Farm Labor," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

11: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

12: Pesticide Applicator Testing, test at 9 a.m., Sanilac Career Center, 175 E. Aitken Rd., Peck, MI, test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

16: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Woodlot Management, basics of woodlot management to meet a variety of goals, including the production of non-timber forest products, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

16: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Wexford County MSUE office, 401 N. Lake St., Cadillac, MI, 231-944-6139 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

18: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with No-Till Vegetable Production on Small Scale," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

18: Michigan Wheat Program Winter Annual Meeting, Eagle Eye Conference Center, 15500 Chandler Rd. #3, Bath, MI.

18: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

19: Producer Safety Alliance Grower Training, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m., pre-registration required, Marqutte County MSU Extension, 184 US-41, Nequanee, MI, events.anr.msu.edu/20192020PSACourses.

19: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Gratiot Isabella RESD Building, 1131 E. Center St., Ithaca, MI, 989-875-5233 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

20: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., St. Clair Conty Admin. Building, Auditorium, 200 Grand River Ave., Port Huron, MI, for revew session you must call 810-667-0341, test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

20-21: Spring Dairy Show & Sale, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

23: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Hemp Production in Michigan, learn the basics of hemp production as well as the latest information on regulations and MSU research to prepare for the 2020 growing season, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

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

25: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Pricing Products for Different Markets," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

25: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

26: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Caledonia Twp. Hall, 135 N. State Rd., Owosso, MI, 989-743-2251 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

30: 2020 Field Crops Webinar Series, 7-8 p.m. Monday evenings through March 30, Farmers Helping Farmers with Farm Stress, signs and symptoms of stress in agriculture, also describes warning signs of suicide and available resources to help support someone in need, register for single sessions ($5 each) or all 8 in the series for $20, one RUP credit available for each live session, register online at events.anr.msu.edu/FCWS2020/. For more information, contact eander32@msu.edu or 269-467-5511.

April

1: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

1: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Hosting On-Farm Educational Events," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

3-5: Michigan Beef Expo, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-347-8117.

6: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Mecosta County MSUE office, 1445 Northland Dr., Big Rapids, MI, 231-592-0792 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

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

7: Pesticide Applicator Review & Testing, review from 9 a.m.-noon, $20/person, 3 RUP credits available, test at 1 p.m., Otsego County MSUE office - County Building, 800 Livingston Blvd., 4th Floor Conference Room, Gaylord, MI, 989-731-0272 or events.anr.msu.edu/centralrup. Test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

8: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

8: 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series, "Getting Started with Measuring Soil Health," $5/webinar, 13 online sessions offered each Wednesday beginning at 7 p.m., register for all 13 for $32.50, webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants, registration, a brochure containing details on each program and online or mailed payment options can be found at events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020.

9: Pesticide Applicator Testing, test at 9 a.m., Wilbur Ellis, 6490 Sanilac Rd., (M-46), Marlette, MI, test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

15: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

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

22: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

29: Coffee Break with the MSU Dairy Team, 10 a.m., session will last 15-20 minutes, if in terested or want more information, 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu.

May

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

26Pesticide Applicator Testing, test at 9 a.m., Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI, test signup at 800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/pestexam.

June

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

10: Michigan Wheat Program Field Day, Saginaw Valley Research & Extension Center, 3775 S. Reese Rd., Frankenmuth, MI.

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

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