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October

19: Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event, 8 a.m.-noon, electronics, tires, paper, latex paint and appliances accepted from St. Joseph County residents only, St. Joseph County Fairgrounds, Centreville, MI, 269-467-5617.

19-20: New York State Sheep & Wool Festival, Rhinebeck, NY, www.sheepandwool.com.

22: Public Comment on GAAMPS, 9 a.m., public comments will be accepted on all GAAMPS, written comments may be submitted to MDARD's Envrionmental Stewardship Division, and must be postmarked no later than Oct. 22, comments may also be emailed to MDARD-rtf@michigan.gov no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 22, MDARD's Geagley Laboratory, 1615 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI. 

30-Nov. 2: 92nd National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN, convention.ffa.org.

November

1-2: Ozark Fiber Fling, Steelville, MO, www.ozarkfiberfling.com.

9-10: Small Ruminant Management & Fiber Conference, Ithaca, NY, www.eventbrite.com

/e/2019-small-ruminant-management-and-fiber-conference-tickets-61240114832.

20: Holiday Blooms Fundraiser Order Deadline, orders and payment must be placed by noon to the Extension office, pickup will be 3-6 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 6, florist-grade poinsettias in 6" wrapped pots with 7-12 blooms  available in red, white and pink for $15, proceeds benefit Allen County Extension program, pickup at Purdue Extension - Allen County office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN, order form available at www.extension.purdue.edu/allen. Call or email with questions: 260-481-6826 or dmscheum@purdue.edu.

20-21: 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Summit, Indianapolis, IN, sustainableag-summit.usdairy.com.

22-24: Hand Shearing School, with Doug Rathke & Kevin Ford, Hutchinson, MN, 320-587-6094 or info@lambshoppe.com.

23-24: Michigan State Rabbit Fall Show, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

December

3-5: Michigan Farm Bureau 100th Annual Meeting, nearly 1,000 farmers, family members and special guests will gather from across the state to recap what we've learned and uncovered and set our sights on MFB's second century, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, www.michfb.com/mi/annual.

6-8: Michigan Winter Classic Beef Show, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

10-12: Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, glexpo.com.

13: RUP Core Training & Testing, 8:30 a.m.-noon, a review of the Core Pesticide Applicators Manual to prepare for the MDARD Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam, $20/person, if you're taking the exam you need to sign up on MDARD's website and bring a separate check, St. Joseph County MSU Extension office, 612 E. Main St., Centreville, MI, 269-467-5511.

13: Michiana Irrigation Association Annual Meeting, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Blue Gate Garden Inn, Shipshewana, IN.

17-19: Indiana Farm Equipment & Technology Expo, daily live demonstrations of new products and technology as well as an expanded series of educational seminars, admission is free, Indiana State Fairgrounds - West Pavilion, Indianapolis, IN,  800-876-5133 x 280 or thodson@farmworldonline.com.

18: 2019 Integrated Crop & Pest Management Update, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $60/person, includes refreshments, lunch and handouts including the 2020 MSU Weed Control Guide and other bulletins, register online by Dec. 16, MSU Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI.

19: Dairy Sale, MSU Livestock Pavilion, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, 517-432-5566.

January 2020

10-11: Midwest iHemp Expo, sponsored by iHempMichigan, MSU specialists and educators working on industrial hemp will present 2019 research findings, Lansing, MI.

13-15: MABA Winter Conference, Lansing Center, Lansing, MI. 

22: SMaRT Annual Review, 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Michigan Soybean Checkoff is covering all costs, but online pre-registration requested to ensure accurate count for lunch and materials, Three Rivers or Sturgis, MI, staton@anr.msu.edu or 269-673-0370 x 2562.

25-26: Green & White Hog Show, 4301 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI, mclachl2@msu.edu or 517-432-5402.

29-30: Great Lakes Crop Summit, Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

31: Ag Action Day, Kalamazoo, MI.

February

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

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

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.

March

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

April

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

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