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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. 

17: Michigan Dairy Ambassador Program applications due, open to any Michigan high school and college students interested in dairy and/or pursuing a career in the dairy industry, download an app at www.glrdc.org or contact Megghan Honke Seidel at 517-884-7089 or 1glrdc@gmail.com. Applications must be submitted electronically.

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

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.

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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