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Thumb Ag Day set for Dec. 14

UBLY, MI -- Mark your calendars for 2016 Thumb Ag Day. This year the event is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Ubly Heights Country Club in Ubly. The program features educational programming and a chance to visit exhibitions from more than 75 agribusinesses.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and remain open until 3:30 p.m. for participants to view exhibits and attend educational programs, which start at 9:15 a.m. This year’s programs include: “Are Current Land Rental Rates Sustainable?!” with Dennis Stein, MSU Extension Farm Management Educator; “Commodity Market Update” with Dr. Jim Hilker, Professor, Department of Ag, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University; “Reflections on the 2016 Growing Season, Climate Trends, and a 2017 Outlook” by Dr. Jeff Andresen, Professor, Department of Geography, Michigan State University, and “Ag Review: Results of 2016 Field Trials” by Thumb Field Crops Extension Educators. RUP and CCA credits are pending from the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Lunch is optional and available at a cost per person, and admission otherwise is free. For more information, please call the Huron County MSU Extension office at 989-269-9949.

Thumb Ag Day is sponsored by Michigan State University Extension and supported by the area’s agricultural businesses.