March 31, 2022 7:00AM – 8:00AM
Contact: Christy Sprague
To assist farmers as they prepare for potential issues and concerns during the growing season, Michigan State University Extension will host the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast Series every Thursday from 7-8 a.m. beginning March 31 through Sept. 22 via Zoom.
Topic areas are loosely established at the beginning of the series based on historical trends. However, the Virtual Breakfast Series is flexible, fluid and able to adapt when issues arise due to unforeseen growing conditions. Each week features a timely, 20-minute topic from an MSU specialist followed by Jeff Andresen, MSU Extension climatologist, presenting a 15-minute weather summary and forecast.
Following the weather, restricted use pesticide (RUP) applicators receive the information to one RUP credit (1A, 1B, Comm or Priv Core) and Certified Crop Advisors (CCA) can receive one continuing education unit (CEU). After RUP and CCA credit information, attendees can leave or stay for a less formal discussion with farmers, educators and specialists that lasts until 8 a.m.
If you cannot participate in the live session at 7 a.m., you can view the recorded version at any time. However, only the live session will be eligible for RUP and CCA credits. Recordings will be closed-captioned and available at the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast webpage and the MSU Extension Field Crops Team social media platforms: Facebook, Spotify, YouTube, Apple Podcasts and Twitter.
If you are unable to sign up online, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341.