Michigan State University Extension is offering meetings on a diverse set of commodities and topics. Whether you are looking for information about pests, horticulture, regulations or just after some RUP credits, there is something for most.
For vegetable growers
General vegetable production meetings are scheduled in key vegetable production areas in Michigan’s east side. These meetings will provide updates on insects, diseases and more. Follow the links below for times, locations, agendas and registration.
The East Michigan Spring Tree Fruit meeting is scheduled for March 30 in Flint, Michigan. The meeting will run from 8:30 to 1 p.m. Save the date, watch for registration to open and contact Bob Tritten with questions.
For produce growers
The roll out of the Food Safety Modernization Act continues, and more fruit and vegetable farms are reaching their compliance date. If you are growing, harvesting, packing or holding fresh produce, it is important to have the rule’s education requirement completed. The Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training on Jan. 16 in Capac, Michigan, is a free, all-day class covering the Produce Safety Rule and the basics of food safety.
If you are looking for credits for recertification, the above class offer credits, as do many of the topic-specific meetings discussed in this article.
If you are looking for category-specific offerings, MSU Extension is offering a full-day review of the General Pest Management (Category 7A) on Monday, Jan. 6 and the Right-of-Way Pest Management Category (Category FUM) on Jan. 8 in Ann Arbor. For full information and registration, contact the Lenawee County Extension Office at 517-264-5300.