Seminarios web y conferencias

Critical Conversations in Michigan Tourism 2022: Sustainability and Climate Change

December 7, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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The MSU Extension Tourism Team is excited to offer the upcoming FREE online seminar series “Critical Conversations in Michigan Tourism: Sustainability and Climate Change.” This series will focus on how issues of the changing climate and sustainability impact tourism in Michigan and some steps your community can take to address these issues in your tourism and community development efforts. Sessions will focus on an overview of climate change and the Great Lakes, the impact on winter outdoor recreation, climate adaptation planning for local units of government, and possible funding sources for climate adaptation. We hope you will join us!

Cultivating Care from the Ground Up: From Mobile Markets to Community Art

December 7, 2022, 7:00:00 PM
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Join us for the third session of our Fall Virtual Learning Exchange Series, featuring food systems leaders in the Roanoke Foodshed Network. Our featured speakers will include Bernadette (BJ) Lark of CommUnity Arts Reach and Kelly Key and Connie Kenny of the Local Environmental Agriculture Project (LEAP).

Michigan Cottage Food Law

December 7, 2022, 11:00:00 PM
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Learn how to prepare and sell foods to the public under Michigan’s Cottage Food Law. This two-hour workshop combines education about the Michigan Cottage Food Law and the food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Michigan Cottage Food Law allows residents to manufacture foods in home kitchens and storing those products at home. Topics include preparing, packaging, labeling, storing, and transporting cottage foods. Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Inspector will be available for the Q&A portion of this workshop.

Michigan Cottage Food Law Q&A

December 8, 2022, 3:00:00 PM
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Meet virtually with a Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Inspector as she answers questions that pertain to Michigan's Cottage Food Law. MSU Extension Food Safety Educators and an MSU Product Center Innovation Counselor will also be available to answer food safety and business questions.

Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Plus (KIP:D+) Info Session

December 8, 2022, 11:00:00 PM
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Kresge Innovative Projects: Detroit Plus (KIP:D+) launches Monday, November 7, 2022!
Please complete the registration linked below for a virtual info session on December 8, 2022 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The information session will include important information about the grant program, eligibility and the application process, and will conclude with time to ask questions from members of the Co.act Detroit, Michigan Community Resources and Kresge Foundation staff.

WMFPA Network Meeting

December 12, 2022, 2:00:00 PM
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The West Michigan Food Processing Association will host the quarterly network meeting at the West Michigan Research Station in Oceana County. This meeting is open to the public and welcomes partners throughout the food supply chain to come together and learn the latest in sustainability practices, challenges and solutions. Resource providers including AGTECH, Sustainability, and Regional and State organizations will also be available to discuss challenges and offer solutions, at the exhibit tables. There will be plenty of time for networking, and a local foods lunch, followed by a "Community Conversation" with MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Leadership on research and extension priorities. An optional tour of the West Michigan Research Station will be offered to wrap-up the day.

RMA Roadshow

December 13, 2022, 4:00:00 PM
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering virtual workshops for agricultural producers and stakeholders to learn about the latest updates and improvements to the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) and the Micro Farm insurance options, two of the most comprehensive risk management options available. These insurance options are especially important to specialty crop, organic, urban, and direct market producers, and this is part of the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) efforts to increase participation in these options and crop insurance overall.

Virtual Farmer Workshop: Bringing the Farm to Early Care and Education

December 13, 2022, 6:00:00 PM
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There is significant untapped market potential for producers in Michigan to sell their products to early care and education (ECE) settings like preschools and child care settings. This half-day training will help farm producers and growers in Michigan build their capacity to sell to ECE settings. The training will offer practical tools and relevant information to farmers and process to help plan and sell to nearby ECEs.

Critical Conversations in Michigan Tourism 2022: Sustainability and Climate Change

December 14, 2022, 5:00:00 PM
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The MSU Extension Tourism Team is excited to offer the upcoming FREE online seminar series “Critical Conversations in Michigan Tourism: Sustainability and Climate Change.” This series will focus on how issues of the changing climate and sustainability impact tourism in Michigan and some steps your community can take to address these issues in your tourism and community development efforts. Sessions will focus on an overview of climate change and the Great Lakes, the impact on winter outdoor recreation, climate adaptation planning for local units of government, and possible funding sources for climate adaptation. We hope you will join us!

Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update

December 19, 2022, 2:00:00 PM
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The Michigan State University Extension field crops team will host the 2022 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update on Monday, Dec. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This meeting was offered as a hybrid event last year—in person at the MSU Livestock Pavilion and virtually via Zoom. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, so we will be following the same format this year. The audience will include farmers, agribusiness representatives, retail sales and service professionals, private crop consultants and representatives of ag-related agencies. Out-of-state participants are also invited to attend.

Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update

December 19, 2022, 2:00:00 PM
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The Michigan State University Extension field crops team will host the 2022 Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update, this meeting was offered as a hybrid event last year—in person at the MSU Livestock Pavilion and virtually via Zoom. The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, so we will be following the same format this year. The audience will include farmers, agribusiness representatives, retail sales and service professionals, private crop consultants and representatives of ag-related agencies. Out-of-state participants are also invited to attend.

2023 Ohio Organic Grains Conference

January 4, 2023, 2:00:00 PM
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On January 4-5, 2023, the Ohio Organic Grains Conference will be held in Archbold, Ohio. This new event is geographically positioned in the tri-state region (Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan) and is intended for current, transitioning and new-to organic grain farmers; crop consultants; agency personnel; and input suppliers. The event venue will be at Founders Hall at Sauder Village campus. Keynote speakers for the event will be Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University, and Lea Vereecke, Rodale Institute, who will present both days along with selected organic farmers, crop consultants, and university personnel.

MOFFA Organic Intensives 2023

January 7, 2023, 12:00:00 PM
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We invite you to join us on Saturday, January 7th, 2023 for a one-day in-depth learning experience. Organic Intensives are an opportunity to acquire practical, detailed information over the course of a day with fellow Michigan farmers and gardeners. For 2023 we are offering the opportunity to learn from experienced experts and producers in one of three topic areas.

Cultivate Michigan Marketplace in Kalamazoo

January 12, 2023, 9:00:00 PM
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It’s a mix between speed-dating and a trade show! Cultivate Michigan Marketplace events are unique because they focus on meeting the needs of institutional food service buyers. Each event is regional in scope and intended for institutional buyers and food suppliers of all scales. Institutional buyers will be stationed at tables around the room, and suppliers will rotate to meet with buyers of their choice. Light refreshments will be provided along with plenty of time to mix and mingle!
Participation is open to institutions of all types, and 10 Cents grants – both schools and ECE sites – in the West Michigan area are especially encouraged to attend this free event.

2023 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference RFP

January 13, 2023, 10:00:00 PM
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The 2023 ERME National Conference will bring together public and private sector educators, crop insurance agents, lenders, and other agricultural professionals to share ongoing and emerging successful risk management education efforts that target agricultural producers and their families. Conference participants will learn about what is working to help producers effectively manage the financial, production, marketing, legal and human risks associated with their agribusinesses.

Fundamentals of Plant Diseases

January 26, 2023, 12:30:00 AM
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Learn about disease-causing organisms and the symptoms they cause, as well as information on environmental factors that favor disease development. Also learn about disease-like disorders caused by non-biological factors such as nutrient imbalances, pesticide exposures, environmental pollutants and adverse environmental conditions.

OEFFA 2023 Conference

February 16, 2023, 2:00:00 PM
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Germinate, Regenerate, Agitate not only follows the process of many farmers and advocates, but it also follows our perspective as we look to shaping the future of agricultural policy with the 2023 Farm Bill. This is an impactful point in time where we can empower a system where family farmers can thrive, fair and transparent markets can prosper, and people, the soil, and the environment can be healthy and sustainable. Sometimes that takes planting seeds, rebuilding our community, and shaking some things up.

Growing Healthy Plants – Basics in Plant Disease Management

February 23, 2023, 12:30:00 AM
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Learn about common methods for disease control, their pros and cons, and how you can adapt these techniques for use in your own home garden.


MI Ag Ideas to Grow With

February 27, 2023, 5:00:00 PM
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Michigan State University (MSU) Extension invites you to attend the 2023 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With conference, held virtually, February 27 - March 10, 2023. This unique event was created in 2021 to provide an opportunity for education encompassing many aspects of the agricultural industry and offering a full array of educational sessions for farmers, homeowners, gardeners and others interested in food production and those considering agricultural endeavors.

Dr. Death’s Plant Disease Predictions for 2023

March 22, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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Learn about Brian Hudelson’s predictions of what diseases will be prevalent and of importance in 2023. Keep in mind however, that if Brian were actually able to predict accurately, he would not be giving this talk, but would be relaxing on a beach somewhere, drink in hand, having made millions playing the stock market.

2023 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference

March 27, 2023, 1:00:00 PM
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The 2023 Extension Risk Management Education National Conference will bring together public and private sector educators, crop insurance agents, lenders, and other agricultural professionals to share ongoing and emerging successful risk management education efforts that target agricultural producers and their families. Conference participants will learn about what is working to help producers effectively manage the financial, production, marketing, legal and human risks associated with their agribusinesses. This conference will be held in-person in Chicago on March 27-29, 2023.

The Science (and Art) of Plant Disease Diagnosis

April 26, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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Learn about the fascinating and complex process involved in identifying plant diseases. Learn about how to visually assess for plant disease symptoms, as well as about the range of lab tests that are often needed to confirm the identity of plant diseases.

New and Emerging Plant Diseases

May 24, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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Learn about plant diseases that have recently arrived in Wisconsin and have potential economic and/or regulatory impact, as well as more established diseases that have the potential to significantly impact the state in the near future.

Vegetable Diseases

June 21, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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Learn about common diseases that can adversely affect the plants in your home vegetable garden. This presentation will include information on how to identify these diseases, as well as information on how to manage them.

Diseases of Herbaceous Ornamentals

July 26, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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Learn about common diseases that can adversely affect the herbaceous plants in your home garden. This presentation will include information on how to identify these diseases, as well as information on how to manage them.

Deciduous Tree and Shrub Diseases

August 23, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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Learn about common diseases that can adversely affect the trees and shrubs around your home. This presentation will include information on how to identify these diseases, as well as information on how to manage them.

The Bad and the Ugly:

September 27, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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Certain plant diseases are so horrible or so deadly that composting is not an appropriate way to get rid of affected plants. Learn about some of these diseases and their proper management.

Diseases of Houseplants

October 25, 2023, 11:30:00 PM
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As gardening moves indoors for the winter, growing houseplants can prove challenging. Learn about common houseplant diseases that adversely affect your indoor gardening efforts. This presentation will include information on how to identify these diseases, as well as information on how to manage them.

Diseases of Evergreens

November 16, 2023, 12:30:00 AM
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Learn about common diseases that can adversely affect the evergreens around your home. This presentation will include information on how to identify these diseases, as well as information on how to manage them.

Ten Cool Diseases You Can Learn to Love
(and Identify by Eye)

December 14, 2023, 12:30:00 AM
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Learn about ten fascinating plant diseases with such distinctive signs and symptoms that you can identify them by eye. This presentation will cover the biology of the organisms that cause these diseases and tidbits of disease control information as well.

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