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  1. Registration now open - Become a Master Gardener with MSU Extension!

    January 23, 2018, 8:00 AM - February 22, 2018 @ Northwest MI Horticultural Research Center

    Extension Master Gardener volunteers start by completing a 14-session practical training course grounded in university research. This training consists of approximately 45 hours of training with classes on plant science, soil science, integrated pest management, diagnostics, annuals and perennials, woody ornamentals, lawns, vegetables, small fruits, tree fruits, household and nuisance pests, indoor plants and gardening practices to protect water quality. Participants must commit to attend all the training classes and complete all (open book) quizzes and final exam. After completing the training, Extension Master Gardener trainees must complete 40 hours of approved horticulture-related service within one year to earn their MSU Extension Master Gardener certification. Through these volunteer activities, trainees educate others in their local community on the science-based, environmentally sound gardening practices learned during their training.

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  2. 4-H Tractor Safety Registration Now Open

    February 7, 2018, 8:00 AM - March 23, 2018, 9:00 PM @ Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center

    Teens can improve their chances of employment by completing a tractor safety training. MSU Extension will host a 4-H Tractor Safety Program for 14 and 15 year old youth (must be 14 years of age by June 1, 2018). Participants must attend all five sessions to become certified. Space is limited. The registration deadline is March 23, 2018. Registration is online only in a two-step process: 1. Register and pay for the class at 2. Become a 4-H member and create a profile online at For more information, contact Rosali Collier, Leelanau County 4-H Program Coordinator, at or 231-256-9888.

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