Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days

Date: February 3, 2016 - February 4, 2016
Time: Registration - 8 a.m. Educational sessions - 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Location: Lake Michigan College’s Mendel Center, 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: Diane Miner, 269-944-1477 ext. 201

The fruit and vegetable grower community of Southwest Michigan and surrounding areas is invited to spend two days together in Benton Harbor for a trade show, continuing education, and networking. The Michigan Grape Society and Michigan State University Extension in partnership with Lake Michigan College will host the annual Southwest Michigan Horticultural Days. Registration begins at 8 a.m. both days and all educational sessions begin at 9 a.m. There will be a morning general session on February 3 on the farm bill and other matters of general interest. There will be educational sessions on tree fruit both days, on vegetable production and wine grapes on Feb. 3, and blueberries and all grapes on Feb. 4. The event also features a trade show and raffle. Restricted use pesticide recertification credits (RUP) have been requested for all educational sessions. Registration is $60 at the door and includes lunch for both days. Early registration is $45 and must be postmarked by Jan. 25. Registration forms and programs can be obtained by contacting Diane Miner, 269-944-1477, Mail registration to Michigan Grape Society, P.O. Box 151, Baroda, MI 49101, Attention: Allen Zelmer. For additional questions regarding registration, please call Allen Zelmer at 269-870-5265.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Persons with disabilities may request accommodations by calling 269-944-1477 by January 27, to ensure sufficient time to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be met when possible.

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