Agriculture Education Classes offered by MSU and MDARD

When you see the pesticide classes do you say?, “Well I do not need to be a certified applicator.” But I am sure that you are concerned for safety and care of pollinators, so this is your chance to gain a bit more understanding how to reduce harm to pollinators when applying organic pesticides as they are typically broad spectrum, as they impact more than one type of insect. This is your chance to increase your knowledge of pesticide safety when it comes to caring for our VERY IMPORTANT pollinator insects.  Please take this seriously as we are losing our pollinators at a too fast rate, often due to misapplication of pesticides and we are dependent on them.



11 & 18

MDARD In-Person Core Testing and Core Review

East Lansing, MI & Frankenmuth, MI (more dates and locations available)

MDARD PPPMD and MSU Pesticide Safety Education Program are offering an in-person Core Manual review class followed by Core pesticide applicator certification testing. Fumigation and Aerial Standard tests will also be available. 




Strategies for 2023 Farm Inputs

7-8:30 p.m. | Online

Join Dr. Matthew Gammans, Assistant Professor at Michigan State University and Jonathan LaPorte, MSU Extension Farm Business Management Educator as they discuss how intentional, pro-active planning can assist in making those decisions and securing products at reasonable prices.




Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update

9 a.m.-4 p.m. | East Lansing, MI or Virtual

The 24th annual Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update will be offered in-person and virtually and feature crop and pest management recommendations, on-farm research data and pesticide certification credits. Register online by Dec. 11 for the in-person meeting or Dec. 16 for the virtual event.



Pesticide Applicator Training

Self-paced | Online

An on-line course for private and commercial pesticide applicators. This course is designed for both new certification and those in need of further education and/or credits. Those that complete the course will obtain 12 RUP credits, private core and commercial core. 

Vicki Morrone
Organic farming specialist and Beginning Farmer Educator
Center for Regional Food Systems
Dept of Community Sustainability
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Mi 48824
517-282-3557 cell
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