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Thumb Ag Day set for Dec. 13

Category: People, Crops

by MSU

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One of the programs is “Making production costs fit today’s markets.”

Mark your calendars for 2017 Thumb Agriculture Day. This year the event is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 13, at the Ubly Heights Country Club in Ubly, Michigan.

The program features educational programming and a chance to visit with more than 65 agribusinesses exhibiting at this year’s program.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and remain open until 3:30 p.m. for participants to view exhibits and attend educational programs which start at 9:15 a.m.

This year’s programs include: “Making production costs fit today’s markets” with Dennis Stein, MSU Extension Farm Management Educator, Emeritus; “Commodity Market Update” with Dr. Jim Hilker, Professor, Department of Agriculture, Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University; “Ways to combat nutrient transport from agricultural fields to downstream water bodies” by Dr. Ehsan Ghan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering, Michigan State University, and “Agriculture Review: Results of this year’s field trials, including an update on glyphosate resistant marestail” by Thumb Field Crops Extension Educators. RUP and CCA credits are pending from the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Lunch is optional at $10 per person, admission otherwise is free. For more information, please call your local MSU Extension office in Huron at 989-269-9949, in Sanilac at 810-648-2515 or Tuscola County at 989-672-3870.

Thumb Agriculture Day is sponsored by Michigan State University Extension and supported by the area’s agricultural businesses.