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Record attendance recorded for Michigan State University Farmers' Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The program is sponsored by the Michigan State University Agriculture Extension, and features a variety of local vendors, educational sessions, product demonstrations and workshops.
The program is sponsored by the Michigan State University Agriculture Extension, and features a variety of local vendors, educational sessions, product demonstrations and workshops.

A record number of agricultural enthusiasts were in attendance for the 45th Annual Farmers' Day program at Branch Area Careers Center in Coldwater, Michigan, according to the Sturgis Journal.

The news source reported that the program is sponsored by the Michigan State University Agriculture Extension, and features a variety of local vendors, educational sessions, product demonstrations and workshops.

A large number of visitors were present this year, ranging from people who ran full-scale farming operations to individuals who simply remember having used John Deere tractors in the past. Joyce Abbeg, a resident of Coldwater, sold her farm after her husband passed, but still enjoys the culture that surrounds the industry.

"That was long ago," she told the news source of the days where she picked up corn seed at a local market. "But I still have that farming in me."

The event featured classes that range from a survey of irrigation and water use policy to an information session that details the various crop diseases that exist, according to the MSU website. Tests were also available so that visitors could obtain a permit to use pesticides on their land.

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