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Produce safety training offered

The Michigan State University Extension will offer a Food and Drug Administration-defined Produce Safety Alliance Grower Food Safety Modernization Act certification course next week in two Upper Peninsula locations.

The sessions will be Tuesday at the Menominee County Extension office, S904 U.S. 41 in Stephenson; and Thursday, April 11 at the St. Ignace Public Library, 110 W. Spruce St. in St. Ignace.

Registration is at 9 a.m., with seven modules of training to begin at 9:30. Evaluation and certification will be at 4 p.m. Participants must attend all seven modules to obtain certification. 

Pre-registration is required and must be done five days in advance or until full. To register, go online to http://events.anr.msu.edu/2019SpringPSA/.

Sponsors include the Michigan State University Product Center, Produce Safety Alliance, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and Michigan Farm Bureau.

Mining essays for scholarships

STEPHENSON — Back Forty Mine of Stephenson once again will have its High School Senior Essay Competition, with $10,000 in scholarships available for 2019 graduates in Marinette and Menominee counties.

The 2019 theme is, “What role do minerals play in our national defense?”

Awards include eight $1,000 Mining for Tomorrow scholarships and a single $2,000 Clifford D. Nelson Memorial Scholarship for a student attending Michigan Technological University to major in a mining-related field.

Essays must be 500 to 1,000 words, typed. Students can submit only one essay. Documentation of sources is required. Emailed submissions must be attached in Word or PDF format.

Home-schooled students are eligible. Applicants must provide proof of admission to an undergraduate college or vocational program in 2019.

Entries should be completed online at backfortymine.com/essaycontest2019. Mailed submissions can be addressed to Back Forty Mine, Attn: Essay Competition, E807 Gerue St., Stephenson, MI 49887.

Entries must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. CST on April 15.

For more information, call 906-753-9602 or email info@backfortymine.com.

Mine safety course at Bay

ESCANABA — Bay College Training and Development will have an eight-hour Mine Safety and Health Administration Part 46 and 48 refresher course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at the M-TEC building on the Escanaba campus.

Attendees must be experienced miners. Cost is $49. To register, go online to https://mytraining.baycollege.edu. For more information, call 906-217-4200.