Agriculture & Agribusiness

According to the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture, Allegan County had 1,595 farms covering 275,120 acres. They produced a market value of crop and livestock sales over $397,553,000 resulting in

  • #1 state ranking in sales of livestock, poultry and their products
  • #1 state ranking in sales of hogs and pigs
  • #1 state ranking in pullets for laying flock replacement

As you can see, agriculture is an important economic sector in Allegan County.  The Extension Educators helping our producers make informed decisions include:

Kevin Gould
Beef Livestock Educator
(616) 527-5357
MSUE Beef Team
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Bioenergy / Biofuels Educator
(269) 838-8365

MSUE Bioenergy

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Bioenergy & Agricultural Energy Conservation Educator
(616) 994-4547
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Commercial Tree Fruit Educator
(269) 944-1477 x 205
MSUE Floriculture
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Commercial Nursery & Greenhouses Educator
(616) 994-4542
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Commercial Vegetables Educator
(269) 944-1477  x 207
MSUE Vegetables
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Consumer Horticulture, Landscape & Turf Educator
(616) 336-3282

MSUE Lawn & Garden

Gardening in Michigan

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Dairy Educator
(989)244-5249 Office
(517) 388-1078 Cell
MSUE Dairy Team
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Farm / Business Management Educator
(616) 994-4570
MSUE Farm Management
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Field Crops Educator
(989) 224-5240
MSUE Field Crops Team
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Poultry Educator
(517) 775-0485
MSUE Poultry

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Small Fruit (Blueberries etc.) Educator
(616) 994-4545

MSUE Fruit & Nuts

MI Blueberry Facts
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Small Fruit (Blueberries etc.) Educator
(269) 657-8213 x 3
(269) 873-8983 Cell

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Swine / Pork Educator
(269) 445-4438

Tina Conklin
Animal Well-Being Educator
(269) 673-0370

MSUE Pork