Agriculture

Mid-Michigan Variety Trials

For downloadable PDFs, visit the Mid-Michigan Variety Trials page.

Animal Agriculture and the Environment

The Michigan State University Environmental Quality for Agriculture team provides industry information on air quality, biosecurity, diet modification, mortality management and water conservation. Some useful bulletins are featured on the MSU Extension website under Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture.

Farm Management

Farming is a business.  MSU Extension offers an enormous assortment of farm management educational programs and individual assistance.  A team of Regional farm management agents, campus specialists, and local agents provide up-to-date resources to help producers more effectively manage their operations.  These resources include financial analysis and projections, tax planning, marketing strategies, estate planning, family farm transfers, record keeping, land or machinery rental agreements, labor management, agriculture regulations and other related topics. 

Our Regional Farm Management Extension Educator, Dennis Stein, is also avail to assist you. There are a number of farm management related resources at Dennis’ website, https://www.msu.edu/user/steind/

Let us know how we can serve you better.  For more information, contact Dan Rossman, Gratiot County Senior Extension Educator.

Organics

Demand for certified organic products is increasing  15%-20% annually providing niche opportunities for farm families intersted in exploring organic farming production.  Organic farmers from Mid-Michigan and the Thumb meet on a regular basis sharing information. If you would like more information contract Dan Rossman.

Below are links to some resources for individuals interested in transitioning to organic farming.

Swine

Jerry May is the Extension Educator who provides information and educational opporunties for Gratiot county pork producers. He is housed in the Gratiot County office and can be reached at (989) 875-5296 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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