Kellogg Biological Station Oat Field Day

Date: July 19, 2018
Time: 5 - 7 p.m.
Location: 9693 North 40th Ave Hickory Corners, MI 49060.
Contact: Dean Baas, baasdean@anr.msu.edu; Lauren Voelker, voelke21@msu.edu

Do oats have a place in your rotation? Oats can serve multiple purposes in a cropping system including: small grain production (human and animal consumption), forage, and cover crops. Interest is also increasing in this versatile crop in part due the to the organic, locally sourced food market. Join our Michigan State University Extension educators for a discussion on the upcoming opportunities in oat production in Michigan. Featured speakers will discuss the topics of oat diseases, oat production in Michigan, and organic variety trials. While the trials at KBS have been managed organically, this trial will be of interest to conventional producers as well, exhibiting varietal differences under minimal inputs. Whether you are growing oats for food, feed, or forage under conventional or organic management, this event will have something to offer.

The MSU Oat Field Day at KBS in Hickory Corners beginning with registration and refreshments, followed by a plot tour and education programs featuring MSU researches and local grain millers. 

The event address is: 9693 North 40th Ave Hickory Corners, MI 49060. This address will take you to the house that is directly across the street, follow the signs to the plots.

Experts Participating In-Person at KBS:

-          Dean Baas, Cover Crops Educator, MSU Extension

-          Brook Willke, Kellogg Farm Manager

-          Megan Phillips Goldenberg, Principal Partner of New Growth Associates

-          James DeDecker, Specialty Field Crops and Bioenergy, MSU Extension 

This project is funded by Organic ValleyFarmers Advocating for Organics grant program.

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