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Dean Baas is an Extension Educator in Sustainable Agriculture for Michigan State University Extension. Dean is involved in cover crop, soil health and organic agriculture research and education. Farmers and commodity groups are an integral part of his projects and programs. He is a member of the Midwest Cover Crops Council Executive Committee. He is the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Coordinator for the state of Michigan.
He has a Ph.D. in Environmental Geosciences and Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering from MSU. Prior to returning to MSU for graduate study, he had a 20-year career with the Kellogg Company.
March 2, 2017 | The Midwest Cover Crop Council Conference, March 15, 2017, offers researcher and farmer perspectives on cover crop use, termination and establishment in row crops, vegetables and forage/grazing. There’s still time to register!
January 26, 2017 | Midwest Cover Crop Council Conference offers Certified Crop Adviser continuing education units in IPM, crop management and nutrient management. Early registration ends Jan. 31, 2017.
January 3, 2017 | Michigan and Midwest cover crop information is now easier to access.
January 3, 2017 | Michigan State University Extension is hosting the 2017 Midwest Cover Crops Council Annual Meeting on March 14-15, 2017, in Grand Rapids.
July 13, 2016 | Xerces Society offers conservation biocontrol short course at Kellogg Biological Station July 25, 2016.
May 6, 2016 | There’s a whole world beneath the surface. Learn more about soil health at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016.
April 7, 2016 | Interseeding Cover Crops Spring Review on April 12, 2016, will highlight spring benefits of cover crops seeded into standing crops.
January 25, 2016 | SARE publication on cover cropping for pollinators and beneficial insects will help farmers find answers to their cover crop questions.
October 15, 2015 | Interseeding Cover Crops Field Day on Oct. 21, 2015, will highlight methods and equipment for planting cover crops into standing crops.
September 14, 2015 | Help evaluate new soybeans varieties for organic or non-GMO production at a field day Sept. 30, 2015.