205 S. Eighth St.
West Branch, MI 48661
Michigan State University Extension
Counties of Primary Responsibility: NE and Central MI
Specific Areas of Interest:
- Dairy and beef cattle herd management
- Cattle health issues including: Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB), Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV), Mastitis, Johne’s Disease
- Employee management
- Being a farm employee of excellence
- Dairy cow comfort
May 23, 2018 | Farm safety is even more critical when employee numbers are down and farmers are asking more of everyone, even their children.
February 12, 2018 | Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with other Land-Grant Universities, is conducting a nationwide survey of food-animal producers to learn more about the impact of VFD rules.
February 7, 2018 | The playing field is changing and the assumptions that many farmers have made in the past about spring planting credit lines may be outdated. It is time to act!
January 4, 2018 | Beyond wishing your employees a happy New Year, why not have an annual meeting to chart the course for the new year.
December 19, 2017 | Words of encouragement and challenge from the American Revolution hold value today for dairy farmers facing a crisis of their own.
November 20, 2017 | Beef calves sold well at the annual West Branch Feeder Calf Sale. Prices paid reflect the value that feedlot producers place on the quality of cattle offered.
November 20, 2017 | When milk checks don’t cover expenses is there still reason for Thanksgiving? Take account of the blessings of life, food and friendships, and give thanks.
November 15, 2017 | This meeting by Michigan State University Extension will help farmers understand the use of tools to manage that price movement
November 1, 2017 | While it is interesting to acknowledge a milestone in the life of an organization or business, is there any practical significance?
September 19, 2017 | Working with farmers and community members is as challenging, humbling and satisfying now, 100 years later, as it was then.