Farm Business

Agrifood safety

Food safety continues to play an important role in the growing of fresh produce in Michigan. Stay up to date with best practices or pick up tips and tricks with MSU Extension’s Agrifood Safety Work Group.

Labor

Visit MSU’s Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM) for a variety of resources related to labor and human resource management.

Marketing

Interested in developing a new apple product? The MSU Product Center can help. Its resources include Michigan MarketMaker, which helps link producers of ag products with consumers.

Cost of Production

Apple production and plantings in Michigan have changed greatly in the past 10 years. High density plantings are the norm because of their profitability. MSU Extension educators have tracked costs of apple production and compiled this information into an Excel file for your use.