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August 28, 2014 | Jim Isleib | Low cost land and a laidback lifestyle may seem appealing, but the basics of successful farming in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula are the same as everywhere else: careful planning, efficient use of resources, adaptability, commitment and good luck.
August 28, 2014 | Phil Tocco | A critical part of ensuring food safe water for produce growing is performing a water system risk assessment. It is often helpful to create a checklist to ensure that the assessment looks at the same criteria each time it is performed.
August 27, 2014 | Phil Tocco | With the amount of produce food safety paperwork generated by growers, it is easy to forget how long to keep something. Growers should know the standard minimum length to keep food safety records based on the Food Safety Modernization Act.
August 25, 2014 | Dawn Earnesty | Small changes to an everyday routine at work can have major benefits when it comes to being healthy and improving work performance.
August 14, 2014 | Dawn Earnesty | Eating lunch while working at your desk does not save on time, and could have more downsides than imagined.
August 13, 2014 | Diane Smith | Learn about your responsibilities when wholesaling with a cooperative, food hub or door-to-door company.
August 12, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Budgeting is essential to avoid both flying by the seat of the pants and potential financial embarrassment. Knowing expenses both variable and fixed along with market conditions can lead to expected profits.
August 8, 2014 | Paul James Werner | “Eighty percent of new businesses fail” is a long-standing myth.
August 7, 2014 | Paul James Werner | Fraudulent transaction liability is shifting to retailers who do not have EMV processing technology.
August 6, 2014 | Mark Seamon | Corn prices are less than half of the price at this time in 2013.
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Date: Sep 4, 2014
Location: Tuscola County MSU Extension, 362 Green Street, Caro, MI 48723
Date: Sep 4, 2014 - Sep 25, 2014
Location: Holy Cross Church, 30650 Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI 48152
Date: Sep 8, 2014 - Sep 9, 2014
Location: South Haven, Michigan
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- Farm Energy Audit Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Specialized Meat Processing Variance Training
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Worksite Wellness
- 2014 Statewide Ballot Proposal
- Farm Management Tools
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MI Health Matters Resources
- Michigan State University Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center
- Michigan State University Bioeconomy Network
- MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council Links
- MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio
- Northern Lakes Economic Alliance