Michigan State University Extension’s agriculture and agri-business management educational emphasis is on farm business issues, farm labor management, farm markets, and food, agriculture, natural resources, and bioeconomy business development and expansion.
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 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 27, 2014 | Mark Thomas | Southwest Michigan Hispanic Grower Cooperation improving profitability through farmer educational knowledge
August 27, 2014 | George Silva | The MSU Nutrient Management Plot Tour on Sept. 10 will highlight applied agronomic research designed to address issues facing the Michigan field crops industry, including price volatility, climate change, soil health and environmental sustainability.
August 25, 2014 | Shelby Bollwahn | The capability to store manure reduces, or eliminates, the need to spread manure on a daily basis. Manure storage facilities allow small farms to store the manure until it can be removed and utilized at a later time.
August 21, 2014 | Steven Poindexter | Improvements in sugarbeet production include improved genetics, fine-tuned fertilizer applications, reduced tillage and disease management.
August 19, 2014 | Shelby Bollwahn | Using best management practices can help protect the environment. These practices can also improve the health and well-being of your animals and increase your farm’s profit.
August 15, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Irrigation water costs and availability in Michigan are considerably different than California in 2014.
August 13, 2014 | Dennis Stein | An online Commodity Market Update for grains and dairy will be available to the public Monday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. - noon.
August 8, 2014 | Dean Solomon | Oil and gas drilling and production was lower during the first part of 2014, and very significantly less than in the early 2000s before the recession.
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Date: Sep 3, 2014
Location: Ogemaw County MSU Extension Office, 205 S. Eighth Street, West Branch, MI 48661
Date: Sep 3, 2014
Location: Wexford County MSU Extension Office, 401 N. Lake Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
Date: Sep 5, 2014
Location: Rudyard Township Community Center, 18725 S Mackinac Trail, Rudyard, MI 49780
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Agriculture Labor Issues
- Annie’s Project
- Beef Cattle Ultrasound Program
- Business Analysis & Evaluation System
- Commodity Marketing & Pricing Tools
- Cropland & Building Leasing
- Estate & Farm Succession Planning
- Farm Business Organization & Structure
- Farm Financial Performance
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- Oil and Gas
- Policy, Law & Regulation
- Risk Management
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Air Emissions and Animal Agriculture
- Cool, Wet Spring and Delayed Planting
- Emerging Issues in Animal Agriculture
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Farm Management Tools
- Farm Soil Sampling
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Helpful resources from MSU Extension educators
- Land Application Records and Sampling (E2824)
- Odor Management Plans
- Weather - Drought
- Weather - Winter Injury in Plants