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  • Protecting Michigan’s water resources

    March 16, 2013 | Gerald May | Michigan borders some of the world’s greatest fresh water resources. Protecting the water quality of these resources is the goal of projects throughout the state.

  • Grant funding for growers—Part II

    March 16, 2013 | Rob Sirrine | While not plentiful, grant opportunities for growers do exist. Here is a brief list of grants offered to Michigan growers.

  • Grant funding for growers—Part I

    March 16, 2013 | Rob Sirrine | While not plentiful, grant opportunities for growers do exist. There are, however, important things to consider if you are interested in grant funding.

  • Equestrian exercises for the off-season: Part 2

    March 15, 2013 | Taylor Fabus | We work our horses to be fit, athletic, strong, sound and flexible; why not do the same for ourselves? This article discusses some ways that we can improve our personal fitness in the saddle.

  • Partnerships improve adoption of practices to improve water quality and meet TMDLs

    March 13, 2013 | Wendy Powers | Adoption of on-farm practices to reduce or eliminate movement of pollutants to waters is a focus of several programs at Michigan State University Extension. Learn more about TMDLs at MSU Extension’s Communities and Livestock workshop on April 23, 2013.

  • Equestrian exercises for the off-season: Part 1

    March 11, 2013 | Taylor Fabus | We work our horses to be fit, athletic, strong, sound and flexible; why not do the same for ourselves? We can improve our personal fitness while in the saddle.

  • Grants available for energy-efficiency systems and improvements

    March 1, 2013 | Andy Hayes | Rural small businesses and farms in Michigan can apply for grants ranging from $1,500 to $500,000.

  • Online water use reporting must be completed by April 1

    February 28, 2013 | James DeDecker | Large volume agricultural water users have one month left to file their 2012 report with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

  • Feed plans needed for cattle farms

    February 27, 2013 | Dennis Stein | Cattle farms across Michigan are dealing with very tight supplies resulting in shortages that may demand detailed feed and forage budgets.

  • Can you graze cover crops? Yes!

    February 27, 2013 | Kim Cassida | The Michigan Forage Technology Conference on Thursday, March 7, will answer your questions about how to alleviate forage shortages through use of cover crops for grazing or hay.

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