Michigan State University Extension’s focus on organic agriculture encompasses all aspects of organic farming ranging from fruit and vegetable production to animal agriculture. Through educational programs and research, MSU Extension helps farmers build sustainable organic farms through strong integrated pest management and enhancing soil health.
December 9, 2013 | Gerald May | USDA-NRCS and MSU Extension demonstrate the functionality of tall warm season grasses as vegetative buffers when planted next to livestock facilities.
December 9, 2013 | Joanne Davidhizar | Growers, winery owners and those interested in the business will benefit from the wide selection of topics at the Michigan Grape & Wine Conference Feb. 26-28, 2014 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich.
December 5, 2013 | Ben Werling | Weather challenged west central Michigan vegetable growers in different ways in 2012 and 2013.
December 4, 2013 | James DeDecker | Cover crops can contribute to weed management in some unexpected ways.
December 4, 2013 | James DeDecker | When applied correctly, cover cropping can have benefits beyond soil health.
December 4, 2013 | Ron Goldy | Plant essential nutrients exist as anions and cations. What does that mean for plant production and why should growers be aware?
December 3, 2013 | Joanne Davidhizar | Connecting with new buyers and markets for fruit and vegetable growers is made easier through the MarketMaker exhibit and the Meet the Buyers reception at the Great Lakes EXPO Dec. 10-12.
November 27, 2013 | Jerry Lindquist | The delayed harvest of grain crops in Michigan this year has put farm equipment operators and motorists at risk as they attempt to share the roadways in the month with the shortest daylight period of the year.
November 27, 2013 | Curtis Talley Jr. | Knowing what should be included in cropland leases will help both lessee and lessor.
November 27, 2013 | Phil Durst | Farming is not done alone. Thanksgiving is an opportunity and a reminder to say thanks to those who have helped you throughout the year.
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Date: Dec 11, 2013
Location: Ubly Heights Country Club, 2409 E. Atwater Road, Ubly, MI
Date: Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014
Location: Kettunen Center, 14901 4H Drive, Tustin, MI 49688
- Advanced Soil Organic Matter Management (E3137)
- Building Soil for Organic and Sustainable Farms (E3144)
- Center for Regional Food Systems
- Drought Resources
- Farm Information Resource Management (FIRM)
- Flaming as a Method of Weed Control in Organic Farming Systems (E3038)
- Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- Michigan State University Organic Farming Exchange
- Michigan State University Organic Pest Management
- Michigan State University Student Organic Farm