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.
March 7, 2014 | Nancy Thelen | Agricultural promotion happens each day in numerous ways. Just one example of the importance of sharing ideas and messages about agricultural promotion comes from a recent statewide 4-H event.
March 7, 2014 | Jeff Andresen | While milder weather and some moderation are expected in the short term, medium and longer lead forecast guidance suggests a general continuation of colder than normal temperatures.
March 5, 2014 | Jim Isleib | MSU Extension’s 2014 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series is getting good participation from Michigan, several other states, Ontario and even Australia.
February 28, 2014 | Stan Moore | Three upcoming Agriculture Labor and Farm Safety Meetings will be held in Bad Axe, Shepherd and Cadillac.
February 28, 2014 | Charles Gould | The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. Complementary funding can be obtained through utility rebates and technical assistance programs.
February 28, 2014 | Phil Tocco | It’s important to be aware of Food Safety Modernization Act water standards. This article outlines the proposed standards and gives information about how to learn more.
February 27, 2014 | Shelby Bollwahn | Due to the cold harsh winter and recent heavy rains and snow melt, livestock producers should keep a close watch on manure storage structures and pumping equipment.
February 26, 2014 | Amy Irish-Brown | Signs to look for and management considerations for rabbit damage to fruit and landscape plants.
February 26, 2014 | Rob Sirrine | HB 5275 provides tax incentives for brewers, cider, wine and mead makers to purchase Michigan-grown products.
February 25, 2014 | Emily Pochubay | Two webinars will explain strip cultivation, an alternative to herbicides for managing weeds in orchards and vineyards.
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Date: Mar 12, 2014
Date: Mar 13, 2014
Location: Szikszay Farms, 8329 North Irish Road Otisville, MI 48463.
- Advanced Soil Organic Matter Management (E3137)
- Agrifood Safety Work Group
- Building Soil for Organic and Sustainable Farms (E3144)
- Center for Regional Food Systems
- 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
- Weather - Drought