Agriculture & Agribusiness

According to the 2007 USDA Census of Agriculture, Allegan County had 1,595 farms covering 275,120 acres. They produced a market value of crop and livestock sales over $397,553,000 resulting in

  • #1 state ranking in sales of livestock, poultry and their products
  • #1 state ranking in sales of hogs and pigs
  • #1 state ranking in pullets for laying flock replacement

As you can see, agriculture is an important economic sector in Allegan County.  The Extension Educators helping our producers make informed decisions include:

Kevin Gould
Beef Livestock Educator
(616) 527-5357
MSUE Beef Team
Dennis Pennington
Bioenergy / Biofuels Educator
(269) 838-8365

MSUE Bioenergy

M. Charles Gould
Bioenergy & Agricultural Energy Conservation Educator
(616) 994-4547
Bill Shane
Commercial Tree Fruit Educator
(269) 944-1477 x 205
MSUE Floriculture
Tom Dudek
Commercial Nursery & Greenhouses Educator
(616) 994-4542
Ron Goldy
Commercial Vegetables Educator
(269) 944-1477  x 207
MSUE Vegetables
Rebecca Finneran
Consumer Horticulture, Landscape & Turf Educator
(616) 336-3282

MSUE Lawn & Garden

Gardening in Michigan

Faith Cullens
Dairy Educator
(989)244-5249 Office
(517) 388-1078 Cell
MSUE Dairy Team
Adam Kantrovich
Farm / Business Management Educator
(616) 994-4570
MSUE Farm Management
Marilyn Thelen
Field Crops Educator
(989) 224-5240
MSUE Field Crops Team
Darrin Karcher
Poultry Educator
(517) 775-0485
MSUE Poultry

Carlos Garcia-Salazar
Small Fruit (Blueberries etc.) Educator
(616) 994-4545

MSUE Fruit & Nuts

MI Blueberry Facts
Mark Longstroth
Small Fruit (Blueberries etc.) Educator
(269) 657-8213 x 3
(269) 873-8983 Cell

Beth Ferry
Swine / Pork Educator
(269) 445-4438

Tina Conklin
Animal Well-Being Educator
(269) 673-0370

MSUE Pork

 

 

 

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