U.P. Summer Field Day at Northern Michigan University

Date: July 29, 2015 - July 29, 2015
Location: Northern Michigan University Services Building 136 Sugarloaf Avenue (Between Wright and Hawley Streets) Marquette, MI 49855

Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please join us Wednesday, July 29th at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, located in Chatham, Mich., to tour the various research efforts underway at the farm. Featured topics include: grazing and pasture management, the Chatham Red Angus herd, malting barley and forage variety trials, season extension technologies at the North Farm, and a rainfall simulation to illustrate infiltration.

Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the South Farm, located at E3774 University Drive, less than one mile south of the Village of Chatham on Highway M-94. The tour will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with transportation provided throughout the Farm. You will have the opportunity to tour both the North and South Farm sites and interact with the various researchers and staff conducting research at the Center.  

Registration cost: $75
A free lunch is provided, sponsored by the Hiawathaland Farm Bureau. Cancellations received after July 28, 2015 will be charged a $10 fee.



8:30 a.m.  Check-in/registration at South Farm

9:00 a.m.  Load buses for North Farm

9:15 a.m.  North Farm Program               

  • Farm Incubator featuring Bean Pole Farm
  • Lessons learned from year one
  • Structural performance of hoophouses
  • Season extension technologies

11:15 a.m. Load buses for South Farm

11:30 a.m. Lunch—presentation featuring UPREC cattle update

12:30 p.m. Load wagons for South Farm Program

12:45 p.m. Systems Project Presentation

  • Fencing and watering system
  • Methods to measure pasture productivity
  • Methods to measure soil productivity

1:45 p.m. Rainfall Simulator Presentation

2:30 p.m. Research Plot Presentation

  • Malting barley variety trials
  • Forage variety trials

3:30 p.m. Field Day concludes

Event will be held rain or shine, please plan accordingly!

If you have questions about meeting location, online registration or would like further information contact John Stone at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-353-5134.