Agriculture & Agribusiness

Agriculture is an important economic sector in Michigan and Kent County. The MSU Extension educators helping our growers and producers make informed decisions in Kent 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
Amy Irish-Brown
Commercial Tree Fruit Educator
(616) 632-7891
MSUE Fruit & Nuts
Heidi Lindberg
Commercial Nursery & Greenhouses Educator
(616) 994-4701
MSUEFloriculturedudek@anr.msu.edu

Phil Schwallier
Commercial Fruit (Apples) Educator
(616) 490-7917

Michigan Apples

Ben Werling
Commercial Vegetables Educator
(231) 873-2129
MSUE Vegetables
Rebecca Finneran
Consumer Horticulture, Landscape & Turf Educator 
(616) 632-7886

MSUE Lawn & Garden

Gardening in Michigan

Martin Carrasquillo-Mangual
Dairy Educator
(616) 994-4581

MSUE Dairy Team

Tom Guthrie
Equine / Horses Educator
(517) 788-4292

MSUE Horses

Roger Betz
Farm / Business Management Educator
(269) 781-0784
MSUE Farm Management
George Silva
Field Crops Educator
(517) 543-4467
MSUE Field Crops Team

Mike Metzger
Goats & Sheep Educator
(517) 788-4292

MSUE Sheep & Goats

Darrin Karcher
Poultry Educator
(517) 775-0485
MSUE Poultry
Dan O’Keefe
Sea Grant (Great Lakes) Educator
(616) 994-4572

Sea Grant Resources

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

Jerry May
Swine / Pork Educator
(989) 875-5233

MSUE Pork

 

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