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Michigan State University Agriculture Innovation Day is an annual event which focuses in-depth education on a single topic. The event rotates to various locations throughout the state where experts deliver innovative information to help producers take the next step in improving their bottom line while maintaining environmentally sound practices on their farms. The 2017 MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Forages and the Future took place on August 24, 2017, at the Lake City Research Center, Lake City, Michigan.

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Investing in dairy cattle precision technologies

Published on August 14, 2017

Investments in dairy cattle precision technologies represent important decisions on dairy farms.

Focus on forages at MSU Ag Innovation Day

Published on August 2, 2017

Educational sessions range from reduced-lignin alfalfa to fitness tracking for cows.

Research findings on reduced-lignin alfalfa featured at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day

Published on July 25, 2017

Research findings from a six-state study on reduced-lignin alfalfa will be featured at Michigan State University Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Forages and the Future.

Burke Teichert to speak at MSU Ag Innovation Day in Lake City

Published on July 24, 2017

Leading beef cattle ranch consultant Burke Teichert to speak at MSU Lake City Ag Innovation Day on Aug. 24

RUP and CCA credits to be offered at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day

Published on June 27, 2017

Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be offered at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Forages and the Future.

Harvesting and handling high-quality baleage

Published on June 12, 2017

Perhaps the greatest challenge Michigan forage growers face is quickly transforming high quality standing forage in the field to a form that is stable, storable and the best feed quality for livestock.

Finding the right mix for soil health

Published on May 17, 2017

Explore the below-ground communities that impact soil health at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day on Aug. 24, 2017, at the Lake City Research Center.

How to get the most out of your baleage

Published on May 16, 2017

The latest management techniques to preserve forage with baleage will be featured at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day.

“Fitbits” for cows: The latest precision dairy cattle monitoring technology

Published on May 15, 2017

New wearable technologies for dairy cows monitor individual animal activity to improve farm management and performance.

Assessing kernel processing score in the field can optimize corn silage production

Published on May 15, 2017

New image processing app will be featured at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day on Aug. 24, 2017 at the Lake City Research Center.

Five-year grass-fed beef research findings now available

Published on May 2, 2017

New grass-fed beef research findings will be presented at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day on Aug. 24, 2017 at the Lake City Research Center.

Plan now for corn silage success – Part 2: Crop nutrient needs and harvest management

Published on April 20, 2017

Get more from your corn silage by meeting crop nutrient needs during the growing season and optimizing your harvest methods.

Plan now for corn silage success – Part 1: Hybrid selection

Published on March 9, 2017

Hybrid selection, crop nutrient planning and flexible harvest management can pay off at harvest and feeding time.

Michigan State University Agriculture Innovation Day event to focus on forages and the future

Published on February 21, 2017

Michigan State University (MSU) will host its second annual Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Forages and the Future on Aug. 24 at the Lake City Research Center located at 5401 W. Jennings Road, Lake City, MI, 49651.

How well do you manage nitrogen in your soil?

Published on August 12, 2016

Expert Pete Scharf talks about the importance of nitrogen in preparation for MSU Agriculture Innovation Day.

MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Soils brings experts to Frankenmuth on Aug. 24

Published on August 11, 2016

Cutting-edge information on topics important to Agriculture’s future.

Soil compaction is a below-ground yield robber

Published on July 19, 2016

Explore ways to prevent, detect and alleviate soil compaction.

How do your soils handle rain?

Published on July 15, 2016

Understanding the impact of rainfall in various tillage and cropping systems.

MSU Agriculture Innovation Day will better serve needs of Michigan agriculture than former Ag Expo

Published on July 7, 2016

Inaugural event to provide in-depth focus on soil health.

Make your soil smoke for optimum soil health

Published on July 6, 2016

MSU Agriculture Innovation Day to feature smoking soil and more from experts

Stacking the deck: how to win at cover crop establishment

Published on July 5, 2016

Learn more about methods and equipment for establishing cover crops at MSU Agricultural Innovations Day on August 24.

Earthworms can be an indicator of soil health

Published on June 29, 2016

Simple steps to determine worm populations in your field covered at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day.

Healthy soil enhances life

Published on June 16, 2016

Ensuring soil health is the key to a sustainable future.

Soil compaction and its impact on the bottom line

Published on June 7, 2016

Understanding soil compaction and its impacts can yield big savings for farmers. Soil compaction will be one of the topics of discussion at MSU's Agriculture Innovation Day.

Don’t P in the Lake

Published on May 20, 2016

Knowing when a phosphorus (P) fertilizer application is warranted can be a good first step towards a much larger concern – the quality of our nation’s water supply.

Secrets in the soil – dig a little, learn a lot

Published on May 6, 2016

There’s a whole world beneath the surface. Learn more about soil health at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016.

Healthy soils provide foundation for healthy food production

Published on April 12, 2016

Farmers will discover what makes a healthy soil and management practices for healthy soils at Agriculture Innovation Day on Aug. 24, 2016, in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources event to focus on soil health

Published on January 12, 2016

Michigan State University will host its first Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Soils on Aug. 24, 2016, at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan.

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