The award honors those who make significant contributions to the well-being of the vegetable industry while not farming directly.
December 19, 2017 - Author: Joy Landis
George Bird has been named the Michigan Vegetable Council’s 2017 Master Farmer Associate recipient. In presenting the award to Bird, the Council noted that he has served on the MSU faculty since 1973 basing his work on nematode diseases of vegetables, fruit and agronomic crops. Much of his research and outreach has occurred on-farm with close association with multiple generations of farm families. His students have become well-known nematologists based on his training.
The Council joined with Michigan Farm Bureau to produce this video highlighting Bird’s work and impact on Michigan farmers: Dr. George Bird - Michigan Vegetable Council 2017 Master Farmer Associate Award.