The Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center was established in 1899 and serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research for Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
The Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) was established in 1899 and serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Applied research on pasture-based cattle management practices and cropping rotations is conducted in the unique environment of the U.P. Grass-based beef finishing, utilization of cover crops, hoophouse farming, season extension and soil health studies are keystone research elements on the farm. Outreach efforts focus on expanding knowledge of local food systems by educating producers and fostering market opportunities. Complementary agronomic studies at the 1,262-acre site focus on forages and small grains. The center also coordinates field trials on potato varieties and corn varieties throughout the Upper Peninsula region.
George Smith, MSU animal science professor, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Matt Raven has been awarded nearly $500,000 to establish an incubator farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to help small-scale agricultural producers build secure food systems.
MSU AgBioResearch animal scientist Jason Rowntree has been awarded nearly $500,000 to improve the profitability of grass-finished beef producers in the upper Great Lakes region.
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Jason Rowntree is looking at ways to improve the economics of small and medium-sized beef producers in the upper Great Lakes region.