• Needs Assessment of Michigan Beef Industries

    Published on February 12, 2020

    The questions asked in the Beef Needs Assessment Survey Distributed across the state of Michigan during March, April, May of 2019 are on the following pages.

  • Cow-calf enterprise budget tool

    Published on January 29, 2020

    This excel tool helps cow-calf producers forecast their economic profitability. The tool will help users better understand their revenue, variable and fixed costs, and ultimately profitability.

  • Animal Tissue Composting Record Form

    Published on December 5, 2019

    An example of a form that can be used to keep records of composting work done on-farm or in an animal processing business.

  • Animal Care and Abuse Policy

    Published on November 8, 2019

    The Animal Care and Abuse Policy reflects the zero tolerance policy for any willful acts of abuse. Acts of these kind are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

  • How to Deal with a Manure Storage Emergency

    Published on April 26, 2019

    Does the wet spring have your manure storage looking dangerously full? Are your fields too saturated to spread on? There are some actions you can take to relive the situation and the impending environmental emergency.

  • Southeast Michigan Small Farm Needs Assessment

    Published on April 11, 2019

    MSU Extension experts created a comprehensive survey sent out to over 200 small farmers in Southeast Michigan and conducted a focus group in Washtenaw County. The document outlines the results of their research.

  • Southeast Michigan Small Farm Needs Assessment

    MSU Extension experts launched a comprehensive assessment to better understand programmatic needs of Southeast Michigan’s small farm population. Their results are outlined in this document.