Resources

  • JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool

    Published on April 8, 2021
    This spreadsheet is to be used to help assist with choosing between using the "New" or "Old" JBS Holstein contract and discovering how premiums and discounts can affect the probability on a load of cattle.

  • Hormone Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Hormones are naturally produced chemical messenger substance found in both plants and animals.

  • Food Product Dates

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Two types of dating may be found on product labels; open and closed dating.

  • Food Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    All information on food labels must not be false or misleading.

  • Antibiotic Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Antibiotics are substances that are produced by one microorganism and have the ability to kill or inhibit growth or multiplication of other microorganisms.

  • An Assessment of Manure-based Compost Markets in Michigan

    Published on March 15, 2021
    A report that farmers can use to make informed decisions about making compost from manure and other agricultural byproducts to increase farm income by selling compost to consumers. The report updates a similar effort that was conducted in 2005.

  • Legacy of the Land

    Published on December 4, 2020
    Through the MDARD/FRSAN Legacy of the Land grants, MSU Extension can help support you and your farm to help you stay or get back on a successful track.

  • Michigan Youth Employment Act

    Published on October 11, 2020
    AN ACT to provide for the legal employment and protection of minors; to provide for the issuance and revocation of work permits; to provide for the regulation of hours and conditions of employment of minors.

  • Michigan Youth Employment Restrictions

    Published on October 11, 2020
    The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is continuing a special initiative “Extreme Safety for Working Teens” to help ensure that young workers have the information they need to stay safe on the job.

  • Natural and Organic Label Claims

    Published on September 30, 2020
    Natural or organic label claims are used on food products to describe how they were grown, raised, and/or processed. Two government agencies oversee the production and labeling of food in the United States to ensure that label claims are truthful.

  • Animal Raising Label Claims Infographic

    Published on September 30, 2020
    These labeling terms are used on products to describe the environment in which animals were raised during their life span. Animal raising claims describe the care the animal receives and how the producer maintains the land and environment.

  • What are GMOs?

    Published on September 27, 2020
    GMO stands for genetically modified organism and is sometimes referred to as genetically engineered (GE), bioengineered (BE) or genetically modified (GM).

  • Fact Sheet #40: Overview of Youth Employment (Child Labor) Provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for Agricultural Occupations

    Published on September 20, 2020
    This publication by the US department of labor is a fact sheet providing an overview of youth employment (child labor) provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for Agricultural Occupations .

  • Federal Income Tax and FICA Withholding for Foreign Agricultural Workers with an H-2A Visa

    Published on September 20, 2020
    This publication by the IRS details federal income tax and FICA withholding for foreign agricultural workers with an H-2A visa.

  • Dairy Incentive Pay

    Published on September 20, 2020
    Dairy Incentive Pay 4th Edition

  • Child Labor Bulletin 102

    Published on September 20, 2020
    This bulletin details the child labor requirements in agricultural occupations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

  • Horse Manure Management Plans

    Published on September 18, 2020
    Overwhelmed by horse manure? If you answered yes to this question, it may be time to reevaluate your current management practices.

  • Agricultural Employer Checklist

    Published on September 13, 2020
    This publication is a guide to the legal requirements for hiring agricultural employees in Michigan.

  • Agriculture Employee Handbook Template

    Published on September 12, 2020
    This Employee Handbook was designed as a sample document to be used by farms at their discretion. Once you as the user, insert your name and make the applicable changes, it becomes your farm document and you are solely responsible for the contents.

  • Labor Laws and Michigan Agriculture

    Published on September 10, 2020
    All farm employers and workers need to be aware of and understand the various laws pertaining to labor. This publication attempts to create such awareness and lists references for fuller understanding.