Resources

  • Food Label Claims

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

  • Hormone Label Claims

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

  • 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 you navigate stress and challenges to make sound decisions for your farm.

  • 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.

  • Animal Raising Label Claims

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Dairy Incentive Pay

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

  • 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 .

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Pandemic Preparedness Plans and CHAMP Lite Tool

    Published on August 26, 2020
    Important information and resources for agriculture operations developing pandemic prepardness plans and implementing mitigation strategies that reduce exposure risks to COVID-19.

  • Bronze Level of Performance

    Published on August 7, 2020
    Manure application equipment inspection list for Level 1 certification.

  • Enhancing Business Continuity for Pork Operations through Secure Pork Supply Planning

    Published on July 22, 2020
    Secure Pork Supply planning is the effort of the pork industry to protect as much of itself as possible from loss if a highly contagious animal disease with severe consequences were to occur.