Making It In Michigan Conference and Trade Show returned to in-person format for 2023
Published on April 21, 2023
MSU Product Center hosted the 14th annual conference on April 20, 2023, at the Lansing Center.
What should I do if I find a swarm of bees?
Published on April 18, 2023
Contact a local beekeeper if you find a swarm of honey bees.
Soil testing returns through MSU Extension!
Published on April 4, 2023
MSU Extension launches new soil testing program for home gardeners and commercial growers.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture awards MSU Center for Regional Food Systems $3.45 million to Expand Culturally Relevant Support for Farm and Food Business owners
Published on March 30, 2023
Over the next five years, MSU CRFS will work with MSU Extension, Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS), and the Julian Samora Institute to develop resources for inclusive farm business engagement.
Producing a Value-Added Product on the Farm Series
Published on March 13, 2023
Producing a value-added product on your farm can be a great way to generate additional revenue. The information on this sheet may help you decide if adding a product is right for your farm business and take you through the major steps involved.
The Anatomy of a Soil Test Report
Published on March 9, 2023
A summary of how to understand a soil test report to help you best understand and analyze the results to make effective farm management and soil fertility decisions.
Field Crops Virtual Breakfast series to kick off new growing season March 30, 2023
Published on March 8, 2023
This free weekly series for farmers and agribusinesses focuses on a wide array of relevant field crop pest and crop management topics during the growing season.
Mentors matter for new farmers
Published on February 28, 2023
Michigan Sustainable Farm Mentors program connects 42 beginning and aspiring farmers with experienced farmers.
Sustainable agriculture grants for training farm educators and graduate student research
Published on February 28, 2023
Apply by April for projects supporting people, resource protection, and long-term farm profitability.
Weed Management for Small-Scale Growers
As a small farmer, weeds can take up a large amount of your time, and finding practical solutions that don't require excessive machinery or other inputs you might not be comfortable with can be a really important strategy to support your farm profitability.
New video series shares tips for farmers selling to local restaurants, retailers and institutions
Published on January 24, 2023
Hear insights from 14 farmers, food entrepreneurs and marketing experts.
Third annual MI Ag Ideas to Grow With virtual conference focuses on food and animal production
Published on January 19, 2023
The MI Ag Ideas to Grow With virtual conference offers an array of free educational sessions on food and animal production from February 27 through March 10.
Winter animal care: Tips to keeping your animals healthy and happy during winter months
Published on January 18, 2023
Being prepared during cold, winter weather will help your livestock winter a little easier.
SARE resources available to everyone
Published on January 4, 2023
Looking for practical information on sustainable farming and ranching, or for training opportunities?
Five vegetable talks that can’t be missed at 2023 Ag Ideas to Grow With
Published on December 22, 2022
Veg out to five great vegetable production talks from March 6 to March 10 at 9 a.m. each day.
Toolkit for starting a great farm mentorship program
Published on December 21, 2022
Farm educators can find templates to connect beginning farmers with mentors.
Managed Pollinator Protection Plan update from Michigan State University Extension
Published on November 29, 2022
Education and outreach in Michigan to support pollinator health in Michigan through education and outreach for judicious use of pesticides and increasing pollinator habitat.
Apiculture Extension update from Michigan State University Extension
Published on November 28, 2022
Education and outreach in Michigan to support beekeepers and honey bees.
Congratulations to the 2022 MSU Organic Farmer Training Program graduates!
Published on November 21, 2022
Eleven beginning and aspiring farmers write business plans, visit 26 farms, and learn hands-on farming skills.
Join the Michigan CSA Network Listserv
Published on November 17, 2022
Listserv will connect network of CSA farmers and support organizations.