The Lake City Research Center includes 810 acres of managed land and 180 beef cows in a geographic area suitable for forage-based livestock enterprises, potato production and bioenergy crop production. The center is a leader in potato breeding and genetics research, with more than 60,000 seedlings grown and evaluated each year. It also supports research on forage and beef production systems that are holistic, sustainable and profitable. The center’s mission is to bring about practical, common-sense solutions to agricultural sustainability obstacles using research- and knowledge-based problem solving with the assistance of industry partners and the community.
Published on August 1, 2023
A grazing school for beef, dairy and small ruminant producers will be held at the MSU Extension Lake City Research Center August 22 - 23, 2023.
Published on June 7, 2023
The Michigan agriculture leader begins his new role July 1.
Published on October 28, 2022
Spartan graduates lead partner research teams at Colorado State University, Noble Research Institute
Published on July 6, 2022
Spartan scientists lead several aspects of research to understand how grazing management affects soil health and farmer well-being.
Published on June 6, 2022
The Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture is supporting 26 new research and outreach projects in 2022. For this funding cycle, the projects cover a range of topics, including disease-related challenges and exploring ways to increase dairy profitability.