Encompassing many aspects of the agricultural industry and offering a full array of educational sessions for those interested in food production and gardening.

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Michigan State University (MSU) Extension hopes you enjoyed the 2021 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With conference, held virtually, Feb. 15-19, 2021. This unique event combined past MSU Extension events such as Ag Action Day, Branch County Farmers Day, and Southwest Michigan Horticulture Days into one cumulative weeklong program that encompassed many aspects of the agricultural industry and offered a full array of educational session for farmers and homeowners interested in food production and those considering agricultural endeavors. 

This week-long educational experience featured a variety of tracks focused on livestock production, fruit and vegetable production, sustainability, soil health and irrigation, in addition to horticulture and home gardening. A track was also offered for youth participants. 

The sessions throughout the week were recorded and are available for viewing online. To view the recordings, click on the videos link above. 

Due to the generous support of individuals and organizational partners of this virtual event, we were able to offer a college scholarship opportunity for high school seniors or students who have already begun their college education. We are pleased to announce that $1,800 in scholarship dollars were presented to six students:

  • Jacklyn Alsbro
  • Caitlin Henne
  • Cameron Lynch
  • Savannah Mauk
  • Peter Murray
  • Nicole Ostrander



We would like to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors of the 2021 MI Ag Ideas to Grow With virtual conference.

Platinum Sponsor

Nutrien Ag Solutions Logo


Gold Sponsors

Crystal Flash Logo Greenmark Equipment
Michigan Pork Producers Association Logo  Michigan Horticultural Society Logo


Silver Sponsors


Branch County Farm Bureau

Downer Well Drilling is proud to continue
serving Branch county agricultural community
as we have for over 60 years! Thank you

Southern Michigan Bank & Trust Logo

Individual Contribution - In Honor of 4-H Program



Bronze Sponsors

Ceres Solutions Cooperative, Inc.

Cushman Creek Supply - Call 231-924-7014 or Learn more about Silicate Products

Individual Contribution - In honor of the great Dale Brown



With Financial Support From

Logo for the North Central SARE organization Logo for the USDA NIFA Organization

This material is based upon work that is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the North Central Region SARE program. USDA is an equal opportunity employer and service provider. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.