Allegan County Extension Office
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Mike leads the soybean on-farm research program in Michigan and creates articles, fact sheets and presentations addressing timely production issues relevant to soybean producers and agronomists. Managing risk and increasing income are his focus areas.
Mike Staton has served as a field crop educator with Michigan State University Extension since 1989. Soybean production and management has been an important part of his on-farm research trials and educational programming throughout his career. In 2010, MSU Extension and the Michigan Soybean Checkoff jointly funded a new soybean educator position enabling Mike to focus all of his efforts on soybean production and management issues. In this position he leads a statewide on-farm soybean research program and develops soybean educational materials and research reports to support Michigan soybean producers and agribusiness agronomists.