Established 1971 (relocated in 2009)
Most of the dry bean and sugar beet production in Michigan is located in the Thumb and Saginaw Valley areas. Michigan is the No. 1 producer of black beans, the No. 2 producer of all dry beans and the No. 4 producer of sugar beets in the country. Research at the center has allowed Michigan producers to be national leaders in sugar beet and dry bean production, offering growers the latest information on crop management and tillage techniques, new variety trials, and pest and weed control with minimal environmental impact. In addition to dry bean and sugar beet research, studies at the 310-acre site explore other important rotational crops including corn, wheat and soybeans.
New facility will increase hands-on opportunities for agriculture professionals, students, community
Published on June 1, 2015
More than $1 million in donations will be used to build a new 11,000-square-foot educational facility on the property at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center.
Published on December 11, 2014
Seventeen Michigan State University researchers and Extension outreach and education specialists have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.
Published on October 22, 2014
MSU fisheries and wildlife professor Michael Jones has been named assistant director of natural resources programs for MSU AgBioResearch. This is a new part-time position within the organization.
Published on June 26, 2014
George Smith, MSU animal science professor, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.
Published on June 10, 2014
Michigan's Winter Wheat Field Day will feature something for every wheat farmer in the state who has ever had a pest, weed, disease, rotation, nutrient, combine or production-related question about the crop.