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  • Agriculture

    MSU Extension works to increase farmers’ success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research. Agriculture is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the Michigan economy.


  • Fencing and Watering Systems for Livestock Webinar

    Published on March 15, 2017

    Getting started with fencing and watering systems for livestock.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Chris DiFonzo

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Chris DiFonzo, a professor in the MSU Department of Entomology and MSU Extension field crops entomologist: Growers often see insects feeding at the field edge in August. This presentation showed how insect defoliation should be measured in soybeans and discusses the rarity of levels high enough to spray in Michigan.

  • Industrial Hemp 2019

    Published on August 14, 2019

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for August 15, 2019, focused on industrial hemp, presented by Kurt Thelen, MSU agronomist.

  • Community Supported Agriculture Farming

    Published on January 11, 2016

    Getting Started with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm.

  • 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decision Webinar

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Recording of the 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decisions Webinar

  • Assessing Frost Damage in Soybeans

    Published on May 21, 2020

    Michigan State University Extension field crops educator Ricardo Costa shares how to assess soybeans after a frost.

  • No-till Vegetable Production on Small Scale

    Published on March 18, 2020

    MSU Extension offers this video for the users to learn about no-till vegetable production on a smaller scale.

  • Irrigation on Small Farms

    Published on April 28, 2016

    Getting started with irrigation on small farms.

  • Meeting 1 - Grains for Brewing & Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    Our first Happy Hour was held onThursday, October 1st, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EST and is focused on winter barley varieties and how they perform in Michigan. We have virtual crop walk video clips from two sites in lower Michigan and updates from MSU barley researchers, Dr. Brook Wilke and Ryan Hamilton, along with perspectives and conversation with Chris Schmidt of Schmidt Farms of Auburn and President of the Michigan Crop Improvement Association. Also joining us will be Larry Judge of Mitten State Malt, to share his experiences growing, malting, and marketing winter barley.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke on Sugar Beets

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Kurt Steinke talks about optimal rates of N in sugar beets for 2020.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Jaime Willbur

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Jaime Willbur and her graduate students provide an update on two ongoing research projects, inoculum reduction in sugar beets and early season detection of cercospora.

  • Meeting 5 - Grains for Brewing and Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    Session 5 was about disease management, Fusarium Head Blight and others affecting small grains, with Dr. Martin Chilvers and Tara Watkins of the Michigan State University Field Crops Pathology Lab. We were also joined by agronomist and certified seed producer, Carl Wagner III of C3 Seeds in Niles, Michigan.

  • Conversations in the Community with Morgan Doherty

    Published on April 7, 2021

    We speak with Morgan Doherty of Tender Heart Gardens and Capital United Land Trust in Lansing.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke on dry beans

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Kurt Steinke and graduate student Christian Terwilliger look at six different nutrients, and how they are affecting dry bean production in the second year of a long term study.

  • Utilizing Digital Technology for Agriculture

    Published on August 19, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 19, 2021, focuses on utilizing digital technology for agriculture, presented by Bruno Basso, MSU Foundation Professor.

  • Meeting 2 - Grains for Brewing & Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    This week’s session was held on Thursday, October 8th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EST. Ryan Hamilton hosted our meeting focused on cereal rye varieties for use in distilling.

  • Drainage Design Considerations

    Published on July 9, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 9, 2020, focuses on drainage design considerations, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist. Following Ghane’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Scott Bales

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Scott Bales discusses dry bean profitability and sustainability in Michigan in 2020.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Organic Field Crop Production

    Published on June 25, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 25, 2020, focuses on organic field crop production, presented by Vicki Morrone, MSU organic field crop specialist. MSU entomologist Chris DiFonzo also gives a brief insect pest update, including true armyworms.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Wheat Production - Dennis Pennington

    Published on March 1, 2021

    In this third session on March 1, 2021, MSU Extension wheat specialist Dennis Pennington focuses on "Improving Wheat Production Income." Even though commodity prices have rebounded recently, it is still important to understand your production cost and make management decisions accordingly. Higher prices should not be used as justification to increase input costs. This should be a time where costs are held so that improvement to cash flow can be made and short-term debt can be reduced. Each input should be evaluated from an economic potential, not just as yield potential.