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  • Managing Farm Stress

    Published on July 8, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 8, 2021, focuses on managing farm stress, presented by Eric Karbowski, MSU Extension farm stress specialist.

  • Reduce Sodium with Herbs

    Published on July 2, 2021

    Join Michigan State University Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Kendra Gibson as she shows us how to start a simple herb garden. Learn ideas for using your herbs to help you reduce your sodium intake!

  • Optimizing LED lighting for flower crops

    Published on July 1, 2021

    Questions abound when considering use of LED lighting. Choices of fixtures and light quality can be very confusing. In this 45-minute video presentation, Dr. Erik Runkle simplifies the selection and use of LEDs, both indoors and in greenhouses.

  • Cover Crops After Wheat, What About Mixtures?

    Published on July 1, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 1, 2021, focuses on cover crops after wheat and mixtures, presented by Dean Baas, MSU Extension cover crop specialist.

  • Cercospora Leaf Spot Outlook for Sugarbeets

    Published on June 24, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 24, 2021, focuses on Cercospora leaf spot in sugabeets, presented by Jaime Willbur, MSU assistant professor.

  • Forage Management & Supply in a Drought

    Published on June 17, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 17, 2021, focuses on forage management and supply in a drought, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU forage specialist.

  • Successes in MSU Extension Tourism Programming – Destination Downriver

    Published on June 16, 2021

    This interview recognizes MSU Extension’s 2018 signature tourism program, Understanding Tourism for MI Communities, in 2021 as catalyst needed to launch coalition of 18 communities in Southern Wayne County branding themselves as Destination Downriver.

  • RELAX: Alternatives to Anger Success Story

    Published on June 14, 2021

    Michigan attorney Heather Main talks about how MSU Extension's RELAX: Alternatives to Anger program helps her deal with stress. For more information, visit canr.msu.edu/relax.

  • Transitioning from Conventional to Organic Production

    Published on June 10, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 10, 2021, focuses on better transitioning from conventional to organic production, presented by Vicki Morrone, MSU organic farming specialist.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: On-farm Considerations

    Published on June 3, 2021

    In the third session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Jerad Jaborek (Michigan State University) and Garth Ruff (Ohio State University) share some on-farm considerations for beef on dairy cattle. Jerad begins by reviewing a on-farm survey about current beef on dairy practices on dairy farms in the Midwestern U.S. Jerad also explains how to interpret beef cattle expected progeny differences (EPD) when selecting a beef sire. Jerad discusses the importance of proper nutrition, including colostrum, calf starter, and the transition to a feedlot ration. Garth discusses some of the marketing options with beef on dairy calves and techniques or management practices that can be implemented to capture additional value.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: Beef Genetics and Sire Selection

    Published on June 3, 2021

    In the second session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Chip Kemp (American Simmental Association and International Genetics Solutions) discusses some hurdles, facts and what-ifs regarding beef on dairy production. As Chip begins, he shares the past history leading up to the current situation we have with beef on dairy cattle production from a sire selection standpoint. Chip highlights traits that producers need to be selecting for when choosing a beef sire to successfully create a profitable crossbred dairy beef calf. Chip briefly discusses a few different marketing avenues, as well as other resources, such as the IGS feeder profit calculator.

  • JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool Webinar

    Published on June 3, 2021

    Dr. Jerad Jaborek introduces the JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool and highlights the differences between the old and new contracts available for Holstein cattle feeders to market their finished Holstein steers with JBS. Jerad also discusses some of the implications of the basis and dressing percentage changes on cattle value, as well as the implications of the seasonality of the choice/select spread price.

  • Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle: Marketing Dairy Beef

    Published on May 30, 2021

    In the first session of the Management Considerations for Crossbred Dairy Cattle program hosted by Michigan State University and Ohio State University, Larry Rose (JBS Head of Cattle Procurement) and JT Loewe (JBS Cattle Procurement) have a conversation with the audience discussing marketing aspects of dairy beef. Both Larry and JT share their observations and experiences with crossbred dairy beef cattle at JBS and their future thoughts on the role for crossbred dairy cattle in the beef industry. Additionally, the new contract which Holstein and Holstein crossbred steers can be marketed on with JBS was discussed relative to the old Holstein contract.

  • Getting Started with Chestnuts

    Published on May 12, 2021

    A primer on the Michigan chestnut industry from MSU Extension educator Erin Lizotte.

  • "Women in Agriculture: Taking a Seat at the Table with Confidence" Online Forum

    Published on May 8, 2021

    Today marks the end of Women's History Month, and this year the Farm Business Management team at MSU Extension, in partnership with GreenStone Farm Credit Services, are offering this virtual panel discussion to reflect on women’s contributions and roles in agriculture today and into the future.

  • Building Community Leadership Teams for FIT

    Published on May 3, 2021

    Learn about building an inclusive Community Leadership Team (CLT) for MSU Extension's First Impressions Tourism Assessment program.

  • Recording A Virtual Club Meeting

    Published on April 29, 2021

    Best practices around recording virtual club meetings.

  • Setting Up A Virtual Club Meeting

    Published on April 29, 2021

    Best practices around setting up a club meeting for virtual settings.

  • MSU Extension Field Crops Video Tips S4E2 - Starter Fertilizer

    Published on April 28, 2021

    This week, Extension Educator Phil Kaatz is talking about the importance of starter fertilizer and its placement when planting corn.

  • Stretch Break #3

    Published on April 23, 2021

    Join Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, for our third and final stretch break in this series. Rotate all three stretch breaks throughout your day!