Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.
MSU Extension has invested in ultrasound scanning technology in central Michigan. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs.
MSU Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches and strawberries.
MSU Extension’s bioenergy and bioproducts team assesses the needs of Michigan stakeholders in the broad bioeconomy industry by addressing issues through research and efforts to help the citizens of Michigan reach sustainable bioenergy and bioproduct goals.
MSU Extension provides research-based field crop production recommendations and resources. Assistance is accessible through educational programs, fact sheets, bulletins, articles, websites and individual contacts.
MSU Extension assists farmers, businesses, industries, families and individuals improve lives and achieve their goals through an educational process that applies management, production and economic knowledge to critical issues.
A network of livestock producers, meat processors, distributors, buyers, and food professionals looking to make business connections, find answers, and build viable markets for local and regional meat in Michigan.