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  • MSU Extension Field Crops Video Tips Series S4E1 - Feekes 6 Stage

    Published on April 20, 2021

    Ricardo Costa shows producers how to determine if your wheat field is at Feekes 6 stage.

  • Stretch Break #2

    Published on April 16, 2021

    Add variety to your physical activity by joining Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, on one of her stretch breaks!

  • MSU Feedlot Educational Series: Effect of Facility Design on Feedlot Cattle Performance

    Published on April 14, 2021

    In session five of the MSU Feedlot Educational Series, Dr. Jerad Jaborek discusses the effects of feedlot facility design on cattle feedlot performance. Dr. Jaborek shares some of the commonly feedlot designs and shares some research regarding slatted floors versus bedded pack flooring systems. The importance of ventilation (natural and mechanical) is discussed as a necessary means to keep cattle comfortable and healthy.

  • Season Extension with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer

    Published on April 13, 2021

    The Cabin Fever Conversations crew talks about how to create a longer growing season with some easy home practices with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer.

  • Stretch Break #1

    Published on April 9, 2021

    Take a quick 2 min stretch break with Heather Hampel, MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor.

  • 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.

  • PLFA Webinar

    Published on April 5, 2021

    Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) test, which measures the biomass of the microbes in the soil, is one of the tests that is currently being conducted to determine the microbial population of soil. To understand the PLFA test, the MSU Extension Field Crops Team invited Donna Brandt, Research Specialist with Missouri’s Soil Health Assessment Center, to give a short presentation on soil health, PLFA analysis, and how to interpret a soil health report.

  • Plant Disease with Lori Imboden

    Published on April 2, 2021

    Lori Imboden helps us understanding the complexity of plant diseases to create healthier gardens.

  • 11 Ideas for Using Spinach

    Published on April 1, 2021

    Have you ever thought about the variety of ways you can use spinach? These ideas might inspire you to add some spinach to your recipe today!

  • Lions Partner to Fight Diabetes

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • Lions Defense Against Diabetes

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • Y Lions Centennial

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • iPhone Video to mp4

    Published on March 31, 2021

    This video explains how to create a .mp4 file out of a iphone video.

  • Conversations in the Community with Shakara Tyler and Erin Preston-Johnson Bevel

    Published on March 25, 2021

    Hosted by Naim Edwards, MSU Extension. We speak with Shakara Tyler and Erin Preston-Johnson Bevel who are working with the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund to increase access to land for urban growing in the city of Detroit.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Grain Price Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Matt Gammans

    Published on March 22, 2021

    In the last session of the series, MSU agricultural economist Matthew Gammans focused on addressing grain price outlook and novel marketing strategies. He first went through the recent March USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, identifying the current supply and demand pressures driving global commodity markets. He then discussed novel and less conventional marketing approaches including organic, transitional, non-GMO and environmental certification programs, as well as custom contracts with food processors looking to procure grain grown using a specific set of practices.

  • Safe Physical Activity Outside

    Published on March 19, 2021

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Madison Koenigsknecht reminds us how to stay safe while exercising outside.

  • Insects in the Garden with David Lowenstein

    Published on March 16, 2021

    David Lowenstein from MSU Extension helps us build better relationships with the insects that cohabitate in our garden and can be surprisingly helpful.

  • Volunteer Success Story - Kalamazoo Giving Garden

    Published on March 15, 2021

    Twice a month, the vehicles begin lining up one-by-one as early as two hours before the mobile food distribution center opens in the parking lot of a southwest Michigan church. By the time the last boxes of food are placed in over 100 trunks, hatches, and backseats, more than 400 families have something nutritious to eat for the next four days.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Crop Fertility - Kurt Steinke and Jon LaPorte

    Published on March 15, 2021

    In this fifth session, Kurt Steinke, MSU Extension field crop soil fertility specialist, and Jon LaPorte, MSU Extension farm management educator, focus on “Crop Fertility Decisions—When Less is More and When Less is Less.” Fertilizer is a critical part of a farm’s ability to reach yield goals and frequently one of the largest inputs in the cost of production. Balancing the pursuit of high yields and achieving farm profitability raises the question of how much fertilizer should be applied each year.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 3 - Winter Birding

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 3 of a four-part series provided by Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension featuring tips and tricks and lots of great information from Extension educator Elliot Nelson. In this video, we'll learn what birds you can expect to see year round and also only in the colder seasons in Michigan.