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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.


  • Nov 4

    Educator Toolkit: Map of Beginning Farmer Programs Demo

    November 4, 2021 1:00PM – 2:00PM

    Demo of new mapping tool for beginning farmer educators and resource providers

  • Nov 9

    Farmer Toolkit: Map of Beginning Farmer Programs Demo

    November 9, 2021 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    Demo of new mapping tool for beginning farmers

  • Dec 20

    Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update 2021

    December 20, 2021 9:00AM – 4:00PM Registration and light breakfast begin at 8:00 AM for the in-person event.

    The Integrated Crop and Pest Management Update will be held on Dec. 20, 2021 in-person at the MSU Livestock Pavilion and virtually via Zoom and will feature crop and pest management recommendations, research data and pesticide certification credits.

  • Oct 19

    MSU AgBioResearch and Extension Field Day at West Central Research Center

    October 19, 2021 12:00PM – 3:30PM 5185 N. Oceana Dr., Hart, MI 49420

    Michigan State University and the new West Central Michigan Research Center will host an AgBioResearch and MSU Extension Field Day from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19.

  • Nov 13

    4-H "It Came from the Farm" Workshop

    November 13, 2021 2:00PM – 3:30PM 3000 N Stiles Rd, Scottville, MI 49454

    Participants will examine the ways food and products relate back to farming and the ag industry.

  • Oct 28

    Introduction to Great Lakes Biochar Network and Biochar Basics

    October 28, 2021 2:00PM – 3:00PM Zoom webinar

    Learn about biochar, how to become involved in the newly formed Great Lakes Biochar Network, and discuss how the network can best work for you.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Karen Cichy

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Karen Cichy talks about improving the consumer quality of dry beans in Michigan.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Marty Chilvers

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Martin Chilvers, an associate professor in the MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences (PSM) and MSU Extension field crops pathologist, and graduate students Austin McCoy and Viviana Ortiz: The Chilvers lab conducts research to understand and improve management of diseases. This presentation provided an update on soybean disease management and current disease management trials.

  • 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.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Kurt Steinke, an associate professor in PSM and MSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist, and Christian Terwillegar, a master’s student: Soybean producers continue to show interest in modifying nutrient applications to better capture and utilize nutrients for a potential yield response. However, questions continue to include what to do when soil test phosphorous and potassium are above critical levels and whether to utilize a starter fertilizer.

  • 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.

  • Conversations in the Community with Allan Whitley

    Published on March 8, 2021

    Allan Whitley from Root of the Vine Urban Garden shares about his work to broaden community gardening engagement in his neighborhood in Lansing. To learn more, check out ROTV’s Facebook page!

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Field Day - Christy Sprague

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Weed expert Christy Sprague discusses techniques to reduce pressure from mare's tail and water hemp weeds in sugar beet plots.

  • Slug Management

    Published on April 29, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for April 29, 2021, focuses on managing slugs, presented by Kelley Tilmon, Ohio State University associate professor of entomology.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Full Show

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Full recording of the 2020 Soybean Virtual Field Day.

  • Winter Barley Varieties - Calypso & Puffin

    Ryan Hamilton from Michigan State University visits two winter barley variety trial sites in lower Michigan in 2020. He shares information on two varieties, Calypso and Puffin, and how they perform in Michigan.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Jackie Perkins

    Published on August 5, 2020

    Jackie Perkins takes a look at diseases that affect Michigan's grapes.

  • Seed Starting with Rebecca Krans

    Published on February 16, 2021

    Our first episode of Cabin Fever Conversations for 2021 featured MSU Extension's Rebecca Krans teaching us about seed starting.

  • Industrial Hemp Production 101: Insect and Mite pests of industrial hemp

    Published on October 16, 2019

    This webinar will discuss the major insect and mite pests of hemp including chewers, suckers, and borers. The webinar will address the plant protection strategies than can be implemented to manage insect and mite pests of industrial hemp.

  • 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.