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  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 1 - Basic Birding Skills

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 1 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 basic birding skills and suggestions for equipment you might want to use.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 2 - Backyard Birds

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 2 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, Elliot talks about the birds you are most likely to see in your own area and offers tips on identifying them.

  • Wild Spartans: Searching for Vernal Pools with Yu Man Lee

    Published on March 9, 2021

    In this episode, we will take a dive into the springtime ephemeral pools in the woods to discover the treasures within! We will talk to a herpetologist about researching and conserving amphibians and reptiles. Meet Yu Man Lee, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there.

  • 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!

  • Field Crops Webinar - Weed Management - Christy Sprague and Erin Burns

    Published on March 8, 2021

    In the session on March 8, MSU Extension weed scientists Christy Sprague and Erin Burns focused on “Weed Control—Effective Options for Tough Weeds at Different Price Points.” Herbicides are the main component of many weed management programs in field crops. To reduce weed control costs, herbicide programs can be changed, although the cost of herbicides is relatively small compared to the economic cost and loss that can be caused by weeds.

  • 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.

  • Seed Saving with Shiloh Maples

    Published on February 26, 2021

    Shiloh Maples from the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance shares her wisdom and passion for cultivating relationships with our seed friends.

  • Safety in Virtual Learning Environments

    Published on February 24, 2021

    In this short video, you will learn about best practices and policies around youth safety in virtual settings including social media, explore strategies to maintain youth safety when programming virtually, and resources that are helpful.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Soybean Production - Mike Staton

    Published on February 22, 2021

    In the second session on Feb. 22, MSU Extension soybean educator Mike Staton focuses on “Improving Soybean Production Income.” The average soybean price for the 2020-2021 marketing year is projected to be $11.15 per bushel. This is welcome news considering the average prices for the previous two years were below the breakeven price for most producers.

  • Preparing for a Manure Application Equipment Inspection

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Preparing for a manure application equipment inspection - Craig Anderson (Michigan Farm Bureau)

  • Reducing Land Application Incidents

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Reducing land application incidents – Leslie Johnson (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

  • Closing Remarks - Kris Wardin, MMPA Board of Directors

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Closing remarks - Kris Wardin (Dairy farmer and Michigan Milk Producers Association Board of Directors)

  • Reducing Operator Error During Transportation

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Reducing operator error during transportation - Rachael Osterhaus and Kevin Erb (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Compost and Biochar with Brooke Comer

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Brooke shares her wisdom and delight at using compost and biochar as soil amendments , and hopefully you’ll walk away with some ideas and inspiration to incorporate into your garden.

  • Preparing to Develop a Firm Enviromental Management Systems Plan

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Preparing to develop a Firm Environmental Management Systems plan - M. Charles Gould (MSU Extension)

  • Tips on Dealing with the Public

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Tips on dealing with the public - Laura Campbell (Michigan Farm Bureau)

  • Conducting Employee Training

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Conducting employee training - Allen Bonthuis (Farming Lean)

  • Overview of the Certification Program

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Overview of the Michigan Manure Hauler Certification Program - Tess Van Gorder (Michigan Farm Bureau)

  • New Manure Application Technology

    Published on February 19, 2021

    New manure application technology - Glen Arnold (Ohio State University Extension)

  • 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.