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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.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day featuring Rufus Isaacs and Jackie Perkins.

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Rufus Isaacs and Jackie Perkins are in the field to discuss invasive insect species and diseases affecting grapes.

  • 2020 Field Day - Regional wheat crop reports

    Published on June 15, 2020

    A series of speakers provide their perspective on how the 2020 Michigan wheat crop looks in their part of the state. Speakers include MSU Extension educators Ricardo Costa, Bob Battel, Martin Nagelkirk, Dennis Pennington, Paul Gross, Bruce MacKellar, Monica Jean and Christian Tollini. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • "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.

  • 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.

  • Meeting 9 - Grains for Brewing and Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    Dr. Rich Horsley, barley breeder at North Dakota State University, shared his thoughts and experiences in breeding malting barley for “non-traditional” barley growing regions, like… the Great Lakes and the Northeast!

  • Drainage Design Considerations

    Published on July 9, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 9, 2020, focuses on drainage design considerations, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist. Following Ghane’s presentation, MSU specialists give updates on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke on dry beans

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Kurt Steinke and graduate student Christian Terwilliger look at six different nutrients, and how they are affecting dry bean production in the second year of a long term study.

  • Manure Virtual Field Day featuring Annie Link

    Published on August 17, 2020

    Annie Link, from Swiss Lane Dairy Farms, discusses being a fourth generation farmer.

  • Meeting 1 - Grains for Brewing & Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    Our first Happy Hour was held onThursday, October 1st, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EST and is focused on winter barley varieties and how they perform in Michigan. We have virtual crop walk video clips from two sites in lower Michigan and updates from MSU barley researchers, Dr. Brook Wilke and Ryan Hamilton, along with perspectives and conversation with Chris Schmidt of Schmidt Farms of Auburn and President of the Michigan Crop Improvement Association. Also joining us will be Larry Judge of Mitten State Malt, to share his experiences growing, malting, and marketing winter barley.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Jaime Willbur

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Jaime Willbur and her graduate students provide an update on two ongoing research projects, inoculum reduction in sugar beets and early season detection of cercospora.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Daniel Bublitz

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Daniel Bublitz discusses the sugar beet advancement variety trials, including the effects of root disease and a new screening project.

  • 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.

  • Meeting 3 - Grains for Brewing & Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    This week’s session was all about the key qualities that maltsters consider when making that important decision after harvest -- is this grain malting grade? Hosted by Ryan Hamilton, we heard from Christian Kapp of the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, MI and Rebecca Jennings, Vice President of Quality at Origin Malt in Marysville, OH. The decision to accept or reject a load of grain for malting is a matter of critical importance no matter the size of the malthouse or the size of the farm.

  • Meeting 5 - Grains for Brewing and Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    Session 5 was about disease management, Fusarium Head Blight and others affecting small grains, with Dr. Martin Chilvers and Tara Watkins of the Michigan State University Field Crops Pathology Lab. We were also joined by agronomist and certified seed producer, Carl Wagner III of C3 Seeds in Niles, Michigan.

  • Industrial Hemp Production 101: Hemp: Varieties, production, strategies and growing requirements

    Published on October 16, 2019

    This webinar will cover the various forms of hemp in production, indoor vs. field production strategies, propagation, media and soils, and environmental and day length requirements, including growth stages for indoor production.

  • Meeting 6 - Grains for Brewing & Distilling Virtual Happy Hour

    This week’s session was held on Thursday, November 5th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. EST. Ryan Hamilton hosted our meeting focused on alternative uses for locally grown barley.

  • 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.