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  • Forages

    MSU Extension is a supporter of growing forages and provides an educational opportunity for farmers and interested individuals to find information and resource materials regarding the growth of forages.


  • Innovative forage systems

    Published on December 21, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 2: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Erins Burns and Kim Cassida, Weed Scientist and Forage Specialist at MSU, to discuss how changing up your forage rotation can help with management issues like manure application oppertunities.

  • Is Farming Stressing you out?!?

    Published on November 26, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 2: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean sits down with Abe Pasch, Dairy Farmer and Isabella County Farm Bureau President and Paul Gross, MSUE Educator, to discuss the stresses of farming.

  • Extended Discussion After the Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on June 4, 2020

    Published on June 4, 2020

    A discussion and update about insects, diseases and weeds throughout Michigan’s field crop regions with the MSU Extension field crop educators and specialists.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist. Following Dr. Cassida's presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist. Following Dr. Cassida's presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alternative Forages

    Published on June 4, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 4, 2020, focuses on alternative forages, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU forage specialist.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alternative Forages

    Published on June 4, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for June 4, 2020, focuses on alternative forages, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU forage specialist.

  • Sorghum for Cover Crops and Forage

    Published on January 9, 2020

    Michigan State University (MSU) Forage and Cover Crop Specialist, Kim Cassida, explores how dual-purpose use for Sorghum cover crops can benefit both soil health and livestock. Forage sorghum, sudangrass, and sorghum-sudangrass hybrids (sometimes abbreviated as sudex) are exceptionally heat and drought tolerant annual crops that are often used as cover crops. They also have a long history as livestock feed harvested as hay, haylage, or pasture. This makes them a prime candidate for dual purpose use as both cover crop and forage. Dual purpose cover crops can help crop growers recoup the cost of planting a cover, while providing much needed feed for livestock. Because roots are not harvested, many of the soil improvement benefits remain. Frost-killed pasture can be stockpiled for winter grazing similar to corn stover, while also continuing to provide ground cover and erosion protection.

  • Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist. Following Dr. Cassida's presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • Basics of Field Crop and Hay Production

    Published on January 4, 2016

    Getting started with field crops and hay.

  • Getting Started with Hay Production

    Published on April 18, 2016

    The basics of hay production.

  • Kim Cassida, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist - Forages & Cover Crops
    cassida@msu.edu
    517-353-0278

  • Philip Kaatz

    Food and Animal Systems
    kaatz@msu.edu
    810-667-0341

  • Monica Jean

    Field Crops Educator
    atkinmon@msu.edu
    989-224-5240

  • Monica Jean

    Field Crops Educator
    atkinmon@msu.edu
    989-224-5240

  • Robert Battel

    Field crops educator
    battelro@msu.edu
    989-315-4221

  • James DeDecker

    Director - MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center
    dedecke5@msu.edu
    906-439-5176

  • Bruce MacKellar

    Food and Animal Systems
    mackella@msu.edu

  • James Isleib

    Crop Production Educator
    isleibj@msu.edu
    906-387-2530