Animal Agriculture

Field Crops

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  • 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.

  • 2021 Farm Lane Society Induction

    Published on March 5, 2021

    The 2021 Farm Lane Society gathering and induction of new members.

  • Reducing Land Application Incidents

    Published on February 19, 2021

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

  • Enhancing profitability of spring crops

    Published on February 5, 2021

    MSU Professor Emeritus Royal Heins discusses how to reduce input costs in the commercial production of annual bedding plants, especially for larger containers that typically have more than one liner. Emphasis is on direct stick propagation into the final container, which reduces costs by eliminating the cost of producing and transplanting a similar number of liners. This strategy also shifts labor to earlier in the season, with the potential to reduce overtime labor during traditional peak weeks. Delivered at the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo in December, 2020.

  • 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decision Webinar

    Published on February 3, 2021

    Recording of the 2021 Farm Bill Program & Crop Insurance Decisions Webinar

  • Continuing our commitment

    Published on January 29, 2021

    While our students and faculty could learn and teach from home, our farm managers and workers did not have this option. Our priority was the health and well-being of our people and our commitment to the growers and producers of Michigan, who rely on our work as research and development.

  • Coronavirus Relief Programs for Nontraditional Commodities

    Published on January 28, 2021

    Corey Clark and Mike Metzger present a summary of coronavirus relief programs that have been offered from the federal and state governments. Topics include applying for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 (CFAP 2) and tax implications of participating in the relief programs.

  • FN5 Daily: Corn performance trials complete despite COVID challenges

    Published on November 25, 2020

    Michigan State University is releasing its 2020 Corn and Soybean Performance Trials. Conducted annually, trials are designed to offer farmers, extension personnel and seed companies with an unbiased look at the performance of hybrids submitted to MSU by private seed companies.

  • Antique Tractors

    Published on November 24, 2020

    The St. Joe Valley Old Engine Association has volunteered antique tractors and drivers to pull 3rd grade classes on an old-fashioned hay wagon ride as part of the Ag-Citing Experience at the St. Joseph County (Michigan) Grange Fair each year. Since the fair was cancelled in 2020, we wanted to give everyone a chance to see these antique tractors and other farm equipment in action.

  • Dairy Farm Visit

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Most Americans have never visited a farm before, so they are disconnected from the people and processes involved in raising crops and animals to provide the food we eat every day. This video takes you on a tour of a working dairy farm to see how cows are raised and milk is produced.

  • The Future of Farm Policy, featuring John Kran from Michigan Farm Bureau

    Published on November 15, 2020

    This week, Aleks and Trey talk to John Kran from Michigan Farm Bureau about how the 2020 election is likely to change the direction of food and farm policy in the United States.

  • Grazing Virtual Field Day - Nick Machinski

    Published on October 19, 2020

    Nick Machinski explains the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) and how your farm gets verified.

  • "What's U.P. @ UPREC?" July 28, 2020, Inter-seeding cover crop in corn FOLLOW-UP

    Published on October 2, 2020

    James Dedecker, director of MSU's Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center describes progress in the 'cover crops inter-seeded into corn' project on the Havelka dairy farm in Stephenson, MI. This project is part of the ongoing work in the U.P. funded by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service "Conservation Innovation Grant" program.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Kellogg Biological Station

    Published on September 1, 2020

    The W.K. Kellogg Farm provides agronomic support for the Pasture Dairy Center, the Michigan Cover Crops Program at KBS, the LTER program, GLBRC sustainability research and general crops research. The farm oversees all managed crop and pasture lands at KBS, and provides research access and logistical support for all agricultural research at KBS.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - D'Arcy Farms

    Published on September 1, 2020

    Rich & Beverly D’Arcy farm 2,000 acres near Kingston, in Sanilac County. The crops they raise are corn, soybeans, navy beans, and wheat. D’Arcy’s have been no-till for 25-30 years and have been working with cover crops for the last 7-10 years and believe they are a great companion program to no-till. They have been able to reduce costs in field work to cover the cost of cover crop seed. In a typical year, they will follow wheat with ~10,000 gallons of dairy liquid manure from local farms followed by a cover crop as soon as possible. The crop mix includes combinations of winter rye, clovers, oats, turnips, and rape seed.

  • Innovative Cropping Systems Virtual Field Day - Hasenick Brothers Farm

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Footage from our live Cropping System Resilience Virtual Field Day with Tim Boring and Drew Hasenick, on July 31 at 9am EST.

  • MSU Tollgate Farm Follow the Nutrient Trail: What's Inside an Egg?

    Published on August 23, 2020

    What's inside an egg? Follow MSU Tollgate Farm as we explore the parts inside an egg.

  • Farm Labor, featuring Dr. Diane Charlton

    Published on August 21, 2020

    Dr. Diane Charlton talks about the future of farm labor.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Upper Peninsula

    Published on August 20, 2020

    Twin Island Farm located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan has graciously allowed us to research interseeding and intercropping on their land. The goal is to demonstrate creative ways cover crops can be successfully established during the short growing season.

  • Cover Crops Virtual Field Day - Central

    Published on August 20, 2020

    The 2020 AgroExpo Virtual Farm Tour (VFT) will provide opportunities to experience in-field learning from the comfort and safety of your home. The AgroExpo Team and MSU Extension have joined forces to deliver an educational series to help growers discover and evaluate cutting-edge ideas, techniques and strategies for cover crops including interseeding. Other videos are also available including evaluating for soil health, interseeding with skip-rows and working on compaction with sunflowers by viewing The Agro Expo Virtual Farm Tour YouTube Channel.