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  • Farm Bill Webinar - January 20, 2022

    Published on January 20, 2022

    Evaluating Risk Protection with PLC or ARC and Considering New Crop Insurance Options - Farm Bill 2022 Decisions

  • Elderberry Syrup Virtual Workshop with Linda Black Elk

    Published on January 6, 2022

    Learn about making elderberry syrup. Linda Black Elk highlights the wellness supporting plants and fungi relatives as well as honey that make up this flexible Brought to you by Bay Mills Community College, Bay Mills Health Center and Michigan State University Extension.

  • Economics of Biochar and Feedstock Availability

    Published on December 9, 2021

    In this webinar Dr. Raju Pokharel of the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University discusses some of the issues surrounding the economics of biochar. Some basics of biochar and its applications are discussed at the start. The focus of much of the webinar is feedstock availability and how to utilize feedstocks in such a way as to reduce the transportation costs of biomass. This is particularly relevant to low-value woody biomass coming from the forestry industry, though can be applied to other types of biomass that are available for conversion to biochar. The Q&A session at the end of the webinar addresses questions from the audience as relates to the economics of biochar.

  • Production of Biochar

    Published on November 18, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn about the production of biochar by pyrolysis. This includes biochar production systems ranging from low-tech to high-tech. The infrastructure needs influence the costs associated with starting to produce biochar, and the the price of biochar at retail has a wide range. The primary production parameters are temperature and retention time, and these parameters are important in the determination of the finished characteristics of the biochar. Air emissions are discussed, which are a concern during production and will vary depending on production practices as well.

  • Introduction to the Great Lakes Biochar Network and Biochar Basics

    Published on October 28, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn more about the Great Lakes Biochar Network and how you can be involved in strengthening the network. You will also learn more about the basics of biochar, and how it can be used to help create a sustainable bio-economy. There are many stakeholders involved with biochar in the Great Lakes region, and the aim of the GLBN is to strengthen the connections between stakeholders.

  • Management Over Medication Field Day

    Published on October 26, 2021

    Michigan State University will host a virtual field day focusing on responsible use of antimicrobials.

  • Management Over Medication Field Day - How Animal Agriculture Can Benefit from Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs

    Published on October 26, 2021

    Professor Pamela L. Ruegg, DVM, MPVM, David J. Ellis Professor of Antimicrobial Resistance and Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University will describe How Animal Agriculture Can Benefit from Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs - Usage of antibiotics in food producing animals is increasingly controversial and restricted.

  • Management Over Medication Field Day - The Future of Antimicrobials in Food Animal Production

    Published on October 26, 2021

    Professor Mike Apley, DVM, PhD, DACVCP, Kansas State University, will share his vision for The Future of Antimicrobials in Food Animal Production.

  • Management Over Medication Field Day - Retail Advocacy and Consumer Support

    Published on October 26, 2021

    Matt Smith, President, Louise Earl Butcher, Grand Rapids, MI – Matt Smith will talk about Retail Advocacy and Consumer Support, including his role and relationship with the small local farms that supply his Grand Rapids-based Whole Animal Butcher Shop.

  • Management Over Medication Field Day - Stewardship of Antibiotics and Animal Health on a Michigan Dairy Farm

    Published on October 26, 2021

    Phil Durst is a field-based Educator with more than 30 years Extension experience working with dairy farmers and will speak on Stewardship of Antibiotics and Animal Health on a Michigan Dairy Farm. Phil and Ciarra LaHuis, MSU graduate student, will have a conversation with Jack Jeppesen of Black Locust Dairy about what stewardship means to him and how they manage use of antibiotics. They will explore issues of balancing animal well-being with consumer confidence and discuss management strategies to reduce the need for antibiotic use.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 6, September 15

    Published on September 15, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 5, September 1

    Published on September 1, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 4, August 18

    Published on August 18, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Irrigation management and efficiency– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2)Irrigating fresh market vegetables for top quality – Ron Goldy, MSU Vegetable Educator Emeritus; and 3) Irrigating Tree Fruit, Nikki Rothwell, MSU Tree Fruit Educator, Northwest Horticulture Experiment Station; 4) Irrigation for Ornamental Horticulture - Tom Fernandez, MSU Professor

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session3, August 4

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Monitoring leaf wetness duration to predict disease infection period– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2) Irrigation water supply: how much water do I need? – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; and 3) Irrigation of blueberries and other small fruit - Mark Longstroth, MSU Fruit Educator Emeritus.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 2, July 21

    Published on July 23, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 2 focused on: 1) Irrigating scheduling with the aid of soil moisture monitoring – Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE-Irrigation Specialist; 2) Where what and why do we irrigate in Michigan and Indiana – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; 3) Irrigating corn to minimize infection period for Tar Spot - Marty Chilvers, MSU Pathologist; and Cover Crops in Irrigated Fields – Dean Baas, MSU Cover Crops Specialist.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 1, July 7

    Published on July 9, 2021

    View the recording from the July 7 Irrigation Webinar Series. Hear more about irrigation scheduling, planning irrigation systems, the opportunity to produce annual forage crop under irrigation and irrigated crop nitrogen management in a year with too much and too little water.

  • 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.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 3 - Winter Birding

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 3 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 what birds you can expect to see year round and also only in the colder seasons in Michigan.

  • Michigan Birding 101 Session 4 - Magnificent Migration

    Published on March 14, 2021

    Welcome to our Michigan Birding 101 series. This is Session 4 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 about the many species who make their way to and through Michigan during migration.

  • 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.