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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.


  • Hemp Pollination Considerations

    Published on March 18, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 2: Eric Anderson and Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crop Educator, sits down with James DeDecker, Director at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center, to discuss pollination considerations for the 2020 season.

  • Do's and Don'ts for Second-Year Hemp Growers

    Published on April 7, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 5: Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Educator, sits down with Mike Klumpp, owner of Ag Marvels in Shepherd, MI, to discuss hemp management for the experienced grower.

  • In a Pickle with Specialty Crops and Cover Crops

    Published on April 21, 2020
    Series 4 Episode 2: Monica Jean and Paul Gross, MSU Extension Field Crops Educators, sit down with Nathan Clarke, farmer in Midland County, to discuss cover crops and conservation tillage practices with dry beans and pickles.

  • Clean and Clear Partnerships with Drain Officials

    Published on January 14, 2020
    Series 2 Ep 1: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, talk with Randy Dell, MI Nature Conservancy Ag Program Director, and Brian Wendling, Saginaw Co Public Works Commissioner, about a drainage partnership between counties and farmers.

  • Getting Down to the Business of Sustainability

    Published on February 4, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 2: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, sits down with Tim Boring, MABA, and Tom Zimnicki, Michigan Environmental Council, to discuss private industry impacts on farming sustainability standards.

  • Thinking Ahead: Critical Issues for First-Time Growers

    Published on March 26, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 3: MSU Extension Educator Eric Anderson sits down with Lori Whitmyer, hemp grower from Southwest Michigan, to discuss critical issues facing first time hemp growers

  • Cover Crops, Carryover and Termination

    Published on April 14, 2020
    Series 4 Episode 1: Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, sit down with Christy Sprague, Weed Extension Specialist, to discuss cover crops and weed management.

  • What does this cover crop do for my farm?

    Published on May 6, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 4 Episode 4: Monica Jean, MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, sit down with Dustin Mulock, Farmer from Ontario, CA, to discuss biofences, companion cropping and nutrient management with cover crops.

  • Innovative Online Tools for Conservation

    Published on February 14, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 3: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean, Sarah Fronzack and Erica Rogers sit down to discuss online tools and reflect on the difficulties related to manure management on farms.

  • Now and Later Hemp Regulations

    Published on April 1, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 4: Monica Jean and Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Educators, sit down to discuss current and future hemp regulations that growers and processors should know.

  • The Modern Day Cover Crop

    Published on January 10, 2020
    Series 1 Episode 5: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Dean Baas, Sustainable Agriculture Educator, and Ricardo Costa, Field Crops Educator, to discuss the role cover crops should play in our rotations.

  • The Progression of Bt Resistance

    Published on December 13, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 3: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Chris DiFonzo, MSU Field Crops Entomologist, to explore the progression of Bt resistance in field crops and the solution.

  • Lessons Learned from Lake Erie

    Published on March 17, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 5: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack sit down with Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Educator, to discuss water quality issues and what Michigan Farmers can learn from Ohio.

  • Jul 6

    CANCELED: Farm Markets and Covid 19: What should vendors know?

    July 6, 2020 6:00PM – 7:00PM Zoom Webinar

    Many things have changed for farmers markets in the last few months. Join MSU Extension to learn the new requirements and best practices to keep you and your customers safe.

  • Mar 13

    CANCELED: Master Composter Course

    March 13, 2020 – April 1, 2020 300 Section St. Norway, MI 49870

    Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials under controlled conditions to produce a beneficial soil amendment.

  • Nov 18

    POSTPONED: Pesticide Core Manual Review Classes - Nov. 18

    November 18, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. MSU Extension Washtenaw - 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor

    Participants can prepare for the pesticide applicator certification exam by attending one of the optional review classes scheduled in multiple counties in southeast Michigan.

  • Jul 9

    COVID-19 Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Program (CHAMP) Tool Training - July 9

    July 9, 2020 10:00AM – 12:00PM via Zoom

    MSUE CHAMP was developed as a flexible, easy to use e-tool to assist the Michigan agriculture community in assessing risk for spread of COVID-19 in their operations.

  • Jul 16

    COVID-19 Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Program (CHAMP) - Question & Answer Session - July 16, 2020

    July 16, 2020 10:00AM – 11:00AM via Zoom

    MSUE CHAMP was developed as a flexible, easy to use e-tool to assist the Michigan agriculture community in assessing risk for spread of COVID-19 in their operations.

  • Jul 14

    COVID-19 Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Program (CHAMP) Question & Answer Session - July 14, 2020

    July 14, 2020 1:00PM – 2:00PM via Zoom

    MSUE CHAMP was developed as a flexible, easy to use e-tool to assist the Michigan agriculture community in assessing risk for spread of COVID-19 in their operations.

  • Aug 3

    Online International Short Course in Agricultural Extension 2020

    August 3, 2020 – August 7, 2020 Zoom Webinar

    This short course offers sharing the experiences of the land-grant university model of agricultural extension implemented by MSU and its unique, globally recognized model.