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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.


  • Tracking Turds: Finding the Source of Contamination in Watersheds

    Published on October 16, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 2: MSU Extension educators Erica Rogers and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Aaron Snell, owner of Streamside Ecological Services Inc., to discuss Ecoli tracking in watersheds to resolve community feces contamination issues.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Consumer opinion matters: markets and the pandemic

    Published on October 29, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 3: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Trey Malone, MSU Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, to discuss how consumer opinions impact Michigan markets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Karen Cichy

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Karen Cichy talks about improving the consumer quality of dry beans in Michigan.

  • Soybean Virtual Field Day - Kurt Steinke

    Published on August 26, 2020

    Kurt Steinke, an associate professor in PSM and MSU Extension soil fertility and nutrient management specialist, and Christian Terwillegar, a master’s student: Soybean producers continue to show interest in modifying nutrient applications to better capture and utilize nutrients for a potential yield response. However, questions continue to include what to do when soil test phosphorous and potassium are above critical levels and whether to utilize a starter fertilizer.

  • 2020 Field Day - New wheat varieties for Michigan farmers

    Published on June 15, 2020

    Dr. Eric Olson talks about his wheat breeding program and provides a "sneak preview" of new wheat varieties on the horizon. Olson discusses the advantages and differences in Jupiter, Harbor, Moonlight and other promising red and white winter wheat varieties on the horizon. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Summer Field Day.