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  • Animal Agriculture

    MSU Extension and MSU AgBioResearch serve the animal agriculture industry by engaging in research, education and outreach that enhances the quality of life for constituents throughout the state.


  • Bovine Tuberculosis in Michigan

    Published on September 23, 2021
    Season 1, Episode 2 of the MSU Ag and Wildlife Podcast

  • Manure Hauler Certification Program

    The certification program creates a clear pathway for farms and for-hire manure applicators (firms) to move from training, to certification, to third party audit (incentivized by reductions in insurance premiums) without implementing a mandatory program. There are three levels to the certification program. Passing the online course with a score of 80% or more is one of two components of becoming Level 1 certified.

  • Beef Quality Assurance

    Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.

  • Emergency Response to Accident Involving Livestock virtual training

    This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to an accident where animals are involved.

  • Apr 10

    4-H Horse Judging Contest

    April 10, 2021 9:00AM – 4:00PM Virtual

    Michigan's state-level 4-H horse judging contest!

  • Apr 25

    CANCELED: Making the Most out of your Market Animal

    April 25, 2020 10:00AM – 2:00PM Cass District. Library - Main Branch 319 M-62, Cassopolis, MI 49031

    This workshop will teach youth, ages 9-19, how to create an effective buyer's letter that will recruit buyers and a thank-you that will keep them coming back in future years!

  • Mar 26

    POSTPONED: Inaugural James J. Ireland Endowed Lectureship in Farm Animal Agricultural and Biomedical Research

    March 26, 2020 10:00AM – 3:00PM The Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium

    Vasantha Padmanabhan, M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan: Programming Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Phenotype: Organizational vs. Activational Contributions

  • Apr 11

    4-H Hippology Contest

    April 11, 2021 9:00AM – 4:00PM Virtually

    Michigan's state-level 4-H Hippology contest. Contest will be held virtually.

  • Sep 21

    Solar grazing pasture walk

    September 21, 2021 6:30PM – 8:30PM Herbruck’s Green Meadow Organic Facility, 3896 Grand River Ave. Saranac, MI 48881

    Individuals who attend this pasture walk will learn how sheep can be utilized for vegetation management under and around ground-mounted solar arrays.

  • Mar 1

    2022 Michigan Dairy Health Symposium

    March 1, 2022 – March 14, 2022 Molecular Plant Sciences Auditorium (Rm 1200) Michigan State University 1066 Bogue St East Lansing, MI 48824

    This symposium will focus on dairy calf health management.

  • Sep 21

    Prepare Your Farm for Tax Season Now - Online Workshop - Sep 21

    September 21, 2021 1:00PM – 2:00PM Zoom

    Learn to understand financial management topics, such as recordkeeping, tax management, budgeting, analyzing, and setting financial goals.

  • Oct 16

    Sheep Teaching and Research Center Open House

    October 16, 2021 1:00PM – 4:00PM 5526 Bennett Rd, Lansing, MI

    MSU is hosting an open house at the STRC on October 16 from 1-4pm.

  • Sep 21

    Beginning Grazing School 2021

    September 21, 2021 – October 22, 2021 Online sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm from Sept, 21st to Oct. 14th. In person sessions will be held on October 22nd from 9:00am to 4:30pm Online and In-person at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) or Lake City Research Center

    Farmers and landowners who graze dairy, livestock and small ruminant animals, and want the latest animal and forage research on grazing management.

  • Manure Virtual Field Day featuring Annie Link

    Published on August 17, 2020

    Annie Link, from Swiss Lane Dairy Farms, discusses being a fourth generation farmer.

  • Farm Safety

    Farming is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. MSU Extension offers resources for farmers who want to reduce risk and harm on their agricultural operations.

  • Beef

    MSU Extension serves the Michigan beef industry by engaging in research, education and outreach that enhances the quality of life for constituents throughout the state.

  • Poultry

    MSU Extension’s focus on poultry production brings together cross-discipline educators and researchers who work with both commercial poultry producers, small flock owners and youth.

  • Sheep & Goats

    MSU Extension supports the diverse needs of sheep and goat producers in the upper Midwest. Educational programming efforts focus on critical issues affecting all producers.

  • Dairy

    MSU Extension provides easy-to-access information and specialized dairy programs, ranging from online resources to educational seminars, to producers and advisors throughout the state.

  • Horses

    MSU Extension’s focus on horses, ponies, donkeys and mules provides educational resources and activities for both youth and adult equine owners.