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  • Michigan Manure Hauler Certification Program Brochure

    Published on July 7, 2021
    The Michigan Manure Hauler Certification Program is a voluntary training program which helps to prevent manure application problems before they occur through increased nutrient management plan implementation and responsible manure application.

  • Protecting the Health and Safety of Michigan's Agriculture and Floriculture Industries

    Published on July 6, 2021
    MSU Extension serves the agriculture and floriculture industry by engaging in research, education and outreach that enhances the quality of life of Michigan residents.

  • Supporting the Animal Agriculture Industry in Michigan

    Published on July 6, 2021
    As the world responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU Extension’s Animal Agriculture Team focused on assisting farmers with managing risk to their operation and addressing industry disruption.

  • Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock

    Published on July 6, 2021
    The Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock (ERAIL) program is designed to provide training and resources for people that may be responding to accidents involving animals.

  • Dairy Milk Label Claims

    Published on May 15, 2021
    This infographic goes over various dairy milk label claims and what exactly they mean.

  • Manure Management for Fairs and Exhibitions- Hauling, Spreading, and Composting

    Published on May 11, 2021
    Whether you are moving manure directly to a storage facility, transferring manure to a field for temporary stockpile, composting or applying manure, details matter: #3 in a series of four fact sheets for fairs and expos.

  • Manure Management for Fairs and Exhibitions- Emergency Spill Response

    Published on May 11, 2021
    A guide to planning for manure spill response at fairs and expos: #4 in a series of four fact sheets for fairs and expos.

  • Manure Management for Fairs and Exhibitions – Planning

    Published on May 11, 2021
    A guide to planning for manure management at fairs and expos: #1 in a series of four fact sheets for fairs and expos.

  • Manure Management for Fairs and Exhibitions – Storage

    Published on May 11, 2021
    A guide to developing manure storage at fairs and expos: #2 in a series of four fact sheets for fairs and expos.

  • JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool

    Published on April 8, 2021
    This spreadsheet is to be used to help assist with choosing between using the "New" or "Old" JBS Holstein contract and discovering how premiums and discounts can affect the profitability on a load of cattle.

  • Food Product Dates

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Two types of dating may be found on product labels; open and closed dating.

  • Hormone Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Hormones are naturally produced chemical messenger substance found in both plants and animals.

  • Antibiotic Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Antibiotics are substances that are produced by one microorganism and have the ability to kill or inhibit growth or multiplication of other microorganisms.

  • Food Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    All information on food labels must not be false or misleading.

  • An Assessment of Manure-based Compost Markets in Michigan

    Published on March 15, 2021
    A report that farmers can use to make informed decisions about making compost from manure and other agricultural byproducts to increase farm income by selling compost to consumers. The report updates a similar effort that was conducted in 2005.

  • Legacy of the Land

    Published on December 4, 2020
    Through the MDARD/FRSAN Legacy of the Land grants, MSU Extension can help you navigate stress and challenges to make sound decisions for your farm.

  • Michigan Youth Employment Restrictions

    Published on October 11, 2020
    The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is continuing a special initiative “Extreme Safety for Working Teens” to help ensure that young workers have the information they need to stay safe on the job.

  • Michigan Youth Employment Act

    Published on October 11, 2020
    AN ACT to provide for the legal employment and protection of minors; to provide for the issuance and revocation of work permits; to provide for the regulation of hours and conditions of employment of minors.

  • Animal Raising Label Claims

    Published on September 30, 2020
    These labeling terms are used on products to describe the environment in which animals were raised during their life span. Animal raising claims describe the care the animal receives and how the producer maintains the land and environment.

  • Natural and Organic Label Claims

    Published on September 30, 2020
    Natural or organic label claims are used on food products to describe how they were grown, raised, and/or processed. Two government agencies oversee the production and labeling of food in the United States to ensure that label claims are truthful.