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Animal Agriculture

Field Crops


  • Harvest combine ride along

    Published on September 23, 2019
    Hop into the combine with Jeff and farmer Lee Thelen while they harvest corn.

  • Sep 28

    2021 Soybean Harvest Equipment Field Day

    September 28, 2021 11:30AM – 3:30PM In Gratiot County across the road from 6870 E. Tyler Road, Breckenridge, MI. The field and parking is on the north side of E. Tyler road about three quarters of a mile east of Wisner Road.

    Reducing soybean harvest losses is an easy and effective way to increase farm income by $13.85 to $27.70 per acre in 2021. This field day will provide participants with new information and educational materials about reducing soybean harvest losses.

  • Fall harvest conditions left a mixed bag of challenges in southwest Michigan fields

    Published on March 18, 2021
    Late harvest during wet conditions left ruts in some fields in 2020. Waiting for dry conditions to fix them may be beneficial, but don’t overlook the value of wheat and deep rooted cover crops to help remediate compaction.

  • Sharpen as a dry bean harvest aid

    Published on July 19, 2018
    Sharpen is an effective harvest aid in dry beans, but has the potential to cause problems when dry beans follow dry beans.