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  • MI Ag Ideas to Grow With

    Encompassing many aspects of the agricultural industry and offering a full array of educational sessions for those interested in food production and gardening.


  • MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Scholarship Application

    Scholarship application for the MI Ag Ideas to Grow With scholarship

  • Understanding and Minimizing Cold Damage in Fruit Crops

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Fruit Session: Review of winter and spring cold events, how cold damages plants, and measures growers can use to reduce the impact cold on their crops.

  • The Most Frustrating Weeds for MI Fruit Growers and How to Manage them

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Fruit Session: A review of the "who's who" of the most difficult weeds to manage with recommendations on various tools to use on them.

  • Understanding your Farm's Financial Health

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Farm Business Management Presentation: A discussion on finances often centers on achieving better production, marketing for higher prices or lowering expenses. But how do you know what improvements to make or market prices you need to be successful? In this session, learn how understanding the farm’s financial health can help you to successfully meet your farm goals.

  • Succession Planning Part 1: Introduction to Business Succession

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Farm Business Management Session: Learn about the basics of farm succession planning and how to begin building a transition plan. Discussions will include understanding the six goals of succession planning needed to help secure the future of your farm business.

  • Farm Labor: New MIOSHA Rules & Labor Recruitment Planning

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Farm Business Management Session: Recruiting and retaining labor force often requires a strategic approach. In this session, explore how to begin building your labor recruitment plan. MIOSHA has also enacted new rules that will affect almost all areas of agriculture. Learn how those new rules may impact your farm and your labor recruitment efforts.

  • Preparing to Work with your Lender

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Farm Business Management Session: In this session, we’ll discuss how farmers can take ownership of the lending process, their financing, and their loan proposals. As better understanding, building of skills and confidence are achieved, producers will be able to form a relationship with their lenders that leads to long-term success of the farm business.

  • Cover Crops as Forage: What to Consider

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Are cover crops forages or forages cover crops? In many ways they are the same, but there are important differences. This session will discuss considerations for growing cover crops for forage including species, timing, evaluating your stand and forage quality.

  • Barley and Rye for the Brewing and Distilling Industries

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Does the growing craft beverage market in Michigan provide an opportunity for farmers to produce locally grown small grains? This session will discuss the current markets and requirements for locally grown barley for malting and brewing and rye for distilling. Topics will include management considerations and potential benefits/pitfalls when considering these specialty crops.

  • Cover Crops: Fitting into your System

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Are you thinking of using or currently using cover crops and looking for alternatives for fitting them into your cropping system? This session will discuss cover crop species and traditional as well as innovative planting methods for including them in your rotations. Topics will include early interseeding, planting green and more.

  • Solar Energy Lease Agreement Considerations

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: With the change in Administrations in Washington, there is likely to be renewed interest in expanding renewable energy resources in the countryside. MSU Extension’s Charles Gould, Michigan State University Extension Bioenergy Educator, has been in the forefront of investigating ways to include solar, wind and biogas generation of power to reduce energy costs to producers. This session will focus on things to consider if you are approached by a renewable energy company to build solar generation on your or adjacent farms. We have asked Charles to discuss how these may impact your operation (or how to minimize the impacts) and what the implications may be for your neighbors and property tax valuation.

  • Updated Coronavirus Relief Programs for 2020/2021: What's in it for You?

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Farm Business Management Session: The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 increased access to coronavirus relief programs for farmers. This presentation will discuss how this legislation can benefit your farm and how you can take full advantage of its provisions.

  • Succession Planning Part 2: Why is Talking About Business Succession so Difficult?

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Farm Business Management Session - Explore how to improve communication for all parties involved in the farm transition and how management functions within the business impact the succession plan for your farm.

  • The Mechanisms and Best Usage Practices for Most Used Fungicides

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Fruit Session: A discussion of how and why different classes of fungicides work, and recommendations on how to use this information when deciding on which to use.

  • Practical Monitoring Techniques Based on Insect Behavior

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Fruit Session: A review of common insect monitoring techniques with recommendations on when, where, and how each is best used. Examples of common insect pests will be included.

  • Review of Herbicide Resistant Weeds in Michigan and Surrounding States, Submitting Good Samples to the Diagnostic Clinic at MSU & Nematode Management Update

    Published on February 16, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Field Crops Session: This session will review herbicide resistant weed species identified in Michigan, their location, and those reported by the Land Grant Universities in surrounding states, and how to submit a good sample to MSU for determination weed species across southern Michigan and strategies to control them. It will also address bio-type shifts in Soybean Cyst Nematodes in Michigan, and what nematode feeding in corn might look like in the field.

  • Backyard Cattle Management

    Published on February 18, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: More people are interested in producing their own beef or supplying friends and family with beef. This presentation offers a nutritional perspective of raising beef cattle for freezer beef. In order to have cattle ready for your harvest appointment, this presentation will discuss different nutritional management strategies and their effects on growth and meat quality.

  • Alfalfa Pest and Crop Management Session

    Published on February 16, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Field Crops Session: Forages are an important crop for livestock producers and an important cash crop on many farms. We have seen an increase in pest and weed issues in alfalfa and mixed species forage production. Pests such as potato leafhopper and alfalfa weevil have become bigger problems. Growers are looking to protect their stands and reduce the impact of weeds for better hay quality and returns. Michigan State University Extension Educator Phil Kaatz will talk about management strategies to address these and other issues. He will also visit about what types of grass species may be best for yields and palatability for the horse market. Please be aware this is a partial recording and the beginning is missing.

  • Succession Planning Part 3: Examples of Specific Strategies to Transfer Ownership and Management to the Next Generation

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With - Farm Business Management: Explore examples from different farm scenarios and begin to answer questions of “Who pays for what?” and “How does this actually work?”

  • Tips and Tricks for Wintertime on the Horse Farm

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: Learn about feeding and housing your horse through the winter. This presentation will include the topics of the importance of body condition scoring your horse, winter dehydration, managing hay supplies, as well as tips for housing your horse(s) throughout the sometimes-artic blast of wintertime.