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  • Financial Statements - Cash Flow Statement

    Published on January 20, 2022

    Session on cash flow statements from the Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Financial Statements - Balance Sheet

    Published on January 20, 2022

    Session on balance sheets from Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Simple Accounting and Recordkeeping - Part 2

    Published on January 19, 2022

    Part 2 of session on simple accounting and recordkeeping from Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Simple Accounting and Recordkeeping - Part 1

    Published on January 19, 2022

    Session on simple accounting and recordkeeping from Beginning Farmers DEMaND Webinar Series

  • Economics of Biochar and Feedstock Availability

    Published on December 9, 2021

    In this webinar Dr. Raju Pokharel of the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University discusses some of the issues surrounding the economics of biochar. Some basics of biochar and its applications are discussed at the start. The focus of much of the webinar is feedstock availability and how to utilize feedstocks in such a way as to reduce the transportation costs of biomass. This is particularly relevant to low-value woody biomass coming from the forestry industry, though can be applied to other types of biomass that are available for conversion to biochar. The Q&A session at the end of the webinar addresses questions from the audience as relates to the economics of biochar.

  • Protecting Animals and People: A Joint Project to Improve Zoonotic Disease Awareness and Prevention Among Michigan Youth Involved in Agriculture

    Published on December 9, 2021

    MSU Extension and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services webinar highlighting resources for events and facilities that have animal and people interaction, supporting good biosecurity and hygiene practices.

  • Production of Biochar

    Published on November 18, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn about the production of biochar by pyrolysis. This includes biochar production systems ranging from low-tech to high-tech. The infrastructure needs influence the costs associated with starting to produce biochar, and the the price of biochar at retail has a wide range. The primary production parameters are temperature and retention time, and these parameters are important in the determination of the finished characteristics of the biochar. Air emissions are discussed, which are a concern during production and will vary depending on production practices as well.

  • Michigan farmers talk about MSU's farm stress teletherapy program

    Published on November 12, 2021

    Meet Jim and Kelly. After a devastating tuberculosis outbreak among his herd of cattle, Jim needed support to deal with his grief and stress. He was connected with the MSU Extension farm stress team, who helped him engage with our grant-supported teletherapy program. Jim and Kelly reflected on this experience and how teletherapy helped them through tough times.

  • Introduction to the Great Lakes Biochar Network and Biochar Basics

    Published on October 28, 2021

    In this webinar you will learn more about the Great Lakes Biochar Network and how you can be involved in strengthening the network. You will also learn more about the basics of biochar, and how it can be used to help create a sustainable bio-economy. There are many stakeholders involved with biochar in the Great Lakes region, and the aim of the GLBN is to strengthen the connections between stakeholders.

  • Garlic Smash

    Published on October 22, 2021

    The easiest way to remove the skin from garlic it to SMASH it!

  • Farm Tax Management

    Published on September 23, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 23, 2021, focuses farm tax management, presented by Corey Clark, MSU Extension farm business management educator.

  • Soybean Cyst Nematodes

    Published on September 16, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 16, 2021, focuses on soybean cyst nematodes, presented by Marisol Quintanilla, MSU Extension nematologist.

  • Scouting for Weed Escapes & Fall Management

    Published on September 9, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 9, 2021, focuses on scouting for weed escapes and fall management, presented by Christy Sprague, MSU Extension weed specialist.

  • Planting Wheat: Building High Yield Potential

    Published on September 2, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Sept. 2, 2021, focuses on planting wheat and building high yield potential, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension wheat specialist.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 5, September 1

    Published on September 1, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • Getting the Most from Manure Applications

    Published on August 26, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 26, 2021, focuses on getting the most from manure applications, presented by Brook Wilke, Associate Director for Science and Agronomy, MSU Kellogg Biological Station Long-Term Agroecosystem Research.

  • Utilizing Digital Technology for Agriculture

    Published on August 19, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 19, 2021, focuses on utilizing digital technology for agriculture, presented by Bruno Basso, MSU Foundation Professor.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 4, August 18

    Published on August 18, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Irrigation management and efficiency– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2)Irrigating fresh market vegetables for top quality – Ron Goldy, MSU Vegetable Educator Emeritus; and 3) Irrigating Tree Fruit, Nikki Rothwell, MSU Tree Fruit Educator, Northwest Horticulture Experiment Station; 4) Irrigation for Ornamental Horticulture - Tom Fernandez, MSU Professor

  • Late-Season Alfalfa Management

    Published on August 12, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on Aug. 12, 2021, focuses on late-season alfalfa management, presented by Kim Cassida, MSU Extension forage specialist.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session3, August 4

    Published on August 6, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics. Session 3 focused on 1) Monitoring leaf wetness duration to predict disease infection period– Dr. Younsuk Dong , MSU BAE Irrigation Specialist; 2) Irrigation water supply: how much water do I need? – Lyndon Kelley, MSU/Purdue Extension Irrigation Educator; and 3) Irrigation of blueberries and other small fruit - Mark Longstroth, MSU Fruit Educator Emeritus.