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  • 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.

  • Basic Healthy Practices for Pigs

    Published on February 16, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Animal Agriculture Session: This session will include information that will help the small or beginning farmers who are involved in pork production. Participants will gain knowledge on proper production practices that focus on management over medication including; biosecurity, vaccination programs, deworming practices, identifying sick or at-risk animals and information on foreign animal diseases (FAD) that pig farmers should be aware of. Whether you are raising animal for your freezer, using a custom butcher while marketing freezer meat or selling pigs on the open market, this session will help you gain a better understanding of production practices that will help improve the health of your swine herd.

  • Moving the Needle on Soil Health

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: Feeling stuck on improving your soil health? This session will discuss the value of soil health and how it enhances ecosystem services and resilience to changing weather. Learn about ways evaluate, improve and move forward your soil health.

  • Nutrient Management to Improve Efficiency

    Published on March 9, 2020
    Results of 2019 nutrient management research will be shared with a focus on strategies to improve use efficiency of fertilizer inputs.

  • How manure storage can keep nutrients out of surface water

    Published on June 19, 2019
    Right-sizing your manure storage.

  • Introduction to fertilizer planning for beginning farmers

    Published on January 18, 2021
    A detailed fertilizer plan helps to meet the nutrient needs of your crop at the lowest possible cost.

  • Managing alfalfa autoxicity

    Published on May 1, 2019
    Alfalfa has a trait that is unusual among forage crops – it contains natural chemicals that are toxic to its own seedlings.