The Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) was established in 1899 and serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Applied research on pasture-based cattle management practices and cropping rotations is conducted in the unique environment of the U.P. Grass-based beef finishing, utilization of cover crops, hoophouse farming, season extension and soil health studies are keystone research elements on the farm. Outreach efforts focus on expanding knowledge of local food systems by educating producers and fostering market opportunities. Complementary agronomic studies at the 1,262-acre site focus on forages and small grains. The center also coordinates field trials on potato varieties and corn varieties throughout the Upper Peninsula region.
Published on September 16, 2020
Seeking to identify genetics, management practices to support Michigan farmers
Published on August 4, 2020
This new vegetable variety testing program serves the needs of organic, direct-market vegetable growers.
Published on June 4, 2020
Join us for online sessions on beekeeping, wildlife damage management, pollinator-friendly landscaping, vegetable garden insects, the Upper Peninsula hotline responder team and garden resources, and tips for using your fruits and vegetables.
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UPREC is suspending in-person Extension programs, community events and walk-in services in response to the novel coronavirus. We are still open to serve the public at 906-439-5114 (office), 989-225-3221 (cell) or email@example.com.