The Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center was established in 1899 and serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research for Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Established 1899

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.

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  • Mar 5

    2020 Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference

    March 5, 2020 - March 7, 2020 Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest, 1275 S Huron St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    The conference, designed for both growers and brewers, will feature tracks designed for hop growers, as well as barley growers. Come learn more about the industry!

  • Mar 11

    2020 Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference

    March 11, 2020 9:15AM - 4:00PM Joseph Heirman University Center 2001 N. Lincoln Road Escanaba, MI 49828

    Join U.P. farmers and Ag businesses for a full day of learning on a variety of topics for all farm types and sizes. Speakers include industry, university and farmer experts.

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