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 February 19, 2020
Bay College in Escanaba will host the 14th annual conference focused on current issues and new ideas for agriculture in the Upper Peninsula.
Published on January 22, 2020
A spring malting barley variety trial was carried out across three Michigan locations as part of the Eastern Spring Barley Nursery project.
Published on January 21, 2020
Learn the latest in production information, market and industry trends for the craft beer raw material supply sector, and network with brewers, growers and industry representatives.
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!
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.