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 October 22, 2014
MSU fisheries and wildlife professor Michael Jones has been named assistant director of natural resources programs for MSU AgBioResearch. This is a new part-time position within the organization.
Published on July 2, 2014
A farm site at the MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center that has not been used for some 30 years is experiencing a rejuvenation, thanks in large part to the addition of three staff members and an intern.
Published on June 26, 2014
George Smith, MSU animal science professor, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.
Published on May 14, 2014
MSU AgBioResearch scientist Matt Raven has been awarded nearly $500,000 to establish an incubator farm in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to help small-scale agricultural producers build secure food systems.