Online tool highlighting Michigan Beginning Farmer Resources released
Published on October 6, 2021
The Map of Michigan Beginning Farmer Resources includes videos, links and program descriptions for over 75 programs to assist beginning and aspiring farmers searching for land, credit, teaching farms, conferences and more.
Planning for irrigation expansion starts now
Published on September 20, 2021
High commodity prices and short stints of drought have many producers thinking about expanding irrigation.
Free texting service helps growers teach workers about produce safety
Published on September 16, 2021
To help growers and supervisors overcome produce safety challenges, MSU Extension has created a free farm worker-focused, on-farm produce safety texting service.
Protecting Michigan’s environment and wildlife through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
Published on September 1, 2021
The program offers financial benefits for farmers and landowners and environmental improvements for Michigan.
EPA ruling on Chlorpyrifos tolerances
Published on August 31, 2021
EPA is revoking all tolerances for residues of chlorpyrifos.
Bug Bites: An Intermediate-level seminar series on greenhouse biological control
Published on August 30, 2021
Tune in every Tuesday in September to get your biocontrol questions answered by industry experts.
Tax planning in the summer? Starting early could yield results
Published on August 26, 2021
Taking the time to evaluate your tax situation now can yield big dividends when you finalize your tax management plan at the end of the year.
Chlorpyrifos banned on food crops
Published on August 23, 2021
Chlorpyrifos use on all food crops is being banned, thus it will not be available to growers in spring 2022.
Michigan vegetable crop report – Aug. 18, 2021
Published on August 18, 2021
Chlorothalonil is now autofilling as suggested text on our phones and computers. Corn earworm has finally made its big appearance, and heavy pressure on silking corn should remain through the season.
Addressing labor challenges together
Published on August 17, 2021
Help us understand the current workforce needs of agricultural operations across Michigan.