Resources

  • Late and Prevented Planting Issues: Lessons Learned from 2019

    Published on February 10, 2020
    Looking back at the lessons learned from 2019, this session will focus on agronomic and financial strategies farms can use to become more resilient moving forward. How to better prepare for or manage against the risks that years like 2019 bring with them.

  • Farmland Rent Considerations

    Published on February 10, 2020
    Farmland Rent Considerations focuses on understanding what factors should be considered on land rent negotiations and the tools to help in that decision.

  • USDA Farmland Cash Rent 2019

    Published on February 10, 2020
    County rental rates for the state of Michigan

  • Field Crops Farm Business Analysis Workbook

    Published on February 6, 2020
    From the accrual income statement and other documents, various profit and financial ratios indicating strengths and weaknesses of the farm business can be calculated. This financial analysis should be performed every year to monitor the business.

  • Processed Industrial Hemp and CBD Products: A Guide on Legality in Michigan

    Published on January 13, 2020
    Based on this document and correspondence with staff from MDARD and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission’s (MLCC) Enforcement Division, the following is a quick guide for Michigan processors.

  • Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Hemp FAQ

    Published on December 23, 2019
    FAQ on Hemp Licensing and Regulation by Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD).

  • Corn Reproductive Stages

    Published on October 11, 2019
    Corn growth stage descriptions silking (R1) through physiological maturity (R6).

  • Why Calibrate a Yield Monitor?

    Published on September 5, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for Spet. 5, 2019, focused calibrating yield monitors, presented by Dennis Pennington, MSU wheat systems specialist.

  • ARC vs. PLC Calculator

    Published on September 1, 2019
    A decision tool to help decide between ARC and PLC by crop and farm. Contains built-in information from each county to help farmers make decisions for each individual farm for corn, wheat and soybeans.

  • Harvesting Weed Seeds

    Published on August 29, 2019
    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly topic for August 29, 2019, focused on harvesting weed seeds, presented by Erin Hill, MSU weeds diagnostician.