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  • Agriculture

    MSU Extension works to increase farmers’ success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research. Agriculture is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the Michigan economy.


  • Emergency Response to Accident Involving Livestock virtual training

    This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to an accident where animals are involved.

  • Manure Hauler Certification Program

    The certification program creates a clear pathway for farms and for-hire manure applicators (firms) to move from training, to certification, to third party audit (incentivized by reductions in insurance premiums) without implementing a mandatory program. There are three levels to the certification program. Passing the online course with a score of 80% or more is one of two components of becoming Level 1 certified.

  • Beef Quality Assurance

    Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.

  • Jan 22

    USDA Value-Added Producer Grant Webinar (January 22)

    January 22, 2021 9:00AM – 10:00AM Webinar

    Learn from USDA staff if this grant program is the right tool for your farming operation and how local partners can assist with your application.

  • Oct 22

    Voices of Sustainable Agriculture Speaker Series: Part II

    October 22, 2021 11:00AM – 12:30PM ET Online

    Voices of Sustainable Agriculture explores a range of topics and perspectives on sustainable agriculture. Hear from farmers, educators, and researchers in this special virtual series.

  • Mar 1

    2022 Michigan Dairy Health Symposium

    March 1, 2022 – March 14, 2022 Molecular Plant Sciences Auditorium (Rm 1200) Michigan State University 1066 Bogue St East Lansing, MI 48824

    This symposium will focus on dairy calf health management.

  • Nov 23

    CANCELED: Pesticide Core Manual Review Class Nov. 23, 2020

    November 23, 2020 9:00AM – 4:00PM MSU Extension - Hillsdale County, 20 Care Drive, Hillsdale, MI 49242

    Prepare for the MDARD Core Pesticide Applicators Certification exam and/or receive 8 Recertification/RUP credit in either Private or Commercial Core.

  • Feb 8

    Hippology Academy

    February 8, 2021 – March 19, 2021

    Join us for an all-new Hippology Academy!

  • Mar 13

    CANCELED: Master Composter Course

    March 13, 2020 – April 1, 2020 300 Section St. Norway, MI 49870

    Composting is the biological decomposition of organic materials under controlled conditions to produce a beneficial soil amendment.

  • Feb 16

    Virtual Horse Judging Camp

    February 16, 2021 – February 25, 2021

    An opportunity for youth and adults to prepare for competitive horse judging contests!

  • Sep 28

    MSU Careers in Agriculture & Green Industries: 2021

    September 28, 2021 3:00PM – 6:00PM Online

    The MSU Careers in Agriculture & Green Industries 2021 will be held on Sept 28th. Students can register through MSU Handshake.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Jackie Perkins

    Published on August 5, 2020

    Jackie Perkins takes a look at diseases that affect Michigan's grapes.

  • Dry Bean & Sugar Beet Virtual Field Day - Linda Hanson

    Published on August 19, 2020

    Linda Hanson shows what to look out for in your sugar beet plot, describing the signs of rhizoctonia, fusarium, and aphanomyces.

  • Designing Drainage Systems to Maximize Profit

    Published on July 15, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on July 15, 2021, focuses on designing drainage systems to maximize profit, presented by Ehsan Ghane, MSU agricultural drainage specialist.

  • Insects in the Garden with David Lowenstein

    Published on March 16, 2021

    David Lowenstein from MSU Extension helps us build better relationships with the insects that cohabitate in our garden and can be surprisingly helpful.

  • Head Scab Management

    Published on May 20, 2021

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast on May 20, 2021, focuses on head scab management, presented by Marty Chilvers, MSU field crops pathologist.

  • 2020 Field Day - Wheat research and scouting report

    Published on June 15, 2020

    MSU wheat specialist Dennis Pennington talks about his wheat research project that varies planting date and seeding rate. The presentation includes a May 15, 2020, video showing wheat plots planted on five dates from mid-September through November 15, 2019. The video also shows plots of variable seeding rates from 1.6 to 2 million seeds/acre. Also discussion of malting wheat, frost damage, barley yellow dwarf virus and other ailments see this spring. At the Michigan Wheat Program's 2020 "Virtual" Field Day.

  • Viticulture Virtual Field Day: Tim Miles

    Published on August 3, 2020

    Tim Miles takes a look at downy mildew, black rot, and powdery mildew on grapes.

  • Cereal Rye Varieties for Distilling

    In the past two years, 16 rye varieties were grown at three different sites across the state and evaluated for agronomic performance and spirit yield. In this video, Brook Wilke and Ryan Hamilton discuss spring barley varieties growing in the rye trial plots at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) in Hickory Corners, Michigan.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Soybean Production - Mike Staton

    Published on February 22, 2021

    In the second session on Feb. 22, MSU Extension soybean educator Mike Staton focuses on “Improving Soybean Production Income.” The average soybean price for the 2020-2021 marketing year is projected to be $11.15 per bushel. This is welcome news considering the average prices for the previous two years were below the breakeven price for most producers.