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Michigan growers can teach workers about produce safety with texting link

Building a food safety culture requires repeated reminders about farm policies and procedures. When a grower or supervisor has to manage many farm workers that are working in different areas at the farm or facility,... more »

People with disabilities find success in agriculture through AgrAbility

The National AgrAbility Project, modeled after Purdue Extension’s Breaking New Ground Resource Center and hosted at Purdue University, is celebrating 30 years of making agriculture accessible for people with disabilities. Through educational programs that advance... more »

2022 research grant proposals sought by Michigan Craft Beverage Council

The Michigan Craft Beverage Council announced Sept. 13 it is accepting 2022 research grant proposals with a maximum grant award of $40,000. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m. (EDT) on Monday, Oct.... more »

Indoor farm Square Roots expands retail presence with new salad mixes

Square Roots, a urban indoor farming operation, is expanding its retail presence with two new salad mixes, entering the $8.1 billion packaged salads and greens category. Square Roots’ salad mixes include a boost of healthy... more »

Fall 2021 soil testing considerations for the 2022 growing season

On top of limiting the yield potential of crops, dry soils also have other important impacts which need to be considered when making nutrient management decisions for future years. Here are few tips to keep... more »

Migrant housing emergency rules continued in Michigan

On Aug. 31, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell issued a continuation of the Pandemic Public Health Measures in Migrant Agricultural Worker Housing Emergency rules through the end of the 2021... more »

Purdue workshop offered for veterans in agriculture

Purdue Extension and the Farmer Veteran Coalition-Indiana chapter, are hosting a Northwest Indiana Veteran Farmer Workshop at Pinney Purdue Agricultural Center, 11402 S. County Line Road, in Wanatah, Indiana. Veterans interested in learning more about agriculture... more »

Michigan migrant, seasonal farmworkers’ career paths aided with grant

Three Michigan State University partners will help develop career advancement opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in a new $500,000 USDA grant. This funding supports the Michigan Agriculture and Food System Workforce Advancement Initiative (MAFSWAI)... more »

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