Midwest

Nematologist George W. Bird to receive MSU Distinguished Faculty Award

George W. Bird, Ph.D., will receive the 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Distinguished Faculty Award during ANR Week on March 6. The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes faculty members... more »

Jon Konya joins BioSafe Systems as Great Lakes sales representative

BioSafe Systems is excited to announce the hire of Jon Konya as a Technical Sales Representative in the Great Lakes region. Jon currently lives in southwest Michigan but has done quite a bit of traveling.... more »

MSU updates insect and disease management recommendations

Michigan State University Extension has updated its insect and disease management recommendations for the 2020 greenhouse season. There have been some changes from the previous 2019 recommendations. These recommendations are updated yearly to reflect efficacy... more »

AcMoody Farms named Red Gold Master Grower, Tomato Grower of the Year

Red Gold Inc., of Elwood, Indiana, presented Brian and Vern AcMoody of Union City, Michigan, a plaque naming them the winner of the E.A. Reichart Quality Achievement Award to honor them as the Tomato Grower... more »

Keep these suggestions in mind when your rent out your land

Almost 10 years have passed since the record high prices in commodities helped drive farmland rental rates to their own record highs. In recent years, those same commodities have receded to pre-2009 prices with net... more »

2020 Oceana Asparagus Day set for March 12 in Michigan

Michigan State University Extension will be holding the 2020 Oceana Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the New Era Reformed Church, 4775 First St.,  in New Era, Michigan 49446. From 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.,... more »

Purdue develops new technology to help food safety efforts

Foodborne illness hits about one in six people in the United States every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 48 million people in the U.S. get sick due to one or more of... more »

Potato sorter, farm crew housing get grants in Michigan

Several specialty crop projects were recently awarded grants in Michigan. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Jan. 30 awarded a total of 20 Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability... more »


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