Midwest

Specialty crop interests among Michigan grant awardees

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) awarded 16 Rural Development Fund Grants designed to promote the sustainability of land-based industries and support infrastructure that benefits rural communities. “What these grants demonstrate is... more »

Remote sensing and drone technology update on March 21

Remote Sensing Technologies LLC and Michigan State University Extension have collaborated to offer a remote sensing and drone technology update workshop from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on March 21, 2019, at the Eaton County MSU Extension office, 551 Courthouse Drive Suite One,... more »

Michigan man honors family farming history by creating potato-based vodka

Chris Iott is not among the Iott brothers who have made a career out of running the family’s northern Michigan seed farm, but he has found a way to create a new niche for his... more »

MSU Extension to hold 2019 Oceana Asparagus Day

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension will be holding the 2019 Oceana Asparagus Day on Thursday, March 14 for area and interested asparagus growers to hear industry updates, market outlooks and various disease and insect management... more »

Purdue draws innovators to Indiana for 4th annual agBOT Challenge

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with Gerrish Farms to host the agBOT Challenge 2019, a three-day event May 16-18. The event includes the NextGen Expo, an interactive STEM event, and the agBot competition,... more »

Gerber taps growers for groundbreaking baby food

Growers planted new crops and grew them organically in order to help baby food giant Nestlé put a groundbreaking line of baby food products in stores. Gerber Freshful Start is a new line of baby... more »

Large to small growers move crops with Farm-to-School movement

Providence Farm is a small vegetable-and-livestock operation in Michigan’s Antrim County, with a community supported agriculture (CSA) program and a roadside market. But owners Ryan and Andrea Romeyn say direct sales to schools have led... more »

Help for Michigan growers for soil testing, nutrient use at Lake Erie

A new program will provide reimbursements to Michigan farmers near the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) who improve soil testing and nutrient application. Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery (STRAND), a partnership between the... more »


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