Midwest

Red Gold recognizes conservation award recipients in Indiana

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Red Gold announced the winners of the Red Gold Stewardship award. Myers Sod Farm of Seymour, Indiana and Rice Farms of LaPorte, Indiana, were awarded first and second place, respectively. This presentation,... more »

Testing of ag and food processing workers required in Michigan

On Aug. 3, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon has issued an Emergency Order requiring COVID-19 testing for agricultural and food processing employees. According to a news release, the order... more »

Virtual format set for Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO

For the first time ever, the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable Farm Market EXPO will be virtual on Dec. 8-10, 2020. “After running various scenarios, discussing options with the Amway Grand Hotel and DeVos Convention Center... more »

Video of MSU virtual vegetable trial reviews for Saginaw Bay area ready

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will hold a virtual vegetable trial review for growers in the Thumb region with a video now available online. MSU Extension vegetable crops educator Ben Phillips is the host of the pre-recorded video, which details research... more »

MSU holding virtual vegetable trial reviews for Saginaw Bay area

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will hold a virtual vegetable trial review for growers in the Thumb region with online materials becoming available July 29. MSU Extension vegetable crops educator Ben Phillips is the host of the pre-recorded videos, which detail... more »

Housing issues topic of ag event for northern Michigan, U.P.

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell announced July 21 the department will be hosting a virtual town hall discussion regarding food and agriculture housing challenges in northern Michigan and the Upper... more »

COVID-19 safety measures in Michigan funded by $1.25M in grants

As a result of high demand for the Michigan Agricultural Safety Grant program, and a clear need to help small farms mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus in their operation, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.... more »

Enviroweather adds an additional station at North Central Michigan College

Michigan State University Enviroweather has added a new site to its network of remote weather stations in Michigan and Wisconsin. The new station is located just east of the main campus of North Central Michigan College... more »


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