Midwest

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 »

COVID-19 grants for Michigan farms and agricultural processors set

The application process is now open for $15 million in grants for Michigan farms and agricultural processors to mitigate risks of the COVID-19 virus across the state’s food production industry, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.(MEDC)... more »

Managing cucurbit diseases with research, outreach

Michigan agriculture boasts more than 300 commodities, giving it a richness and diversity surpassed only by California in the U.S. Specialty crops – fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, nursery crops and floricultural crops – are an... more »


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