Midwest

Soil testing program returns to MSU

After a three-month break, Michigan State University Extension is launching a new soil testing program for commercial growers and home gardeners in Michigan. Through a partnership with A&L Great Lakes Laboratories Inc., Michigan residents can purchase soil... more »

MSU Hart center farm manager named

Ashley Fleser has been named farm manager at Michigan State University’s West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center in Hart, Michigan. The appointment makes Fleser the center’s first full-time farm manager. He assumed the new... more »

Purdue seeking women in agriculture award nominees

Purdue's Women in Agriculture team is accepting nominations for the 2023 Purdue Women in Agriculture awards. The award recognizes women who are leaders, innovators and significant contributors to the success of Indiana agriculture. Nominations are... more »

MSU lab helps protect Michigan’s vegetable crops

Vegetable growers in Michigan have long sought a more rapid and efficient method to screen for the damaging plant disease, aster yellows. Primarily affecting carrots and celery in Michigan, aster yellows causes plants to have... more »

Michigan asparagus growers to vote on research, promotion program

Michigan’s asparagus producers will be voting on whether to continue the Michigan Asparagus Industry Development Program in a referendum in March. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is conducting the referendum, which... more »

MSU faculty, students mourn shooting victims

Less than a quarter mile from Michigan State University’s Ag Hall, a gunman opened fire Monday night, killing three students, wounding five more, and forcing many students to “run, hide, fight” following an emergency alert... more »

Abbott accepts head of Purdue Extension role

Angela Abbott is the new Purdue Extension director. Abbott, who became interim associate dean for the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) at the same time as her Extension promotion, takes the Extension role... more »

Farmer’s innovation guided Dale Marshall’s career

Dale Marshall, who received patents for harvesters and mechanical fruit and vegetable handling equipment as an engineer at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has died. Marshall, who retired in 1998, died on Dec. 8, at... more »

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