Midwest

Guidelines for coronavirus set by Michigan Migrant Labor Housing Program

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Migrant Labor Housing Program is designed to ensure the safety of housing occupied by five or more migrant agriculture workers. With the growing concern over the coronavirus... more »

Michigan asparagus growers hear trade updates

Michigan asparagus growers gathered March 12 in the Oceana County town of New Era to hear updates on trade, labor and new Extension research. The meeting comes in the wake of a highly productive year.... more »

Michigan State Extension plans farm stress research study

Farming is tough. From weather to equipment breakdowns, there are many sources of stress for farmers and farm families. Researchers at Michigan State University Extension are conducting a research study to learn more about struggles Michigan farmers experience, in... more »

Michigan State University Outstanding Alumnus honor goes to Trever Meachum

Trever Meachum, of Hartford, Michigan, received the Michigan State University (MSU) College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Outstanding Alumnus Award during ANR Week on March 6. According to... more »

Community supported agriculture offers many benefits

Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, directly connects consumers and producers to help create a more profitable and transparent local food system. CSAs have been around for a while, but have adapted to changes in the market,... more »

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 »


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