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  • Kellogg Biological Station K-12 Partnership Workshop for Science Teachers (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 18, 2017. 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  Register by April 11, 2017.

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station Auditorium, 3700 East Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI  49060

    Description:

    The 2017 Spring K-12 Partnership Workshop that looks at the theme "The Kellogg Edge: Breaking boundaries in ecology and evolution education."  This year KBS celebrates 90 years and we plan to continue our tradition of excellence with a full day of sessions featuring cutting edge technologies and forward thinking research. This includes an exciting plenary talk by MSU Distinguished Professor of Integrative Biology, Dr. Kay Holekamp. For almost 30 years now Dr. Holekamp has been dedicated to studying the behavioral ecology and evolution of Hyenas in Kenya.

  • Kellogg Biological Station Seminar Series (Fall and Spring)

    Dates:

    Please see the Website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    Stack 237, Kellogg Biological Station, E. Gull Lake Drive, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources.  Please see the list of upcoming seminars at the website listed below.

  • Malting Barley Information and Demonstration Field Day (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 28, 2017

    Location:

    W.K. Kellogg Farm, 10641 N. 40th St, Hickory Corners, MI  49060

    Description:

    As the craft brewing industry is expanding in Michigan, so is the desire to source locally grown barley for malting. Join barley experts from Michigan State University and the malting and brewing industry for a barley discussion about what’s needed, what to grow, what it takes to grow it and other considerations. Participants will be able to see over 60 winter and spring barley varieties, and learn about specific management strategies to optimize crop production and quality. Lunch will be provided for registered participants.

  • Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program

    Location:

    Applicants attend classes in their county.

    Description:

    The Michigan Master Gardener Program is a horticulture education and volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension. It provides home gardening information to Michigan citizens through a network of trained volunteers. An interest in plants, a personal commitment to volunteerism, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others are the only prerequisites. Applicants attend classes in their county, learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally sound gardening practices. They then provide volunteer leadership and service to their community through a variety of gardening-related activities. The program objectives are to provide instruction in basic horticultural science to motivated active gardeners and to provide MSU Extension with trained volunteers who will provide timely, accurate information to the public in the rapidly expanding area of home horticulture.

  • MSU Grazing School (September 2017)

    Dates:

    September 21 - 22, 2017

    Location:

    W. K. Kellogg Farm, 10641 N. 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI  49060

    Description:

    The goal of the school is to blend classroom instruction with in-field education and the latest animal/forage research to give participants an in-depth introduction to grazing management. 

  • Pasture Dairy Center Open House at the Kellogg Biological Station (June 2017)

    Dates:

    June 13, 2017.  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

     

    Location:

    Pasture Dairy Center, W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, 10461 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    The W.K. Kellogg Farm is celebrating 90 years of farming! The Farm was deeded to MSU by W.K. Kellogg with the intention that it would “operate under the most modern system of farm management” We will celebrate farming technology by showcasing the most modern tractor of each decade from steam engines to computer systems, robots and drones. Celebrate farming by marveling at changing technologies, taking a wagon ride and learn about Michigan’s agricultural landscapes while enjoying MSU Dairy Store ice cream.

    Wagon tours depart hourly at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. 

  • Pasture Dairy Tours

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    Guided tours are available for agricultural professionals, farmers, and educators. Tours are 45 to 60 minutes long and are tailored to the group’s interests. Tours need to be scheduled at least one month prior to the desired tour date.

  • Pasture-Based Cheese Open House at the Kellogg Biological Station (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 1, 2017.  4 pm - 8 pm

    Location:

    Kellogg Farm & Dairy Center, 10461 N. 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060.  Enter to park on N. 39th St., one block west of the intersection at N. 40th St. and East B Ave.

    Description:

    The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) will host a pasture-based cheese open house. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the cheese-making process and sample KBS dairy’s pasture-based cheese along with other cheeses from the MSU Dairy Store.

  • Plant Systematics Summer Course (May - June 2017)

    Dates:

    May 23 - June 22, 2017. Tuesdays and Thursdays

    Location:

    Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, Michigan.

    Description:

    A field-oriented systematics course, emphasizing native flora identification and classification. Each day starts with a one and one-half hour lecture on systematics and plant family characteristics. The remainder of the day is spent in the field. Identifying habitats and the factors controlling plant distribution, understanding biodiversity and human effects and skill-building for continuing new species identification are emphasized. 3 credits. There are prerequisites.

  • W.K. Kellogg Manor House Tours, Programs, and Events

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    The historic Kellogg Manor House, a beautiful example of Tudor Revival architecture, represents an important and fascinating time in Michigan's history. The Manor House offers field trips, tours, programs, and public events throughout the year.

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