Agriculture

Search Results

Number of Programs: 28

Show expanded details Show titles only

Results per page:
  • Cultivate Michigan Stone Fruit Tour (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 18, 2017. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

    Location:

    Phillips Orchards, St Johns, MI 1174 W Gratiot County Line Rd., St Johns, MI 48879

    Description:

    This tour will highlight one of Cultivate Michigan’s summer foods, stone fruit (Peaches), and showcase many elements of this diverse operation, including:

    • A welcome from Cultivate Michigan and local hosts including a mid-morning snack (coffee, donuts, cider, and peaches)
    • A guided tour of the peach orchard (handicap accessible) and Q & A with owners
    • Observation of peach harvest in progress.
    • A history of the apple cider mill and bakery
  • Fall Cover Crop Field Day (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 3, 2017

    Location:

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

    Description:

    Join a group of MSU faculty and specialists, farmers and agricultural professionals for a tour of cover crop research and demonstration fields at the W.K. Kellogg Farm. A wide variety of cover crop entry points will be showcased, including inter-seeded into corn, after wheat, after corn silage, and in rotational pasture systems. Cover crops are being evaluated for both soil health benefits, as well as for livestock feed.

  • Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market, and Greenhouse Growers Expo (December 2017)

    Dates:

    December 5 - 7, 2017

    Location:

    DeVos Place Convention Center and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI.

    Description:

    The Expo is one of the premier trade shows of its kind. There are over 450 exhibitors with displays of everything needed to grow, harvest, and pack fruit and vegetables, as well as an area featuring companies with products and services for farm marketers. Over 75 educational sessions and workshops are offered on such topics as organic production, integrated pest management, and water use issues. Past activities have included a banquet, a reception, a pageant, a showcase, and a full-day bakery workshop. All three days will include educational programming that can be used for education credits and certification.

  • Hidden Lakes Gardens (Tipton, MI)

    Location:

    6214 Monroe Road (M-50), Tipton, MI, 49287. (Approximately 70 miles from MSU's campus).

    Description:

    MSU's Hidden Lake Gardens is Michigan's best kept secret! It covers 755 acres of meadows and oak-hickory woodlands filled with an abundance of native flora and fauna. The Gardens are open 362 days of the year with an admission fee of $3 per person. Self-guided tours are a great way to see the Gardens at your own pace and to suit your personal interest. Guided tours, requested at least two weeks in advance, are available at no additional charge. In addition to more than 6 miles of one-way paved drives, there are 5 miles of hiking trails to allow the visitor a closer look at the beauty that the Gardens provide.

    Audience: Horticulturalists; general public.

  • Hops Field Day and Tour (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 4, 2017.  8am - 5pm.

     

    Location:

    Participants will meet at the MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684)

    Description:

    Participants will meet at the MSU Horticultural Research Center (6686 South Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684), board a chartered bus and travel to Cedar Hop Farm to tour a new hop yard, and then onto Neptune Hops, an established yard, both near Cedar. The group will then travel to Hop Lot Brewing Co. in Suttons Bay to have lunch, tour their new facility, chat with the brewer and tasting. After lunch, participants will travel to Heitman Hop Yard on the south end of Leelanau County. The tour will then return to the Research Center to see a hop harvest demo in the WOLF picking machine. Erin Lizotte, MSU Extension Integrated Pest Management Educator will also speak about “Hop IPM.” Dr. Rob Sirrine, MSU Extension Statewide Hops Educator will be the host and available throughout the day to provide hops growing expertise.

    Throughout the tour hop growers will be on site to discuss all aspects of hop production; initial costs, plant care, disease and insect management, trellis construction, quality control, propagation, and organic and conventional growing practices. The group will then end the day with an educational beer tasting led by Scott Graham of the Michigan Brewers Guild.

  • Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (East Lansing, MI)

    Location:

    219 South Harrison Ave, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on campus, displays a unique atmosphere, with cultural and sporting activities right at its back door. Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center offers state-of-the-art conference facilities, including a 300-seat auditorium and 30 multi-function meeting rooms accommodating groups of 10 to 1,000. When planning an event, the Conference Services department provides personal assistance from beginning to end. The Audio-Visual department also provides equipment and technical assistance. Each of the 165 hotel rooms is beautifully furnished and offers the finest quality accommodations.

  • Lake City Research Center Field Day: Ag Innovation Day (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 24, 2017

     

    Location:

    5401 W. Jennings Rd, Lake City, MI, 49651.

    Description:

    Michigan State University Agriculture Innovation Day is an annual event which focuses in-depth education on a single topic. The event rotates to various locations throughout the state where experts deliver innovative information to help producers take the next step in improving their bottom line while maintaining environmentally sound practices on their farms. The 2017 MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Forages and the Future will take place on August 24, 2017, at the Lake City Research Center, Lake City, Michigan.

    The educational field day will deliver a cutting-edge, in-depth look at forages, livestock and the future to help farmers meet growing producer demands.

  • Michigan Food Hub Network and Michigan Farm to Institution Network Action Meeting (November 2017)

    Dates:

    November 2, 2017.

    Location:

    Lansing Brewing Company, Lansing, MI

    Description:

    In this joint network action meeting of the Michigan Farm to Institution Network and the Michigan Food Hub Network, you will contribute your expertise through open space sessions and innovation stations and collaborate to address the policy and practice challenges of getting more local foods to and through food hubs. Happy hour with cash bar to follow.

  • Michigan Garden Plant Tour (July/ August 2017)

    Dates:

    July 24 - August 4, 2017

    Location:

    Various locations across Michigan.  Please see the website listed below.

    Description:

    This annual Michigan Garden Plant Tour is a free, coordinated open house of leading young plant producers of ornamentals and Michigan State University.  The objective of the Tour is to educate growers and industry professionals about new and existing plant selections and how they perform in different settings. Expect to learn about a wide range of ornamental crops, including popular commercial brands of annuals and perennials. This is a terrific way to observe plant performance at different locations and grown under various conditions, both in the ground and in containers.

  • Michigan Livestock Expo (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 13 - 16, 2017

     

    Location:

    MSU Pavilion.

    Description:

    The Michigan Livestock Expo is a multi-species livestock event including beef, sheep, swine, and goats, designed to enhance the livestock industry, educate youth and showcase Michigan's agriculture industry. Champions in each species will be sold at a special evening industry celebration. The dairy industry will also be holding the Michigan Dairy Expo simultaneously at the MSU Pavilion.

  • Montcalm Research Center Field Day (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 3, 2017.  10:00 am.

     

    Location:

    Montcalm Research Center, 4629 W. McBrides Road, Lakeview, MI 48850

    Description:

    A field day highlighting the season's research conducted at the Montcalm Research Center.

  • MSU Libraries

    Location:

    Main Library: 100 Library (on West Circle Drive), MSU, E. Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The MSU Libraries collections include more than 4 million volumes, 28,000 serial subscriptions (in print and electronic form), 5 million items in microfilm and microfiche, 200,000 maps and 40,000 sound recordings. The Libraries include extensive holdings in history, the social sciences, languages and literature, area studies, medicine, agriculture, and general sciences as well as several specialized, interest-specific collections.

  • MSU Plant Trial Field Day (July 2017)

    Dates:

    July 25, 2017.  8:30 am - 2:00 pm

    Location:

    1066 Bogue Street, MSU Campus, Plant & Soil Sciences Bldg. (1st floor), East Lansing, MI 48823

    Description:

    Commercial growers, landscapers, and advanced gardeners are invited to this annual event to learn about some of the superior new plants and how they have performed in the MSU Trial Gardens. Plant performance, ornamental characteristics, and special needs of plants will be covered by MSU Horticulture Gardens staff. Presentations will also be delivered by MSU faculty that focus on electronic grower resources, lighting plants with LEDs, pollinator-friendly plants, and the European Flower Trials.

    The $42/person registration fee (by July 19) includes morning refreshments, lunch, parking, trial booklet, and the program.  On-site registration is possible with a $10/person surcharge.

  • MSU Science Festival (April 2017)

    Dates:

    April 7 - 23, 2017

    Location:

    Events are held at MSU in East Lansing, as well as in Detroit and around the state.

    Description:

    The MSU Science Festival is an exploration of the science that touches our everyday lives. There are hands-on activities for the whole family, plus demonstrations, discussions, lectures, and tours on topics from astronomy to music to zoology.  MSU researchers and their students share the wonder of science in over 100 diverse offerings for young and old to engage, explore, and inspire.  Events are held at MSU in East Lansing, as well as in Detroit and around the state.

  • MSU Student Organic Farm Tours

    Dates:

    Please see availability at the website below.

     

    Location:

    MSU Student Organic Farm, 3291 College Rd, Holt, MI, 48842.

    Description:

    Join MSU Student Organic Farm’s Outreach Coordinator, Adam Montri, for an informal tour of the fields, hoophouses, CSA distribution room, transplant greenhouse, and more with plenty of opportunities to ask questions about all parts of the Student Organic Farm. There is no charge for these tours due to funding from the USDA Rick Management Agency.

  • MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center

    Location:

    486 Green Way, East Lansing, MI, 48824

    Description:

    The MSU Surplus Store and Recycling Center is rethinking the way the MSU Community disposes of its unused materials – including our own take on REDUCE, REUSE & RECYCLE.  The surplus store sells items in the following categories: Art, Antiques and Collectibles; Audio/Visual; Bicycles; Bid Items; Books; Computers; Farm & Garden; Furniture; Household and Home Decor; Industrial and Manufacturing; Kitchen and Restaurant; Laboratory; Land/Property; Media; Office; Printer & Copier Supplies; Recycling Containers; Sporting Goods and Clothing; Vehicles & Trailers.

  • Northwest Michigan Research and Extension Center Field Day (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 24, 2017.

     

    Location:

    Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, 6686 S Center Highway, Traverse City, MI 49684

    Description:

    The tree fruit field day topics include spotted wing Drosophila, pollinators and cherry leaf spot.

  • Organic Squash Management Field Day (August 2017)

    Dates:

    August 29, 2017.  9:00 am - 11:30 am

    Location:

    9693 N 40th Street, Hickory Corners, MI 49060

    Description:

    This event will include a discussion about disease, insect, weed, nutrient, and cover crop management in squash, with a special focus on methods that can be used by organic growers. Participants will see a demonstration of weed cultivation tools and look at different cover crop management methods.  Presenters will show insect and pollinator specimens collected from squash to help improve pest identification skills.  Researchers will present on their latest findings from a USDA funded grant and participants may ask questions that pertain to production. Expert organic growers will share their experiences with cover crops and growing organic vegetables.

  • 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.

Results per page: