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  • Ag Action Day (January 2019)

    Dates:

    January 25, 2019.  8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

     

    Location:

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 6767 West 0 Ave, Kalamazoo, MI, 49009

    Description:

    Ag Action provides a full day of educational sessions focusing on agriculture, food safety and home gardening topics, featuring a trade show highlighting products and services provided by local businesses.  The Restricted Use Pesticide Exam will be given between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  If you are only taking the RUP Exam there will be an admission fee of $5 for entrance to Ag Action. This fee does not include lunch or cost of the exam.

  • Agricultural Industries Certificate Program

    Location:

    280 Plant and Soil Sciences Building, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    This 18-month program integrates a wide range of disciplines including business, leadership, technology and communications through hands-on laboratory learning and classroom formats.  Of the 48 credits required for the Certificate, 30 are for required classes and the remaining 18 credits can vary with area of interest including agronomy, animal science, horticulture, welding and mechanics.  It is possible for students to complete the Agricultural Industries Certificate and transfer on to a four-year degree program. This program consists of both on-campus learning and hands-on experiences through a professional internship. The program also allows students the flexibility to focus on agronomy, horticulture, animal science or agricultural business.

  • Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference (Escanaba, MI) (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 12, 2019. 9:15 am - 3:30 pm

    Location:

    Bay de Noc Community College, Main Campus, Joseph Heirman University Center, 2001 N Lincoln Road, Escanaba, MI 49828

    Description:

    Join U.P. farmers and Ag businesses for a full day of learning on a variety of topics for all farm types and sizes. Speakers include industry, university and farmer experts.

  • Animal Legal and Historical Web Center

    Location:

    Michigan State University College of Law, 648 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

    Description:

    This Website contains a comprehensive repository of information about animal law, including: over 1200 full text cases (US, historical, and UK), over 1400 US statutes, over 60 topics and comprehensive explanations, legal articles on a variety of animal topics and an international collection.

  • ANR Week - Agriculture and Natural Resources Annual Event (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 2 - 10, 2019

     

    Location:

    MSU's campus in East Lansing, Michigan.

    Description:

    ANR Week 2019 provides a wide-variety of topics in areas such as agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources. Some programs may include: Michigan Certified Natural Shoreline Professional Training and Certification Program; Michigan Farmers Market Conference; Horticultural Therapy Conference; Michigan FFA Annual Convention; Michigan Beekeepers' Association Spring Conference; Managing Soil, Crop Nutrient Management Systems and Water Quality Conference; Michigan Wildflower Conference; Better Process Control School; 8-Hour ServSafe, and many more!

  • Beef Cattle Teaching and Research Center

    Dates:

    At this time, there are no open visiting hours. Please call the farm manager at 517-353-2245 to schedule a tour. Visitors must not have visited a foreign country in the 7 days prior to visiting the farm.

    Location:

    5307 Bennett Rd, Lansing, MI 48910

    Description:

    MSU's Beef Cattle Research & Teaching Center conducts basic and applied beef cattle research and teaching that benefits beef cattle producers and, ultimately, consumers in Michigan. Research projects at the Center look at the productivity of Michigan feedlots, reproductive physiology, and ruminant nutrition. Tour groups from all over the world come to observe the facilities and techniques involved in the management of a commercial size feedlot.

  • Beef Cattle Ultrasound Scanning

    Description:

    A field technician certified by the ultrasound Guidelines Council is available to perform ultrasound scanning for beef cattle to evaluate carcass merit for breeding selection and market readiness. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs. 

  • Beginning Farmer Webinar Series (January - April 2019)

    Dates:

    Please see the website listed below for current offerings.

    Location:

    Online. Connection information will be emailed after registration.

    Description:

    New farm businesses provide jobs, income and increased economic and social stability, and increased food security to rural and other communities. Providing basic, practical information to people interested in or already engaging in new farm enterprises helps these small businesses develop sound production and marketing plans. Participants will get an overview of a variety of farming enterprises and topics, and have an opportunity through live, online chat to ask questions of MSU and other agriculture experts.

  • Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Clinics (March, April 2019)

    Dates:

    Please click on the link below for current dates.

    Location:

    Please click on the link below for locations.

    Description:

    The MSU Beef Extension Team will once again be organizing regional Bull Breeding Soundness Exam
    Clinics. Last year, the program tested over 300 bulls for 110 different operations. By identifying these
    potential male fertility problems, producers were able to reduce the risk of a less than optimum
    breeding season. The MSUE Beef Team encourages you to have BSE conducted on your breeding
    bulls every year.

  • Cow-Calf Management Seminar (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 5, 2019.  6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Location:

    Ionia MSU Extension, 50 E Sprague Road Ionia, MI 48864

    Description:

    The cow-calf enterprise in Michigan continues to be challenging and producers need to make good management decision to increase the likelihood for success. We are excited to have a high power speaker in Michigan for these meetings. Dr. Lowell Midla from Merck animal health will join us to cover several key management topics of interest.

    The 2019 Beef Cow-Calf seminar will be held in two locations with the following topics.

    • Vaccinating beef cows pre-breeding with MLV and the effect on conception rates.
    • Body condition of cows at calving and the effect on calving and re-breeding.
    • Calf implanting economics and protocols that work.
  • Dairy Management Certificate Program

    Location:

    Students have the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and experience on several cooperating dairy operations around MSU. Courses in dairy cattle health and evaluation are regularly conducted at Green Meadow Farms in Elsie, Michigan. Farms across Michigan are utilized in other courses. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn about dairy management and cutting edge research at the MSU Dairy Teaching and Research Center located south of campus in East Lansing.  Students interested in pasture based systems and robotic milking can become involved in teaching and research programs at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.

    Description:

    The Dairy Program is designed to give students a basic foundation of knowledge and skills about dairy cows, the dairy industry, and dairy farming as a business which they can continue to build upon after graduation from the program. Courses are practical in nature and focus on the basic knowledge and skills needed to be successful on all types of dairy operations as an owner, herdsman, or dairy farm employee. Students are also employed by agricultural businesses that support dairy operations.  Students are exposed to a wide range of topics, ideas, and most importantly, dairy industry leaders, including producers, during their education. Visits to farms and meeting successful dairy producers and managers are an important part of the program. The Dairy Program exposes students to the many exciting opportunities that are available in the dairy industry. The program attempts to create enthusiasm and passion for the dairy industry in each student.

  • Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 5, 2019. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Location:

    3055 W M-21, St. Johns, MI 48879

    Description:

    This educational conference will feature innovative researchers, industry representatives and cutting-edge farmers speaking on all things forage, such as hay and haylage production, grazing management, use of cover crops as forage, corn silage production and much more.

  • Horse Management Certificate Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824. The MSU Horse Teaching and Research Center is located on 100 acres south of campus.

    Description:

    This certificate program is designed to allow students the opportunity to specialize in the area of horse management. The typical program model is three semesters of on-campus, academic based learning opportunities. One semester is an off-campus, placement training experience at a horse facility. Once enrolled, students will have the opportunity to tailor their area of interest toward management emphasis, reproduction, riding instruction, or training. Students will take coursework in horse farm management, feeding and nutrition, basic reproduction, horse behavior, horsemanship, exercise physiology, and horse election/judging. Basic coursework in mathematics, communications, and computers is required.  Electives will vary depending on a student’s background and interests, and might be selected from the following: horse training, preparation for instructing horsemanship, independent study in horse reproduction, draft horses, forage crops, or leadership.

  • Horse Management Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension’s focus on horses, ponies, donkeys and mules provides educational resources and activities for both youth and adult equine owners.

  • Lake City Research Center (Lake City, MI)

    Dates:

     

     

    Location:

    5401 W. Jennings Road, Lake City, MI  49651

    Description:

    The Lake City Research Center includes 810 acres of managed land and 180 beef cows in a geographic area suitable for forage-based livestock enterprises, potato production and bioenergy crop production. The center is a leader in potato breeding and genetics research, with more than 60,000 seedlings grown and evaluated each year. It also supports research on forage and beef production systems that are holistic, sustainable and profitable. The center’s mission is to bring about practical, common-sense solutions to agricultural sustainability obstacles using research- and knowledge-based problem solving with the assistance of industry partners and the community.  The MSU Lake City Research Center helps to lead way in developing new regenerative grasslands certification.

  • Livestock Industries Certificate Program

    Location:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

    Description:

    The Livestock Industries certificate program is a three semester program designed to give students a professional advantage in the livestock production career field of their choice. Students are exposed to a broad spectrum of applied course work and hands-on education at the university’s facilities and an extensive industry internship. Students engage with leading professors, researchers, and future professional colleagues in a manner that is directly applicable to a functioning livestock operation and also develop communication skills while bridging the gap between theory and practical best management practices. 

    Students are required to complete courses in reproduction, animal nutrition, anatomy and physiology, live animal and carcass evaluation, livestock management and farm business management. This program is unique in that allows students to pick elective courses as well so that they can further specialize their educational plan to meet their needs, making them more marketable once they enter the work force. These courses can include agricultural economics, crop and soil science, agricultural technology and animal science.

  • Michigan Dairy Health Symposium (March 2019)

    Dates:

    March 6, 2019. 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

    Location:

    Kellogg Center Auditorium, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, Michigan

    Description:

    This is the 2nd Michigan Dairy Health Symposium. This symposium will focus on reproductive management of dairy cattle. New information will be presented regarding the importance of high fertility at first AI, causes and solutions for pregnancy loss, resynchronization of cows diagnosed not-pregnant and reducing the chances for twinning.

  • Michigan Pork Quarterly Online Newsletter

    Description:

    The Pork Quarterly is an online newsletter for anyone involved in the swine industry. The quarterly publication covers many up-to-date swine related topics including air emissions at livestock facilities, meat quality evaluation, phosphorus mass balance at breeding farms, artificial insemination, sow retention, and waste water management.

  • MSU Extension Resources and Services for Beef Producers

    Description:

    MSU Extension serves the Michigan beef industry by engaging in research, education and extension that enhances the quality of life for constituents through opportunities to advance animal health, welfare, productivity, environmental sustainability, product quality and economic viability.

  • MSU Training Center for Dairy Professionals

    Location:

    Green Meadow Farms, 6400 Hollister Rd, Elsie, MI, 48831.

    Description:

    The MSU Training Center for Dairy Professionals provides specialized training, facilities, and demonstration materials for veterinary students, veterinarians, and other professionals working in the dairy industry, as well as an infrastructure for clinical research in the health management of dairy cows. The Center, located at Green Meadow Farms in Elsie, Michigan, makes use of the Farm's large dairy herd, modern facilities, and progressive management techniques, as well as the College's faculty and facilities to provide a cutting-edge, mutidisciplinary approach to dairy management.

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