Number of Programs: 2
- Livestock on the Small Farm · June 10 · 1-5 p.m.
- Plasticulture: Season Extension 201 · July 15 · 1-5 p.m.
- Flower Production · August 19 · 1-5 p.m.
- Forest Resource Management · September 30 · 1-5 p.m.
The North Farm, N5431 Rock River Road, Chatham, MI - 1 mile north of the Village of Chatham on the Rock River Road
These workshops, focused on topics relevant to small-scale farmers, homesteaders and home gardeners, will provide participants the opportunity to learn from university staff, local professionals and seasoned farmers.
Each workshop will consist of a classroom component hosted at the MSU North Farm in Chatham, Michigan, located in the central Upper Peninsula. Following classroom learning, participants go on a field trip to a local farm where they will get to ask farmers questions and see applications of concepts.
E3774 University Drive, P.O. Box 168, Chatham, MI 49816
The Upper Peninsula Research Center is the hub of beef cattle research for northern Michigan. Applied research on alternative beef cattle management practices are conducted in the unique environment of the Upper Peninsula. Low-stress weaning methods, extended grazing season options, control of infectious disease, and traceability are being studied to reduce input costs or produce greater value for beef producers. Complementary agronomic studies at the 1,262-acre site focus on forages, corn, small grains and oilseed crops for alternative energy. The center also coordinates numerous field trials of biomass grasses, potato varieties and corn varieties throughout the Upper Peninsula region.