The USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will provide nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state. Read more
October is National Farm to School Month and at one northern Michigan school, students have been in the garden growing their lunches. Now it’s harvest time.
Students at Northern Michigan Christian School in McBain have been growing vegetables for lunches and for agricultural education for six years now.
Nikki Witbeck teaches agriculture classes at the school.
She said the students weren’t getting enough healthy food. So the school decided to discontinue the federal hot lunch program and plant its own garden. Read more
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which led to the establishment of the extension service.
Tuesday marked the first day of autumn and thoughts of pumpkins and apple cider might not be far behind.
Another Michigan crop is coming into season in time for the holidays. Read more
If you can’t bring the shopper to the farm, bring the farmer to the grocery store.
This is the idea of a Michigan program connecting shoppers with local farmers.
The Faces of Michigan Farmers initiative is a program that brings volunteer farmers into local supermarkets. Read more
Ever wonder what it takes to get that gallon of milk or loaf of bread to your supermarket? Read more
You may haven’t of heard the term “Polar Vortex” in a while or felt below-zero temperatures, but Michigan’s past winter still looms over peach producers.
According to agriculture officials who monitor such things, the 2014 Michigan Apple crop is shaping up to be the best one in years.
The US Department of Agriculture is reminding producers and ranchers that changes under the 2014 Farm Bill require compliance to be eligible for premium federal support.
Blueberries are ripe for the picking in the Upper Peninsula.