The Michigan corn harvest is still going on in much of the state.
Officials said this year has been unusual since farmers are still working on finishing the harvest.
Crop specialists said the cool spring and mild summer made for a late corn harvest. Read more
Gardeners and farmers aren’t the only ones who should care about dirt. That’s the word from soil scientists.
December 5 is World Soil Day, and pockets of supporters around the world are using the day to raise awareness of the importance of healthy soil. Read more
City officials in Mid Michigan said they will be contacting local residents for feedback on a popular farmers market.
The Midland Farmers Market could be moving, or getting a new design . Read more
Michigan foodies said there’s more to local foods than cherries and wine.
And they said lesser known specialties like venison, hummus and beer are now available at stores thanks to what they call, a food hub.
It’s a scavenger hunt of sorts: the U.S. Forest Service is hoping Michiganders can help them find the few ash trees which have managed to survive the invasion of a deadly Asian beetle in the hopes of one day reviving the state’s ash population.
Michigan’s sugar beet crop is being harvested right now growers are expecting a record crop.
Reports out of Ohio are claiming Emerald Ash Borers have been found feeding on non-Ash trees.
Northern Michigan agriculture is receiving a boost through new grant money, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.
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
Happy birthday to the Michigan State University Cooperative Extension service – it’s turning 100 years old.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, which led to the establishment of the extension service.