Michigan exempts fully vaccinated ag workers from routine testing under order

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has updated its Order for COVID-19 testing for agricultural employees. New CDC guidance allows for fully vaccinated individuals in this category to be exempt from routine... more »

Michigan blueberry orchard and facilities purchased

Gladstone Land Corp. announced June 10 that it has acquired 930 gross acres of farmland, including approximately 480 acres of blueberry bushes, and support facilities located in Paw Paw, Michigan, for $13.3 million. The facilities... more »

2021 preharvest blueberry webinar set by Michigan State University

Michigan State University Extension MSU Extension and the Small Fruit Team are holding the 2021 Blueberry Preharvest webinar on June 17, 2021, from noon to 2 p.m.. This webinar will provide updates on important issues... more »

Quentin Tyler named director of Michigan State University Extension

After serving for one month as interim director of Michigan State University Extension, Quentin Tyler was named director on June 1. His professional background and forward-thinking vision impressed MSU Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., and... more »

Michigan Apple Committee board welcomes new appointees, elects officers

The Michigan Apple Committee Board of Directors welcomed new appointees and elected officers at its June 11 meeting. Michael Dietrich of Conklin was elected Chair, and Kimberly Kropf of Lowell was elected vice chair at... more »

A new strawberry disease tracked in the Midwest

A new strawberry disease has been found in Indiana and researchers are looking for samples from neighboring states to determine the extent of the problem. Figure 1. A leaf spot caused... more »

Victoria Wittenbach continues reign as 2021 Michigan Apple Queen

Victoria Wittenbach of Belding, Michigan, will serve as the 2021 Michigan Apple Queen. Sarah Rasch of Grand Rapids is first runner-up. They were crowned as Michigan Apple “royalty” in December 2019, however, the COVID-19 pandemic... more »

Southern Illinois Summer Twilight series schedules three programs

The Southern Illinois Summer Twilight series is accepting registrations for its next three programs. The series highlights and demonstrates innovative farm systems across southern Illinois. The first installment showcased Flam Orchards and focused on strawberry... more »

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