Midwest

MSU berry webinar scheduled for March 17

Michigan State University Extension has scheduled its first berry webinar of the season that will take place on March 17 from 1-3:45 p.m. According to Carlos Garcia Salazar, small fruit educator, MSU Extension Agriculture and... more »

New online fruit production series introduced by Ohio State University

Ohio State University South Centers is hosting a new online series focused on fruit production beginning March 23 with blueberries, then continuing with blackberries on March 30, and finally concluding with raspberries on April 6.... more »

Women urged to respond to Weathering Stress in Agriculture – 2021 Questionnaire

The University of Minnesota Extension-Women in Ag Network, American Agri-Women, Minnesota Agri-Women District 11, and Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center are collecting data to learn more about women in agriculture’s resiliency to stress.... more »

Michigan State University 2021 ANR Award recipients honored during ANR month

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University will honor 11 leaders in agriculture and natural resources on March 12. The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University... more »

Michigan governor proclaims March as Michigan Food and Ag Month

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has proclaimed March as Michigan Food and Agriculture Month to honor and celebrate Michigan’s farmers, the diversity of products grown and processed in our state, and the partnerships that keep our food... more »

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

Western Pennsylvania’s Boyer Orchards LLC was the side business of a steelworker in the late 1950s, but fast forward a couple of generations and his sons and grandsons are employed at a farm operation honored... more »

Michigan’s food, ag workers encouraged to register to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Michigan’s food processing and agricultural workers are encouraged to register to receive a COVID-19 vaccination appointment as eligibility expands to Michiganders working in the food and agriculture sector. "Throughout the pandemic, Michigan’s food and agriculture... more »

Michigan ag director issues emergency rules to protect agricultural workers

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Gary McDowell issued on March 2 Pandemic Public Health Measures in Migrant Agricultural Worker Housing Emergency Rules. The rules require licensed housing providers to create and implement... more »

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