Midwest

MSU research center names farm manager

Michael de Schaaf is the new farm manager at the Michigan State University (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor. De Schaaf, a small agricultural service business owner with nearly three decades of... more »

October proclaimed Michigan Apple Month

Recognizing the importance of the Michigan apple industry, October is Michigan Apple Month Governor Gretchen Whitmer in Lansing, Michigan, made the proclamation on Oct. 1. “Michigan is known for its diverse agriculture, which includes many... more »

Purdue Extension offers farm finances webinar

Liz Brownlee of Partners in Food And Farming will lead a virtual lunch and learn on farm finances. “Farm Finances — Determining what ‘Success’ Looks Like on Your Farm,” will be from noon to 1... more »

Kudos joins the ranks of apples from University of Minnesota

If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there. A... more »

MSU researches drones to control vineyard pests

At the annual Viticulture Field Day in late July at Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center in Benton Harbor, winegrape growers assessed autonomous tools for tasks including pest management. “One of... more »

Harvests start with high hopes for apple season

Apple growers in Washington, Michigan and New York are optimistic for the 2023-24 fresh apple season. With weather described as “near-perfect,” Washington dodged the heat and cold from the past two seasons. The U.S. Apple... more »

Michigan offers $3.6 million to fight invasive species

Michigan’s Invasive Species Grant Program is now accepting proposals for the 2023 funding cycle, with an anticipated $3.6 million available to applicants. The program — a joint effort of the Michigan departments of Natural Resources;... more »

Midwest food companies offered export assistance

The Food Export Association of the Midwest USA (Food Export–Midwest) is offering assistance for food companies wanting to export their products. Food Export–Midwest is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the export of food and... more »

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