Michigan Farm News
  • ‘Barns: Call to Action’ series focuses on saving timber-frame barns

    Category: People

    by Barn Believers Community Fund; Farm News Media


    Citing threats to traditional timber-frame barns, the Barn Believers Community Project Fund, a Battle Creek Community Foundation-held fund set up to “inform and inspire” people to save barns, is partnering with the Art Center of Battle Creek to get good information into people’s hands.

    Hunting Access Program helps landowners earn money, better manage wildlife on their property

    Category: People

    by MDNR


    Property owners in more than a dozen counties have the opportunity to enroll their land in the DNR's Hunting Access Program — and play a key role in helping Michigan's deer population. The program is enrolling private property in priority counties for deer disease in portions of the southern and northern Lower Peninsula. Landowners should have at least 40 acres of land with some wildlife habitat (forest, brush, etc.) within a chronic wasting disease or bovine tuberculosis priority county listed below.

    Natural Resources Commission meets Thursday in Royal Oak

    Category: People

    by MDNR


    Chronic wasting disease regulations, proposed fishing regulations for 2020 and an update on the stewardship program in state parks are just some of the discussion topics for the next regular meeting of the Michigan Natural Resources Commission, set for Thursday, June 13, at the Detroit Zoological Society, 8450 West Ten Mile Road, in Royal Oak.

    MDARD: Do not eat any products produced by Michigan’s Charley's Food Design Inc.

    Category: People

    by MDARD


    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is advising consumers not to eat (and retailers/distributors not to sell) any foods produced by Charley’s Food Design Inc., also known as Charley’s Chips Company of Wyoming, Mich.

    Find your next family fishing spot with DNR’s online tool

    Category: People

    by MDNR


    Are you new to the sport of fishing — or just want to find a location that’s easy to access, good for the whole family and has a high likelihood of catching fish? Check out the DNR’s Family Friendly Fishing Waters web application.

    MSU Board of Trustees selects new president

    Category: People

    by MSU/Farm News Media


    The Michigan State University Board of Trustees today selected Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D., as its next university president, officially beginning his term on Aug. 1. Michigan Farm Bureau looks forward to learning more about Stanley, and working together to continue supporting the agricultural missions of the state’s land grand university.

    Summer (yes) is prime for safety, labor workshops in your county

    Category: People

    by Michigan Farm Bureau


    MFB’s Ag Labor & Safety Services program can bring custom-tailored workshops and presentations to your area—for the benefit of your members.

    Osceola County deer farm, ranch owner arraigned on several violations

    Category: People

    by MDNR


    The owner of two privately owned cervid (POC) facilities — also known as deer farms — in Osceola County, Michigan, has been arraigned on several misdemeanor charges tied to facility maintenance and inspections, reporting and other areas. Ryan Hopkins, 42, of Sears, Michigan, is the owner and operator of Hopkins Trophy Whitetails, also located in Sears. On Tuesday, in the Osceola County District Court, in Reed City, Hopkins pleaded not guilty to those violations.

    GreenStone invests in youth with $25,000 FFA donation

    Category: People

    by GreenStone Farm Credit Services


    GreenStone Farm Credit Services supports the Michigan FFA’s mission of instilling character in youth through education in agriculture and providing members with leadership opportunities. The member-owned cooperative is a long-time contributor of the FFA Foundation and recently donated $25,000 to provide educational opportunities for tomorrow’s leaders.

    DNR moves proposed deer regulations public listening session to Menominee County

    Category: People

    by MDNR


    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has moved the location of a public listening session on proposed deer regulation changes from Wetmore in Alger County to Harris in Menominee County. Several hunting regulation changes have been recommended by the DNR, including a deer baiting and feeding ban in a Core Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Area, which includes portions of Menominee, Dickinson and Delta counties.

    Audrey Sebolt named new horticulture specialist at Michigan Farm Bureau

    Category: People

    by Farm News Media


    Audrey Sebolt has joined the Michigan Farm Bureau as the new associate horticulture and industry relations specialist. Serving the last 20 years as a research and project assistant at Michigan State University, Sebolt brings a wealth of experience she can utilize and share with the state’s specialty crop growers.

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