Earth Day 2018 is Sunday, April 22. This year’s campaign is all about ending plastic pollution. Farmers are utilizing alternative practices more and more to help eliminate the use of plastic on their operations.
In Michigan, the grants will help fund a variety of projects, including a beekeeping initiative, upgrading an equine arena and a program expansion through the addition of a livestock pasture.
Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in the men’s, women’s and
five experience divisions.
30 county Farm Bureaus have already appointed Local History Teams.
In addition to placing fifth in the marketing competition, the MSU team won first place in the John Deere Signature Award and third place for Outstanding Student Chapter.
Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) annually honors deserving Farm Bureau members and individuals for their contributions and achievements in supporting and advancing the state's agriculture industry and furthering MFB's values and member-driven policy.
Bob Zeeb believed in the adage that if you could find a way to make a living doing what you loved, you’d be on vacation 365 days a year.
Wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma have destroyed close to 400,000 acres of rangeland since last week with roughly 13 percent of the fire contained. A state of emergency was declared by OK Gov. Mary Fallin on April 13th for 52 counties in the drought stricken region. Michigan-based Ag Community Relief will depart soon with supplies and is accepting donations for assistance.
4-H alumni and supporters are encouraged to vote in the Raise Your Hand Campaign to help Michigan receive funds toward the expansion of 4-H programs.
Contacting MISS DIG 811 required by law when
using power digging equipment.
This year’s event grossed $28,950 and according to James Parker, event co-chairman, AGR plans to donate approximately $16,000 of after-expense monies to the Michigan AgrAbility organization.
Financial benchmarks provide farmers key insights into how their operation is performing financially and help identify areas for improvement.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.