MSU Agribusiness Management alumnus Andrew Schultz loved growing up as a third-generation fruit farmer in southwest Michigan. As a Spartan studying agribusiness within the department of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics (AFRE), he gained knowledge of and passion for the food industry, and after graduation in 2011, he gained valuable experience at one of the world’s largest food companies — Nestle.
Student employees at The Ohio State University willingly don plastic suits and masks to dig into trash and pull out tossed food in its various forms: partly eaten, uneaten, wet and reeking. Then they weigh it.
‘Beyond the Sale: Careers That Deliver’ Virtual Field Trip Underscores Pathways to Career Readiness through 21st Century Skill-Building.
The American Farm Bureau Federation, in partnership with Farm Credit, is accepting applications for the 2019 Farm Bureau Ag Innovation Challenge through Sept. 24.
“In 2016, we tested a HSD prototype on 12 common Arkansas weeds,” Norsworthy said. “On 11 of those 12, we had a 99 percent kill rate or better. On the 12th, we had a 97 percent kill rate.”
“Digital tools have shaped many industries and we are just scratching the surface on what it means for agriculture. Through the power of new digital tools and data analytics we can help increase farmer productivity and sustainability.”
Recently, four West Michigan agriculture industry leaders sat down with MiBiz reporter Mitch Galloway and Editor Joe Boomgaard for a roundtable discussion.
NIOSH reports that of the estimated two million full-time workers employed in the production of crops, livestock, and poultry in 2017, approximately 100 agricultural workers will suffer an injury resulting in lost work time on daily basis.
The Young Farmer Discussion Meet series provides briefs designed to give Farm Bureau Discussion Meet participants insight regarding the challenges, potential solutions and current events of contest topics.
Sept. 17-21 is SepticSmart Week in Michigan and homeowners can follow these seven best practices when it comes to septic system care.
Legumes obtain nitrogen from symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria, but cereal crops including wheat and maize, rely on the availability of fixed nitrogen in the soil.
Leasing equipment, facilities or vehicles often can bring benefits to businesses looking to reduce costs, improve cash flow and maximize tax advantages. Understanding if a lease is best for your business requires individual consideration, but there are some overall benefits of leasing that may make it the right decision for you.
The resulting southwesterly flow across the Midwest led to a very active storm track across the region, and in many portions of Michigan, to heavy rainfall and extended fall fieldwork delays extending into early October.
Your Field Focus reporters are busier than ever with harvest in full swing. Looks like they’re all optimistic about 2018 and into the future. Be sure to thank them for their reports this year and for their contributions to agriculture and society as a whole.
A strengthening upper-air ridge across the Midwest brought warm, dry weather to most of Michigan during the middle of September, allowing maturing crops and soils to dry/drain following a period of much- above normal rainfall during late August and September.