Michigan State University’s Dairy Team focuses on dairy production by bringing together educators and researchers who have a commitment to enhance the competitive advantage of Michigan dairy producers and Michigan’s dairy industry. Through specialized dairy programs, ranging from online resources and educational seminars to dairy educators located throughout the state, the MSU Dairy Team provides Michigan’s dairy industry with easy-to-access information on a consistent basis.
Dairy Margin Protection Program Workshops
Michigan State University Extension is hosting workshops to help Michigan farmers learn more about the Dairy Margin Protection Program and what it means for their dairy farm businesses. More details about meeting dates, times and locations are available at the registration site.
Calf Care Schools
Participants will learn and/or review concepts and skills associated with profitable calf management from birth to the transition period.
September 23 - Trestle Stop, Hamilton. More information is on the
Breakfast on the Farm - only one more opportunity to participate in a Breakfast this summer. The event provides a great opportunity to learn about modern food production practices.
August 29 – Pleasant View Dairy, Jonesville, MI
Check out the Breakfast on the Farm website for more information.
The MSU Extension Dairy Team 2013-2014 Annual Report highlights our team’s activities during July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
MSUE Dairy News
Take time to review the latest Net Merit percentile rankings for the August 2015 genetic evaluations and update your sire selection goals.
Posted on September 4, 2015 11:44am by Kathy Lee
Three ways farmers can protect water quality.
Posted on September 1, 2015 12:49pm by Christina Curell
Starting a licensed food business training will help you understand how to turn your food business idea into a successful commercial reality.
Posted on September 1, 2015 12:41pm by Joanne Davidhizar
You can’t manage what you don’t measure in your cow herd.
Posted on August 31, 2015 5:36pm by Kevin Gould
A field day for livestock producers and field crop farmers who utilize commercial fertilizer or manure in their crop nutrient program.
Posted on August 24, 2015 5:14pm by Shelby Burlew
A simple, on-farm demonstration provides a look at the potential for improving yields on hay fields usually managed with low-fertilizer or no-fertilizer inputs.
Posted on August 24, 2015 11:04am by Jim Isleib
“Manure than You Can Handle” was certainly a fitting theme for this year’s Manure Expo between the farm tours, equipment demonstrations and educational sessions.
Posted on August 24, 2015 10:07am by Shelby Burlew
Don’t miss the opportunity to join the thousands of people who have attended Breakfast on the Farm events in Michigan.
Posted on August 24, 2015 8:28am by Mary Dunckel
Quick and tasty snacks that will score points with your sports star!
Posted on August 20, 2015 2:59pm by Suzanne Pish
Growers learned about small grain and forage pea combinations for dairy feed, hay fertilization on a shoestring budget and advantages and challenges of including other annual forages in feed production program.
Posted on August 20, 2015 11:16am by Jim Isleib
MSUE Dairy Events
Date: Sep 10, 2015
Location: 14031 Broom Rd., Waldron, MI 49288
Date: Sep 16, 2015
Location: Expo Center, Soper Rd., Bad Axe, MI 48413
Date: Sep 18, 2015
Location: Mid-Michigan Community College, 1375 S/ Clare Ave, Harrison, MI 48625