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.
Calf Care Schools
Participants will learn and/or review concepts and skills associated with profitable calf management from birth to the transition period.
August 6 - Ionia County MSU Extension, Ionia. More information is on the registration website.
August 20 - Huron County Expo Center, Bad Axe. More information is on the registration website.
Breakfast on the Farm is being held on Michigan dairy farms in July and August. These events provide a great opportunity to learn about modern food production practices.
July 25 – Roto-Z Dairy Farm, Snover, MI
August 8 – Hood Farms Family Dairy, Paw Paw, MI
August 15 – Wheeler Dairy, Breckenbridge, MI
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
Being trustworthy involves honesty, promise-keeping, loyalty and integrity. This is the final article in the Showing Character curriculum, teaching youth core values in 4-H livestock projects.
Posted on August 3, 2015 7:48am by Beverly Przystas
Participants in the “What’s New with Poo” bus tour will join keynote speaker, Amber Radatz from Wisconsin Discovery Farms, for lunch and discussions on manure management considerations.
Posted on July 30, 2015 8:45am by Shelby Burlew
Follow these sportsmanship guidelines so youth and adults have positive experiences at the county fair.
Posted on July 28, 2015 10:16am by Michelle Neff
Despite widespread conflict in the Middle East, world supplies and prices of crude oil are stable.
Posted on July 27, 2015 2:39pm by Curtis Talley Jr.
Fairness is the fifth value in a series of the Showing Character curriculum designed to provide opportunities for youth to learn as they develop character in their 4-H livestock projects.
Posted on July 23, 2015 11:04am by Beverly Przystas
Dairy Steers have the genetic potential to produce well-marbled, lean beef. Producers should ensure a high quality product with responsible management practices.
Posted on July 22, 2015 1:29pm by Frank Wardynski
Come join the family behind your food at Wheeler Dairy for a free educational event and breakfast.
Posted on July 21, 2015 11:32am by Nichole Hersch
The largest annual dairy event in Michigan is just around the corner and youth are excited for the week’s events.
Posted on July 20, 2015 8:18am by Melissa Elischer
A new conservation program helps farmers retain crop nutrients. The 2015 deadline to apply is July 24.
Posted on July 19, 2015 6:39pm by Monica Day
4-H youth participating in fairs exhibit projects and important life skills. Look for opportunities to increase youth leadership at your local fair.
Posted on July 14, 2015 5:09pm by Janelle Stewart
MSUE Dairy Events
Date: Aug 6, 2015
Location: MSU Extension—Ionia County, 50 E Sprague Road, Ionia, MI 48846
Date: Aug 8, 2015
Location: Hood Farms Family Dairy-41488 County Road 358, Paw Paw, MI 49079
Date: Aug 15, 2015
Location: Wheeler Dairy Farm-7478 N. County Line Rd., Breckenridge, MI 48615