Farm Service 790 is hosted by Terry Henne.  He offers the latest information in Agriculture - Events, Topics, Prices and Weather.  If it relates to Agriculture, Terry Henne is talking about it.

Organic Vegetable Twilight Meeting

This meeting will be held Thursday, September 3rd at the Zilke Vegetable Farm, 12491 Carpenter Road, Milan.

Demonstration and discussion will include effective use of cultivation tools/tillage systems, impact on soil fertility, weed and insect management and pest and beneficial insect identification.

The program runs from 6-8:30pm.  Reservations are requested.

Call 734-260-2324 or go to for more information or to reserve.  There is no fee to attend but reservations are requested.

Using Compost To Build Soil Quality

This seminar will be held Thursday, September 3rd.  Location is the Schweihofer Farm, 6880 Fred Moore Hwy, St. Clair.

The seminar runs from 4-7pm.

Topics of discussion will include the impacts and benefits of compost, rates and methods of application for any size acreage and how to produce compost.

Registration deadline was Friday, August 28th, but if you would like to attend, please contact the Lapeer office at 810-667-0341.

Cooperative Extension Open House

Michigan State University will be holding an open house at the extension office in downtown Saginaw Tuesday, September 22nd.

There are so many resources that Michigan State University Extension has to offer.  Come explore our wide variety of programs and chat with their local specialists.  Everyone is welcome.  Light refreshments will be served.  Door prizes will be available.

Hours are from 3-6pm.

The office is located in the Morley Building, 1 Tuscola Street, 2nd floor, downtown Saginaw, behind the Temple Theatre.

Big Beet Cart Field Day

This event will be held on Wednesday, September 16th at the Reif Farms.  Location is M-81 and Harnish Road, just 1/2 mile west of M-15.
Sugar beet producers have shown an increased interest in utilizing large capacity beet carts.  The benefits of carts can include improved MAUS piling along with reduced tare, compaction and labor.  Minimizing truck traffic in the field will reduce trucking repairs along with reducing harvest stress.  Participants will be able to observe the engineering of each cart, including speed of unloading and tare reduction.

Sign in, refreshments and doughnuts at 8:30am, demonstrations start at 9am.

Featured will be the Valley Beet Cart, Spudnik, ROPA Big Bear and Kringstad Crop Shuttle.

For more information, contact Steve at 989-798-5848 or email at

Michigan Corn Growers Summer Tour

Please join us for the Between the Rows Summer Tour!

The Michigan Corn office is going on the road this summer for our Between the Rows Tour! Each meeting will include an update on corn yields in your area, a discussion with a local grain dealer about the market outlook for this year's crop and a Q & A session with staff from Michigan Corn. Food and beverages will be provided. Tour stops are:
Stoneman Pro Services August 17 Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 7900 E. Monroe Rd., Breckenridge, MI 48615
Alvin Ferguson August 18 Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 15943 Almont Rd., Allenton, MI 48002 
Carbon Green BioEnergy August 20  Lunch at 12:00 p.m. 7795 Saddlebag Lake Rd., Lake Odessa, MI 48849
Mark Kies  August 25  Lunch at 12:00 p.m. 5551 Thompson Rd., Allen, MI 49227
Phil Gordon August 25 Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 4690 Willow Rd., Saline, MI 48176
Jason McConnachie September 1 Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 3080 Downington Rd., Deckerville, MI 48427
Tom Ziel September 2 Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 6065 W. Richardson Rd., Pigeon, MI 48755
Schlicht Farms September 3 Dinner at 6:30 p.m. 3712 S Vassar Rd., Vassar, MI 48768


Thumb Octagon Barn Announces 2015 Fall Family Days Dates


The theme for Fall Family Days 2015 is

Fish Fry is Sept 11, 4pm - 7pm.
Saturday Sept 12 & Sunday Sept 13 is Fall Family Days 2015.
8:30am to 5pm.

Anyone wishing to VOLUNTEER for any ACTIVITY
during the show please contact Tori Pine at 989-665-2254.

Storm Readiness Is Smart

Get your home ready for the storm season.  It can happen any time, especially when you least expect it.  Click on the link below for MSU's recommendations:


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