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Michigan State University (MSU) Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Field Day

WHERE:         Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center
E3774 University Drive
Chatham, MI 49816
WHEN:           Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1 – 4 p.m.
WHY:             The field day allows visitors to participate in guided tours of the research plots and hear MSU researchers discuss the results of more than 10 malting barley and forage crop variety trials. Tours will be provided on an ongoing basis by MSU Extension forage specialist Kim Cassida and MSU international agronomist Russell Freed, both MSU AgBioResearch scientists.
WHO:            Anyone interested in learning more about the research and work being conducted at MSU’s Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center
HOW:            Visitors are welcome to stop by at their convenience. For specific questions, please contact UPREC center coordinator Ashley McFarland at or (906) 439-5176.

Sustainable Bioenergy Cropping Systems Field Day

Dennis Pennington would like to personally invite you to attend the Sustainable Bioenergy Cropping Systems field day held on August 29 at the Kellogg Biological Station near Hickory Corners, MI.  The day will include classroom education in the morning, field plot tours in the afternoon and a list of resource tools that participants can take home with them.  I have attached a flyer with more information.  The program is free (including lunch) but we need you to register at

USDA Program Supports Renewable Energy Projects

PIGEON – State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) wants to make his constituents aware of a grant program for farmers and rural small businesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The program supports renewable energy projects such as wind turbines and solar arrays.
"Having access to reliable sources of energy is critical for rural businesses, especially farms," Brown said. "I encourage farmers and entrepreneurs in the Thumb to consider applying for this program."
To qualify for fiscal year 2014 funding, applicants must submit their proposals to the USDA Rural Development State Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on these dates:
·        July 7 for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications
·        July 31 for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loan only applications
More information is available at the USDA website. In Tuscola County, residents can visit the USDA Rural Development office in Caro, located at 1075 Cleaver Road, or call (989) 673-8173, extension 6. Huron County residents have access to an office in Bad Axe at 1460 S. Van Dyke Road and at (989) 269-9549.

Grants And Low Interest Loans Are Available From Rural Energy In America

Click on the link below to get more information and apply:


http://USDA REAP grant applications sought to implement energy conservation practices, bioenergy projects

Deadline is July 31

Breakfast On The Farm Continues This Year

Click on the link below for all the details including times and locations:


http://Enjoy free family fun and learning at three Breakfast on the Farm events

4-H Great Lakes And Natural Resources Camp Coming to MSU

Michigan 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, July 27–Aug. 2. This camp for 13- to 15-year-olds takes place at Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, Mich. It allows both 4-H members and nonmembers to not only enjoy all the usual fun camp activities but also learn about science in interesting, hands-on ways. National 4-H and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have recognized this camp with a conservation education award. Find more information online at

39th Annual Old Engine and Tractor Association Show

Dates are August 8, 9, and 10.  Threshing, baling, daily parades, shingle mill and antique autos are all a part of this event.  This year, Oliver Equipment will be highlighted.

For more information, go their website:


Fall Family Days 2014 at the Octagon Barn

September 5, 6 and 7th are the dates for Fall Family Days at Gagetown.  Theme for this year is "Apples".  More information will be coming.


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