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new. Last update: Feb. 22,
to the Forage Information Service
at Michigan State University
This web site provides a central hub of information on topics
relating to forage production and grazinglands use in Michigan.
Forages and grazinglands, including pasture, hay, haylage,
and silage, are the third most important agronomic crop
in Michigan. Michigan's forage industry generates millions
of dollars and encompasses over 3.5 million acres of land.
Forages and grazinglands feed dairy cattle, beef cattle,
sheep, goats, equines, poultry, swine, and camelids, provide
wildlife food and habitat, grow biofuel, protect water quality,
and build soil.
MICHIGAN FORAGE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE will be held
MARCH 7, 2013 in East Lansing. The theme of this
year's conference is "The Changing Forage Industry"
and there will be lots of exciting information about how
forage growers and livestock producers can capitalize
on those changes. Click
here for the flyer and more information.
2013 Variety Test Applications and results from
the 2012 Forage Variety Tests are posted on the
is going to be a busy year for forages in Michigan! Check
page for spring programs!
tips for rejuvenating drought-stressed hayfields and pastures
Extension 2012 Drought Resources page Find
tips on management of forages and pastures during drought.
you grow or use forages or are simply interested in the
future of Michigan forage/grazing lands and the direction
of MSU forage research or MSU Extension programming, become
a member of the Michigan
Forage Council (MFC). The MFC is the combined forces
of the the Michigan Hay and Grazing Council and the Michigan
Grazing Lands Conservation Initative and is an important
communications link between growers and MSU.
there a forage-related topic you would like to see included
on this webpage? Send suggestions and comments to Dr.
Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist.
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