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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.
from the 2013
MSU Forage Variety Tests for alfalfa and perennial
grasses are posted.
for the 2014 MSU forage variety tests are available on
test page. In 2014, we will be conducting conventional
alfalfa, Roundup Ready alfalfa, perennial cool-season
grass, and annual grass tests.
Great Lakes Forage and Grazing Conference will
be held on March 6, 2014, in East Lansing. We have an
exciting program lined up and hope to see you all there.
receive email notifications of updates to this page and
other Michigan forage news, contact Dr.
Kim Cassida to be added to the notification list.
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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