MSU Extension Center holds event

CHATHAM — Michigan State University has a long history of agricultural research in the Upper Peninsula, spearheaded by the staff at the Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center.

That tradition continues, and the research portfolio at the farm is as diverse as ever. The public is invited to join local and statewide University experts for an informative day in the field on Saturday, July 29, learning about the exciting research that is ongoing at the station.

The event will start at 9:30 a.m. with registration at the South Farm, located at E3774 University Drive, just south of Chatham on Highway M-94. The morning program will highlight the university’s work in the field of soil health, followed by a free lunch, sponsored by the local Hiawathaland Farm Bureau chapter.

In the afternoon, participants will have the choice to attend sessions at either the South or North Farm. The South Farm will highlight the grass-finished beef operation along with ongoing work in small grains and forages. The North Farm will showcase its work in organic small grains, perennial berry crops and equipment and tools for the small scale vegetable grower.

The Field Day will conclude at 3 p.m. with optional farm tours.

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