Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center

''Established 1899

The Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) was established in 1899 and serves as the hub for integrated crop and livestock research for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Applied research on pasture-based cattle management practices and cropping rotations is conducted in the unique environment of the U.P. Grass-based beef finishing, utilization of cover crops, hoop house farming, and alternative soil analysis methods are keystone research elements on the farm. Outreach efforts focus on expanding knowledge of local food systems by educating producers and fostering market opportunities. Complementary agronomic studies at the 1,262-acre site focus on forages and small grains. The center also coordinates numerous field trials of biomass grasses, potato varieties and corn varieties throughout the Upper Peninsula region.

The UPREC 2014 field day is July 26. See this flier for more details!

 

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  • New staff helps to breathe life into U.P. incubator farm

    New staff helps to breathe life into U.P. incubator farm

    A farm site at the Michigan State University (MSU) Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center (UPREC) that has not been used for some 30 years is experiencing a rejuvenation, thanks in large part to the addition of three staff members and an intern.

  • MSU AgBioResearch names new acting associate director

    MSU AgBioResearch names new acting associate director

    George Smith, Michigan State University (MSU) animal science professor and co-director of the MSU Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program, will serve as acting associate director of MSU AgBioResearch beginning July 1.

  • New MSU incubator farm will help feed Upper Peninsula, fuel local economy

    New MSU incubator farm will help feed Upper Peninsula, fuel local economy

    MSU AgBioResearch scientist Matt Raven has been awarded nearly $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish an incubator farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP). The grant is one of four recently awarded to MSU to help small-scale agricultural producers build secure food systems.

  • MSU research centers to host public field days

    MSU research centers to host public field days

    Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch is inviting the public to tour several of its outlying research centers this summer. The annual field days, which run June through September, will highlight some of the current research projects benefiting the Michigan agriculture industry.