2013 Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Field Day

Date: July 23, 2013
Location: Chatham, Mich.

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For more information on this event, see the news article “MSU Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center to host field day” or check out the official field day flyer, schedule and list of speakers by clicking on the links.

10:00AM Opening remarks –Paul Naasz and Ashley McFarland
10:30 AM Ignite presentations (15 minute rotations)

  • Beef cattle – Dr. Jason Rowntree
  • Malting barley trials, disease and pest management – Chris Kappand JimIsleib
  • New soil analysis methods – Ashley McFarland
  • Future opportunities at North Farm – Dr. Matt Raven

11:30 AM Biofuel demonstration –Dennis Pennington
Noon Lunch sponsored by Farm Bureau
12:30 PM Keynote address: Dr. John Baker, Associate Director of MSU AgBioResearch
1:00 PM Afternoon session

Track 1: The future of Four Season Farming at UPREC

  • Hoophousedesign and build –Dr. John Biernbaum
  • Perpetual Produce –Dr. John Biernbaum
  • Student farm introduction –Dr. Matt Raven
  • UP Food Exchange –Michelle Walk

Track 2: Integrating Crop and Livestock systems at UPREC

  • Background of the Red Angus herd–Dr. Jason Rowntree
  • Utilizing forage quality in different beef cattle production scenarios – Frank Wardynski
  • Forage variety selection for the UP–Dr. Kim Cassida
  • Building soil health using cropping systems – Jim Isleib

3:00 PM Closing

This event is sponsored by MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension.

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