Planting wheat

Friday, 07 October 2016 by

Have you ever wondered about how wheat is planted in Michigan? What about driving by large equipment in fields and wondered what it’s all for and how it all works? Mike Milligan, a Michigan farmer who raises wheat on his family’s farm, walks through some of what’s involved in planting wheat. Topics Mike covers include:

Sugarbeet harvest

Friday, 07 October 2016 by

Have you ever wondered how a sugarbeet is harvested, ultimately showing up in our houses as beautiful sugar for all our favorite recipes? Last week, Charlie Bauer, a Michigan farmer from the Thumb, hosted a ridealong with program coordinator Elaine Bristol. Virtually step inside the harvester cab and hear about sugarbeet harvest directly from a

Archive Tweetchat with @Chef_Kurt: August 31, 2016 Format for this AM’s chat: 1) Intros, 2) Discussion w/ @chef_kurt & 3) Ask your own Qs. W/ each response, tweet Q number & #migrownmigreat Chef_Kurt: @MichAgCouncil looking forward to talking this morning #migrownmigreat   Q1: First, please introduce yourself, where you’re from & what you’re eating. #migrownmigreat

Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Will Offer Selfie Contest During Fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair to Benefit Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Kroger will present $250 gift card to a contest winner each day LANSING – Fairgoers will have the chance to win a $250 Kroger gift card each day and donate to the Food

Growing up on a Michigan farm

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 by

Growing up on a dairy farm since I was 7 years old has been a blessing. Living on a farm with animals entails a large amount of responsibility even as a young person. When I was very young, my parents owned and managed a farm with beef cows. I loved walking through the pastures to

The truth about farming

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 by

Recently there was a news story shared from my hometown about chickens that were lost during a heat index at the start of the Osceola County Fair. 4-H’ers tried their best to cool chickens by having fans, water and ice surrounding the birds. I’m not writing to complain about the article or to make up

Since July is one of the hottest months in Michigan, a break for a delicious bowl of ice cream is essential! We often think about how we can keep cool, but how often do we think of how dairy cows stay cool? Although the cows on the farm don’t get ice cream breaks, they get

Everyone should experience the fun of educational choices and learning new things. You want to make sure you do well in school. I’m going to tell you my list of things that you need to do while you are still in high school. Tell people how much they mean to you. Teachers work hard to

To find a motto to live your life by and that you agree with is honestly pretty hard. There are many good quotes out there that people live by, but it’s hard to find just the right one that suits you. My life motto is, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but

Supporting local farmers in your community is easy when you live in Michigan. We all benefit from the bounty of locally grown foods, fresh from our state’s family farmers. The Michigan Ag Council is investing in opportunities that provide one-on-one conversations between consumers and Michigan farmers. On April 26, 2016, seven bloggers, one farmer and