It’s springtime in Michigan! Make sure to keep an eye open for signs of baby deer (fawns) and predators in the woods. Deer are very easy prey for many kinds of predators. The more predators there are, the lower the population of deer in a given area. Predators to deer can include coyotes, wolves, bears

Some people wonder why we hunt turkeys. For me, it is the rush that comes along with it! From the gobbling, strutting and patience, turkey hunting can be a real thrill. Different counties in Michigan have different seasons in the spring (when turkeys breed) and fall (when turkeys give birth). Some counties have two seasons

My grandparents, Earl and Diane Horning, have been farming for a very long time. Our family’s farm was established in 1877 and my grandparents took over the business over 50 years ago. At the time, the farm was mainly dairy cattle and sheep so my grandparents became members of Michigan Milk Producers Association (MMPA) in

Most families teach their kids about the birds and the bees. My family taught me about the baby cows, or as we call them on the farm, the calves. Calving season is one of the most important and stressful times of the year for a cow/calf farm. Safe calving procedures are vital to my family’s

Spring Break is here and school is out for a week. Don’t want to sit around at home? Well, there are plenty of things out there to do in the great state of Michigan! You can do something fun with little cost. You could take a trip out to Double JJ Ranch & Water Park

Are you sick of being stuck inside? Do you want to know how to beat the winter blues and get going again? I’ll give you a few simple ideas to get your ramped up for a fun, and much warmer, spring! Activities One step to warming up after the winter season is to go camping

What I learned in FFA

Monday, 14 March 2016 by

At the beginning of my freshman year in high school, I wanted to enroll in one of the agricultural classes, but that would require me to become a member of the FFA chapter. I did not want any part of this! I thought that FFA was just a bunch of farmers giving speeches and wasn’t

State FFA Convention

Monday, 07 March 2016 by

It’s that time of the year! This week is the Michigan FFA State Convention and the Michigan State University campus will be buzzing with hundreds of FFA members from all across the state. Chapters will be submitting their agriscience projects for showing and judging, and leadership contest teams will be doing their last minute preparing

Do you love animals? Does your local school offer agricultural classes? Mine does! Animal science is my all time favorite class. You learn something new every day. You’re never bored and it’s challenging. It isn’t hard if you like animals. Animal science is so fun and it helped me figure out I want to be

It is widely recognized that schools should prepare students for the job market as well as provide them with general education. The five skills needed for the agribusiness field are personal qualities, communication, general education, economic and general business computer software. Students can develop these skills in their local agriscience classrooms: Personal Qualities: Having a