Thankful for my hands

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 by

When I look at this picture I see hardworking hands…these hands have been together for over 40 years. We just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2016. Our hands were much softer looking and at least my hands had been manicured for our wedding day. Chuck’s hands were literally bleached by his sister

Virtually step into Scott Miller’s “office,” a farm machine called a combine, during Michigan’s corn harvest season. Michigan GROWN, Michigan GREAT Program Coordinator Elaine Bristol rode along for a while to get your questions answered while Scott and his wife Jane spent a whole day harvesting 146 acres of field corn. Hear the difference between

Video recap: Soybean harvest

Thursday, 03 November 2016 by

We all benefit from Michigan farm families who take pride in perfecting the art and science of growing fresh, high-quality foods and products, year after year. The Isley family in southeast Michigan was kind enough to host us for a harvest ridealong including: A tractor cab ride Taking soybeans to the elevator A post-harvest discussion

Archive Tweetchat with Michigan Farmer Maria Brown: October 21, 2016 Let’s get this #migrownmigreat party started! For each question, be sure to include the Qnumber & our hashtag Q1 Introductions: Who you are, where are you from & what animals you’re curious about #migrownmigreat Mariabbrown: #migrownmigreat Q1 I’m Maria and I’m curious to know what

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