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  1. Commercial Agricultural or Adaptive Use Zingerman's Cornman Barn Nomination submitted by Charles Bultman Owner Zingerman's Located in Dexter, Washtenaw County This a three bay 30 x 40 Midwestern barn which was saved and converted to the centerpiece and gathering place for a working farm and venue space. Timbers in the barn were dated as early as 1837 later timbers 1895. The barn was disassembled and restored by an Ohio barn wright. A new foundation was built and the two mated back together in 2014. The logical story assembled during all the work on the farmhouse and barn is as follows. The house was built first for a doctor who owned the land and the barn was added three years later; the year Michigan became a state. Then almost sixty years later, the next generation decided to fix up the barn and convert it to be one of those new-fangled bank barns the Farmers' Almanac have been touting throughout the middle 1800's, with a basement to house animals and store manure. Now in 2015 the barn is a venue for weddings or get gatherings of any kind. It is heated and cooled with two levels of beautiful space and an elevator to get between the two.

    MBPN announces awards for 2015 Barns of the Year

    • Apr. 22, 2015

    LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) announced their 2015 Michigan Barns of the Year Awards at the 20th Annual Conference and Meeting this year. "Keeping it Local", the 2015 Annual Conference was held March 14 at Kellogg Center during Michigan State University's annual Agriculture and Natural Resources Week activities.

THIS WEEK'S EDITION

  1. Michigan farmers markets SNAP to it

    • Apr. 22, 2015

    LANSING, MI -- It's no accident the number of Michigan's farmers markets has grown almost 50 percent in the last few years.

  1. MBPN announces awards for 2015 Barns of the Year
  2. Indiana crop update: Rain leads to planting delays
  3. Michigan crop update: Fields still too frozen for work
  4. Ohio crop update: Wet conditions keep farmers out of fields

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  1. Ag Calendar

    • Apr. 15, 2015

    15: Mystery of Aging Well: Physical Activity & Exercise in Later Life, 7 p.m.

  1. Auction Calendar

    • Apr. 22, 2015

    PUTNAM COUNTY, IN. 88 +/- acres. Contact: Todd Litten 812-876-1045

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USDA LATEST NEWS

  1. Michigan crop update: Fields still too frozen for work

    EAST LANSING, MI -- There were 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending April 12, according to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Reporters in the Upper Peninsula and northernmost...

      Apr. 22, 2015
  2. Local growers named state winners in National Corn Yield Contest

    ST. LOUIS, MO -- Three area corn growers have been honored as state winners in the 2014 National Corn Yield Contest sponsored annually by the National Corn Growers Association....

      Apr. 22, 2015
  3. MBPN announces awards for 2015 Barns of the Year

    LANSING, MI -- The Michigan Barn Preservation Network (MBPN) announced their 2015 Michigan Barns of the Year Awards at the 20th Annual Conference and Meeting this year. "Keeping it Local", the 2015 Annual Conference was held March 14 at Kellogg Center...

      Apr. 22, 2015
  4. Cattlemen hold successful Michigan Beef Expo

    EAST LANSING, MI -- High quality cattle and rapid bidding, an extensive trade show and several youth livestock competitions all contributed to making the 26th Annual Michigan Beef Expo the most successful on record. As Michigan's largest cattle industry ...

      Apr. 22, 2015
  5. Auction Calendar

    PUTNAM COUNTY, IN. 88 +/- acres. Contact: Todd Litten 812-876-1045...

      Apr. 22, 2015
  6. Weekly Price Outlook: Soybean stocks estimate to be overshadowed by planting intentions?

    The USDA's estimate of Dec. 1, 2014, stocks of U.S. soybeans was surprisingly small, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good. Based on the estimated size of the 2014 crop and estimates of exports and domestic crush during...

      Apr. 1, 2015
  7. Ohio crop update: Wet conditions keep farmers out of fields

    REYNOLDSBURG, OH -- Extremely wet field conditions are delaying fieldwork in Ohio, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region....

      Apr. 22, 2015
  8. Michigan farmers markets SNAP to it

    LANSING, MI -- It's no accident the number of Michigan's farmers markets has grown almost 50 percent in the last few years....

      Apr. 22, 2015
  9. U.S. dairy exports remain near two-year lows

    U.S. dairy exports remain near two-year lows, but shipments rebounded a bit in February compared with the prior month, according to the latest data from the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). Exporters shipped 137,576 tons of milk powders, cheese,...

      Apr. 22, 2015
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