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    Mark your calendars for February dairy conference

    FRANKENMUTH, MI -- Helping dairy farmers do more with less is what the 13th Annual Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference will focus on when they hold the three day conference on Feb. 5-7 at the Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth, MI.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    More than 450 delegates recently helped codify Michigan Farm Bureau's 2015 policy in Grand Rapids.

    FB: Keep urban farming 'responsible'

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- After this year's hubbub over Right-to-Farm Act relevance to urban farming, Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) members fine-tuned their Right-to-Farm policies during their 95th Annual Meeting in Grand Rapids.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Apply to attend 2015 Young Cattlemen's Conference

    For the 14th year, the Angus Foundation will sponsor one individual to attend the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen's Conference (YCC).

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Make the most of your compost

    URBANA, IL -- After the fall, many homeowners wonder what to do with the leaves that have accumulated on the ground.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Michigan State Extension taps new district leaders

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Richard Wooten was named interim district coordinator for Michigan State University Extension District 11 -- Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties -- as of Oct. 1. Wooten brings years of experience and will serve alongside Marie Ruemenapp and newly appointed intern district coordinator Edward Scott.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Conservation project underway at Sauder Village

    ARCHBOLD, OH -- Working in partnership with the Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District, a major conservation project is currently underway at Sauder Village.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Eat healthy during the holidays: Here's how

    The holidays are a time for us to slow down and enjoy friends, family and food. When we are offered special family recipes and tasty dishes expected at holiday gatherings, it can be difficult to maintain our self-control. On average, Americans gain close to one or two pounds over the holidays. While weight gain is not that dramatic from year to year, research does show that it tends to stick and accumulate over the years.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Cattlemen's Boot Camp hosted this March in Florida

    MARIANNA, FL -- Cattle producers are invited to gather for a Cattlemen's Boot Camp March 9-10, 2015, at the Jackson County Agricultural Center in Marianna, Fla.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Governor Rick Snyder presents outgoing MFB President Wayne H. Wood with a proclamation recognizing his contributions to Michigan agriculture.

    Snyder: 'Really bright future' ahead for Michigan agriculture

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Addressing nearly a thousand Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) delegates and guests Dec. 2 at the organization's 2014 annual meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder updated the consistently forward-looking perspective that's made him a popular leader among the state's farm community.

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    Tuscola County grain, bean and sugarbeet farmer Carl Bednarski (right) is MFB's 16th president, succeeding Sanilac County dairyman Wayne H. Wood (left).

    New leaders at helm of state's largest farm group

    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- For the first time in 14 years there's new leadership at the top level of Michigan's largest farm organization. Tuscola County bean, grain and sugar beet farmer Carl Bednarski was elected Dec. 4 as the 16th president of the Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB).

    • Dec. 17, 2014
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    4-H: Cheer on Lady Spartans at Jan. 18 Day at the Breslin

    EAST LANSING, MI -- Join thousands of Michigan State University (MSU) Extension 4-H Youth Development families, volunteers and staff members in supporting the MSU women's basketball team at the annual 4-H Day at the Breslin. The event will take place Jan. 18 during the home game against Iowa State University at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center.

    • Dec. 17, 2014