Michigan searching for 2015 Breakfast farms
by Michigan State University Extension
Since the inaugural Michigan State University Extension Breakfast on the Farm program was held in 2009 at Dutch Meadows Dairy in St. Johns, more than 53,550 visitors and volunteers have participated in the 26 programs held throughout Michigan. Twenty-two of the host farms have been dairy farms, two were beef farms, one was a crop farm and one was an apple operation. The 2014 host farms will offer a diversity of types of farms, ranging from a dairy farm to a beef feedlot and crop farm and a dairy farm that also has a sheep flock.
Interested host farms are also encouraged to attend one of the 2014 breakfasts to experience the program. The application and a checklist to guide interested host farms are located at this link. If you would like your farm to be considered for a 2015 event, please complete the application and submit it to your local MSU Extension educator for approval and submission to the program organizers by September 1, 2014. The advisory council will review all applications and notify applicants in October of farms selected for a 2015 event. The deadline for potential host farm applications has been moved up to allow more time for the farms to plan for a parking area and crop rotations.
For more information about the program visit the Breakfast on the Farm web page or if you have specific questions or would like additional information or a visit to discuss the program and tour your farm, contact the program organizers Ashley Kuschel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 586-469-7616 or me at 734-222-3825 or email@example.com.
Sauk Centre Hay Auction Results
by Dan Martens, Extension Educator, Stearns-Benton-Morrison Counties
Type of Hay Price per ton (14% M)
1 Large Round Alfalfa RFV 179 $161/ton
1 Large Round Alfalfa RFV 155 $207/ton
9 Large Round Alfalfa RFV 136 average $156/ton
2 Large Round Alfalfa RFV 114 Average $156/ton
For full results, view the PDF: June 5 Hay Auction results
Mid American Auction will hold an additional Hay Auction on Thursday July 10 and August 7th starting at 12:30 p.m. and continue their regular 1st and 3rd Thursday schedule in September.
Steffes Auction in Litchfield will have Hay Sales on Tuesdays July 22, Aug 19th at 12 p.m. and continue their regular 2nd and 4th Tuesday schedule in September.