The North Farm's short courses are an in-depth exploration of farming fundamentals and best practices taught by multiple instructors.
Come to MSU North Farm for four afternoon-long learning sessions with an emphasis on hands-on activities so you can practice what you learn in class with other farmers and gardeners.
Past courses this season:
Perennial Fruit Crops
Organic Small Grains
INSECTS ON THE FARM
Sunday, August 13 · 1 - 6 p.m.
Insects on the Farm will be held on Sunday, August 13th. Insects are important players on the farm – though often thought of as pests and parasites, insects are active in soil health, as pollinators, and even as pest control. Understanding insects in the context of your whole farm ecosystem will help you make informed decisions. Learn insect identification in the field and best practices from MSU Extension Educator Erin Lizotte on integrated pest management (IPM), and hear from Pollinator Project coordinator Meghan Milbrath and MSU Extension’s Dr. Duke Elsner on supporting native pollinators, including bees and monarchs.
$30 for each course/$100 for all 4 courses
Farm rate for multiple attendees from one farm - $45 for each course/$150 for all 4 courses
Refreshments and snacks are provided.