Michigan Farm & Garden features a unique blend of
agricultural news, gardening tips and recipes that
appeal to diverse groups of people.

Tune in weekend mornings to see what it’s all about!

Jody E. Pollok-Newsom, host of Michigan Farm and Garden

Past Guests
February 22, 2014
February is Cherry Month

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

Jamie Zmitko Somers, MDARD International Marketing
For more information: zmitkoj@michigan.gov or www.michigan.gov/agexport or 517-284-5736

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

February 15, 2014
ANR Week

Allen Deming, Quiet Water Symposium
Mackinaw Watercraft, LLC
For more information:
www.quietwatersymposium.org or allendem@aol.com

Amanda Shreve, Mi Farmers Market Assn
For more information:
www.mifma.org

Darrin Karcher, Mi State University
For more information: dkarcher@msu.edu

February 8, 2014
reair
February 11, 2012
Valentines Prep

Heather Hanover
Hanover’s Inc. Michigan Mints
For more information: www.michiganmint.com

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

February 1, 2014

Sietsema Turkey Farms Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Beth Westemeyer, Marketing Manager, ZFS
For more information: www.zoyeoil.com to learn more
Zoye But-R-Lite is available on Amazon.com and at ZFS

Reid Dairy Farm Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

January 25, 2014

Jeff Armstrong, Sunrise Acres Egg Farm
For more information: Michigan Allied Poultry Industries
(517) 372-5250 or American Egg Board at: www.aeb.org

Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Mary Kelpinski, Executive Director, Mi Pork Producers Assn
For more information or to schedule contact: 517-853-3782
or www.mipork.org

January 18, 2014

Carlos Valadez, Gentle Hoofbeats
Puerto Rican Paso Fino Horse Farm
For more information: www.michiganhorseexpo.org 

Christie Showerman, Northfork Outback Farms
For more information:
christie@northforkoutback.com or
www.northforkoutback.com

Tee & Helen Rayment, Chuckwagon Cattle Drives
For more information or to schedule contact: Tammy Howe at: tammy.lynn@yahoo.com     

For more information on The Horse Expo visit: www.michiganhorseexpo.org     

January 11, 2014 reair
September 14, 2013

Art Loeffler, President, Star of the West
For more information: www.starofthewest.com

Deirdre Ortiz, Fellow, Kelloggs
For more information: www.kelloggs.com

Dr. Eric Olson, MSU    
For more information: MDA-Info@michigan.gov

January 4, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen, MSU Department of Geography
www.enviroweather.msu.edu or 517-355-7531

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
MSU County Extension in phone book under county name
or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Beth Oliver, MI Soybean Promotion Committee
www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org

December 28, 2013

Dave Burgdorf, Burgdorf’s Winery
For more information: www.michiganwines.com or
Burgdorf's Winery
5635 Shoeman Road
Haslett, MI 48840
517-655-2883

Rifino Valentine, Valentine Distilling Co.
For more information: Valentine Distilling Co.
www.valentinevodka.com or 646-286-2690 

Travis Fritts, Michigan Micro Brewing Industry
For more information: www.MichiganBrewersGuild.org

December 21, 2013

Rachel Newsom
For more information:
www.michiganfarmandgarden.com or Jody@michiganfarmandgarden.com

Bridget Behe, Mi State University Professor of Horticulture
For more information:
www.hrt.msu.edu or www.migarden.msu.edu

Becky DeYoung, DeYoung's Fore Seasons
For more information: www.deyoungsforeseasons.com
or email to:Becky@DeYoungsForeSeasons.com or
DeYoung's Fore Seasons
13501 Austin Court
Hartland, MI 48353

December 14, 2013

John Heystek, Uncle John’s Cider Mill
For more information:
www.ujcidermill.com

or 989-224-3686

Laura Dendel, Cherry Republic
For more information: www.cherryrepublic.com
or 1-800-206-6949

Beth Oliver, MI Soybean Promotion Committee
www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org

December 7, 2013

Kurt Thelen, Author
For more information:When Boppa was a Boy is available online at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com.
or inquire via email to: thelenk3@gmail.com

Tim Stiles, Masterpiece Flowers
For more information: 616-878-3388

Bridget Patrick,Happy Goat Lucky Ewe Fiber Farm and
The Michigan Yarn Company
For more information: 517-927-9368

November 30, 2013
Selecting the Perfect MI Tree

Bert Cregg, Mi State University
For more information: www.mcta.org

Bert Cregg, Mi State University
For more information: www.mcta.org

Marsha Gray, Mi Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.mcta.org

November 23, 2013
Thanksgiving Prep

Roger Blackwell, Chairman, Chestnut Growers Inc.
For more information: www.chestnutgrowersinc.com
www.rogersreserve.org or 517-819-1043

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
MSU County Extension in phone book under county name
or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

Past Guests
November 16, 2013
Making It In Michigan Conference

Chris Peterson, Director
Product Center Food-Ag-Bio, Michigan State University
For more information: MSU Product Center
Venture Development Office
Farrall Agriculture Engineering Hall
524 S. Shaw Lane, Room 101
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-8753
Fax 517-432-8756
or www.productcenter.msu.edu

Nicholas Bogart, Evil Foods
For more information: www.Tastetheevil.com

Joelle Maes, In Harmony Organic
For more information: www.inharmonyllc.com

Tim McIntyre, Dominos
For more information: www.dominosbiz.com

Past Guests
November 9, 2013
Mi Hunting Show

Thanks to Juliann Tuthill for Jody's new look after her makeover at Charisma Salon in Traverse City
For more information:

Sue Schaefer, Mi Dept of Natural Resources, Wildlife Biologist
For more information: www.michigan.gov/deer

Adam Bump, Mi Dept of Natural Resources Bear & Furbearer Specialist
For more information: www.michigan.gov/wolf and
www.michigan.gov/wildlife

Al Stewart, Mi Dept of Natural Resources Upland Game Bird Specialist
For more information: www.michigan.gov/pheasant

Mary Sowers shares her Venison White Chili w.Bacon recipe

November 2, 2013
Mi Great Lakes International

Gary Miller, Driver
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Dan Shanahan, Shanahan Harness Shop
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: Shanahan Harness Shop
www.shanahanharness.com or info@shanahanharness.com
937-686-5202

Dr. Joseph Hunt, Fancy Farm Kentucky
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Ed Perkins, Team Owner
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

October 26, 2012
Mi Great Lakes International

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Sharon Priebe
For more information: Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show www.MGLI.org

David Backman, Regal Publications
For more information: 260-693-0698 or regalpub@frontier.com

Brittany Frank & Margo Carson, Carson Farms
For more information: www.davidcarsonfarms.on.ca

October 19, 2013
Ag Exports & Ag Exporter of the Year


Jamie Zmitko Somers, MDARD International Marketing
For more information: zmitkoj@michigan.gov or www.michigan.gov/agexport or 517-284-5736

Conrad Stromberg, Connor Sports
For more info: 906-289-8424 or cstromberg@connorfloor.com

Rob Grom, Connor Sports
For more information: 847-242-8334 or rgrom@connorfloor.com

October 12, 2013

Kareemah El-Amin, Executive Director
Food Bank Council of Michigan
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information:1-800-552-4483 or www.fbcmich.org or www.feedmichigan.org

Laura Doud, Mi Department of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.maeap.org and search for SPCC
For help putting a plan together, contact your local MAEAP Technician at http://macd.org/maeap/directories.html

Ron Goldy, MSU Extension Educator
For more information: www.msue.msu.edu

October 5, 2013

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Michigan Great Lakes International
October 17-20, 2013

Linda Jones, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939

Mary Kelpinski, Executive Director
Michigan Pork Producers Association
For more information: www.mipork.org

Past Guests
September 28, 2013

Gretchen Mensing, Michigan Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Tammy Tyler-Howe & Max Lamee
For more information:
To sign up please call Tammy Tyler-Howe at 989-213-7817 or
email: westernheritage4youth@gmail.com   
or www.michiganhorseexpo.org/elementaryprogram

Mary Kelpinski, Executive Director
Michigan Pork Producers Association
For more information: www.mipork.org

Past Guests
September 21, 2013

Chris Peterson, Director
Product Center Food-Ag-Bio, Michigan State University

Making it in Michigan Conference- November 12, 2013
www.productcenter.msu.edu/miim

MSU Product Center
Venture Development Office
Farrall Agriculture Engineering Hall
524 S. Shaw Lane, Room 101
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-8753
Fax 517-432-8756
or www.productcenter.msu.edu

Dr. Mike Neault
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
www.michigan.gov/mdard or
1-800-292-3939 or MDA-Info@michigan.gov

Mike Wenkel
Mi Potato Industry Commission
www.mipotato.com or 517-669-8377

Past Guests
September 14, 2013

Art Loeffler, President
Star of the West
www.starofthewest.com

Deirdre Ortiz, Fellow
Kelloggs
www.kelloggs.com

Dr. Eric Olson, MSU            
MDA-Info@michigan.gov

Past Guests
September 7, 2013

Beth Oliver, MI Soybean Promotion Committee
www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org

Dr. Kevin Frank, MSU Extension Turf Specialist
www.turf.msu.edu

Chloe Merindorf, Merindorf Meats
www.michiganmeatassociation.org or
www.merindorfmeats.com

Past Guests
August 31, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen, MSU Department of Geography
www.enviroweather.msu.edu or 517-355-7531

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
MSU County Extension in phone book under county name
or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Beth Oliver, Mi Soybean Promotion Committee
www.michigansoybean.org or soyinfo@michigansoybean.org

Past Guests
August 24, 2013
Mi Wheat Update

Bruce Sutherland, Mi Ag Commodities
For more information: www.michag.com

David Milligan, Wheat Farmer & Mi Wheat Program Chairman
For more information: www.miwheat.org

Martin Nagelkirk, MSU Extension
For more information: www.fieldcrop.msu.edu

Past Guests
August 17, 2013

Gretchen Mensing, Michigan Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
MSU County Extension in phone book under county name
or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Dan Hill, Montrose Orchards
(810) 639-6971

August 10, 2013

Taylor Fabus, Visiting Instructor
www.ans.msu.edu/ans/youth_extension_programs

Cassidy Miller, Mi High School Rodeo Assn
www.mihsra.com

Tom Tyler & Kaitlyn Howe, Tom’s Western Store
www.tomswesternstore.com or (989) 834-5446

August 3, 2013

Sietsema Turkey Farms Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

500th Episode Montage of the History of MiF&G celebrating Jody's 12th year hosting

Nancy Thelen, MSU Extension
For more information: www.breakfastonthefarm.com
Schedule for Breakfast on the Farm Events:
August 17, Humm Farm, Gratiot County
September 7, Black Locust Farm, Montcalm Co.
September 21, Ferry Farms, Hillsdale Co.

July 27, 2013
Ag Expo

Eileen Gianodis, MSU
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu

Clay Ottoni, Tollgate Instructor, SE Mi Beekeepers Assn
For more information: www.tollgate.msu.edu

Charles Scovill, Syngenta, Crop Progress
For more information: www.syngenta.com

July 20, 2013
Mi Fruit

Phil Korson, President, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com
or 517-669-4264

Amy Laper, Anderson & Girls
For more information: www.michiganfarmfun.com 
or www.andersonandgirls.com

Steve DuCheney, Vice President
Saskatoon Berry Institute of North America
& Owner/operator, Saskatoon Michigan Farm and Nursery
For more information: www.saskatoonberryinstitute.org
or www.saskatoonmichigan.com

July 13, 2013
Mi Wheat Update

Bruce Sutherland, Mi Ag Commodities
For more information: www.michag.com

David Milligan, Wheat Farmer & Mi Wheat Program Chairman
For more information: www.miwheat.org

Martin Nagelkirk, MSU Extension
For more information: www.fieldcrop.msu.edu

July 6, 2013
Ag Expo Preview

Eileen Gianodis, MSU
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu

Karen Waite, MSU
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu

Ned Stoller, Easter Seals Michigan AgrAbility
For more information:www.michiganagrability.org

Recipe:
Corporate Chef Kurt Kwiatkowski,
MSU Culinary Services
For more information: www.eatatstate.com

June 29, 2013

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

Precision Pork Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

Ice Cream Recipe Segment:
Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com


June 22, 2013
June is Dairy Month

Ken Nobis, MI Milk Producers Association
For more information: www.mimilk.com

Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

Allison Haring, Registered Dietitan, United Dairy Industry of Mi
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

Recipe segment
Allison Haring, Registered Dietitan, United Dairy Industry of Mi
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

June 15, 2013

Rick Sietsema, Sietsema Farms
For more information: www.miturkey.com or
www.sietsemafarms.com

John Bedford
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mdard
1-800-292-3939 or MDA-Info@michigan.gov

Kathy Maurer
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

Recipe: Kathy Maurer,
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

June 8, 2013

April Hunt, MDARD Feed Inspection Program
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mdard
or 1-800-292-3939

Lindale Farms Beef Cattle Operation
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Barb Wunsch, Registered Dietitian
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

Recipe: Barb Wunsch, Registered Dietitian
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

June 1, 2013

Nancy Thelen, MSU Extension
For more information: www.breakfastonthefarm.com
Schedule for Breakfast on the Farm Events:
June 15, Reid Dairy Farm, St. Clair County
July 13, Walt Dairy Farm, Ottawa County
August 17, Humm Farm, Gratiot County
September 7, Black Locust Farm, Montcalm Co.
September 21, Ferry Farms, Hillsdale Co.

Gary Heilig, MSU Extension, Natural Weed Control
For more information: Heilig@anr.msu.edu

Barb Wunsch, Registered Dietitian
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

Recipe: Barb Wunsch, Registered Dietitian
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

May 25, 2013
May is Beef Month

Paul Kollmeyer, Mi Dept of Natural Resources
For more information: www.michigan.gov/dnr

Del Deayne Merrill, 2012 Ms. Asparagus
For more information: www.nationalasparagusfestival.org

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Recipe segment: Citrus-Marinated Beef & Fruit Kabobs
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

May 18, 2013
May is Beef Month

Gretchen Voyle, MSU Extension
For more information: MSUE News:  http://news.msue.msu.edu or
Buy your soil test kit at: www.msusoiltest.com or
Michigan Gardening: www.migarden.msu.edu or 1-888-678-3464

Sietsema Farms Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Recipe segment: Maple Balsamic Marinated Strip Steaks with Grilled Pears & Red Onions Salad
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

May 11, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

Gretchen Mensing, Mi Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Mary Safie, Safie's Pickles
For more information: www.safiespecialtyfoods.com
or (586) 598-8282 or info@safiespecialtyfoods.com

May 4, 2013

Val Vail-Shirey, Michigan Allied Poultry
For more information: www.incredibleegg.org

Gary Fortin, Event Coordinator
Summer Horse Event
CANCELLED DUE TO THE EXCESSIVE RAIN

May 4 Plow Day 10:30 – 4:00
Sleepy Hollow State Park, Laingsburg

Oct 17-20
Mi Great Lakes International
Michigan State University

For more information:
517-651-6217 Sleepy Hollow
989-834-1813 Gary Fortin
989-640-3290 Gary Fortin
989-640-0542 Sue Chant co-chair

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

April 27, 2013

Nancy Barr, Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development, Aquaculture
For more information:www.Michigan.gov or 517-373-1077 or www.michiganaquaculture.org

Gary Burgdorf, Burgdorf's Winery
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
Burgdorf's Winery
5635 Shoeman Road
Haslett, MI 48840
517-655-2883

Linn and Chloe Merindorf, Merindorf Meats
For more information: www.michiganmeatassociation.org

April 20, 2013

Brian Rowe, Mi Dept Ag & Rural Development, Pesticide Mgmt
For more information: www.Michigan.gov

Connor Hubbard, MSU Small Animals Day
For more information: www.canr.msu.edu/canr/events/event/4h.msue.msu.edu

Dean Slater & Marianna Jones, PKS Heirloom Tomatoes
For more information: www.mariannasheirloomseeds.com or www.Mariseeds.com or http://michiganfamilyfarms.com/farm-listings-details/p-k-s-heirloom-tomatoes or Deanslater41@yahoo.com or 231-378-4117

April 13, 2013
Pure Michigan Ag Program

Becky Cunningham, Michigan Ag Council
Program Coordinator
For more information: www.miagcoouncil.org or
becky@miagcouncil.org or 517-323-6693

Laura Moser, Michigan Ag Council President
Manager of Communications, Mi Milk Producers Assn
For more information: www.miagcoouncil.org

Dale Hollandsworth, the Kroger Co of Mi,
Chair of MI Grocers Assn
For more information: www.miagcoouncil.org

April 6, 2013

Dr. James Averill
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information:www.Michigan.gov/emergingdiseases

Lindale Beef Farms Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Barb Wunsch, Registered Dietitian
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

March 30, 2013

Mike Hurchick, Event Coordinator
Challenge Mountain Program Director
For more information:www.chefs-challenge.com
or 231-330-2704

Precision Pork Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Barb Wunsch, Registered Dietitian
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

March 23, 2013

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Darrin Karcher, Mi State University
For more information: dkarcher@msu.edu

March 16, 2013

Pete Ivory, Mi Chestnut Growers Inc
For more information: www.chestnutgrowersinc.com
or www.rogersreserve.org or 517-819-1043

Sietsema Farms Tour-Soybean Video Segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

George Hubka
For more information: geo_mgnews@yahoo.com

March 9, 2013

Andy Welden, Farmer Board Member
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-329

Ray VanDriessche, Michigan Sugar
For more information: www.michigansugar.com

March 2, 2013

Brian Rowe, Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development, Pesticide Section Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mdard

Kareemah El-Amin, Executive Director
Food Bank Council of Michigan
For more information:1-800-552-4483 or www.fbcmich.org

Beth Westemeyer, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc
For more information:
www.zoyeoil.com
Zoye is available at Meijer, D&W, Family Fare or Amazon

February 23, 2013
ANR Week

Eileen Gianiodis, MI State University
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

Dru Montri, Director, Mi Farmers Market Assn.
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu or www.mifma.org or
MI Farmers Market Assn
480 Wilson Road, Room 172
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-3381

Dave Anthony, Anthony Bee Farms
For more information:
www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

February 16, 2013

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

500th Episode Montage of the History of MiF&G

Mary Kelpinski, Executive Director
Michigan Pork Producers Association
For more information:517-853-3782
or www.mipork.org

February 9, 2013
Valentines Prep

Heather Hanover
Hanover’s Inc. Michigan Mints
For more information: www.michiganmint.com

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

February 2, 2013

John Bakker
Michigan Carrot & Onion Committees
For more information: (517) 669-4250
12800 Escanaba Drive, Suite A
DeWitt, MI 48820

Larry Haigh, Mi Maple Syrup Assn.
For more information: Mi Maple Syrup Assn
www.mi-maplesyrup.com

Sue Bila, Mi Festivals & Events Assn
For more information:
send self-addressed (65 cent stamp) stamped envelope to:
Michigan Festivals and Events Association
P.O. Box 22
Chesaning, MI 48616
or 989-845-2080 or
www.michiganfun.com

January 26, 2013
February is National Cherry Month

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

Dr. Mark Whalon, MSU Researcher
For more information:
B-11 Center for Integrated Plant Systems
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Whalon@msu.edu

Amy Iezzoni, MSU Researcher
For more information: Iezzoni@msu.edu

January 19, 2013
Click Here to see the Show

Dale Rozeboom, Planner for Growing Mi Ag Conference
Scheduled for Thursday, January 24, 2013, Lansing Ctr
For more information:
http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=GMAC2013

Waneta Cook & Scott Cook, Cook Family Farm
14th Annual Northern Mi Small Farm Conference
Scheduled: Saturday, January 26, Grayling High School
For more information: www.cookfamilyfarm.com or
http://smallfarmconference.com

Byron Beerbower, Compliance Manager
Food and Dairy Division, Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Dev.
For more information: 517-241-0934 or
beerbowerb@michigan.gov

January 12, 2013

Dr. Wendy Osman, Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Dev
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mdard

Jay Johnson, State Statistician
For more information:Mi Ag Statistics Service
National Ag Statistics Service
http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Michigan/index.asp
http://www.agcensus.usda.gov/index.php

January 5, 2013

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

500th Episode Montage of the History of MiF&G

Buying Michigan
for the Holidays
December 29, 2012

Dr. Kris Berglund, MSU Artisan Distilling Program
For more information:
Working Bugs LLC
2000 Merritt Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-974-3030 
www.workingbugs.com

Rifino Valentine, Valentines Vodka
For more information: Valentine Distilling Co.
www.valentinevodka.com or 646-286-2690 

Paul Stewart, Michigan Micro Brewing Industry
For more information: www.MichiganBrewersGuild.org

Buying Michigan
for the Holidays
December 22, 2012

Linda Jones, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939


Don Marvaso, President Mi Floriculture Growers
For more information: www.mifgc.org

Jody & Rachel Newsom, Great Homemade Gifts
For more information: jody@michiganfarm
andgarden.com

Buying Michigan
for the Holidays
December 15, 2012

Roger Blackwell, Mi Chestnut Growers Inc
For more information: www.chestnutgrowersinc.com
or www.rogersreserve.org or 517-819-1043

Captain Denny Grinold, Catch & Cook
For more information:
www.micatchandcook.com

Jody Pollok-Newsom, Gift Ideas
For more information: jody@michiganfarmandgarden.com

Buying Michigan
for the Holidays
December 8, 2012
Click Here to see the Show

Angela Macke, R.N
Light of Day Organic Farm and Tea Shop
For more information:www.LightOfDayOrganics.com
231-228-7234

Nanci Jenkins, Cherry Republic
For more information:
1.800.206.6949
www.cherryrepublic.com

Shelly Hartmann, The Blueberry Store
For more information: www.TheBlueberryStore.com or
The Blueberry Store, P.O. Box 195, Grand Junction, MI 49056 or 1-877-654-2400

Recipe segment from
Michigan Centennial Farm Cookbook order yours at:
P.O. Box 80151
Lansing, MI 48908

December 1, 2012
Farm Bill Update &
Egg Legislation
Click Here to see the Show

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman
Senate Ag, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
For more information: www.agriculture.senate.gov or www.stabenow.senate.gov

Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman
Senate Ag, Nutrition and Forestry Committee
For more information: www.agriculture.senate.gov or www.stabenow.senate.gov

Rob Knecht, Vande Bunte Eggs
For more information: Mi Allied Poultry 616-676-5593 or http://www.eggbill.com/

November 24, 2012
Making It a Real Michigan Christmas
Learn What Tree is Best for You!
Click Here to see the Show

Bert Cregg, Mi State University
For more information: www.mcta.org

Bert Cregg, Mi State University
For more information: www.mcta.org

Marsha Gray, Mi Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.mcta.org

November 17, 2012
Making It in Michigan Conference & Tradeshow
Click Here to see the Show

Matt Birbeck
Project Manager
High impact Venture Action Team (HI-VAT)
For more information:
MSU Product Center
Agriculture Hall
East Lansing MI 48824
517-353-1619
birbeckm@msu.edu
www.productcenter.msu.edu

The Herkner Sisters
Sue Herkner Keegstra, Judy Harmon, Lynda Herkner
For more information: www.herknersisters.com or 1-866-973-8495

Ben Tirrell, Sheep Dairy
For more information: www.micheese.com

Mike Busley, Grand Traverse Pie Company
For more information: Grand Traverse Pie Co
525 W. Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
www.gtpie.com

November 10, 2012
Mi Great Lakes International
Click Here to see the Show

Doc Sullivan, Pull Official, Lansing &
Tom Brown, Teamster, Jonesville
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Jack Vanvoorst, Pull Official
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Jim Kerwin, Kerwin Percherons
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Gerald Allebach, Windermere Farms & Jackson Fork Ranch
For more information: www.MGLI.org or www.WindermereFarmsPercherons.com

November 3, 2012
Mi Great Lakes International
Click Here to see the Show

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Phil Deckard
For more information: Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show at www.MGLI.org

Joe Mischka, Vendor
For more information: www.Mischka.com

Lyle Hansbarger, Cross Country Clydesdales
For more information: www.MGLI.org

October 27, 2012
Click Here to see the Show

Terry Fleck, Executive Director,Center for Food Integrity
For more information: www.Foodintegrity.org or 816-556-3140

Terry Fleck, Executive Director,Center for Food Integrity
For more information: www.Foodintegrity.org or 816-556-3140

Becky Cunningham, Michigan Ag Council
Program Coordinator
For more information: www.miagcoouncil.org or
becky@miagcouncil.org or 517-323-6693

October 20, 2012

Lt. Governor Brian Calley
For more information: 517-373-6800

Lt. Governor Brian Calley
For more information: 517-373-6800

Lt. Governor Brian Calley
For more information: 517-373-6800

October 13, 2012

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Todd Kalish, Lake Erie Basin Coordinator
Michigan Dept of Natural Resources Fisheries Division
For more information:
P.O. Box 30446
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-1282
kalisht@michigan.gov

Mary Kelpinski, Executive Director
Michigan Pork Producers Association
For more information:517-853-3782
or www.mipork.org

Recipe
Mary Sowers, Sportswoman & Home Cook

October 6, 2012

Stephen Shine, Manager
Pollution Prevention Section
Environmental Stewardship Division
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: 517-373-9798 or
shines@michigan.gov

Brent Rudolph
Deer and Elk Program Leader
Mi Department of Natural Resources
For more information:
Rose Lake Wildlife Research Center
8562 East Stoll Rd
East Lansing, MI 48823
Office: (517) 641-4903 (ext 248)
rudolphb@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/deer

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Recipe
Mary Sowers, Sportswoman & Home Cook

September 29, 2012

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information:
Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
www.MGLI.org

Byron Beerbower, Compliance Manager
Food and Dairy Division, Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Dev.
For more information: 517-241-0934 or
beerbowerb@michigan.gov

Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

Recipe segment
Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

September 22, 2012

Matt Birbeck
Project Manager
High impact Venture Action Team (HI-VAT)
For more information:
MSU Product Center
Agriculture Hall
East Lansing MI 48824
517-353-1619
birbeckm@msu.edu
www.productcenter.msu.edu

Rob Knecht, Vande Bunte Eggs
For more information: Mi Allied Poultry 616-676-5593

Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

Recipe segment
Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

September 15, 2012

Ben Kudwa, Executive Director
MI Potato Industry Committee
For more information: www.mipotato.com

Colleen Matts, MSU
For more information:
Center for Regional Food Systems
Michigan State University
480 Wilson Rd
Room 303 Natural Resources Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
517.432.0310
www.foodsystems.msu.edu
www.mifarmtoschool.msu.edu

Sietsema Farms Turkey Farm Visit thanks to the Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

September 8, 2012

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Dean Slater and Michael Keyes
P.K.S Heirloom Tomatoes
For more information: Deanslater41@yahoo.com
or 231-378-4117

Recipe segment
Dean Slater and Michael Keyes
P.K.S Heirloom Tomatoes
For more information: Deanslater41@yahoo.com
or 231-378-4117

September 1, 2012

Christopher D. Johnston, Master/President
Mi State Grange
For more information: www.michiganstategrange.org
or 989-288-4546

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Marcy Bishop Kates, Owner/Manager Incu-BaKe
For more information: incu.bake@gmail.com or www.incu-bake.com or (517) 974-8944

Recipe segment
Marcy Bishop Kates, Owner/Manager Incu-BaKe
For more information: incu.bake@gmail.com or www.incu-bake.com or (517) 974-8944

August 25, 2012

Dan Guyer, MSU Biosystems & Ag Engineering
For more information:www.chestnutgrowersinc.com
or www.rogersreserve.org or (517) 819-1043

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Dean Slater and Michael Keyes
P.K.S Heirloom Tomatoes
For more information: Deanslater41@yahoo.com
or 231-378-4117

Recipe segment
Dean Slater and Michael Keyes
P.K.S Heirloom Tomatoes
For more information: Deanslater41@yahoo.com
or 231-378-4117

August 18 reair June 2, 2012
Dairy Month Show

Ken Nobis, MI Milk Producers Association
For more information: www.mimilk.com

Aaron Gasper, Mi Dairy Farmer, United Dairy Industry of Mi
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

Amy Viselli, United Dairy Industry of Michigan
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

Recipe segment
Amy Viselli, United Dairy Industry of Michigan
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

August 11, 2012
Pure Michigan Ag Program

Becky Cunningham, Michigan Ag Council
Program Coordinator
For more information: www.miagcoouncil.org or
becky@miagcouncil.org or 517-323-6693

Laura Moser, Michigan Ag Council President
Manager of Communications, Mi Milk Producers Assn
For more information: www.miagcoouncil.org

Dale Hollandsworth, the Kroger Co of Mi,
Chair of MI Grocers Assn
For more information: www.miagcoouncil.org

August 4, 2012
Ag Expo

David Williams,Soybean Farmer
Earl Collier, Soybean Farmer
Noelle Byerley, Staff
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Charles Gould, MSU Extension
For more information: http://bioenergy.msu.edu/

Mark Seamon, MSU Extension
For more information: http://bioenergy.msu.edu/ or
Mark Seamon
Michigan State University Product Center
One Tuscola Street
Suite 100
Saginaw, MI 48607
office: (989) 758-2503
&
Nick Goldsworthy, OnSite Energy
For more information: www.onsiteenergyllc.com

July 28, 2012
Ag Expo

Theresa Sisung
Corn Marketing Program of Michigan
and
Matt Van Oeveren
Kettering University
For more information: www.micorn.org

Marilyn Thelen, MSU Extension
For more information: 989-227-6454 orhttp://msue.anr.msu.edu/resources/drought_resources 

Michigan State FFA Officers
Abby Spickerman, Fremont
Nathan Krohn, Laker
Emily Calderone, Dansville
Max Kempf, Fremont
For more information: www.michiganffa.org

July 21, 2012

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Bob Green, Mi Bean Commission
For more information:Michigan Bean Commission
www.michiganbean.org

Dan Hill Montrose Orchards
For more information: (810) 639-6971

July 14, 2012

Eileen Gianiodis, Ag Expo
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu

Tamara Miller
Via Verde Farm, LLC
For more information: Blog:  http://viaverdefarm.blogspot.com
Website:  www.viaverdefarm.com
Email: viaverdefarm@gmail.com
Via Verde Farm, LLC
Ada, Michigan 49301

Nancy Thelen, MSU Extension
For more information: www.breakfastonthefarm.com

July 7, 2012

Dr. Kevin Frank
MSU Extension Turf Specialist
For more information: www.turf.msu.ed

Mike Beck, Uncle Johns
Farmers Market Month
For more information: www.ujcidermill.com
or (989) 224-3686

Tom Coon & Terry McLean, MSU Extension
Michigan Fresh Program
For more information: www.msue.msu.edu
or http://msue.anr.msu.edu/programs/mi_fresh/

June 30, 2012

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

Soybean Video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Ice Cream Recipe Segment:
Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

June 23, 2012

Ray VanDriessche, Michigan Sugar
For more information: www.michigansugar.com

Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Ice Cream Recipe Segment:
Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

June 16, 2012

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Al DeVore, CEO/President, Graceland Fruit
For more information: www.gracelandfruit.com

Dan Arkema, International Marketing, Graceland Fruit
For more information: www.gracelandfruit.com

June 9, 2012

Tom Kalchik, MSU Product Center for Ag & Natural Resources
For more information: www.productcenter.msu.edu
or 517-432-8750

Janice Murphy, President, Mi Assn of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE)
For more information:
Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE)
262 Sprague Street, Coldwater, MI 49036
517-278-5367 or e-mail: mifairs@yahoo.com or          
www.michiganfairs.org

Nancy Thelen, MSU Extension
For more information: www.breakfastonthefarm.com

June 2, 2012
Dairy Month Show

Ken Nobis, MI Milk Producers Association
For more information: www.mimilk.com

Aaron Gasper, Mi Dairy Farmer, United Dairy Industry of Mi
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

Amy Viselli, United Dairy Industry of Michigan
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

Recipe segment
Amy Viselli, United Dairy Industry of Michigan
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

May 26, 2012
reair June 4, 2011
Ethanol-Focused Show

Gabe Corey, Carbon Green Bioenergy
For more information:
Carbon Green BioEnergy, LLC
7795 Saddlebag Lake Rd.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849
616-374-3601

Jeff Sandborn, Mi Corn Farmer
For more information: www.micorn.org

Lacey Dixon, American Coalition for Ethanol
For more information: www.ethanol.org

May 19, 2012

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

John Bedford
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-1104
or 1-800-292-3939

May 12, 2012

Diane Smith, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Scott MacKenzie, Boyne Chamber of Commerce
For more information: information for lodging at Boyne
1-800-462-6963 or www.boynechamber.com or
231-420-0903 or www.morelfest.com

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

May 5, 2012

John Bakker
Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board
For more information: www.asparagus.org

Sue Bila, Mi Festivals & Events Assn
For more information:
send self-addressed (65 cent stamp) stamped envelope to:
Michigan Festivals and Events Association
P.O. Box 22
Chesaning, MI 48616
or 989-845-2080 or
www.michiganfun.com

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

April 28, 2012

Chris Peterson, Director
Product Center Food-Ag-Bio, Michigan State University
For more information: www.productcenter.msu.edu or MSU Product Center
Venture Development Office
Farrall Agriculture Engineering Hall
524 S. Shaw Lane, Room 101
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-8753
Fax 517-432-8756

Gary Fortin, Event Coordinator

Summer Horse Event
CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE EXCESSIVE RAIN
May 5 Plow Day 10:30 – 4:00
Sleepy Hollow State Park, Laingsburg

June 27 & 28
Horse Progress Days
Clare

Oct 18-21
Mi Great Lakes International
Michigan State University

For more information:
517-651-6217 Sleepy Hollow
989-834-1813 Gary Fortin
989-640-3290 Gary Fortin

Sue Herkner Keegstra, Herkner Sisters
For more information:www.herknersisters.com
or 1-866-973-8495

Recipe segment
Sue Herkner Keegstra, Herkner Sisters
For more information:www.herknersisters.com
or 1-866-973-8495     

April 21, 2012

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

Sean Huberty, Lansing Community College
Alt Energy Engineering Technology
EcoScholars
Friday, April 27, 2012
12:00 noon -3:30 p.m.
Lansing Community College West Campus
For more information: www.lcc.edu/techcareers/ecoscholars/ or
Alternative Energy Engineering Technology
Lansing Community College
517-881-5380

Connor Hubbard, State FFA Officer
Small Animals Day-April 21, 2012
Meet at the MSU Pavilion 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For more information: www.canr.msu.edu/canr/events/event/small_animals_day


April 14, 2012

Brad Deacon, MDARD, Emergency Management
For more information:Michigan Department of Ag & Rural Development 517-373-1104 or www.michigan.gov/mda or www.Prep4Ag Threats.org

Michele Bernreuter, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Linda Jones, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or www.michigan.org or 1-800-292-3939

Recipe segment
Michele Bernreuter, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

April 7, 2012

Soybean Video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294


Michele Bernreuter, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Dr. Kevin Frank
MSU Extension Turf Specialist
For more information: www.turf.msu.ed

Recipe segment
Michele Bernreuter, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

March 31, 2012
Easter Prep

Jeanne Hausler, Food & Dairy Division Communications
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-9790

Kevin Halfmann, Food Policy Specialist
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-1062

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

March 24, 2012

Mallory Weber, State FFA Sentinel
For more information: www.michiganffa.com

Richard “Cousin Don” Hobson
5th generation farmer/shepard
For more information: hickory hill farm, established 1888
cuzdon@gmail.com

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

March 17, 2012
Sheep Industry

Neil Kentner, Wynsmoor Manor
For more information: 517-676-3254

Ben Tirrell, Sheep Dairy
For more information: www.micheese.com

Laura Volkmann, Icelandic Sheep Owner
For more information: Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
www.FiberArtFest.com or info@FiberArtFest.com

Recipe segment
Ben Tirrell, Sheep Dairy
For more information:www.micheese.com

March 10, 2012

Mark Lambert, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Rick Tolman, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Mark Lambert, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

March 3, 2012
Mi Corn Growers Association Annual Meeting

Jeff Sandborn, President, Mi Corn Growers Assn
For more information: www.micorn.org

Rick Tolman, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Virgil Robinson, Pioneer Market Analysis Manager
For more information: www.pioneer.com click on market analysis tab


February 25, 2012
ANR Week

Jerry May, Mi State University Extension educator
For more information:
www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

Webinar schedule:

March 9: Farming in a Changing Environment

March 16: Water-Michigan's Abundant Resource

March 23: World of Water Policy

March 30: Social Aspects of Water

April 13: Too Much Water/Not Enough Water

Register at: www.connect.msu.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting test.htm

Chuck Pistis, MSU Extension Senior Educator
For more information:
www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

Eileen Gianiodis, MI State University
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

Recipe: Eileen Gianiodis, MI State University
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

February 18, 2012
February is Cherry Month

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

Dr. Mark Whalon, MSU Researcher
For more information:
B-11 Center for Integrated Plant Systems
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Whalon@msu.edu

Linda Hundt
Sweetie-licious Bakery Café
For more information:
Sweetie-licious Bakery Café
108 N. Bridge Street
DeWitt, MI 48820
517-669-9300
www.sweetie-licious.com

February 11, 2012
Valentines Prep

Heather Hanover
Hanover’s Inc. Michigan Mints
For more information: www.michiganmint.com

Bridget Behe, MSU, Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Denene Vincent, LeChat Gourmet
For more information:
LE CHAT GOURMET CULINARY ARTS
11874 Bunker Hwy.
Eaton Rapids, Michigan 48827
517.663.7322
www.lechatgourmet.com

February 4, 2012

Dr. Scott Butts, Fowlerville Vet Clinic, Winter Pet Health Care
For more information: Fowlerville Vet Clinic
6440 W. Grand River, P.O. Box 383
Fowlerville, MI 48836 or 517-223-8812 or
www.fowlervillevet.com

Allen Krizek, Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development, Safe Food Risk Assessment
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
krizeka@michigan.gov or 517-373-9813

Cora Foley, Mi Alpaca Assn.
For more information: www.mialpaca.com or
tealwater@hughes.net
Tealwater Ranch, LLC
Vermontville, Michigan
517-726-0899

January 28, 2012

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Dr. Steven Halstead, DVM, State Veterinarian
For more information: 517-373-1077 or www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases

Ramey Lunceford, Mi FFA Foundation Exec. Dir.
& Connor Hubbard, State FFA Officer
For more information: www.michiganffa.com

January 21, 2012
Corn Heat

Frank Robison, The Corn Crib
For more information: www.cornburns.com or
989-588-0711

Pat Feldpausch, Corn Farmer
For more information:www.micorn.org/heat or
1-888-323-6601

Teresa Wood
Wood & Son’s Corn Bin, LLC
For more information:www.woodandsonscornbin.com
or 517-655-2998

January 14, 2012

Vicki Morrone, Michigan State University
Small Farm Conference
Saturday, January 28
Grayling High School
For more information: www.smallfarmconference.com or 231-838-8093

Mark Lambert, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Brenda Reau, Michigan State University Extension, MSU Product Center
Mi Ag Commodities Educational Expo
January 26, 2012 at the Lansing Center, Lansing, MI 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. Register by calling: 517-353-3175, ext. 229 or online at http://bit.ly/MACEE

January 7, 2012

James Byrum, Mi Agri-Business Assn
For more information: www.miagbiz.org or 517-336-0223

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

  • January 13, 2012 -Cabela’s, Dundee
    734-240-3170 Ext. 3182 msue58@msu.edu

    January 16, 2012 -Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth 989-758-2500 msue73@msu.edu

    February 2, 2012 -Van Buren ISD Conference Center, Lawrence 269-657-8213 or msue80@msu.edu

    February 3, 2012 Sanilac Career Center Peck
    810-648-2515 msue76@msu.edu

For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Mark Lambert, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

December 31, 2011
Rachel and Brett
Join the Show to Celebrate the Holiday

Ralph Kridner, Uncle John’s Cider Mill
For more information:www.ujcidermill.com or
989-224-3686


Brett & Rachel Newsom, Great Holiday Soy Drinks
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu or
517-355-7531

December 24, 2011
Rachel and Brett
Join the Show to Celebrate the Holiday

Linda Jones, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939


Brett & Rachel Newsom, Great Homemade Gifts
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

Bridget Behe, MSU Professor of Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

December 17, 2011
Mi Gifts

Brittney Hoszkiw,
Organization Specialist
MSHDA MI Main Street Center
For more information:www.Michiganfun.com or www.MichiganMainStreetCenter.org

Jim Robinette
Robinettes Apple Haus & Winery
For more information:Robinettes Apple Haus & Winery
www.robinettes.com or 616-361-7180

Carol Davis, Owner
MaMa C's Gourmet Finishing Sauce
For more information: 517-641-6541

Recipe segment
Michele Bernreuter, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

December 10, 2011
Mi Gifts

Lisa Hawley, Cherry Republic
For more information:
1.800.206.6949 x2235
www.cherryrepublic.com

Michele Bernreuter, Mi Soybean Promotion Commitee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Shelly Hartmann, The Blueberry Store
For more information: www.TheBlueberryStore.com or
The Blueberry Store, P.O. Box 195, Grand Junction, MI 49056 or 1-877-654-2400

Recipe segment
Michele Bernreuter, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

December 3, 2011
Mi Gifts

Bridget Patrick, Mi Wool Gifts and Fiber Animals
For more informationHappy Goat Lucky Ewe Fiber Farm and The Michigan Yarn Company
517-927-9368

Dennis Fulbright, Michigan Chestnuts
For more information: www.chestnutgrowersinc.com
or 1-800-667-6704

Travis Fritts, Detroit Brewing Company
For more information:
www.MichiganBrewersGuild.org

November 26, 2011

Marsha Gray, Mi Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.mcta.org

Jim Tuinier, Post Gardens
For more information: Post Gardens at 269-963-1519
or Michigan Floriculture Growers Council
www.mifgc.org

Marsha Gray, Mi Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.mcta.org

November 19, 2011

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Lee Arend, Arend Tree Farm
For more information: (734) 475-7584 or www.arendtreefarms.com

Lee Arend, Arend Tree Farm
For more information: (734) 475-7584 or www.arendtreefarms.com

November 12, 2011
Making it in Michigan Conference

Chris Peterson, MSU Product Center, Director
For more information: MSU Product Center
101 Farrall Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-8753 or Fax 517-432-8756 or
www.productcenter.msu.edu or www.makingitinmichigan.msu.edu

Mike Freestone, Good Life Granola
For more information: www.goodlifegranola.com
or 616-392-3888

John Spillson, Spillson’s LTD
For more information: www.spillsonsricepudding.com

Alex Fink, Simpatico
For more information: www.drinknicecoffee.com or 616-953-0534

Lisa Bee
Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea
For more information: www.SweetwatersCafe.com or
Facebook.com/Sweetwaters
734-769-2331

Walter Shwayder, Walter’s Wow
For more information: Walter@walterswow.com or
www.linkedin.com/in/waltershwayder

Miriam Brown, Belledine’s Barbecue Sauce
For more information: www.belledines.com or
or 585-859-3831

November 5, 2011
Mi Ag Environmental Assurance Program

Keith Creagh,Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development Director
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-1104

Tom Coon, Extension Director
For more information:
www.msue.msu.edu

Tom Wert, Shiawassee Conservation District
For more information: www.maeap.org or Shiawassee Conservation District at: www.shiawasseeccd.org

Larry Lee, Lee Farms
1,000th MAEAP Verification
For more information:www.maeap.org

October 29, 2011
Mi Great Lakes International Taping

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Randy Dodge, Horse Puller
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Sandy Southwell, Mule Teamster, Skye Blue Stables
For more information: www.MGLI.org or skyebluestables@yahoo.com

Cara Robison, MSU Draft Horse Coordinator
For more information: www.MGLI.org or Oconn107@msu.edu


October 22, 2011
Mi Great Lakes International Taping

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

The Wilcox Family, Grey Thunder Percherons
For more information: www.MGLI.org or dbjvet@aol.com

Jimmy Pareo, Pareo Farm
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Cara Robison, MSU Draft Horse Coordinator
For more information: www.MGLI.org or Oconn107@msu.edu

October 15, 2011

Sam Hines, Mi Pork Producers Association
For more information: www.mipork.org

Beth Westemeyer, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc
For more information: www.zfsinc.com
or www.zoyeoil.com/contest
Zoye is available at Meijer, D&W or Family Fare

Precision Pork Operation-video tour thanks to the Mi Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Recipe segment
Beth Westemeyer, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc
For more information: www.zfsinc.com
or www.zoyeoil.com/contest
Zoye is available at Meijer, D&W or Family Fare

October 8, 2011

Neil Kentner, Wynsmoor Manor
For more information: 517-676-3254

Ben Tirrell, Sheep Dairy
For more information: www.micheese.com

Laura Volkmann, Icelandic Sheep Owner
For more information: Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
www.FiberArtFest.com or info@FiberArtFest.com

Recipe segment
Ben Tirrell, Sheep Dairy
For more information:www.micheese.com

October 1, 2011

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Denise Donohue, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Bob Green, Mi Bean Commission
For more information:Michigan Bean Commission
www.michiganbean.org

September 24, 2011

Jan Motz, Citizens, LLC
For more information: 1-800-858-3738

Seitsema Farms video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Commitee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Recipe segment
Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

September 17, 2011

Dr. Kevin Frank
MSU Extension Turf Specialist
For more information: www.turf.msu.ed

Lindale Farms Beef Cattle Operation
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Bridget Behe, MSU Professor of Horticulture,
Easter Lily Care and Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

September 10, 2011

Tom Coon, Extension Director
For more information:
www.msue.msu.edu

Julie Chapin, MSU Extension
For more information:
www.msue.msu.edu

Dale Rozeboom, MSU Extension
For more information:
www.msue.msu.edu

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

September 3, 2011

Tom Tederington, Food Policy Specialist
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-1104

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

Jennifer Rhodes, Michigan Soybean Festival
For more information: 517-223-8186 or find Michigan Soybean Festival on facebook

Gretchen Hofing
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

August 27, 2011

Ben Kudwa, Executive Director
MI Potato Industry Committee
For more information: 517-669-8377 or www.mipotato.com

Kent Wood
Legislative Affairs Manager
Michigan United Conservation Clubs
For more information: www.mucc.org or 517-346-6462

Brian Rowe, MDA
Pesticide Section Manager
For more information: www.imprelis-facts.com
or 866-796-4783

August 20, 2011

Dr. Mark Whalon, MSU Researcher
For more information:
B-11 Center for Integrated Plant Systems
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Whalon@msu.edu

Joyce McGarry, Extension Educator Agent
MSU Extension, Ingham County
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office at 517-887-4587

Precision Pork Operation-video tour thanks to the Mi Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Recipe Segment: Angela Hankins of Portland

August 13, 2011

Denise Donohue, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Dan Hill Montrose Orchards
For more information: (810) 639-6971

Dr. Mark Whalon, MSU Researcher
For more information:
B-11 Center for Integrated Plant Systems
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
Whalon@msu.edu

August 6, 2011
reair July 31, 2010
Ag Expo

Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Commitee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Mark Kies, Allen, Michigan, Farmer
For more information: www.micorn.org or
1-888-323-6601

Jeff Doerr, National Education Center for Ag Safety
For more information: 1-888-844-6322 or www.necasag.org

Jan Wilford, Mi Ag Environmental Assurance Program
For more information: www.maeap.org

Jeanne Weaver, Stock Dog Trainer
For more information: weaver3@tds.net

July 30, 2011
Ag Expo

Eileen Gianiodis, Ag Expo
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu

Jan Wilford, Mi Ag Environmental Assurance Program
For more information: www.maeap.org

Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Jim Tuinier, Mi Floriculture Growers Council, President
For more information: www.mifgc.org

Jamie Wilson, Michigan Corn Growers Association and Corn Marketing Program of Michigan
For more information: www.micorn.org or 517-668-2676

July 23, 2011

Dr. Steven Halstead, DVM, State Veterinarian
For more information: 517-373-1077 or www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases

Swan Creek Farms video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Steve Tennes, Co-Owner, The Country Mill
For more information: The Country Mill at 517-543-1019 or www.countrymill.com or www.michiganfarmfun.com

July 16, 2011
Ag Expo Preview
July 19-21, 2011

Eileen Gianiodis, Ag Expo
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu

Karen Waite
MSU Equine Extension Specialist
For more information:
kwaite@msu.edu or www.agexpo.msu.edu

Tim Boring, Ag Expo
Demonstration, Educational Sessions & Site Coordinator
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu

Recipe segment
Eileen Gianiodis, Ag Expo
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu or for more information on the MSU Dairy Store
www.dairystore.msu.edu or 517-355-8466

July 9, 2011

Karen Waite
MSU Equine Extension Specialist

Mackinac Island Festival of the Horse
July 20-24

For more information:
kwaite@msu.edu or www.mackinacislandfestivalofthehorse.com 

Seitsema Farms video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Travis Fritts
Detroit Brewing Company
For more information:
www.MichiganBrewersGuild.org

July 2, 2011
Ag Exports

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Dick Bogard, Cherry Central Cooperative,
Ag Exporter of the Year
For more information:
Cherry Central Cooperative
P.O. Box 988
Traverse City, MI 49685
www.cherrycentral.com
dbogard@cherrycentral.com
231-946-1860

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

June 25, 2011

Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Green Fairs:
Chippewa County Fair, August 28 — September 5
Clinton County 4-H & Youth Fair, August 1 — 4
Hillsdale County Agricultural Society Fair, September 25 — October 1
Oakland County Fair, July 12 — 17
Ogemaw County Fair, August 14 — 20
Wayne County Fair, August 8 — 13

EJ Brown, Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE)
For more information: MAFE, PO Box 127, Munger MI 48747-0127 or 989-450-5942 or mifairs@yahoo.com or www.michiganfairs.org

Christina Huhn
Huhn Strawberry Farm
For more information: info@huhnstrawberryfarm.com
or 517-930-4333

Recipe segment
Christina Huhn
Huhn Strawberry Farm
For more information: info@huhnstrawberryfarm.com
or 517-930-4333

June 18, 2011

Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Nancy Thelen, Breakfast on the Farm Programs
For more information: www.breakfastonthefarm.com

Laura Wilson, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Recipe segment
Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Committe
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

June 11, 2011
June is Dairy Month

Ken Nobis, MI Milk Producers Association
For more information: www.mimilk.com

Karen Giles-Smith
United Dairy Industry of Michigan
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

Reid Dairy Farm video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Recipe segment
Karen Giles-Smith
United Dairy Industry of Michigan
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

June 4, 2011
Ethanol

Gabe Corey, Carbon Green Bioenergy
For more information:
Carbon Green BioEnergy, LLC
7795 Saddlebag Lake Rd.
Lake Odessa, MI 48849
616-374-3601

Jeff Sandborn, Mi Corn Farmer
For more information: www.micorn.org

Lacey Dixon, American Coalition for Ethanol
For more information: www.ethanol.org

May 28, 2011
May is Beef Month

Ron Harvey, Harvey’s Farm
For more information: Harvey’s Farm 517-767-3408
harveysfarm@gmail.com
harveysUpick
Face book Harvey’s Farm

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
May is Beef Month Celebration
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Rick Boesen, Coordinator / Owner
Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
June 11
10 AM to 5 PM
Turkeyville USA
18935 15-1/2 Mile Road
Marshall, MI
For more information: Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
www.FiberArtFest.com or info@FiberArtFest.com

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

May 21, 2011
May is Beef Month

Tom Tederington, Food Policy Specialist
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-1104

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
May is Beef Month Celebration
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

John Bakker
Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board
For more information: www.asparagus.org

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

May 14, 2011
May is Beef Month

John Bedford
Mi Dept of Ag & Rural Development
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-1104

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
May is Beef Month Celebration
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Sue Bila, Mi Festivals & Events Assn
For more information:
send self-addressed (64 cent stamp) stamped envelope to:
Michigan Festivals and Events Association
P.O. Box 22
Chesaning, MI 48616
or 989-845-2080 or
www.michiganfun.com

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

May 7, 2011
Celebrating Mother's Day w. Rachel

Abigail Eaton, MDARD,
Michigan Clean Sweep Program Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/cleansweep

Precision Pork Operation-video tour thanks to the Mi Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Brett & Rachel Newsom, Great Mother's Day Gifts
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

April 30, 2011

Gary Fortin, Draft Horse Plow Day Coordinator
Horse Events

Summer Horse Events
May 7 Plow Day 10:30 – 4:00
            Sleepy Hollow State Park, Laingsburg

May 14 & 15 Horse Driving Basics Class
            Devries Nature Conservancy, Owosso

July 8-10 Wagon Train
            Sleepy Hollow State Park, Laingsburg

Oct 13-16
Mi Great Lakes International
Michigan State University

For more information:
517-651-6217 Sleepy Hollow
989-834-1813 Gary Fortin
989-640-3290 Gary Fortin

Dr. Kevin Frank
MSU Extension Turf Specialist
For more information: www.turf.msu.edu

Bridget Behe, MSU Professor of Horticulture,
Easter Lily Care and Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

April 23, 2011

Lindale Farms Beef Cattle Operation
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Melissa Hornaday, 4 Seasons Produce Coop
For more information: 313-525-2372 or www.4seasonsproducecoop.org
4seasonsproducecoop@gmail.com

Bridget Behe, MSU Professor of Horticulture,
Easter Lily Care and Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

April 16, 2011

Scott MacKenzie, Chefs Challenge Committee

Chefs Challenge
April 29-30
Boyne Mountain Resort
Boyne Falls Civic Center


For more information: 231-420-0903 or www.chefs-challenge.com or information for lodging at Boyne 1-800-462-6963 or www.boynechamber.com

Byron Beerbower, Compliance Manager
Food and Dairy Division, MI Dept of Ag & Rural Dev.
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mdard or
517-241-0934 or beerbowerb@michigan.gov

Bridget Behe, MSU Professor of Horticulture,
Easter Lily Care and Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

April 9, 2011

Mike DiBernardo, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-373-1104

Swan Creek Farms video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Karel Bush, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

April 2, 2011

Jane Bush
Business Development Specialist
Food System Economic Partnership
For more information: www.fsepmichigan.org or 517-231-2240 or www.4seasonsproducecoop.org

Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Month
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

Bob Underwood, CherryFlex
For more information: 1-877-591-3101 or
www.cherryflex.com

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

March 26, 2011

Sam Hines, Mi Pork Producers Association
For more information: www.mipork.org

Reid Dairy Farm video
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Mark Elzinga, Elzinga & Hoeksema Greenhouses
For more information:
Elzinga & Hoeksema Greenhouses, LLC
906 E. Centre Street
Portage, MI  49002
269-327-5144

March 19, 2011

Val Vail Shirey, Mi Farm Market & Agri-Tourism Association
For more information: www.michiganfarmfun.com or 1-866-964-3628

Holly Whetstone, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Lois Spruytte, Mi Apple Pie Contest Winner
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

March 12, 2011

Linda Jones
Office of Agriculture Development, MDA
For more information:
www.michigan.gov/mdamarketingguide
or 1-800-292-3939

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

Angelo Oricchio, CEO
Paramount Coffee
For more information: www.paramountcoffee.com

March 5, 2011

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Dan Meeuwsen, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc
For more information: www.zfsinc.com

Garry Niemeyer, First Vice President
National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

February 26, 2011
ANR Week

Bill Knudson, MSU Product Center
Michigan State University Product Center
For more information: 517-432-8750 or www.productcenter.msu.edu or knudsonw@msu.edu

Vera Wiltse
Michigan Barn Preservation Network
MSU Extension Educator
For more information: 989-465-1216
or vera@wiltse.com

Maggie Smith
Michigan Farm Market Managers Assn.
For more information:Mi Farmers Market Association
517-432-3381 or www.mifma.org

Recipe: Eileen Gianiodis, MI State University
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu or www.miherb.org

February 19, 2011
Energy Show

Garry Niemeyer, First Vice President
National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Tom Burgess, efarms
For more information: www.efarms-us.com
or info@efarms-us.com

Sean Huberty, Lansing Community College
For more information: Alternative Energy Engineering Technology at Lansing Community College
517-881-5380

February 12, 2011
Valentines Prep

Nancy Nyquist, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
1-800-292-3939

Karel Bush, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939

Bridget Behe, Flower Care and Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

February 5, 2011

Jeff Leipprandt, Account Manager, Pioneer Hi-Bred
For more information: www.pioneer.com

Bruce Sutherland, Michigan Ag Commodities
For more information: www.michag.com

Garry Niemeyer, First Vice President
National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

January 29, 2011
Corn Heat

Frank Robison, The Corn Crib
For more information: www.cornburns.com or
989-588-0711

Pat Feldpausch, Corn Farmer
For more information:www.micorn.org/heat or
1-888-323-6601

Teresa Wood
Wood & Son’s Corn Bin, LLC
For more information:www.woodandsonscornbin.com
or 517-655-2998

January 22, 2011

Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension Educator, Ingham Co
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office 517-887-4587

Jane Marshall, Food Bank Council of Michigan
For more information: www.feedmichigan.org or
www.fbcmich.org or 1-800-552-4483

Jan Wilford, Mi Ag Environmental Assurance Program
For more information: www.maeap.org

January 15, 2011

Jeff Haarer, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: Michigan Department of Agriculture 1-800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/mda

Dominic Perrone, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: Michigan Department of Agriculture 1-800-292-3939 or www.michigan.gov/mda

Lynn Murray, Senior Manager, Dry Bean Procurement, Bush Brothers & Co
For more information: www.bushbeans.com

January 8, 2011

Keith Reinholt, Field Operations Director
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee

  • January 17, 2011 – Ubly Heights Country Club, Ubly Contact: Bob Battle, Huron County MSUE – (989) 269-9949
  • February 2, 2011 – Comfort Inn, PlainwellContact: Dan Rajzer, Cass County MSUE – (269) 445-4438
  • February 3, 2011 – Dearth Community Center, Coldwater contact: Mike Metzger, Branch County MSUE – (517) 279-4311 

For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

January 1, 2011

Dr. Jeffrey A. Andresen
MSU Department of Geography
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu or
517-355-7531

Brett Newsom & Rachel Newsom, Viewer Recipes for the Holidays
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

December 25, 2010
Michigan Holiday Gifts

Marsha Gray, Mi Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.mcta.org

Brett Newsom & Rachel Newsom, Last Minute Gifts
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

Brett Newsom & Rachel Newsom, Viewer Recipes for the Holidays
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

December 18, 2010
Michigan Holiday Gifts

Jennifer Holton, Mi Dept of Ag, Giving Michigan
Jennifer Holton, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
1-800-292-3939

Gretchen Hofing
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

Bridget Behe, Poinsetta Care and Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

December 11, 2010
Michigan Holiday Gifts

Sheila Rae Olauson, Bizzy Lizzy Bakery
For more information: www.BizzyLizzyBakery.com or 517-610-1467

Noelle Byerley
Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

Melinda Shine, Melinda’s Attic
For more information: Swan Creek Candle Factory
at 517-625-8992 or 517-290-0194 orlittlebluestemgreenhouse@gmail.com

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

December 4, 2010
Michigan Holiday Gifts

Holly Whetstone, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

Laura Volkmann
For more information: Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
www.FiberArtFest.com or info@FiberArtFest.com

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

November 27, 2010
Michigan Holiday Gifts

Tina Menzie, Future Oxygen Cards
For more information: www.futureoxygen.com

Debbie & Bob Bentley, Born Again Jewelry
For more information: 989-743-4388

Martha Cobb-Coates  
President, Centennial Farm Association
For more info: www.michigancentennialfarm.org

November 20, 2010
Christmas Tree Selection

Marsha Gray, Mi Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.mcta.org

Lee Arend, Arend Tree Farm
For more information: (734) 475-7584 or www.arendtreefarms.com

Lee Arend, Arend Tree Farm
For more information: (734) 475-7584 or www.arendtreefarms.com

November 13, 2010
Making it in Michigan Conference

Chris Peterson, MSU Product Center, Director
For more information: MSU Product Center
101 Farrall Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-8753 or Fax 517-432-8756 or
www.productcenter.msu.edu or www.makingitinmichigan.msu.edu

Sherri Dennett,
Dennett’s Gluten Free Creations
For more information: www.dennettsglutenfree.com
or 231-269-3347

Yvonne Petterson & Nancy Metzger
Brittanies' Thyme
For more information:
www.BrittaniesThyme.com

Marcia & Gary Wittig
Square One Foods Inc, BolaJoe
For more information:
Square One Foods Inc.
PO Box 189
Acme, MI 49610
or 231-631-6475

November 6, 2010
Making it in Michigan Conference

Matt Birbeck, MSU Product Center 
Making it in Michigan Conference, October 26

For more information: MSU Product Center
101 Farrall Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-8753 or Fax 517-432-8756 or birbeckm@msu.edu or
www.productcenter.msu.edu or www.makingitinmichigan.msu.edu

Derryl Reed, Smokin’ Joe Products
For more information: www.smokinjoeproducts.com or
586-214-5557

Monica Jahnke, Muschie's Baked Goods
For more information: www.Muschiesbakedgoods.com
or 248-652-4895

Wendy Achatz
Achatz Handmade Pie Co
For more information: www.achatzpies.com

October 30, 2010
Mi Great Lakes International Taping

Shannon Cobbs, Grandview Clydesdales
For more information: www.grandviewclydesdales.com

Bob Schrock, Shipshewana Harness & Supplies
For more information: 260-768-7254 or harness@shipshewanaharness.com or www.shipshewanaharness.com

Mike Loveland, Heritage Hill Farm
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

October 23, 2010
Mi Great Lakes International Taping

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Dean Woodbury, Blue Ribbon
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Cara Robison, MSU Draft Horse Coordinator
For more information: www.MGLI.org or Oconn107@msu.edu

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

October 16, 2010

Ben Kudwa, Michigan Carrot Industry Committee
For more information: 517-669-8377

Dave Lorenz, Travel Michigan
For more information: www.michigan.org or
1-888-783-GREAT

Mary Kelpinski, Mi Pork Producers Assn
For more information: 517-699-2145
or www.mipork.org

October 9, 2010

Ben Kudwa, MI Potato Industry Commission
For more information: www.mipotato.com

Tami Shaw, Shawhaven Farm
For more information:www.shawhavenhauntedfarm.com

Bridget Behe, Plant Care & Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

October 2, 2010

Aaron Rice, President
Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
October 14-17
MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, MI
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Rick Boesen, Coordinator / Owner
Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
October 2-3
10 AM to 5 PM
Turkeyville USA
18935 15-1/2 Mile Road
Marshall, MI
For more information: Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
www.FiberArtFest.com or info@FiberArtFest.com

Holly Whetstone, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Holly Whetstone, MI Apple Committee, Recipe
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

September 25, 2010

Keith Hein, The Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center
For more information: The Demmer Shooting Sports Education & Training Center
3365 E. Jolly Rd.
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 884-0552 or (517) 884-0551 fax or www.demmercenter.msu.edu

Matt Birbeck, MSU Product Center 
Making it in Michigan, October 26

For more information: MSU Product Center
101 Farrall Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
517-432-8753 or Fax 517-432-8756 or birbeckm@msu.edu or
www.productcenter.msu.edu or www.makingitinmichigan.msu.edu

Bob Green, Mi Bean Commission
For more information:Michigan Bean Commission
www.michiganbean.org

September 18, 2010

Rebecca Park, Michigan Farm Bureau
For more information: www.michfb.com

Darrin Karcher, Mi State University
For more information: dkarcher@msu.edu

Bob Green, MI Bean Commission
For more information:
www.michiganbean.org

September 11, 2010

Jennifer Holton, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
1-800-292-3939

Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension Educator, Ingham Co
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office 517-887-4587

Dr. Kevin Frank
MSU Extension Turf Specialist
For more information: www.turf.msu.edu

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

September 4, 2010

Dan Hill Montrose Orchards
For more information: (810) 639-6971

Gretchen Hofing
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

Dan Hill Montrose Orchards
For more information: (810) 639-6971

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

August 28, 2010

Denise Donohue, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

Bayside Livestock
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

August 21, 2010

Dr. Steven Halstead, DVM, State Veterinarian
For more information: 517-373-1077 or www.michigan.gov/emergingdiseases

John Hooper, Lansing City Market Manager
For more information: www.lansingcitymarket.com
or (517) 483-7460

Bert Cregg
Associate Professor of Horticulture and Forestry
For more info: www.ipmnews.msu.edu/landscape

August 14, 2010

Doug Westendorp, MOO-ville creamery
For more information: www.moo-ville.com or
269-838-8017

Vande Bunte Eggs
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Suanne Shoemaker & Sarah Stoddard
Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm
For more information:www.dunnebackfarm.com or
(616) 784-0058

August 7, 2010

Jack Knorek, MDA
Michigan Water Stewardship Program
For more information: 517-335-6529 or www.michigan.gov/waterstewardship

Sonja Skerbeck
Skerbeck Carnival and the UP State Fair
For more information: www.upstatefair.org or (906) 786-4011

Cheney Farms
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

July 31, 2010
Ag Expo

Kathy Maurer, Mi Soybean Promotion Commitee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Mark Kies, Allen, Michigan, Farmer
For more information: www.micorn.org or
1-888-323-6601

Jeff Doerr, National Education Center for Ag Safety
For more information: 1-888-844-6322 or www.necasag.org

Jan Wilford, Mi Ag Environmental Assurance Program
For more information: www.maeap.org

Jeanne Weaver, Stock Dog Trainer
For more information: weaver3@tds.net

July 24, 2010
Ag on the Farm

Walcott Farms, Turkey Producers
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Crandall Farms, Dairy Producers
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

TJ Casey
Singer/Songwriter/Humorist
For more information: www.tjcasey.net

July 17, 2010
Ag Expo Preview
July 20-22

Tim Boring, Ag Expo
Demonstration, Educational Sessions & Site Coordinator
For more information:1-800-366-7055 or www.agexpo.msu.edu

Mike Everett, Michigan State University
For more information:1-800-366-7055 or www.agexpo.msu.edu

Jessica Albright
Project Coordinator, 4-H Children’s Garden
For more information: 1-800-366-7055 or www.agexpo.msu.edu

John Partridge
Assoc. Professor, Dept of Food Science & Human Nutrition
For more information: www.agexpo.msu.edu or the MSU Dairy Store at: www.dairystore.msu.edu or 517-355-8466

July 10, 2010
New Show-Ag Exports

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or
517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Cliff Meeuwsen, Zeeland Farm Services, Ag Exporter of the Year
For more information: www.zfsinc.com

Bob Green, MI Bean Commission
For more information:
www.michiganbean.org

July 3 reair from March 6, 2010
Michigan Corn Growers Association
Annual Meeting

Bart Schott, First Vice President
National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Jerry Gulke, President, Gulke Group
For more information: www.gulkegroup.com
or 312-896-2090

Kip Cullers, Missouri Farmer
For more information: www.pioneer.com

June 26 reair from March 13, 2010

Mike DiBernardo, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or 517-373-1104

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or 517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Bart Schott, First Vice President
National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

June 19 reair from February 13, 2010

Jeff Hughes, Brownwood Farms
For more information: 1-888-772-9444 or
brownwoodfarms@chartermi.com or
www.brownwoodfarms.com

Joe & Kathy Sansonetti
Sansonetti Gourmet Foods
For more information: www.sansonettifoods.com or
kathy@sansonettifoods.com or
Sansonetti Gourmet Food
Holly, Michigan
810-714-6030

Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

Ice Cream Recipe Segment:
Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

June 12 reair
from
May 30, 2010
Pet Show

Jamie McAloon-Lampman, Ingham County Animal Control Director
For more information:517-676-8370 or www.ingham.org/ac

Amber Sitko, President, All About Animals Rescue
For more information: www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org
or Spay Michigan at 1-888-5-SPAYHELP or 1-888-577-2943

Dr. Valerie A. Chadwick, MSU, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
For more information: 517-353-5420 or chadwic8@cvm.msu.edu

Recipe segment for Banana Dog Treats with Brett Newsom

June 5, 2010 reair
from June 27, 2009
Agriculture & Agbusiness

The late Rep. Mike Simpson, Chair, House Ag Committee

Howdy Holmes, President Chelsea Milling/JiffyFor more information: www.jiffymix.com

Beck DeYoung, DeYoungs Fore Seasons
For more information:

DeYoung's Fore Seasons
13501 Austin Court
Hartland, MI 48353
or www.deyoungsforeseasons.com
or Becky@DeYoungsForeSeasons.com

May 29 Reair
from
February 21, 2010 on Ethanol

Dr. Robert Zubrin, Author of Energy Victory
For more information: www.energyvictory.net

Darrin Ihnen, First President, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

May 22, 2010

Dan Bulkowski, MSU Spring Pruning
For more information: bulkows1@msu.edu or 517-355-5191 x328

Ed Baker, Earthy Delights, Mushrooms & Mushrooming
For more information: 1-800-367-4709 or www.earthy.com

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
May is Beef Month Celebration
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

May 15, 2010

Ron Calhoun, MSU Turfgrass-Spring Lawncare
For more information: calhoun@msu.edu or www.turf.msu.edu or 517-355-0271 ext 1139

Chuck McKay, McKay's Compost Farm
For more information: 810-655-8022 or mckayscompostfarm.com

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
May is Beef Month Celebration
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com


May 8, 2010 Mother's Day Show

Bridget Behe, Plant Care & Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Brett Newsom, Homemade & Inexpensive Gifts
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

May 1, 2010 reair December 12
Michigan Christmas Gift Selection

Karel Bush, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939

Bridget Behe, Winter Plant Care
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Phyllis Taylor, Cherry Republic
For more information: 1.800.206.6949 x2235
www.cherryrepublic.com

April 24, 2010 reair of October 31
Mi Great Lakes International Event Coverage

Aaron Rice, President
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Neal O'Bryant, O'Bryant's Pride & Joy
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Ross Honsberger, Bellevue Percherons
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Blake Griffin, BJG Rustic Acres
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

April 17, 2010 reair of October 24
Mi Great Lakes International Event Coverage

Aaron Rice, President
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Dr. Michael Stone, Oak Haven
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Cheri Moleski, Armageddon Clydesdales
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

April 10, 2010 Reair of November 28
Michigan Christmas Gift Selection

Debbie Groat, Saverine Creek Heirloom Jewelry
For more information: www.saverinecreek.com
or 989-879-1026

Debbie Groat, Saverine Creek Heirloom Jewelry
For more information: www.saverinecreek.com
or 989-879-1026

Cecil Darnell, local writer & photographer
For more information: 517-676-1553 or
cecildarnell@aol.com or
Cecil Darnell
999 W. Dansville Road
Mason, MI 48854

April 3, 2010
Preparing for Easter

Bridget Behe, MSU Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com

Darrin Karcher, Mi State University
For more information: dkarcher@msu.edu

Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension Educator, Ingham County
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office 517-887-4587

March 27, 2010

Jack Knorek, MDA
Michigan Water Stewardship Program
For more information: 517-335-6529 or www.michigan.gov/waterstewardship

April Hunt, MDA
Feed and Fertilizer Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda-feed or 517-241-2979

TJ Casey
Singer/Songwriter/Humorist
For more information: www.tjcasey.net

Recipe: Kim Landhuis, J.D.
2010 MI Apple Pie Contest Winner, Cream Cheese Apple Pie with Oatmeal Pecan Streusel Topping
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

March 20, 2010

Gary Fortin, Draft Horse Plow Day Coordinator
Horse Events

For more information:
517-651-6217 Sleepy Hollow
989-834-1813 Gary Fortin
989-640-3290 Gary Fortin

Karel Bush, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939

Gretchen Hofing, Importance of Soy in Your Diet & Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

March 13, 2010
Ag Importance

Mike DiBernardo, Mi Dept of Ag
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or 517-373-1104

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or 517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Bart Schott, First Vice President
National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Gretchen Hofing, Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

March 6, 2010

Bart Schott, First Vice President
National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

Jerry Gulke, President, Gulke Group
For more information: www.gulkegroup.com
or 312-896-2090

Kip Cullers, Missouri Farmer
For more information: www.pioneer.com

February 27, 2010
ANR Week

Allen Deming
Quiet Water Symposium member
Quiet Water Symposium, Saturday, March 6, 2010 For more information: www.quietwatersymposium.org
or rival51@gmail.com

Carol Swinehart, MI State University
"The Great Lakes: Learning from the Past, Looking Towards the Future," 
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

Becky Henne, MI State University Extension
CHOICES Collaboration – There’s Room at the Table
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu

Recipe: Eileen Gianiodis, MI State University
For more information: www.anrweek.canr.msu.edu or www.miherb.org

February 20, 2010
National Cherry Month


Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or
517-669-4264

Angela Sayler,National Cherry Queen
For more information:
National Cherry Festival
250 E. Front Street, Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684
1-800-968-3380
www.cherryfestival.org

Linda Hundt, Sweetie-licious Bakery Café
For more information: www.sweetie-licious.com or 517-669-9300 or 108 N. Bridge Street, DeWitt, MI 48820

February 13, 2010
Michigan Ag & Business

Jeff Hughes, Brownwood Farms
For more information: 1-888-772-9444 or
brownwoodfarms@chartermi.com or
www.brownwoodfarms.com

Joe & Kathy Sansonetti
Sansonetti Gourmet Foods
For more information: www.sansonettifoods.com or
kathy@sansonettifoods.com or
Sansonetti Gourmet Food
Holly, Michigan
810-714-6030

Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

Ice Cream Recipe Segment:
Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

February 6, 2010
Valentine's Prep

Kirsten Borgstrom, Travel Michigan Gift Packages
For more information: Travel Michigan / MEDC
300 N Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913
www.michigan.org

Bridget Behe, Flower Care & Selection
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu or to find a certified florist: www.michiganfloral.org

Jeanne Hausler, Mi Gift Baskets, Mi Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 517-373-1052 or
www.michigan.gov/mda

Ice Cream Recipe Segment:
Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

January 30, 2010
Ag Economics

Bill Knudson, MSU Product Center
Michigan State University Product Center
For more information: 517-432-8750 or www.productcenter.msu.edu or knudsonw@msu.edu

Val Vail Shirey, Ecnomics of the Horse Industry and the Plans for a Horse Park
For more information:517-372-1500 or www.miequine.com

Tom Smith, MSU, Retraining War Vets for ag jobs
For more information: smitht48@msu.edu

January 23, 2010
Corn Heat

Frank Robison, The Corn Crib, Corn Heating Units
For more information: www.cornburns.com
or 989-588-0711

Mark Seamon, MSU Product Center, Economics
For more information: 989-758-2500 ext 203

Teresa Wood, Wood & Sons Corn Bin, What Consumers Need to Know
For more information: 517-655-2998 or www.woodandsonscornbin.com

January 16, 2010

Toril Fisher, Food Bank Council of Michigan
For more information: www.feedmichigan.org or
www.fbcmich.org or 1-800-552-4483

Annie Link, MI Dairy Farmer
For more information: www.farmersfeedus.org

Gretchen Hofing, Importance of Soy in Your Diet & Recipe segment
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

January 9, 2010

Keith Reinholt, Mi Soybean Promotion Committee, Upcoming Corn & Soy Research Meetings

  • Jan 15 – Sanilac County Career Center, Sanilac County, Martin Nagelkirk, (989) 648-2515
  • Feb 1 – Bavarian Inn Lodge and Conference Center, Frankenmuth, Emily Sneller, (989) 758-2500
  • Feb 3 – Pinnacle Center, West Olive, (616) 994-4580
  • Feb 4 – Van Buren County Extension, Paw Paw, (269) 657-8213
  • Feb 5 – Kelly’s Venture Inn, Roger City, John Pullis, (989) 734-2168
  • Feb 15 – Haynes Farm, 474 S. Onondaga Road, Mason, Dan Hudson, (517) 676-7207
  • Feb 18 – Cabela’s, Dundee, Ned Birkey, (734) 240-3170

For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Lucy Hartlove, Small Farms Annual Conference

Northern MI
Small Farm Conference
January 30

For more information: www.msue.msu.edu/antrim and follow the link or 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu

Holly Whetstone, Mi Apple Committee Annual Pie Contest
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

January 2, 2010
New Year Preparation

Jeff Andresen, State Climatologist
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

Connie Costner, Program Leader, Family Economics & Consumerism
For more information:Children, Youth, Families & Community, 160 Agriculture Hall
East Lansing, MI  48824-1039 or 517-432-5620

Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension Educator, Ingham Co.
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office 517-887-4587

December 26, 2009 Ethanol

Dr. Robert Zubrin, Author of Energy Victory
For more information: www.energyvictory.net

Darrin Ihnen, First President, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

December 19, 2009
Michigan Christmas Gift Selection

Brett Newsom, Homemade Holiday Treats & Inexpensive Holiday Gifts
For more information: cwbyboot@earthlink.net

Bridget Behe, Winter Plant Care
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

December 12, 2009
Michigan Christmas Gift Selection

Karel Bush, Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939

Bridget Behe, Winter Plant Care
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Phyllis Taylor, Cherry Republic
For more information: 1.800.206.6949 x2235
www.cherryrepublic.com

December 5, 2009
Michigan Christmas Gift Selection

Jeffery L. Schatzer, Author/Reading & Writing Advocate
For more information:
P.O. Box 1127
Bellaire, MI 49615
231-916-2037
Cell: 989-859-5292
schatz02@chartermi.net
www.bigbellybooks.com

Sheila Miller, Miller's Llamaland
For more information: millerlama@aol.com
517-645-2719


Sheila Miller, Miller's Llamaland
For more information: millerlama@aol.com
517-645-2719

November 28, 2009
Michigan Christmas Gift Selection

Debbie Groat, Saverine Creek Heirloom Jewelry
For more information: www.saverinecreek.com
or 989-879-1026

Debbie Groat, Saverine Creek Heirloom Jewelry
For more information: www.saverinecreek.com
or 989-879-1026

Cecil Darnell, local writer & photographer
For more information: 517-676-1553 or
cecildarnell@aol.com or
Cecil Darnell
999 W. Dansville Road
Mason, MI 48854

November 21, 2009
Christmas Tree Selection

Marsha Gray, Mi Christmas Tree Association
For more information: www.mcta.org

Lee Arend, Arend Tree Farm
For more information: (734) 475-7584 or www.arendtreefarms.com

Lee Arend, Arend Tree Farm
For more information: (734) 475-7584 or www.arendtreefarms.com

November 14, 2009
Hunting Preparation

Rebecca Park, Michigan Farm Bureau
For more information: www.michfb.com

John Niewoonder, Dept of Nat Res Deer Specialist
For more information: www.michigan.gov/dnr

Kristie Brown, Dept of Natural Resources
For more information: www.michigan.gov/dnr

November 7, 2009
Thanksgiving Preparation

Eric Hanson, MSU Horticulture Professor, cranberries
For more information: Hansone@msu.edu or
http://web1.msue.msu.edu/fruit/cranbrry.htm or Erik Johnson about establishing a cranberry bog at 231-357-4323

Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension Educator, Ingham County, Good Nutrition for Back to School
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office 517-887-4587


Darrin Karcher, Mi State University
For more information: dkarcher@msu.edu

October 31, 2009
Mi Great Lakes International Event Coverage

Aaron Rice, President
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Neal O'Bryant, O'Bryant's Pride & Joy
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Ross Honsberger, Bellevue Percherons
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Blake Griffin, BJG Rustic Acres
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

October 24, 2009
Mi Great Lakes International Event Coverage

Aaron Rice, President
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Dr. Michael Stone, Oak Haven
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Cheri Moleski, Armageddon Clydesdales
For more information: www.MGLI.org

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

October 17, 2009

Dr. Bernard Zandstra, Vegetable Specialist, MSU
For more information: zandstra@msu.edu

John Ripley, Ripley's Haunted Acres
For moreinformation:www.ripleyshauntedacresllc.com


Holly Whetstone, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

October 10, 2009
October is National Pork Month

Sam Hines, Mi Pork Producers Association
For more information: www.mipork.org

Mary Kelpinski, Mi Pork Producers Association
For more information: www.mipork.org

October 3, 2009

Denise Donohue, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Aaron Rice, President

Mi Great Lakes International Draft Horse Show
October 15-18
MSU Pavilion
East Lansing, MI

For more information: www.MGLI.org

Mel Koelling, MSU Foresty Professor, Fall Leaf Color
For more information: Travel Michigan Hotline:1- 888-78-GREAT (784-7328) or www.aaamich.com

September 26, 2009

Rick Boesen, Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
For more information: www.FiberArtFest.com or info@FiberArtFest.com

Dave Kleweno, Director
USDA, Nat'l Ag Statistics Service
For more information: USDA, NASS, Michigan Field Office at 517-324-5300 or www.nass.usda.gov

September 19, 2009
The Importance of Exports

Jamie Zmitko-Somers
MDA, International Marketing Manager
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda or 517-241-3628 or zmitkoj@michigan.gov

Evan Elenbaas
President of Walters Gardens
For more information:
www.WaltersGardens.com
www.PerennialResource.com or
www.GrowDesignerPlants.com

Bob Green, MI Bean Commission
For more information:
www.michiganbean.org

September 12, 2009

Becky Krzyzanowski, Mi Dept of Ag, Tailgate FoodSafety
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda

Denise Donohue, MI Apple Committee
For more information: www.michiganapples.com

Paul Gross
Isabella County MSU Extension Director &
Kaylee Devantier
Isabella County 4-H member

Isabella County Barn Tour
September 19, 2009
Meet at Fairgrounds from
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or for Isabella County 989-772-0911, ext. 302

September 5, 2009
Back to School Prep

Becky Krzyzanowski, Mi Dept of Ag, School Lunch
Safety
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda

Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension Educator, Ingham County, Good Nutrition for Back to School
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office 517-887-4587

Emily Walker, Michigan FFA State Vice President
For more information: www.michiganffa.com

August 29, 2009
Fall Preparation

Kevin Frank, MSU Turfgrass Care
For more information: www.turf.msu.edu

Jane Herbert, Pond Care
MSU Turfgrass-Spring Lawncare
For more information:
http://web1.msue.msu.edu/waterqual/index.html

Bridget Behe, MSU Flower Care
Bridget Behe, MSU Horticulture

For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

August 22, 2009
Michigan Specialty Food Companies

Harold Kemler & Bob Schultz, Son-In-Law Products
For more information: 517-521-3358 or www.soninlaw.net or soninlaw98@hotmail.com

Jeff Hughes, Brownwood Farms
For more information: 1-888-772-9444 or
brownwoodfarms@chartermi.com or
www.brownwoodfarms.com

Shelly Hartmann, The Blueberry Store
For more information: The Blueberry Store, P.O. Box 195, Grand Junction, MI 49056 or
877-654-2400

August 15, 2009
Weather Related

Jeff Andresen, State Climatologist
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

Bruce Sutherland, Mi Ag Commodities
For more information:www.michag.com

Keith Reinholt, Mi Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

August 8, 2009

Bill & Eileen Wooer, Rainbow of Hope Farm
For more information: 231-263-HOPE (4673)

Kimi Danford, Owner
Green Barn Llama Farm

For more information: (517) 646-6507 or
www.GreenBarnLlamaFarm.com or
GBLFgetsauced@aol.com

Dan Hill, Montrose Orchards
For more information: (810) 639-6971

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

August 1, 2009

Betsy Braid, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan
For more information: www.micorn.org

Nathan Danielson, President, BioCognito
For more information: ndanielson@biocognito.com

Kurt Thelen, Mi State University
For more information: www.msu.edu/~thelenk3/
or 517-355-0271 ext. 232

July 25, 2009
July is National Ice Cream Month

Andy Blank, MSU Student
For more information:blankand@msu.edu

Rick Davis, President of Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information: www.ashbysicecream.com

Mary Sowers, Sales Rep, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream
For more information:www.ashbysicecream.com

July 18, 2009
Ag Expo Preview

Laura Probyn, MSU, Ag Expo overview
For more information:1-800-366-7055 or www.agexpo.msu.edu

Steve Harsh, MSU, wind power
For more information:1-800-366-7055 or www.agexpo.msu.edu or harsh@msu.edu

Dan Buskirk, MSU, beef cattle program
For more information: 1-800-366-7055 or www.agexpo.msu.edu or buskirk@msu.edu or animalagteam.msu.edu

Recipe Guest: Kathleen Cannata Hanna author of her cookbook, "The Good-to-Go Cookbook Take Along Food, Quick Suppers and Satisfying Snacks for on-the-go Families" 5 Minute Pizza Sauce Recipe
For more information: www.cookingwithkathleen.net
author@cookingwithkathleen.net or
www.storey.com

July 11, 2009

Tonia Ritter, Mi Farm Bureau
For more information: www.michfb.com

Ernie Birchmeier, Mi Farm Bureau
For more information: www.michfb.com

Nathan Danielson, President, BioCognito
For more information: ndanielson@biocognito.com

July 4, 2009
Weather

Jeff Andresen, State Climatologist
State Weather Projections for the Summer
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu
or 517-355-7531

Byron Beerbower, Compliance Manager, MDA Food and Dairy Division What to Do with Your Food when the Power Goes Out
For more information: www.michigan.gov/mda

Charles Scovill, Garst
What Does the Weather Mean to our Crops
For more information: www.garstseedco.com

June 27, 2009
Agriculture & Agbusiness

Rep. Mike Simpson, Chair, House Ag Committee
For more information: mikesimpson@house.mi.gov
or 517-373-1775

Howdy Holmes, President Chelsea Milling/JiffyFor more information: www.jiffymix.com

Beck DeYoung, DeYoungs Fore Seasons
For more information:

DeYoung's Fore Seasons
13501 Austin Court
Hartland, MI 48353
or www.deyoungsforeseasons.com
or Becky@DeYoungsForeSeasons.com

June 20, 2009

Phil Korson, Cherry Marketing Institute
For more information: www.choosecherries.com or 517-669-4264
For information on the National Cherry Festival
250 E. Front Street, Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684
1-800-968-3380
www.cherryfestival.org

Nicole Smith, Farm Market Update
For more information: www.MichiganFarmFun.com
or 517-484-3912

Art Cameron, MSU, Ornamental Grasses
For more information: cameron@msu.edu

June 13, 2009
Celebrating June
is Dairy Month

Brad & Tonia Ritter, Outstanding Young Dairy Cooperators, MMPA
For more information: www.mimilk.com

Tony Jandernoa, Dutch Meadows Dairy Breakfast on the Farm
For more information: Faith Cullens at 989-224-5240 or cullensf@msu.edu or www.breakfastonthefarm.com

Ken Nobis, MI Milk Producers Association
For more information: www.mimilk.com

Staci Garcia
United Dairy Industry of Michigan
For more information: 1(800) 241-MILK (6455) or www.udim.org

June 6, 2009

Rick Boesen, Fiber Arts & Animal Festival
For more information: www.FiberArtFest.com or info@FiberArtFest.com

Karen Greengard, Standardbred Horses
For more information:Bonley Farm www.bonleyfarm.com or
Mi Standardbred Breeders Assn 517-436-3179 or Mi Harness Horseman's Assn 517-349-2920 or www.mhha-online.com

Larry Julian, MI Horse Racing Industry
For more information:517-372-1500 or www.miequine.com

May 30, 2009
Pets

Jamie McAloon-Lampman, Ingham County Animal Control Director
For more information:517-676-8370 or www.ingham.org/ac

Amber Sitko, President, All About Animals Rescue
For more information: www.allaboutanimalsrescue.org
or Spay Michigan at 1-888-5-SPAYHELP or 1-888-577-2943

Dr. Valerie A. Chadwick, MSU, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
For more information: 517-353-5420 or chadwic8@cvm.msu.edu

Recipe segment for Banana Dog Treats with Brett Newsom

May 23, 2009

Bridget Behe, MSU Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com or www.migarden.msu.edu

Christine Lietzau
MDA, Select Michigan Program Manager
For more information: Michigan Department of Agriculture 517-241-2177 or www.selectmichigan.org

John Bakker, Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board
For more information: www.asparagus.org

May 16, 2009

Todd Grischke, DNR Fisheries Program
For more information:Michigan Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48933
www.michigan.gov/dnr or 517-373-7306

Maia Stephens, DNR Parks & Recreation Programs
For more information:Michigan Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48933
www.michigan.gov/dnr or 517-373-7306

Kevin Frailey, DNR Educational Programs
For more information:Michigan Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Box 30028, Lansing, MI 48933
www.michigan.gov/dnr or 517-373-7306

May 9, 2009

Dan Bulkowski, MSU Spring Pruning
For more information: bulkows1@msu.edu or 517-355-5191 x328

Ed Baker, Earthy Delights, Mushrooms & Mushrooming
For more information: 1-800-367-4709 or www.earthy.com

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
May is Beef Month Celebration
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

May 2, 2009

Ron Calhoun, MSU Turfgrass-Spring Lawncare
For more information: calhoun@msu.edu or www.turf.msu.edu or 517-355-0271 ext 1139

Chuck McKay, McKay's Compost Farm
For more information: 810-655-8022 or mckayscompostfarm.com

George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
May is Beef Month Celebration
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

Recipe segment
George Quackenbush, MI Beef Industry Commission
For more information: www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911 or www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

April 25, 2009

Wayne Whitman, Right to Farm MI Dept of Ag
For more information: 517-373-9797 or www.michigan.gov/mda

Darcy Green, Green Meadow Farms
For more information: www.greenmeadowfarms.com

Jim Johnson, Environmental Stewardship Division
MI Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 517-241-0236 or www.michigan.gov/mda

April 18, 2009
Horse Related

Gary Fortin, Draft Horse Plow Day Coordinator

Horse Events

Oct 15-18
Mi Great Lakes International, MSU

For more information:
517-651-6217 Sleepy Hollow
989-834-1813 Gary Fortin
989-640-3290 Gary Fortin

Mike Stinton, Trail Riding
For more information: www.bchmi.org or mpstinson@verizon.net or www.shtra.org

Karen Waite
MSU Equine Extension Specialist
For more information: kwaite@msu.edu or www.miequine.com or www.donatemyhorse.com

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

April 11, 2009
Preparing for Spring

Dr. Robert Schutzki, MSU Department of Horticulture
For more information: schutzki@msu.edu or
517-355-5191 ext. 1337 or
www.plantmichigangreen.com

Crystal Walton, Vice President MSU Hort Society, Designing on a Dime Event and Plant Sale
April 25 and 26 free to the public
For more information: waltoncr@msu.edu or
www.msuhortclub.com/spring-show

Mark Geile, BurnRite Pellets
For more information: 1-616-299-1449
&
Jim Gregor, Sullivan Corporation
For more information:
www.sulli.com or
1-800-878-1010 or 248-644-1010

Recipe segment
Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294 or
www.soyconnection.com

April 4, 2009
Preparing for Easter

Bridget Behe, MSU Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu or www.flowrmd.com

Darrin Karcher, Mi State University
For more information: dkarcher@msu.edu

Joyce McGarry, MSU Extension Educator, Ingham County
For more information: MSU County Extension in phone book under county name or Ingham County Extension Office 517-887-4587

March 28, 2009
Mi Ag's Importance to the State's Economy

Vince Matthews, Deputy State Statistician
MI Agricultural Statistics Service
For more information: www.nass.usda.gov/mi/ or 1-800-453-7501

Bill Knudson, MSU Product Center
Michigan State University Product Center
For more information: 517-432-8750 or www.productcenter.msu.edu or knudsonw@msu.edu

Dan Lennon, President/CEO
Michigan Turkey Producers
For more information: www.miturkey.com or 616-245-2221

March 21, 2009

Gatha McClellan
Foodservice Program Manager
Michigan Department of Corrections
For more information: (517) 373-3643 or
mcclelgw@michigan.gov

Craig VanBuren, Mi Dept of Ag Weights & Measures
For more information: 1-800-632-3835 (1-800-MDA-FUEL) or www.michigan.gov/mda

Melvin Poplar, Mi Dept of Agriculture, Bedbugs
For more information: (517) 241-1170 or poplarm@michigan.gov or www.michigan.gov/mda

March 14, 2009

Dennis Pennington, Agri Energy Conference
For more information: www.agenergy.org

Chris Noffsinger, MSU
For more information:
MSU Demonstration Gardens
Annual Trial Gardens Manager
B110 Plant and Soil Science Building, MSU
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-355-5191 ext. 1329

George Quackenbush, Mi Beef Industry Commission
For more information:Mich Beef Industry Commission
www.mibeef.org or 517-347-0911

March 7, 2009
ANR Week

Dru Montri, Farm Markets
For more information: Mich Food &Farming Systems
416 Agriculture Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-3381
www.farmersmarkets.msu.edu

Esther Durnwald, Wildflowers
For more information: www.wildflowersmich.org

Darrin Ihnen, First President, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

February 28, 2009

Robert Craig, MI Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 517-373-1052 or www.michigan.gov/mda

Bill Knudson, MSU Product Center
Michigan State University Product Center
For more information: 517-432-8750 or www.productcenter.msu.edu or knudsonw@msu.edu

Erik Johnson, MI Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 231-357-4323 or www.michigan.gov/mda or JohnsonE9@michigan.gov

February 21, 2009
Ethanol

Dr. Robert Zubrin, Author of Energy Victory
For more information: www.energyvictory.net

Darrin Ihnen, First President, National Corn Growers Association
For more information: www.ncga.com

February 14, 2009
February is Cherry Month

Megan Umulis, National Cherry Queen
For more information:
National Cherry Festival
250 E. Front Street, Suite 301
Traverse City, MI 49684
1-800-968-3380
www.cherryfestival.org

Dr. Bolling, UofM, Cardiac Researcher
Cherry Video Segments can be viewed at:
www.choosecherries.com

Ellie Krieger, Author
Cherry Video Segments can be viewed at:
www.choosecherries.com

February 7, 2009
Valentine's Preparations

Heather Hanover, Hanover's Inc.
For more information: www.michiganmint.com

Bridget Behe, MSU Horticulture
For more information: www.hrt.msu.edu
or www.flowrmd.com

Jeanne Hausler, Mi Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 517-373-1052 or
www.michigan.gov/mda

January 31, 2009
Agricultural Business and What It Means to our State

Don Koivisto, Director, MI Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 517-373-1052 or www.michigan.gov/mda

Robert Craig, MI Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 517-373-1052 or www.michigan.gov/mda

Ken Nobis, MI Milk Producers Association
For more information: 517-373-1052 or www.mimilk.com

January 24, 2009

Eileen Haraminac, MSU Extension
For a copy of the cookbook: MSU Extension Bulletin Office at www.emdc.msue.msu.edu (product number CYFC021) or call the Bulletin Office at 517-353-6740. The price of the cookbook is $10.

Richard Wilson, Michigan Centennial Farm Association
For more information: www.michigancentennialfarm.org

January 17, 2009
Agricultural Research

Kurt Thelen, Mi State University
For more information: www.msu.edu/~thelenk3/
or 517-355-0271 ext. 232

Jeff Leipprandt, Pioneer
For more information: www.pioneer.com

Keith Reinholt, MI Soybean Promotion Committee
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

January 10, 2009
Pest Issues in Michigan

Mike Philip, Pesticide & Plant Pest Mgmt
Mi Dept of Agriculture

For more information: 517-373-1052 or
www.michigan.gov/mda

Jim Bowes, Pesticide & Plant Pest Management Division
Mi Dept of Agriculture

For more information: 517-373-1052 or
www.michigan.gov/mda

Ken Rauscher, Director Pesticide & Plant Pest Management Division
Mi Dept of Agriculture

For more information: 517-373-1052 or
www.michigan.gov/mda

January 3, 2009

Jim Byrum, President, Mi Ag Business Assn
76th Annual Winter Conference & Trade Show
January 12-14, 2009, Lansing Center, Lansing
For more information: www.miagbiz.org or 517-336-0223

Gretchen Hofing, Soyfoods Educator
For more information: www.michigansoybean.org or
soyinfo@michigansoybean.org or 989-652-3294

Lucy Hartlove, Northern Mich Small Farm Conference
January 31, 2009, 8-5 at Grayling High School
For more information: 231-533-8818 or moorest@msu.edu or www.msue.msu.edu/antrim and follow the links or

December 27, 2008

Tom Coon, MSU Extension Director
For more information: 517-355-2308 or msuedir@msu.edu

Jeff Andresen, 2009 Weather
For more information: www.enviroweather.msu.edu or 517-355-7531

December 20, 2008
Michigan Gifts

Jennifer Weichel, Shiawassee Co Extension
For more information:www.msue.msu.edu/shiawassee

Karel Bush,Mi Grape & Wine Industry Council
For more information: www.michiganwines.com
or 1-800-292-3939

Jeanne Hausler, Mi Dept of Agriculture
For more information: 517-373-1052 or
www.michigan.gov/mda

December 13, 2008
Michigan Gifts

Katherine Koziski, Dexter Cider Mill
For more information:
Dexter Cider Mill
58 Cavanaugh Lake Rd
Chelsea, MI 48ll8
(734) 426-8531

Barbara Jenness, Dogwood Farm
For more information: www.dogwoodfarm.net

Cecil Darnell, Writer Photographer
For more information: 517-676-1553 or
cecildarnell@aol.com or
Cecil Darnell
999 W. Dansville Road
Mason, MI 48854

December 6, 2008
Michigan Gifts

Dr. Erik Runkle
MSU Extension Floriculture Specialist
For more information: Runkleer@msu.edu

Pam Clark, Clark Creations
For more information: 248-408-0909 or clark-creations@usa.com
www.clark-creations.ecrater.com

Peppermint Jim Crosby, Oldest Mint Farm
For more information: jcrosby@getmint.com or
www.getmint.com or 1-800-345-9068

November 29, 2008
Michigan Gifts

Renee Tacy, Soy Wax Products
For more information: 248-529-3538 or
soycandles01@comcast.net or
www.alwaysspecialandpersonal.com

Al Henrion, Stained Glass Gifts
For more information: alhenrion@netscape.net or www.a-j-crafts-stainedglass.com or 989-879-4840

Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen,
Children's Books Author
For more information:
Hazel Ridge Workshop & Gallery
7409 Clark Road
Bath, MI 48808
(517) 641-6690 or robbyn@voyager.net or www.hazelridgefarm.com

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