Making the Most of the 2018 Farm Bill Commodity Provisions

Michigan State University Extension is partnering with local USDA Farm Service Agencies (FSA) to provide Farm Bill educational sessions across Michigan.  The 2018 Farm Bill provides a one-time opportunity for producers to update their yields based off 2013 through 2017 production and records, and producers should begin that process now.

At these meetings producers will:

  • Hear highlights of the 2018 Farm Bill and assessments of today’s market compared to five years ago.
  • Learn about the process of updating their yields with FSA
  • Work through case examples using the MSU Extension 2018 Farm Bill Calculator to help make better decisions on ARC versus PLC (Each crop and FSA farm number may result in a different choice.).
  • Discuss specific program details with local FSA staff.

Dates & Locations

Meetings will be about 2 hours in length and times may vary depending on the location of the meeting. Additional dates will be added throughout the winter prior to FSA Deadlines.

  • Dec. 3, 2019, Gladwin County - 2-4 p.m., Gladwin County, Gladwin County Extension Office, 555 W Cedar Ave # A, Gladwin, MI 48624
  • Dec. 3, 2019: St. Clair County - 6-8 p.m., Goodells County Park Community Center, 8345 County Park Dr., Goodells, MI 48027
  • Dec. 4, 2019: Clinton County - 9-11 a.m., Smith Hall, 819 W Park St, St Johns, MI 48879
  • Dec. 4, 2019: Sanilac County - 10 am. - 12 p.m., Sanilac Careers Center, 175 E Aitken Rd., Peck, MI 48466
  • Dec. 5, 2019: Gratiot County - 9-11 a.m., Emerson Township Hall, 2976 N Baldwin Rd., Ithaca, MI 48847
  • Dec. 6, 2019: Wexford/Missaukee County - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Wexford MSU Extension, 401 North Lake St.,Cadillac, MI. 49601
  • Dec. 6, 2019: Branch County - 5:30-7:30 p.m., Branch Area Career Center, 366 Morse St, Coldwater, MI 49036
  • Dec. 9, 2019: Ottawa County - 6-8 p.m., Ottawa Extension Complex, 12220 Fillmore St., Suite 122 West Olive, MI 49460
  • Dec. 10, 2019: St. Joseph County - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Greenmark Equipment, 16700 Heimbach Rd, Three Rivers, MI 49093
  • Dec. 10, 2019: Cass County - 2-4 p.m., Southwest Michign College, Mathews Library/Conference Center 629A, 58900 Cherry Grove Rd, Dowagiac, MI 49047
  • Dec. 11, 2019: Huron County - Thumb Ag Day - 9-11 a.m., Ubly Heights Country Club, 2409 E. Atwater Rd., Ubly, MI 48475
  • Dec. 11, 2019: Saginaw County - 2-4 p.m., Albee Township Hall, 10645 East Rd., Burt MI 48417
  • Dec. 16, 2019: Tuscola County - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Brentwood Restaurant, 178 Park Dr., Caro, MI 48723
  • Dec. 16, 2019: Lapeer County & Genesee County - 2-4 p.m., Lapeer County Extension Office, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Suite 1, Lapeer, MI 48446
  • Dec. 16, 2019: Lenawee County - 5:30-7:30 p.m., Lenawee VoTech Center, 1372 N. Adrian Hwy., Adrian, MI 49221
  • Dec. 17, 2019: Monroe County - 9-11 a.m., 4-H Activity Center, Monroe County Fairgrounds, 3775 S Custer Rd, Monroe, MI 48161
  • Dec. 18, 2019: Arenac County & Bay County - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Well Outreach Center, 4215 Airpark Dr., Standish, MI 48658
  • Dec. 18, 2019: Mason County - 3 -5 p.m., West Shore Community College, 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454
  • Dec. 18, 2019: Washtenaw County - 4:30-6:30 p.m., 4-H Activity Center, Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds, 5055 Ann Arbor Saline Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan  48103
  • Dec. 20, 2019: Livingston County, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Livingston Educational Service Agency, 1425 W. Grand River Ave., Howell, MI 48843
  • Jan. 6, 2020: Berrien County - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Berrien RESA, 711 St Joseph Ave, Berrien Springs, MI 49103
  • Jan. 6, 2020: Van Buren County - 2-4 p.m., Van Buren Conference Center, 490 S Paw Paw St, Lawrence, MI 49064
  • Jan. 7, 2020: Ingham County - 9-11 a.m., Alaiedon Township Hall, 2021 W. Holt Rd., Mason, MI 48854
  • Jan. 7, 2020: Ionia County - 2-4 p.m., Clarksville Experimental Station, 9302 Portland Rd., Clarksville, MI 48819
  • Jan. 7, 2020: Allegan County - 6-8 p.m., Allegan MSU Extension Office, Zimmerman Room, 3255 122nd Ave., Human Services Building Allegan, MI 49010
  • Jan. 8, 2020: Newaygo County - 1-3 p.m., Newago County Extension Office, 5479 W 72nd St, Fremont, MI 49412
  • Jan. 9, 2020: Shiawassee County - 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Shiawassee Fairgrounds, 2900 Hibbard Rd, Corunna, MI 48817
  • Jan. 10, 2020: Eaton County - 9-11 a.m., Eaton County MSU Extension Building, 551 Courthouse Dr # 1, Charlotte, MI 48813
  • Jan. 14, 2020: Hillsdale County - 9-11 a.m., Hillsdale ISD Hayes Admin. Bldg., 310 W Bacon St, Hillsdale, MI 49242
  • Jan. 14, 2020: Jackson County - 6-8 p.m., Jackson Area Career Center, 6800 Browns Lake Rd., Jackson, MI 49201
  • Jan. 16, 2020: Midland County, 2-4 p.m., Mt. Haley Township Hall, 3020 S. Homer Rd, Midland, MI 48640
  • Jan. 21, 2020: Ogemaw County - 1-3 p.m., Ogemaw County MSU Extension Building, 205 S 8th St, West Branch, MI 48661
  • Jan. 22, 2020: Antrim County - 9-11 a.m., 6520 Center Street, Ellsworth , Michigan 49729
  • Jan. 22, 2020: Presque Isle County - 2-4 p.m., Case Township Hall, 5561 Main St., Ste. 5, Millersburg, 49759
  • Jan. 23, 2020: Huron County - 2-4 p.m., Farm Bureau Building, 711 N. Van Dyke Rd., Bad Axe, MI 48413
  • Jan. 23, 2020: Tuscola County - 6-8 p.m., Tuscola Technology Center, 1401 Cleaver Rd., Caro, MI 48723

Cost

There is no cost for these sessions.

More Farm Bill educational session dates, times, and locations to be added soon.

Registration for 2018 Farm Bill Educational Sessions for Michigan Producers is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 27, 2020.

Accommodations

Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For informaton, contact ANR Event Services at 517-353-3175 or events@anr.msu.edu.