Welcome to the MSU Extension Bioenergy Website.  Here you will find information about bioenergy crop production, sustainability, economics and more.  For more information contact:

Dennis Pennington
Bioenergy Educator
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Phone: 269-838-8265 

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MSUE Bioeconomy News

  • Think spring with the Direct Farm Marketing Tune-up

    Direct farm marketers can start anew with tips for marketing, new crops, and commercial food product development by participating in the Direct Farm Marketing Tune-up March 24.

    Posted on March 3, 2015 3:07pm by Joanne Davidhizar

  • United States is the world’s leading producer of petroleum

    Increased oil and biofuel production lessen imports and hold prices steady at the pump.

    Posted on February 23, 2015 2:47pm by Dennis Pennington

  • Key strategies for long-term success on your farm

    Commodity markets have adjusted over the last 12 months, have you? Here are 10 strategies for long-term success on your farm.

    Posted on February 9, 2015 3:51pm by Dennis Pennington

  • Is there a business in your future?

    Consider these traits for success, and whether you might build a team.

    Posted on February 6, 2015 2:35pm by Kay Cummings

  • When to harvest switchgrass

    Switchgrass should be harvested once in the fall, after killing frost, for biofuel production.

    Posted on January 6, 2015 4:06pm by Dennis Pennington

  • Immature corn dry down

    Are corn dry down rates affected by maturity?

    Posted on October 20, 2014 9:01am by Dennis Pennington

  • Burning E85 fuel in your vehicle

    The Yellow Hose campaign is boosting E85 fuel consumption. See if you have a flex fuel vehicle and where you can fill up for cheaper than gasoline.

    Posted on October 3, 2014 8:38am by Dennis Pennington

  • Depreciating tile drainage systems

    Increased interest in tile drainage in agricultural fields raises tax questions.

    Posted on October 2, 2014 3:22pm by Dennis Pennington

  • Feeding the people - now and in the future

    How will we feed two billion more people? MSU Extension is helping to address this growing problem.

    Posted on September 26, 2014 3:17pm by Thomas Long

  • September 2014 Landowner Oil and Gas Newsletter

    The September 2014 issue of the Landowner Oil and Gas newsletter features development Q&A, information on pipeline rights of ways and a leasing activity update.

    Posted on September 23, 2014 2:02pm by Curtis Talley Jr.

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