Extension and AgBioResearch Council
A network for organized citizen input at the local and state levels enhances that linkage. County Extension councils identify and prioritize issues, seek collaborations and resources, and communicate to others the importance of Extension’s educational programming. Advisory councils help establish research priorities at the state’s 14 AgBioResearch centers located throughout the state.
The MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council serves as a liaison between county councils, field station advisory groups and state agencies and organizations. Members are able to communicate to others (policymakers, organizations and agencies, university administrators, etc.) the importance of the educational programming and the applied research from Michigan’s land grant university.
The MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council was founded in 1998 to help Michigan State University Extension and the AgBioResearch link the issues of concern in local communities with the research and teaching at the state's land grant university.
2017 MSU Extension and AgBioResearch State Council Members
Extension Council Members
MSU Extension District 1: Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon
MSU Extension District 2: Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Luce, Mackinac, Schoolcraft
MSU Extension District 3: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee
MSU Extension District 4: Alcona, Arenac, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon
MSU Extension District 5: Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana
MSU Extension District 6: Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola
MSU Extension District 7: Allegan, Kent, Ottawa
MSU Extension District 8: Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Montcalm
MSU Extension District 9: Bay, Genesee, Midland, Shiawassee
MSU Extension District 10: Lapeer, Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, Tuscola
MSU District 11: Macomb
MSU District 11: Oakland
MSU District 11: Wayne
MSU District 12: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston
MSU District 13: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren
MSU District 14: Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, Ostego, Presque Isle
AgBioResearch Council Members
Council for Agriculture, Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET)
If you have any questions about Extension and AgBioResearch Council, please contact Jennifer Kiser, program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-353-9464.