Alpena County Extension Office

Contact Us

603 South 11th Avenue Alpena, MI 49707-2645


Phone: 989-354-9870

Hours of Operation: Tu-Th: 8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m


Financial transactions by cash, check or credit card

Educational Bulletins & Publications

Extension educational bulletins / publications are sold in the Alpena office, however, it is best to call ahead for availability of the bulletin you are looking for.  You can also research and order bulletins at the MSUE Bookstore Publications.

Home, Lawn and Garden

Toll Free Lawn and Garden Hotline:  1-888-678-3464.  

Staffed by MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educators and Master Gardener Volunteers.

Pesticide Applicator Program; Certification, Training, Exams & Manuals

Certification and Training

For questions contact Michigan Department of Ag (MDA) at 1-800-292-3939.

Manuals for Certification Training

  • Can be purchased at the MSUE Bookstore with credit card or can be ordered from the MSU Extension office.

Home - Owner Soil Test Kit

Available at the Alpena Office to purchase for $26.25 or order on line from the MSUE Bookstore - Bulletin E-3154.

Commercial Soil Testing

Soil boxes for sample collection CANNOT be ordered on-line but can be purchased at the office at a cost of $12.50 each.  You will receive a Soil Sample Information form to complete and send with your samples to the MSU Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory.  To understand your soil tests results you may go on-line to MSU Soil or call (989)734-2168.