Office Services

Welcome to the Clinton County MSU Extension web page.  We hope you are able to find the information and resources you need here.  If you have any questions or need help finding anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Services Available

Plat Books: Clinton County

2018 Clinton County Plat Books are currently available at the Clinton Office for $25.  To have a Plat Book mailed to you, please send your request and $28 to cover Plat Book and shipping to 100 E. State St., Ste. G100, St. Johns, MI  48831.  Plat Books are published every 3 years. A portion of the proceeds from each plat book goes to Clinton County 4-H.  

Toll Free Lawn and Garden Hotline: 1-888-678-3464 (1-888-MSUE-4MI)

Staffed by MSU Extension consumer horticulture educators and Master Gardener volunteers, the hotline is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m. (winter hours are limited). Select option “1” to speak directly with a gardening expert.  You can also visit the Gardening in Michigan website for articles, videos, training opportunities, ask an expert, and links for other resources.

Soil Testing

Home Soil Testing Kits are available at Clinton Office to purchase for $25.  You can also order them online from the MSU Bookstore, Bulletin E3154.   The kit includes instructions for collecting soil samples, a mailer and the information forms to fill out.  Soil sample results are emailed within 10 days after they are received in the soil testing lab.

Commercial soil sample boxes are $12 each.  Information forms and boxes can be purchased from the Clinton MSU Extension office, just bring in approx. 2 cups of soil (please review the links below for sample collection).  

Click on articles below for soil testing resources:


Select Extension Educational bulletins/publications are sold in the Clinton Office, however, it is best to call ahead for availability of bulletin you are looking for.  You can also search for and order bulletins at the MSU bookstore – or by calling (517) 432-1859 or (800) 709-9195.

Pesticide Applicator Certification and Training

All exam and scheduling questions should be addressed to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) at 1-800-292-3939.

Manuals may be purchase at the MSU Bookstore  (Private Core – E3007 or Commercial Core – E3008) or by calling 517-432-1859.