Getting Started

Who We Are

MSU Extension ANR Event Services is the event planning resource for faculty, educators, program coordinators and staff at the Michigan State University College of Agriculture & Natural ResourcesAgBioResearch and Michigan State University Extension.

With decades of experience, the MSU Extension ANR Event Services team is known for providing the experience, tools and management to create successful events on time and within budget. A wide-variety of services are available including consulting, planning, budgeting, venue selection and booking on campus and off, logistics, staffing and production for events of any size or scope from one-day workshops to complex national conferences.

What We Do

MSU Extension ANR Event Services has many services and tools available to assist you in successfully planning your event. Whether you are looking for help planning a one-day workshop, a week-long national conference or anything in between, Event Services has the experience and knowledge to arrange:

  • Meeting space
  • Food and beverages
  • Lodging
  • Unique venues
  • Speakers
  • Contracts
  • Budgets
  • Entertainment
  • Transportation
  • Travel authorization
  • Electronic registration and payment
  • On-site registration and payment

Event services staff can also provide free consultation for faculty and staff related to event planning questions, brainstorming ideas, venue and vendor suggestions and much more.

To submit an events request to have MSU Extension ANR Events manage your event please click here

The request will be reviewed by the MSU Extension ANR Event Services manager and a team member will reach out with additional questions or to let you know if the event request has been accepted.

Online Event Registration

The customizable ANR Events Management System provides a fast and easy, yet sophisticated method for creating and managing event registrations online. Departments are generally able to build events themselves. Training is available for faculty and staff through the Training Materials pages. Custom training can also be developed to meet specific needs for staff.


ANR Event Services has a variety of resources to offer you guidance on event planning including event planning timelines, budget templates, and event formats. There are also helpful tips and hints related to all aspects of event planning. These can be found on the Resources pages.