This is a self-paced online course that provides a comprehensive introduction to lavender production for beginning growers and extends the opportunity for existing growers to learn from nationally recognized experts with respect to regional diversity.

The Lavender Curriculum is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and accessible learning experience. This self-paced course was developed in collaboration with land-grant universities, the United States Lavender Growers Association, and USDA’s North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. Content was developed with the expertise of lavender growers, a wide-range of scientists, and is supported by a team of 24/7 technical support.

Where: This is a completely on-line course via the Michigan State University Desire to Learn distance learning service. The course utilizes

videos, audio, web resources and interactive content. To complete the course, speakers and an up-to-date system is required – check your system qualifications here.

Who: This course was specifically developed for beginning lavender growers but the regional diversity, expertise and breadth of topics make the course relevant for even the most seasoned producers.
Cost: $30 for a dynamic curriculum developed by nationally recognized lavender experts.
Goal: This is a self-paced on-line course that provides a comprehensive introduction to lavender production for beginning growers and extends the opportunity for existing growers to learn from nationally recognized experts with respect to regional diversity.
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Course Modules:

  • Why and How to Grow Lavender
  • Establishing Lavender
  • Selecting Lavender Varieties
  • Managing your Lavender Crop
  • Harvesting and Caring for your Harvested Lavender
  • Developing your Lavender Farm’s Business Plan
  • Marketing your Lavender and Farm

The Growing Lavender Curriculum participated in a Webinar Presentation in January of 2019 – Access the archives here or view directly on Youtube here.

 

Registration Instructions

To register for this course you will need to create an account, sign in with your email/password, and complete the registration process. To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial. Step-by-step instructions are below.

  1. Create your MSU Guest Account/Community ID and Password: Create Your Account 
  2. Login to the registration system with your Community ID and Password: Growing Lavender: a Curriculum for Growers.
  3. Follow the instructions to register for the course. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.

 

Logging Into the Online Course

Once you have registered, follow the instructions below to login – you will use the same login credentials that you set during registration (your NetID is your email address used during registration and use the same password set during registration).

  1. Go to the Michigan State University’s Online Course System (known as Desire2Learn or D2L): https://d2l.msu.edu/.
  2. Click on the Login button. In the MSU NETID field enter your email address (enter the same email used during registration).
  3. Enter the password you set during registration.
  4. You will be logged into D2L - click on the View All Courses link and you will see the course listed.

*Note: If you need to reset your password go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password.

 

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

If you need technical assistance please contact the Michigan State University Help Desk. They are available 24/7 at reachout@msu.edu or 844-678-6200. Tell them you are logging into an MSU Extension online course with an MSU Community ID.

 

FAQ

  1. What is my username/NETID?
    Your username (or NET ID) is the email address you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address/password for registering and for taking the course).
  2. What URL do I go to for logging into the course?
    Go to: https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will see the Michigan State University at the top of the page.
  3. I received a “not authenticated” response when trying to login – what do I do?
    A “not authenticated” message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly. To reset your password at any time go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password. You will receive an email from a sender called “Community ID” with a link to reset your password.
  4. I forgot my password – where can I reset it?
    To reset your password at any time go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password. You will receive an email from a sender called “Community ID” with a link to reset your password.
  5. Who can I call for technical support?
    The Michigan State University Help Desk. They are available 24/7 at reachout@msu.edu or 844-678-6200. Tell them you are logging into an MSU Extension online course with an MSU Community ID.
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