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Educational Bulletins and Publications

 We have many publications, manuals, and bulletins in our office. You can also search for and order bulletins at our MSU Extension Bookstore Publications Website:(

Educational Resources

Educational Resources From science to financial literacy, whether for toddlers or teenagers, we encourage you to take advantage of these activity books, guides and other resources to help children remain engaged in educational experiences throughout school breaks. 

Parenting Education

Parenting Education The development of basic life skills begins in early childhood. MSU Extension is here to support parents and caregivers in ensuring young children learn to grow, thrive and contribute in a complex and changing world.

Money Management

MI Money Health is the face of the Financial and Homeownership Education workgroup within Michigan State University Extension. We aim to empower Michigan residents to understand financial topics such as money management, homeownership, foreclosure and more. With education and coaching, people have been making better financial decisions resulting in better outcomes. 

Finance and Budgeting This unbiased education presents best practices to help people at any stage in their financial lives. Topics include Making Money Decisions, Creating and Managing a Spending Plan, the Importance of Saving and Investing, and Credit/Debt Management.

Homeownership Assistance As a HUD-certified counseling agency, MSU Extension helps potential, current and future home buyers/renters to understand the complex home buyer/renter process and learn the true costs of responsible homeownership.

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Food And Health Education

MSU Extension’s programming promotes healthy lifestyles and empowers Michigan residents to take control of their health. Participants learn how to build nutritious diets on a budget, avoid foodborne diseases and become leaders in the food industry. Explore Here

Food Preservation: Pressure Cooker Gauge Testing

Testing of canner gauges or lids is available by appointment. Call 269-383-8830 or email to set up an appointment.

Food Preservation Resources

Connect with Food Safety 2024

Home, Yard and Garden

Smart Gardening is MSU Extension's campaign using earth friendly messages to help gardeners make smart choices in their own back yard.

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

  • PLEASE NOTE: Hotline is staffed by MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educators and Master Gardener volunteers Monday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings. 
  • Locally, the Kalamazoo County Master Gardener Helpline can be contacted by email:

Pesticide Applicator Program;  Certification, Training, Exams and Manuals

Certification and Training 

Note: Certification deadline has been extended for many applicators.

 Manuals for Certification Training

  • Are available in your local office (please call for availability)
  • Can also be purchased at MSU Extension Bookstore.