Ask Extension

Ask Extension is a tool which members of our local communities can use to ask questions through an online form. Once a question is submitted, a team of question wranglers from MSU Extension re-assign their question to experts from Michigan State (most often MSU Extension staff). We receive questions ranging from food safety, agriculture and gardening, to natural resources questions relating to frogs and snakes. In 2020, MSU Extension staff have answered 8,500 questions - thank you to all of our MSU Extension experts!

Requesting an Ask Extension Account

If you do not have an Ask Extension account and would like to be added to the system please email

How to Answer Questions

Watch the 3 minute video below to learn how to answer questions in the Ask Extension system!

Training Sessions

Join one of the training sessions below if you need help getting your account set-up, would like to learn how to navigate the system, or if you are interested in creating an Ask Extension form/widget specifically for your program or team:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I login to Ask Extension?
    Go to and login with your email and password. If you do not have an account email
  2. How do I re-assign questions that I can't answer?
    Select the Assign button at the top of the screen and assign it to a colleague or to the Question Wrangler group.
  3. Can I create a group for my team?
    Email for assistance.