MSU Extension Veterans Resources Fact SheetDOWNLOAD
August 10, 2021 - Author: MSU Extension
MSU Extension provides veterans with programs and services that support personal and financial wellness.
Whether you’re currently serving, were recently discharged or served decades ago, MSU Extension wants to support the success of you, your family and your business.
Services for Veterans
It is our goal to ensure no veteran is left behind and that our services and programs assist you to find health, stability, and prosperity. MSU Extension offers numerous programs, educational resources and events focused on a diverse set of areas, including:
- Food & Health
- Lawn & Garden
- Natural Resources
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Outreach for Veterans
MSU Extension staff explain the SNAP food assistance program using veteran-tailored materials and offer enrollment assistance as needed. To request free SNAP Outreach materials (brochures, vegetable seeds), order at https://bit.ly/SNAPOutreachForVets Individuals can also contact the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s
Food and Other Resources (F.O.R) Helpline at 888-544-8773 for additional assistance
Heroes to Hives Program
Heroes to Hives is a unique program offered through Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Food and Farming Systems and our partner Universities that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through FREE professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.
Veterans leave our program with a broad depth of beekeeping knowledge that creates new opportunities. Our students understand the importance of pollinators in U.S. agriculture and stand to protect managed honey bees through small-scale sustainable beekeeping operations.
Heroes to Hives
Health and Nutrition Programs
Mindfulness for Better Living programs can help you manage your stress and live a better, healthier life.
PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) is a six-week workshop designed to support individuals who face daily challenges of living with chronic conditions https://www.canr.msu.edu/path
Falls Prevention: A Matter of Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention can help you exercise and reduce the fear of falling. https://www.canr.msu.edu/falls-prevention
Adult Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge https://www.canr.msu.edu/mental-health-firstaid/adults
Managing Farm Stress. Taking care of crops and animals is hard on farmers and agribusiness professionals. Caring for your own health and wellness in this high-stress profession is often overlooked but is just as critical as caring for your farm business. https://www.canr.msu.edu/managing_farm_stress
Michigan Fresh helps you find tips on growing, handling and preserving as well as healthful recipes to take
advantage of the delicious Michigan-grown bounty from your backyard https://www.canr.msu.edu/mi_fresh
My Way to Wellness is an online, self-paced nutrition course that teaches everything from meal planning to
reading food labels! https://www.canr.msu.edu/my_way_to_wellness
Children & Family Programs
Military 4-H Clubs - As military families move frequently and experience the difficulties surrounding lengthy and frequent deployments, 4-H provides predictable programming and a safe and nurturing environment for military kids. https://www.canr.msu.edu/4h_military_families/index
MI Money Health - MSU Extension provides resources and education on money management, foreclosure prevention, buying your own home, retirement planning and more to help you and your family be more financially healthy. https://www.canr.msu.edu/mimoneyhealth
RELAX: Alternatives to Anger - This program helps adults, parents, and caregivers understand and manage anger and stress, and develop the communication and problem-solving skills needed
for healthy relationships. https://www.canr.msu.edu/alternatives_to_anger
Master Gardener Program - This is an adult horticulture education and volunteer leader training program committed to improving science-based horticulture information in communities throughout the state. https://www.canr.msu.edu/master_gardener_volunteer_program