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  • 4-H Michigan Horse Judges

    The 4-H Michigan Horse Judges course is a professional development resource for certified 4-H horse judges in Michigan. The course site includes links to recordings from past conferences and the annual exam.

  • Abiotic Disorders of Greenhouse Crops

    These online, self-paced courses provide basic training to floriculture growers in Michigan and beyond in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Each section consists of recorded lectures, self-assessment quizzes and links to more information.

  • Avoiding Money Mishaps

    Be aware before you share your personal and financial information! Protect yourself and your money from fraudulence, predatory lenders, scammers and identity thieves.

  • Banking Basics

    How are you keeping your money safe? It is important to research and evaluate financial institutions (banks and credit unions) and make the best choice for your financial future.

  • Beef Cattle Ultrasound Program

    MSU Extension has invested in ultrasound scanning technology in central Michigan. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs.

  • Beef Quality Assurance

    Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.

  • Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals

    BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. You will learn about the important role you play in helping young children feel safe and secure as they learn to navigate their strong emotions. BEES is a MiRegistry–approved training. Digital course materials are provided at no cost. A certificate for 8 hours of training is available upon successful course completion.

  • Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Parents

    BEES for Parents is a free four-week workshop that helps parents and caregivers of children ages 0–3 develop the skills needed to support the social and emotional development of their children. Digital course materials are provided at no cost.

  • Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers

    These online, self-paced courses provide basic training to floriculture growers in Michigan and beyond in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Each section consists of recorded lectures, self-assessment quizzes and links to more information.

  • Budgeting: Understanding Income and Expenses

    A budget is a plan for how to spend and save money. Budgets include how much you need to spend on necessities, how much you will put aside for savings, and how much you can use for your wants. Budgeting is an important step in reaching financial goals.

  • Citizen Planner Online

    The MSU Extension Citizen Planner Program offers land use education for locally appointed and elected planning officials and interested residents throughout Michigan. This noncredit course leads to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension.

  • Commercial Floriculture Growers: College of Knowledge

    MSU Extension offers the noncredit pre-recorded online courses in the College of Knowledge Series twice yearly (summer and winter). The online courses provide basic training to the commercial floriculture growers in Michigan and beyond in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Currently, four English courses and three Spanish courses are available in the series.

  • Conservation Stewards Program

    Conservation Stewards Program participants learn about the history of conservation activities in Michigan, ecological principles, ecoregional classifications, and the choices that manage our natural resources. In addition to this foundation, participants learn about terrestrial ecosystems (forestlands and grasslands) and aquatic ecosystems (wetlands, lakes and streams) through classroom and in-field instruction.

  • Control Biológico para Cultivadores en Invernaderos

    These online, self-paced courses provide basic training to floriculture growers in Michigan and beyond in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Each section consists of recorded lectures, self-assessment quizzes and links to more information.

  • Credit Craze: Managing Your Credit Wisely

    How do you establish credit? What affects your credit score? In this session, increase your knowledge of credit and avoid the craze of debt as you learn what it is, how it works, and how you can best manage credit wisely.

  • Do you have a plan? Money goals

    This interactive self-guided course using Nearpod will explore: dreams versus goals, types of goals, why goal setting is important, S.M.A.R.T. goals and give you an opportunity to practice.

  • Emergency Response to Accident Involving Livestock virtual training

    This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to an accident where animals are involved.

  • Empower U!

    This course guides participants through the process of addressing invasive species on public land through policy or leadership action. Participants learn how to present logical arguments to local decision-makers regarding the presence of invasive species while offering possible solutions to eliminate the issue. Upon completion of the course, participants will have created a strategic plan to engage a local decision-maker on an issue of importance. This is a hybrid self-paced online course with in-person (or virtual) instruction provided over the five-week period.

  • Extension Master Gardener Training

    The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program is an adult horticulture education and volunteer leader training program committed to improving science-based horticulture information in communities throughout the state. This course is currently being offered via Zoom and D2L.

  • Facilitative Leadership Online

    Short informational videos called "Facilitative Leadership Online" are available to assist people transitioning to online facilitation, check out the videos below to learn how tools we teach can be adapted for online meetings.