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  • Season Extension with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer

    Published on April 13, 2021

    The Cabin Fever Conversations crew talks about how to create a longer growing season with some easy home practices with Naim Edwards and Abbey Palmer.

  • Conversations in the Community with Morgan Doherty

    Published on April 7, 2021

    We speak with Morgan Doherty of Tender Heart Gardens and Capital United Land Trust in Lansing.

  • PLFA Webinar

    Published on April 5, 2021

    Phospholipid fatty acid (PLFA) test, which measures the biomass of the microbes in the soil, is one of the tests that is currently being conducted to determine the microbial population of soil. To understand the PLFA test, the MSU Extension Field Crops Team invited Donna Brandt, Research Specialist with Missouri’s Soil Health Assessment Center, to give a short presentation on soil health, PLFA analysis, and how to interpret a soil health report.

  • Plant Disease with Lori Imboden

    Published on April 2, 2021

    Lori Imboden helps us understanding the complexity of plant diseases to create healthier gardens.

  • Lions Partner to Fight Diabetes

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • Lions Defense Against Diabetes

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • Y Lions Centennial

    Published on March 31, 2021

    MSU Extension is proud to partner with the Lions Club to help fight diabetes in our communities through advocacy, education, resources and specialty clubs.

  • iPhone Video to mp4

    Published on March 31, 2021

    This video explains how to create a .mp4 file out of a iphone video.

  • Conversations in the Community with Shakara Tyler and Erin Preston-Johnson Bevel

    Published on March 25, 2021

    Hosted by Naim Edwards, MSU Extension. We speak with Shakara Tyler and Erin Preston-Johnson Bevel who are working with the Detroit Black Farmer Land Fund to increase access to land for urban growing in the city of Detroit.

  • Insects in the Garden with David Lowenstein

    Published on March 16, 2021

    David Lowenstein from MSU Extension helps us build better relationships with the insects that cohabitate in our garden and can be surprisingly helpful.

  • Volunteer Success Story - Kalamazoo Giving Garden

    Published on March 15, 2021

    Twice a month, the vehicles begin lining up one-by-one as early as two hours before the mobile food distribution center opens in the parking lot of a southwest Michigan church. By the time the last boxes of food are placed in over 100 trunks, hatches, and backseats, more than 400 families have something nutritious to eat for the next four days.

  • Wild Spartans: Searching for Vernal Pools with Yu Man Lee

    Published on March 9, 2021

    In this episode, we will take a dive into the springtime ephemeral pools in the woods to discover the treasures within! We will talk to a herpetologist about researching and conserving amphibians and reptiles. Meet Yu Man Lee, Conservation Scientist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory, learn about her field work, and the education and career path she followed to get there.

  • Conversations in the Community with Allan Whitley

    Published on March 8, 2021

    Allan Whitley from Root of the Vine Urban Garden shares about his work to broaden community gardening engagement in his neighborhood in Lansing. To learn more, check out ROTV’s Facebook page!

  • Seed Saving with Shiloh Maples

    Published on February 26, 2021

    Shiloh Maples from the Indigenous Seed Keepers Network and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance shares her wisdom and passion for cultivating relationships with our seed friends.

  • Safety in Virtual Learning Environments

    Published on February 24, 2021

    In this short video, you will learn about best practices and policies around youth safety in virtual settings including social media, explore strategies to maintain youth safety when programming virtually, and resources that are helpful.

  • Tips on Dealing with the Public

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Tips on dealing with the public - Laura Campbell (Michigan Farm Bureau)

  • Preparing to Develop a Firm Enviromental Management Systems Plan

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Preparing to develop a Firm Environmental Management Systems plan - M. Charles Gould (MSU Extension)

  • New Manure Application Technology

    Published on February 19, 2021

    New manure application technology - Glen Arnold (Ohio State University Extension)

  • Reducing Operator Error During Transportation

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Reducing operator error during transportation - Rachael Osterhaus and Kevin Erb (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

  • Overview of the Certification Program

    Published on February 19, 2021

    Overview of the Michigan Manure Hauler Certification Program - Tess Van Gorder (Michigan Farm Bureau)