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  • Energy

    MSU Extension programs help landowners negotiate effective oil and natural gas leases and understand the benefits and impacts of development.

  • Apr 15

    2021 Master Citizen Planner Live Webinar Series

    April 15, 2021 – November 18, 2021 Virtual

    This webinar series is designed to offer continuing education for Master Citizen Planners in a convenient online opportunity and is open to all planning and zoning officials.

  • Oil & Gas

    This page is designed to help landowners and local officials learn more about oil and gas leasing, the issues related to oil and natural gas exploration and sources of information.

  • Michigan Wood Energy

    The Michigan Wood Energy Team promotes analysis, dialog, understanding, and deployment of wood energy systems in Michigan. Email questions or comments to

  • Michigan Master Naturalist

    Become a Michigan Master Naturalist and help protect Michigan’s wildlife heritage.

  • 4-H Renewable Energy Camp

    Youth ages 13-15 explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy. This five day exploration camp allows youth to explore ideas, research and careers in the field of energy.

  • Powering Michigan Agriculture Conference

    The Powering Michigan Agriculture Conference helps farmers learn about various renewable energy technologies, identify the technology to meet their energy management goals, and leave with the resources to implement on their farm.

  • Exploring alternative, carbon-neutral energy

    Michigan State University researchers are off-setting the use of coal by employing a carbon-neutral energy source: thinning chips.

  • Irrigation Webinar Series - Session 6, September 15

    Published on September 15, 2021

    Six webinar series regarding irrigation management, efficiency, new and expanding irrigation, as well as a crop update with current management topics.

  • Exploring hybrid-plant energy sources

    Michigan State University researchers are evaluating hybrid poplar trees as a potential woody fuel source for use in short-rotation energy plantations. The poplars can be burned for energy or converted into ethanol.

  • Solar Energy Lease Agreement Considerations

    Published on February 17, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Sustainability Session: With the change in Administrations in Washington, there is likely to be renewed interest in expanding renewable energy resources in the countryside. MSU Extension’s Charles Gould, Michigan State University Extension Bioenergy Educator, has been in the forefront of investigating ways to include solar, wind and biogas generation of power to reduce energy costs to producers. This session will focus on things to consider if you are approached by a renewable energy company to build solar generation on your or adjacent farms. We have asked Charles to discuss how these may impact your operation (or how to minimize the impacts) and what the implications may be for your neighbors and property tax valuation.

  • Josh Gunn

    Associate Director for Community, Food & Environment Institute

  • Stacie Nicole Smith

    Associate Managing Director and Senior Mediator, Consensus Building Institute

  • Tim Mrozowski, AIA, LEED® AP BDC

    Professor - Emeritus, Construction Management

  • Mark Skidmore

    Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy

  • Brad Neumann, AICP

    Land Use Planning

  • Sustainable Crop Removal: Maintaining Soil Quality (E3079)

    Published on September 28, 2016
    Agricultural biomass, the aboveground plant material that is not grain, is being looked to as a promising renewable energy source for heat and power, ethanol, syngas and bio-oil.

  • Powering Michigan Agriculture Webinar Series: Dunklee Family Farm

    Published on May 31, 2019
    Understanding the Dunklee Family Farm and what they have done with their farm.

  • Growing the Future: Switchgrass Management for Ethanol (E3078)

    Published on September 1, 2017
    Switchgrass is a native perennial grass that has been selected as a model lignocellulosic feedstock for biofuel production. This is intended to provide Michigan growers with information on establishing and maintaining a switchgrass stand in a suitable way.