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  • Children Youth Impacts: Michigan 4-H Youth Development Fast Facts

    Published on April 13, 2021
    Michigan young people participate in 4-H through various activities, clubs, groups, programs and events. 4-H’ers explore their passions and interests while growing confidence, leadership skills and a sense of responsibility.

  • Children & Youth Impacts: Preparing the Future Generation for Careers

    Published on April 13, 2021
    Michigan State University Extension offers 4-H Youth Development programs that assist youth in preparing for and finding gainful employment and educational opportunities.

  • Children & Youth Impacts: Developing Civically Engaged Leaders

    Published on April 13, 2021
    Thousands of Michigan youth build a commitment to civic service, cultivate the capacity to lead in a multicultural world and develop skills to positively contribute to their communities, country and world.

  • Children & Youth Impacts: Building Science Literacy & Future STEM Professionals

    Published on April 13, 2021
    To help create a future workforce excited about STEM careers and armed with important STEM skills, MSU Extension has made science education a key focus of its 4-H Youth Development programming.

  • Sample #7: Zoning Board of Appeals Rules of Procedure

    Published on April 12, 2021
    This presents a sample rules of procedure, or by-laws, for a zoning board of appeals in Michigan. It is written to cover most needs which may occur, so editing is mainly to omit what is not pertinent.

  • JBS Holstein Contract Comparison Tool

    Published on April 8, 2021
    This spreadsheet is to be used to help assist with choosing between using the "New" or "Old" JBS Holstein contract and discovering how premiums and discounts can affect the profitability on a load of cattle.

  • Greenhouse Disease Management

    Published on April 8, 2021
    Suggested treatments for common greenhouse pathogens of floriculture crops including botrytis, powdery mildew, downy mildew, phytophthora, pythium, rhizoctonia, etc. This information is for educational purposes only.

  • GMO Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    A GMO is a plant, animal, or other organism that has had a gene from another organism transferred into it as an addition or replacement.

  • Food Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    All information on food labels must not be false or misleading.

  • Hormone Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Hormones are naturally produced chemical messenger substance found in both plants and animals.

  • Food Product Dates

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Two types of dating may be found on product labels; open and closed dating.

  • Antibiotic Label Claims

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Antibiotics are substances that are produced by one microorganism and have the ability to kill or inhibit growth or multiplication of other microorganisms.

  • MSU Extension Article Writing Template

    Published on March 30, 2021
    MSU's Extension for staff who submit educational news articles for publication on the MSU Extension website.

  • Crop Budget Estimator Tool for Grains (Detailed)

    Published on March 29, 2021
    This is the detailed version of the Crop Budget Estimator Tool. This tool allows more in-depth analysis and budget construction.

  • MSU Extension Program Attendance Record

    Published on March 22, 2021
    Info must be collected from individuals in attendance at in-person MSU Extension/4-H sponsored activities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Instructions for Annual Compliance Proxy Authorization

    Published on March 18, 2021
    The Annual Compliance Proxy Authorization process allows a volunteer to authorize an MSU Extension staff member to log in to Volunteer Central while talking on the phone. This process must be followed according to the directions provided here.

  • Annual Compliance Proxy Authorization

    Published on March 18, 2021
    This process allows a volunteer to authorize an MSU Extension staff member to log in to the volunteer’s Volunteer Central profile while talking on the phone to update information and authorize various compliance components on their own behalf.

  • Parenting the Preschooler: Social Competence and Emotional Well-Being

    Published on March 17, 2021
    The fact sheets are designed to help parents of preschoolers learn about their children’s day-to-day emotions, behavior, and development, and equip them to help their children develop social skills and learn to manage their emotions and behavior.

  • An Assessment of Manure-based Compost Markets in Michigan

    Published on March 15, 2021
    A report that farmers can use to make informed decisions about making compost from manure and other agricultural byproducts to increase farm income by selling compost to consumers. The report updates a similar effort that was conducted in 2005.

  • Sample #1E: Bylaws for a Planning Commission

    Published on March 12, 2021
    This presents a sample bylaws, for a planning commission in Michigan. It is written to cover most needs which may occur, so editing is mainly to omit what is not pertinent for a given community.