• CANR Keynote: Cary Funk, Ph.D., Pew Research

    Published on March 26, 2021

    ANR Month keynote presenter Cary Funk, Ph.D., Pew Research Center, kicked-off a year-long theme where CANR will explore the public trust in science and science advice.

  • Field Crops Webinar - Grain Price Outlook and Marketing Strategies - Matt Gammans

    Published on March 22, 2021

    In the last session of the series, MSU agricultural economist Matthew Gammans focused on addressing grain price outlook and novel marketing strategies. He first went through the recent March USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, identifying the current supply and demand pressures driving global commodity markets. He then discussed novel and less conventional marketing approaches including organic, transitional, non-GMO and environmental certification programs, as well as custom contracts with food processors looking to procure grain grown using a specific set of practices.

  • Safe Physical Activity Outside

    Published on March 19, 2021

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Madison Koenigsknecht reminds us how to stay safe while exercising outside.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Understanding the Michigan Food Law - How to start a business in your home kitchen

    Published on February 19, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - General Interest Session: Do you have a recipe that your friends and family love? Do you have the time and financial resources to devote to launching your own business? The Michigan Cottage Food Law allows for the production of some types of low-risk foods in a home kitchen for direct-to-consumer sales. Attend this workshop to learn about what types of food items are permitted, labeling requirements and resources for understanding the basics of launching a Cottage Food Business.

  • Seed Starting with Rebecca Krans

    Published on February 16, 2021

    Our first episode of Cabin Fever Conversations for 2021 featured MSU Extension's Rebecca Krans teaching us about seed starting.

  • Ag Careers

    Published on February 15, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - Youth Session: There is an expected average of nearly 58,000 job openings annually in agriculture, food and natural resources related careers. Hear about some of the non traditional ag related careers that youth may not think about.

  • Bug Bites! Session 4: Biopesticide integration: strategy and economic considerations

    Published on February 9, 2021

    Bug Bites! Biopesticide integration: strategy and economics with JJ Klimp from Hidden Leaf Greenhouse in Kalamazoo, MI. Recorded live on Oct 27, 2020. JJ shares his approach to successfully integrating biopesticides into his biological control program - what he sprays, when he sprays, and why he sprays it. He includes examples of real spring floriculture crop cycles and provides cost analyses on his chosen management decisions.

  • Feeding the World: Small Organisms, Epic Possibilities

    Published on February 4, 2021

    Researcher Jennifer Pechal is working with farmers in several African countries on a sustainable solution for malnutrition by raising and feeding highly nutritious flies to animals.

  • Healing Powers of Honey Bees: Small Organisms, Epic Possibilities

    Published on February 4, 2021

    Educator Adam Ingrao describes how honey bees help people view the natural world in a new and healing way.

  • Together we will help individuals, communitites and businesses

    Published on January 29, 2021

    In the beginning days of the COVID-19 pandemic, MSU Extension educators quickly pivoted programming online. When schools were closed and parents were looking for things for their children to do, MSU Extension was there to offer advice and provide insightful assistance. Educators and staff assembled online resources for parents, communities, and families. They recorded videos about how to properly disinfect homes, how to store food and how to be mentally mindful. In that first month or so, website visits increased by 30 percent; and course participation increase tenfold.

  • Coronavirus Relief Programs for Nontraditional Commodities

    Published on January 28, 2021

    Corey Clark and Mike Metzger present a summary of coronavirus relief programs that have been offered from the federal and state governments. Topics include applying for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2.0 (CFAP 2) and tax implications of participating in the relief programs.

  • 5 Minute Cardio

    Published on January 21, 2021

    Need a break? Take a 5 minute physical activity break with MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Sandria Graham, right from your chair!

  • Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

    Published on December 11, 2020

    Learn to make sweet potato oatmeal chocolate chip bars. Video courtesy of Northwest Michigan Food Coalition.

  • Closing Bell: Updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine, featuring Dr. Felicia Wu

    Published on December 4, 2020

    Felicia Wu, PhD, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor in Food Safety, Toxicology, and Risk Assessment, discusses the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccine on the Dec. 4 episode of Closing Bell.

  • Dairy Farm Visit

    Published on November 24, 2020

    Most Americans have never visited a farm before, so they are disconnected from the people and processes involved in raising crops and animals to provide the food we eat every day. This video takes you on a tour of a working dairy farm to see how cows are raised and milk is produced.

  • 2020 Virtual Ag-Citing Experience

    Published on November 24, 2020

    The Ag-Citing Experience program was developed as a joint effort between Michigan State University Extension and the St. Joseph County (Michigan) Grange Fair to invite 3rd grade classrooms to the fair to learn about how livestock and crops are raised and where their food comes from. Since the fair was cancelled in 2020, we worked with a host of volunteers to create this virtual version of the tour. Enjoy!

  • The Future of Farm Policy, featuring John Kran from Michigan Farm Bureau

    Published on November 15, 2020

    This week, Aleks and Trey talk to John Kran from Michigan Farm Bureau about how the 2020 election is likely to change the direction of food and farm policy in the United States.

  • Food Business Legal 101 Recording

    Published on November 13, 2020

    The session provided an introduction to some of the laws governing the food industry for those seeking to establish or expand a food business in the State of Michigan.