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  • Agriculture

    MSU Extension works to increase farmers’ success while protecting the environment, ensuring food safety, reaching new markets and advancing agriculture through applied research. Agriculture is now one of the fastest growing sectors of the Michigan economy.


  • 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.

  • Manure Hauler Certification Program

    The certification program creates a clear pathway for farms and for-hire manure applicators (firms) to move from training, to certification, to third party audit (incentivized by reductions in insurance premiums) without implementing a mandatory program. There are three levels to the certification program. Passing the online course with a score of 80% or more is one of two components of becoming Level 1 certified.

  • 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.

  • Smart Gardening with Vegetables 101

    This course covers gardening from start to finish: what you need to get started, types of gardening, planning and preparation, soil preparation, plants to select, starting and maintaining healthy plants, garden maintenance, harvest and storage, pollinators and various gardening activities.

  • HACCP Overview for Employees in Meat and Poultry Establishments

    This training is for employees working in meat and poultry establishments that are responsible for monitoring activities. It provides an overview of meat and poultry inspection and the components of a HACCP plan. Participants will learn what biological, chemical, and physical hazards are, the elements of a hazard analysis, examples of critical limits and important monitoring requirements. There are interactive knowledge checks throughout the training and once finished a certificate of completion is issued for the participant. This certificate can serve as documentation of needed training for regulatory or third-party audit purposes.

  • Processed Meat Training

    This training is designed for owners, employees, regulators, and anyone looking for education on how to safely make processed meats and meet regulatory requirements at a small processors.

  • 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.

  • Jan 19

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Sandusky

    January 19, 2022 6:00PM – 8:00PM Sanilac Co. Fair Grounds - FFA barn 210 N Dawson St, Sandusky, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Dec 14

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Ellsworth

    December 14, 2021 7:00PM – 9:00PM Banks Twp. Hall 6520 Center St, Ellsworth, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Nov 20

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Ravenna

    November 20, 2021 10:00AM – 12:00PM Ravenna Auction 3265 S. Slocum Rd, Ravenna, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Nov 16

    MS-B Project Final Defense: Adam Lyman

    November 16, 2021 10:00 AM EST

    Adam Lyman's project involved revising the design process model to integrate engineering design with traditions of participatory action research.

  • Feb 8

    2022 Crop and Pest Management Update Meetings- February 8th-Milan

    February 8, 2022 9:00AM – 3:00PM Family Center at Immaculate Conception Parish

    MSU Extension will host several Crop and Pest Management Updates for field crop producers and agribusiness professions in 2022. RUP and CCA credits will be available.

  • Nov 9

    Farmer Toolkit: Map of Beginning Farmer Programs Demo

    November 9, 2021 12:00PM – 1:00PM

    Demo of new mapping tool for beginning farmers

  • Feb 3

    2022 Crop and Pest Management Update Meetings- February 3rd- Gaylord

    February 3, 2022 9:00AM – 3:00PM Kirtland University Center

    MSU Extension will host several Crop and Pest Management Updates for field crop producers and agribusiness professions in 2022. RUP and CCA credits will be available.

  • Feb 10

    2022 Crop and Pest Management Update Meetings- February 10th-Kingston

    February 10, 2022 9:00AM – 3:00PM Beagio's

    MSU Extension will host several Crop and Pest Management Updates for field crop producers and agribusiness professions in 2022. RUP and CCA credits will be available.

  • Dec 2

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Napolean

    December 2, 2021 6:00PM – 8:00PM Napoleon Livestock Commission Co. 6810 Brooklyn Rd, Napolean, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Dec 16

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Whittemore

    December 16, 2021 7:00PM – 9:00PM Whittemore Chamber of Commerce 405 E. Sherman S, Whittemore, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Feb 18

    2021-2022 Beef Quality Assurance Training and Certification - Kingston

    February 18, 2022 6:00PM – 8:00PM Beagio's Pizza 5795 Sanilac Rd, Kinston, MI

    The Beef Quality Assurance program provides guidelines for beef cattle production and outlines how to increase consumer confidence through proper management techniques and a commitment to quality.

  • Nov 23

    Mending the Stress Fence 11.23.21 8am

    November 23, 2021 8:00AM – 9:00AM Online

    Many farmers face financial problems, market uncertainties, farm transfer issues, production challenges and communication barriers.

  • Jan 24

    2022 Crop and Pest Management Update Meetings- January 24th- Dowagiac

    January 24, 2022 9:00AM – 3:00PM Dowagiac Conservation Club

    MSU Extension will host several Crop and Pest Management Updates for field crop producers and agribusiness professions in 2022. RUP and CCA credits will be available.