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  • Industrial Hemp Production 101: Considerations for Hemp production

    Published on October 16, 2019

    During the final webinar in the series, Dr. Justice will provide information for those considering changing from ornamental production to industrial hemp production, its potential profits, and yields.

  • Life of the Straits: Michilimackinac

    Published on August 6, 2020

    In this edition of the Life of the Straits we have been given exclusive access by the Mackinac Historic Parks to film the highlights from one of the state’s most engaging and interesting historical sites: Michilimackinac

  • Life of the Straits: Lighthouses

    Published on July 23, 2020

    Lighthouses have both fascinated and guided folks from water to safe shores for hundreds of years. In this edition of Life of the Straits, Presque Isle County 4-H Program Coordinator Kaelie Fessler introduces us to the 40 Mile Point Lighthouse.

  • Life of the Straits: Mackinac Island

    Published on August 13, 2020

    Mackinac Island is the most popular tourist destination in Michigan with more than 1 million visitors each year.

  • Life of the Straits: Les Cheneaux

    Published on July 30, 2020

    Have you ever wanted to visit the mystical land of Narnia? Well you’re in luck, because in this edition of Life of the Straits we explore the Les Cheneaux area home to a number of amazing features including an area locals call Narnia.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Lakes

    Introduction to Lakes is a six-week online course specially designed for lake users, lakefront property owners and lake managers interested in learning about inland lakes. From the comfort of home or office, participants have 24/7 access to six online units complete with closed-captioned video lectures, interactive activities, additional resources, discussion forums, quizzes and live chat sessions with classmates and MSU Extension experts.

  • Michigan and Marijuana Webinar Recordings - 2019

    This is a recorded webinar series from 2019 designed for Michigan local governments on adult-use/recreational marijuana, hemp/CBD, potential revenue, and public engagement.

  • Empower U!

    This course guides participants through the process of addressing invasive species on public land through policy or leadership action. Participants learn how to present logical arguments to local decision-makers regarding the presence of invasive species while offering possible solutions to eliminate the issue. Upon completion of the course, participants will have created a strategic plan to engage a local decision-maker on an issue of importance. This is a hybrid self-paced online course with in-person (or virtual) instruction provided over the five-week period.

  • Conservation Stewards Program

    Conservation Stewards Program participants learn about the history of conservation activities in Michigan, ecological principles, ecoregional classifications, and the choices that manage our natural resources. In addition to this foundation, participants learn about terrestrial ecosystems (forestlands and grasslands) and aquatic ecosystems (wetlands, lakes and streams) through classroom and in-field instruction.

  • Michigan Master Naturalist

    The MSU Extension Michigan Master Naturalist Program is available to all persons interested in understanding and conserving the native ecology of the state beginning in their own backyards. Local programs are coordinated by local partner groups throughout the state. The course is delivered in monthly sessions over a period of six months.

  • ONLINE National Diabetes Prevention Program - Fridays

    This course is designed for people who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The focus is on establishing lifestyle changes that promote slow, steady weight loss including healthy eating, physical activity and goal setting.

  • ONLINE National Diabetes Prevention Program

    This course is designed for people who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The focus is on establishing lifestyle changes that promote slow, steady weight loss including healthy eating, physical activity and goal setting.

  • Food Safety Training for Food Service Workers

    Food Safety Training for Food Service Workers is a free online program offered through the Kent County Health Department and MSU Extension. The training informs and educates food establishment employees about the five risk factors that contribute most to foodborne illness. This basic food safety training covers personal hygiene and health, cooking temperatures, holding temperatures and cleaning of food contact surfaces.

  • Pollinator Champions

    Pollinator Champions is a free, self-paced online course offered by MSU. The course is packed full of videos, articles and fun activities to guide you through the amazing world of pollinators and pollination. Everyone is welcome to learn about pollinators for free, but for a small fee, you can receive a certificate and materials to help you give presentations about pollinators.

  • My Horse University Summer Horse Care 101

    The Michigan State University Extension Equine Team has put together a Summer Horse Care online course series and is offering it FREE of charge during 2020.

  • Food Preservation

    The online Home Food Preservation course will help home food preservers avoid dangerous, life-threatening contamination of foods. Individuals will feel confident in processing their produce and feeding their families safe, healthy foods. Home food preservation stimulates the local economy by encouraging locally grown and purchased foods and for individuals and families to grow their own gardens.

  • RELAX: Alternatives to Anger

    The goal of RELAX: Alternatives to Anger is to help young people, parents and caregivers foster healthy relationships so they can live, learn and grow in a safe, affirming and fair environment free from violence, abuse, bullying and harassment. Youth, parents and caregivers will learn to better manage their anger and stress at home and in the workplace.

  • Rural Resilience: Farm Stress Training Massive Open Online Course

    In this course, you will learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and suicide, ways to effectively communicate with people under stress, and ways to reduce stigma related to mental health concerns. What you learn in this course can help your friends, family, neighbors and community during stressful times.

  • Healthier Work Site Environments

    This course will help you become trained in the Policy, Systems and Environmental (PSE) Initiative Healthier Work Site Environments.