4-H Animal Science

4-H Veterinary Science

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  • 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.

  • Evaluation Expedition

    Learn the basics of program evaluation: what evaluation is, different types of evaluations you can use to evaluate your programs, how to plan and implement an evaluation.

  • Extension Master Gardener Training

    The MSU Extension Master Gardener Program is an adult horticulture education and volunteer leader training program committed to improving science-based horticulture information in communities throughout the state. This course is currently being offered via Zoom and D2L.

  • Farm Employee University: Employees

    Farm Employee University provides a training platform accessible to all dairy employees and employers. Our goal is to provide education to improve the skills of both employers and employees, lead to a better work environment for all and reduce employee turnover on farms. Material is currently provided in English and will be available soon in Spanish.

  • Finding Financial Success in Uncertain Times

    This course is designed to help producers identify the uncertainties that exist within the farm business and how to achieve financial success through planning for and reacting to that uncertainty. The course provides a roadmap for the journey ahead and helpful information will be available at several stops along the way.

  • Food Laws and Regulations - undergraduate - FSC 421

    Online undergraduate course in Food Laws and Regulations. Undergraduate courses do not count towards MSU's Institute for Food Laws and Regulations certificates in U.S. or International food law.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in Canada

    This course examines the laws, regulations, and policies that govern food regulation in Canada. The emphasis is on federal laws, but also includes food regulation by Provinces. Food law will be discussed with reference to the role of politics, cultural issues, ethics, social injustice issues, and science.  The course emphasizes the practical use and importance of food law to the food professional.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in China

    This course is designed for food industry professionals who need a practical background in China's food law. The course covers China’s diversity, the food regulation culture, the goals food regulation, the organization of government and the lawmaking process, risk assessment, the regulation of food processing, food labeling and advertising, permitted claims, food additives, pesticides, genetically modified food, organic food, import/export law and tariffs, and food product liability.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in Latin America

    This course is designed to introduce food industry professionals and university level students to food law and regulation as it is currently practiced in Latin America.  Perspectives from regulatory, commercial and consumer interests will be taken into account.   The events taking place in Latin America in food law and regulation will be linked, when appropriate, to the broader movements underway in other regions and on an international basis. Knowledge, information, and experience gained through this course will give the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and food products in Latin America.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union

    The Food Laws and Regulations in the European Union course is designed for attorneys, food science professionals, regulators, HACCP, ISO-9000 and ISO-22000 consultants and certification officials, and industry professionals who must maintain certification requirements. It provides students with an overview of the systems of food regulation practiced in the European Union.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in the United States

    This course covers the law regulating the manufacture, distribution, and sale of food products in the United States. Topics include the regulation of labeling, food additives, dietary supplements, genetic modification, HACCP, civil and criminal liability for defective products, inspections, importation, inspections, enforcement, and many other issues of concern in the regulation of food in the United States. The course is designed to give the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and a general understanding of the full scope of food regulation in the United States.