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  • Michigan Cottage Food Law

    The Michigan Cottage Food Law allows Michigan residents to manufacture and store certain foods in unlicensed home kitchens. Through this training, you will learn about preparing and selling foods under the Michigan Cottage Food Law. In addition, the course reviews important food safety practices when preparing and selling food to the public.

  • My Way to Wellness

    Are you interested in taking an online nutrition course that fits into your schedule? My Way to Wellness is a new online nutrition program for low-income residents of Michigan offered by MSU Extension. It is self-paced, so you can take it any time that works for you, from anywhere. The course reviews healthy food choices, physical activity, goal setting, food safety, food labels and more. The course has interactive activities and quizzes to aid in learning.

  • Healthier Child Care Environments

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

  • Sustainable Forestry Initiative Logger Training Refresher

    The SFI Logger training was developed to provide those in the logging industry a way to receive professional development certification as in-person training was unavailable in spring 2020 due to restrictions resulting from the Novel Coronavirus.

  • Homeownership Education

    HUD-certified housing counselors educate potential, current and future home buyers to understand the complex buying process and learn the true costs of responsible home ownership. This four-hour course covers all aspects of selecting, financing and closing on your first home. Participants learn about the ins and outs of this important purchase. Spotting predatory lending and fraudulent practices are also discussed. An educated consumer will be more confident and successful with making important personal and financial decisions about homeownership. Scholarships are available based on income for the $25 cohort course. The on-demand course is $89.

  • Michigan Eyes on the Forest Sentinel Tree Network

    The Michigan Eyes on the Forest Sentinel Tree Network presentations provide information about invasive forest pests that could have a detrimental effect on Michigan’s forest health. Instruction for individual monitoring of a “sentinel tree” for early detection of forest pests is also provided. The length of the program can vary from one to three hours. The program is grant funded, allowing us to provide it at no cost.

  • Money Management

    MSU Extension has an important role to play in addressing issues of the financial health of individuals and families through live online educational programs. The overarching goal of these efforts is for Michigan consumers to become aware of their personal financial profile, to adopt sound financial practices, including managing spending and savings plans and using financial products and services in a beneficial manner.

  • Supporting Local Food Councils

    Those working within Cooperative Extension organizations and community development professionals are often asked to engage in the development of local food councils. This online course will provide information and a basic set of skills to equip professionals with the tools they need to feel more confident leading or assisting with this work. More than 20 Cooperative Extension and community development professionals contributed to this self-paced, no-cost course, which contains videos and resources that can be used during food council meetings.

  • Michigan Paddle Stewards

    The Michigan Paddle Stewards new online program from Michigan Sea Grant and MSU Extension will help paddlers learn about important invasive species, to properly clean a watercraft and to report invasive species.

  • Halter: Horse Adult Leader Training and Educational Resource

    This series of lessons is designed to offer equine science information, student activities and techniques to foster positive youth development.

  • Informed Renter

    Considering renting but not sure where to start? Already a seasoned renter but want to learn how to become a better one? Attend MSU Extension’s Informed Renter Course online.

  • Citizen Planner Online

    The MSU Extension Citizen Planner Program offers land use education for locally appointed and elected planning officials and interested residents throughout Michigan. This noncredit course leads to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension.

  • Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Early Childhood Professionals

    BEES for Early Childhood Professionals is an opportunity to learn more about how children develop important social emotional skills and how you can help them learn to understand and express their emotions appropriately. We will talk about dealing with your stress as a caregiver and handling tantrums, biting and other troublesome behaviors of young children. You will learn about the important role you play in helping young children feel safe and secure as they learn to navigate their strong emotions. BEES is a MiRegistry–approved training. Digital course materials are provided at no cost. A certificate for 8 hours of training is available upon successful course completion.

  • Bees, Building Early Emotional Skills, for Parents

    BEES for Parents is a free four-week workshop that helps parents and caregivers of children ages 0–3 develop the skills needed to support the social and emotional development of their children. Digital course materials are provided at no cost.

  • 4-H Michigan Horse Judges

    The 4-H Michigan Horse Judges course is a professional development resource for certified 4-H horse judges in Michigan. The course site includes links to recordings from past conferences and the annual exam.

  • 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.

  • My Horse University Program

    My Horse University (MHU) was established in 2005 at MSU, the pioneer land-grant university with nationally ranked programs in equine science and management. MHU brings research and knowledge from world-renowned experts to online courses and products. MHU’s courses provide a comprehensive and convenient learning experience for horse enthusiasts throughout the world. Courses include:

  • 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.

  • Integrated Pest Management Academy

    The Desire to Learn Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Academy is an interactive, online program designed to provide a comprehensive and convenient online learning experience. Current topics include an introduction to IPM, plant science, soils 101, natural enemies, conserving pollinators, Enviroweather and scouting.

  • How to Grow Lavender: A Curriculum for Farmers

    This self-paced online course provides a comprehensive introduction to lavender production for beginning growers and extends the opportunity for existing growers to learn from nationally recognized experts with respect to regional diversity.