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  • Hidden Sources of Added Sugar

    Published on October 22, 2020

    Did you know the World Health Organization recommends eating no more than 6 tsp. of added sugar per day. Added sugars are commonly found in processed beverages and foods. Eating foods with minimal processing means you will be cutting back on sources of added sugars.

  • International Conversation with Shelia from Ghana

    Published on October 16, 2020

    Learn more about Ghana culture from Sheila, Michigan international exchange student alumni. She will share about her culture, her government structure, food, clothing, creative expression and much much more. Sheila will end with the COVID-19 impacts on her community as well.

  • International Conversation with Barnabas from Uganda

    Published on October 16, 2020

    Learn more about Ugandan culture from Barnabas. He shares about his culture and differences you would notice if you were to visit his country. Enjoy learning about the importance of the Ugandan family unit, bride price, food and much more. Barnabas will also share about COVID-19 and how it is affecting daily life in his community.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Bill Botti

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Bill Botti, former Executive Director of Michigan Forest Association discusses the history of MFA forests and their connection to Michigan State University.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Dean Reid Regeneration

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Dean Reid, a consulting forester, discusses forest regeneration.

  • MSU Sustainable Forest Virtual Field Day: Nia Becker

    Published on October 15, 2020

    Nia Becker, Conservation District Forester, discusses regeneration of aspen in Michigan's forests.

  • Show Me Nutrition

    Published on September 29, 2020

    Show Me Nutrition is a nutrition education program for youth, with lessons designed for pre-K through 8th grade.

  • How to: Jump Rope

    Published on September 28, 2020

    When was the last time you tried jumping rope? MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor, Elaine Palm offers 11 ideas to really get you moving!

  • 4-H Online 2.0 Existing Family Profiles

    Published on September 14, 2020

    In this video you will see how to login to an existing 4-H Online account in 2.0, how to edit family information, how to view family member, and how to add new 4-h members to your family.

  • 4-H Online 2.0 Creating A New Family Profile

    Published on September 14, 2020

    In this video you will see how to create a new family account in 4-H online 2.0, how to enroll in 4-H, and how to add members to your family

  • 4-H Online 2.0 Volunteer Enrollment

    Published on September 14, 2020

    In this video you will see how to enroll as a volunteer in 4-H Online 2.0. You'll see how to login to an existing account, start an enrollment, select a volunteer role, select clubs, select projects, and submit your enrollment.

  • How to: Cut Pineapple

    Published on August 27, 2020

    Have you ever tried squeezing the juice out of your pineapple rinds? MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Vicki Ballas shows us how easy it is to cut up a pineapple.

  • 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.

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Alfalfa Autotoxicity

    Published on August 13, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for August 13, 2020, focuses on Alfalfa Autotoxicity, presented by Dr. Kim Cassida, MSU Forage Specialist. Following Dr. Cassida's presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • 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

  • Field Crops Virtual Breakfast: Cover Crops Following Wheat

    Published on July 30, 2020

    The MSU Extension Field Crops Virtual Breakfast weekly discussion for July 30 2020, focuses on cover crops following wheat, presented by Dean Baas, MSU cover crops specialist. Following Baas' presentation, MSU specialists give updates and answer questions on insect pests and diseases and current conditions.

  • 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.

  • How to: Practice Chair Yoga

    Published on July 27, 2020

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Kendra Gibson's calm encouragement will make you want to try chair yoga. You'll discover how you really can practice chair yoga almost anywhere!

  • Added Sugars

    Published on July 24, 2020

    MSU Extension Community Nutrition Instructor Cody McLaren shows us just how much added sugar can be in sugar sweetened drinks. He encourages us to rethink our drinks with some more nutritious options.

  • 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.