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  • MSU Extension

    Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses.


  • 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.

  • A Practical Guide to Scouting Apple Orchards

    A Practical Guide to Scouting Apple Orchards Online Course was developed by MSU Extension and builds off of the original DVD produced by MSU's Integrated Pest Management Program Office. The goal of this course is to provide users with the knowledge needed to effectively, efficiently and safely scout apple orchards.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Equine Business Course

    This is a 15-week short course for those with an interest in developing or maintaining a successful equine-based business. Course topics include accounting systems, tax law, business plans and more. This course is typically offered both in-person and online.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Hop Production in Midwest and Eastern North America

    The last decade has seen a rapid expansion of hop acreage outside the traditional North American production regions. To assist prospective hop producers in understanding the challenges and complexity of hop production, the Great Lakes Hop Working Group has developed a comprehensive introductory course focused on production in reemerging regions including the northern Plains, Great Lakes and Northeast.

  • Commercial Floriculture Growers: College of Knowledge

    MSU Extension offers the noncredit pre-recorded online courses in the College of Knowledge Series twice yearly (summer and winter). The online courses provide basic training to the commercial floriculture growers in Michigan and beyond in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Currently, four English courses and three Spanish courses are available in the series.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • Zoning Administrator Certificate Program

    Teaches zoning administration techniques in ways that reduce legal risks to the zoning administrator and their community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Healthier Work Site Environments

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

  • 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.