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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 Master Naturalist Course

    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.

  • 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.

  • Michigan 4-H Embryology Course

    This course is designed for teachers, homeschool groups, community partners, 4-H leaders, and other caring adults to teach youth about the science of hatching eggs and provide resources for your own hatching if desired!

  • Beef Quality Assurance

    Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Online College of Knowledge

    These online, self-paced courses provide basic training to floriculture growers in Michigan and beyond in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Each section consists of recorded lectures, self-assessment quizzes and links to more information.

  • MI Parenting Resource

    Tantrums? Acting out? Noncompliance? We’ve been there too. Get parenting support for caregivers, from caregivers at MI Parenting Resource.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Organizational Development

    The OD team enhances the long-term health, well-being and performance of MSU Extension. Our objective is to improve the organization’s capacity to handle our internal and external operations and relationships. Scroll down to see training opportunties.

  • Great Lakes Leadership Academy

    For leaders who are committed to strengthening their skills and empowering their communities. Broaden your knowledge and your professional network. Understand the role and influence of government and special interests on the issues that matter to you.

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  • Kalamazoo County Extension Office

    Kalamazoo County news, programming and other resources from MSU Extension.

  • Arenac County Annual Report 2017-18

    Published on December 18, 2018
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Arenac County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Crawford County Annual Report 2019

    Published on July 24, 2020
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Crawford County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Macomb County Annual Report 2017-18

    Published on February 5, 2019
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Macomb County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Newaygo County Annual Report 2018

    Published on August 30, 2019
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Newaygo County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Muskegon County Annual Report 2018

    Published on August 30, 2019
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Muskegon County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

  • Alcona County Annual Report 2017-18

    Published on December 18, 2018
    Michigan State University Extension continues to serve the residents of Alcona County through the educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.