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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.


  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Friendraising and Fundraising in District 10

    Published on October 14, 2019
    On the second stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, director Jeff Dwyer meets Don Fletcher, whose passion is to bring partners together around people, place and prosperity to strengthen his community.

  • MSU Dairy Virtual Coffee Break: Can selective dry cow therapy be successful?

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Educator Paola Bacigalupo talks with Dr. Ron Erskine about selective dry cow therapy. They discuss what farms or cows are good candidates for this type of dry cow program and, what are the best strategies to implement and sustain a selective dry cow therapy plan on your herd.

  • Flushing phosphorus down the drain: tile lines and disoloved phosphorus

    Published on November 12, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 4: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Merrin McCrae, Researcher at the Univeristy of Waterloo, to discuss phosphorus transport and how that interacts with tile lines, cover crops and more!

  • MSU Hop Podcast

    Published on April 8, 2021
    Join MSU Extension for this fun and informative hop podcast series!

  • Neighborhood Nutrition Episode 1: Sandra Westover

    Published on September 18, 2020
    Katie Wisneski, MSU student and intern, discusses how to stock your pantry for easy meals, cooking, and grocery shopping with Sandra Westover, community nutrition instructor.

  • MSU Dairy Virtual Coffee Break: Opportunities for dairy promotion

    Published on April 6, 2021
    Educator Marianne Buza talks with Ashley Kennedy, a farmer, blogger, and dairy spokes-person about her experience and strategies to promote the dairy industry with consumers.

  • Hemp Insurance Options

    Published on March 11, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 1: Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Field Crop Educator, sits down with David Colville, Insurance Agent at Colville Insurance, to discuss policy options for the 2020 hemp crop.

  • Neighborhood Nutrition Episode 4: Adim Ogbuaku

    Published on September 15, 2020
    Katie Wisneski, MSU student and intern, talks with Adim Ogbuaku, community nutrition instructor, about MyPlate, balancing foods to get a variety of nutrients, ways to eat foods that aren't your favorite, and trying new foods.

  • Don't treat manure like $h*t

    Published on December 10, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 6 Episode 1: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Glen Arnold, Manure Nutrient Management Systems Field Specialist with OSU, to discuss how to better utilize manure through improved application techniques.

  • MSU Dairy Virtual Coffee Break: Reduced Lignin alfalfa

    Published on April 7, 2021
    Forage educator Phil Kaatz Interviews Dr. Kim Cassida. They discuss the impact and projected benefits of reduced lignin alfalfa.

  • Innovative forage systems

    Published on December 21, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 2: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Paul Gross sits down with Erins Burns and Kim Cassida, Weed Scientist and Forage Specialist at MSU, to discuss how changing up your forage rotation can help with management issues like manure application oppertunities.

  • In a Pickle with Specialty Crops and Cover Crops

    Published on April 21, 2020
    Series 4 Episode 2: Monica Jean and Paul Gross, MSU Extension Field Crops Educators, sit down with Nathan Clarke, farmer in Midland County, to discuss cover crops and conservation tillage practices with dry beans and pickles.

  • Ep. 38: Land Acknowledgement with Emily Proctor

    Published on April 21, 2021
    In this podcast Kayleigh Hauri and Zsofia Szendrei, both from the Department of Entomology, talked to Emily Proctor from MSU Extension about her role in connecting MSU with MI Indigenous People. We also talked about her life growing up, her perception of the Land Acknowledgement and how to recruit indigenous students.

  • Kalamazoo County Extension Office

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.