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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.

  • Introducing the MSU Ag and Wildlife Podcast

    Published on September 16, 2021
    Season 1, Episode 0 of the MSU Ag and Wildlife Podcast

  • Conversations with Collaborators Episode 2

    Published on October 12, 2021
    Brought to you by Michigan State University Extension, this podcast provides farmers, educators and advocates with stories of how local farmers are collaborating (formally and informally) to create solutions that foster more sustainable and viable businesses for local farmers.

  • Consumer opinion matters: markets and the pandemic

    Published on October 29, 2020
    In the Weeds Series 5 Episode 3: MSU Extension educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronczak sits down with Trey Malone, MSU Assistant Professor and Extension Economist, to discuss how consumer opinions impact Michigan markets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Progression of Bt Resistance

    Published on December 13, 2019
    Series 1 Episode 3: MSU Extension Field Crops Educator, Monica Jean, sits down with Chris DiFonzo, MSU Field Crops Entomologist, to explore the progression of Bt resistance in field crops and the solution.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MSU Dairy Virtual Coffee Break: Feed management 101

    Published on April 7, 2021
    Educator Martin Mangual discusses feed management basics with experienced consultant Don Martell.

  • 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!

  • Getting Down to the Business of Sustainability

    Published on February 4, 2020
    Series 2 Episode 2: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, sits down with Tim Boring, MABA, and Tom Zimnicki, Michigan Environmental Council, to discuss private industry impacts on farming sustainability standards.

  • Clean and Clear Partnerships with Drain Officials

    Published on January 14, 2020
    Series 2 Ep 1: MSU Extension Educators Monica Jean and Sarah Fronzack, talk with Randy Dell, MI Nature Conservancy Ag Program Director, and Brian Wendling, Saginaw Co Public Works Commissioner, about a drainage partnership between counties and farmers.

  • Do's and Don'ts for Second-Year Hemp Growers

    Published on April 7, 2020
    Series 3 Episode 5: Eric Anderson, MSU Extension Educator, sits down with Mike Klumpp, owner of Ag Marvels in Shepherd, MI, to discuss hemp management for the experienced grower.

  • No Easy Answers in Bioethics: Supporting Michigan’s Agricultural Community

    Published on March 12, 2021
    MSU Extension farm stress management specialist Eric Karbowski joined the "No Easy Answers in Bioethics" podcast from the MSU Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences to talk about the work being done in Michigan to support the well-being of farmers, agribusiness professionals, and the broader statewide agricultural community.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • National Diabetes Prevention Program 2020

    This course is designed for people who are at-risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The focus is on establishing lifestyle changes that promote slow, steady weight loss including healthy eating, physical activity and goal setting.