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  • Avoiding Money Mishaps

    Be aware before you share your personal and financial information! Protect yourself and your money from fraudulence, predatory lenders, scammers and identity thieves.

  • Banking Basics

    How are you keeping your money safe? It is important to research and evaluate financial institutions (banks and credit unions) and make the best choice for your financial future.

  • Budgeting: Understanding Income and Expenses

    A budget is a plan for how to spend and save money. Budgets include how much you need to spend on necessities, how much you will put aside for savings, and how much you can use for your wants. Budgeting is an important step in reaching financial goals.

  • 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.

  • Credit Craze: Managing Your Credit Wisely

    How do you establish credit? What affects your credit score? In this session, increase your knowledge of credit and avoid the craze of debt as you learn what it is, how it works, and how you can best manage credit wisely.

  • Do you have a plan? Money goals

    This interactive self-guided course using Nearpod will explore: dreams versus goals, types of goals, why goal setting is important, S.M.A.R.T. goals and give you an opportunity to practice.

  • Facilitative Leadership Online

    Short informational videos called "Facilitative Leadership Online" are available to assist people transitioning to online facilitation, check out the videos below to learn how tools we teach can be adapted for online meetings.

  • Food Preservation

    The online Home Food Preservation course will help home food preservers avoid dangerous, life-threatening contamination of foods. Individuals will feel confident in processing their produce and feeding their families safe, healthy foods. Home food preservation stimulates the local economy by encouraging locally grown and purchased foods and for individuals and families to grow their own gardens.

  • Food Safety Training for Food Service Workers

    Food Safety Training for Food Service Workers is a free online program offered through the Kent County Health Department and MSU Extension. The training informs and educates food establishment employees about the five risk factors that contribute most to foodborne illness. This basic food safety training covers personal hygiene and health, cooking temperatures, holding temperatures and cleaning of food contact surfaces.

  • Great Lakes Coastal Planning & Zoning Email Course

    Good coastal planning and zoning should be both community- and science-based. In this 5-part email series you will learn about Michigan’s Great Lakes shorelines and how communities can plan and zone for those shorelines. This course is meant as an introduction to coastal planning and zoning topics of interest.

  • Grow Your Money: Investing and Risk

    Young people have the advantage of time when it comes to investing. Start your path to wealth at a young age and learn how to make your money work for you!

  • Keep Yourself Out of Debt

    There are many strategies to keep yourself out of debt. Learn how to be proactive in managing your money and making a financial plan.

  • 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!

  • Mobile Food Vehicle Fire Safety

    This course is taught by Lt. William Smith with the Grand Rapids Fire Department as a fire safety course for mobile food vehicles that intend to operate in the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Pay Yourself First: Start a Saving Habit

    Putting aside money for the future can help you achieve your financial goals. Learning how to Pay Yourself First is a smart strategy for both short-term and long-term goals.

  • Paying for Post-secondary Education

    As many adults will tell you there are a variety of costs associated with attending any type of post-secondary education. There are many ways to fund post-secondary education or any training after high school. We encourage exploring funding options to minimize debt.