Department of Community Sustainability

Floriculture & Greenhouse Crop Production

Beef

Fruit & Nuts

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  • Abiotic Disorders of Greenhouse Crops

    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.

  • Beef Cattle Ultrasound Program

    MSU Extension has invested in ultrasound scanning technology in central Michigan. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs.

  • 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.

  • Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers

    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.

  • Control Biológico para Cultivadores en Invernaderos

    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.

  • Emergency Response to Accident Involving Livestock virtual training

    This virtual training provides participants with the information needed to effectively and efficiently respond to an accident where animals are involved.

  • Greenhouse & Horticultural Lighting

    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.

  • HACCP Overview for Employees in Meat and Poultry Establishments

    This training is for employees working in meat and poultry establishments that are responsible for monitoring activities. It provides an overview of meat and poultry inspection and the components of a HACCP plan. Participants will learn what biological, chemical, and physical hazards are, the elements of a hazard analysis, examples of critical limits and important monitoring requirements. There are interactive knowledge checks throughout the training and once finished a certificate of completion is issued for the participant. This certificate can serve as documentation of needed training for regulatory or third-party audit purposes.

  • Heroes to Hives

    A unique program offered through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.

  • 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.

  • Iluminación para Horticultura e Invernaderos

    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.

  • 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.

  • Manejo de la Zona Radicular

    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.

  • 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.

  • Master Gardener College 2021 Session Recordings

    This online course houses all recordings from the Master Gardener College 2021 event including the keynote presentations and all breakout sessions.  In addition, you will find links to the MSU Volunteer Leadership workshop, Q&A sessions, and the virtual banquet, as well as a link to the online Garden Marketplace where you can shop for gardening books, tools, clothing and more. 

  • My Horse University Horse Nutrition

    In this course you’ll learn about many aspects of horse nutrition, including anatomy, horse behavior, nutrients, nutritional requirements, feedstuffs, evaluating and balancing a ration, diseases affecting nutrition, and feeding management.

  • Nutrient Smart Plus Online Course

    In this course, you will learn information regarding the relationship between nutrient management, environmental health, and economic sustainability for field crops growers. Each unit has a mix of content from videos to articles to websites. We hope you enjoy learning more about nutrient management and can use it to make changes for the better in your business and in the world.

  • 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.

  • Pesticide Applicator Training

    This course is designed for those who are studying to take the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP)Exam or for those who need a refresher on safe pesticide handling. The course material follows the National Pesticide Core Manual. Those who complete the course can receive 12 RUP credits.

  • Processed Meat Training

    This training is designed for owners, employees, regulators, and anyone looking for education on how to safely make processed meats and meet regulatory requirements at a small processors.