New! Goat Shout-Out
You can now send a fun message to a loved one or friend for their special occasion with the help of the MSU Tollgate goat herd. Write a brief custom message and a staff member will craft a 30 second private Youtube video from our goats to your recipient. Messages like, "Happy Birthday Jack. You are no longer a kid!" or "Congratulations on your graduation from doe and buck!", are a perfect way to share some love. Other ideas include sending messages for starting school, retirement, graduation, holiday, birthday, anniversary, graduation, or a pep talk. The possibilities are endless! Requests will be fulfilled within 7 business days and will be sent using a private Youtube link provided by email and text message. All proceeds will support the care of livestock at the farm so we can provide premier agriculture education. Check out our example!
The views of rolling farmland available around MSU Tollgate are practically unknown elsewhere in present-day Oakland County, making it one of the original historical sites of Novi, Michigan. The 160 acre farmstead is currently owned by Michigan State University, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Americana Foundation. The MSU Tollgate farm site represents a working farm with animals, community gardens, and sustainable agriculture demonstrations. Discover programs and activities by browsing our site. Due to Covid-19, MSU Tollgate Farm is currently closed to the public.
MSU Tollgate provides non-formal learning for children, families, and adults, offering the unique opportunity to experience agriculture hands-on in an urban environment. Using research based curriculum and methods, visitors can explore the joys of gardening and the natural world, appreciate and promote locally grown food, and develop a healthy community.
We host a variety of educational programs and classes such as:
- 4-H youth programs
- Homeowner horticulture
- School and community programs
- Community food systems education
- Woodlot management
- Agriculture and natural resources