MSU Extension Veterans Programs

Michigan State University Extension is committed to providing our veterans with programs and services that support their personal and financial wellness. Whether you served decades ago or are recently discharged, MSU Extension wants to support the success of you, your family, and your business.

Heroes to Hives

Heroes to Hives is 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.

SNAP Outreach for Veterans

Veteran Outreach staff promote the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to veteran communities by sharing culturally relevant items (brochures, seeds, etc.) and by providing navigational assistance during the benefits application process. To request free SNAP Outreach materials, click:  

How to Apply for SNAP benefits

  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for determining SNAP eligibility and handles all distribution of SNAP benefits to clients. To apply for SNAP benefits, go to
  • Need help completing your application for SNAP benefits? MSU Extension has partnered with the Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) to offer navigation services for veterans applying for SNAP. To be connected directly to a FBCM SNAP navigator call (888) 544-8773 or visit