Heroes to Hives is a unique program through Michigan State University Extension that seeks to address financial and personal wellness of veterans through professional training and community development centered around beekeeping.
Michigan is home to over 600,00 military veterans. As veterans transition to civilian life from military service, many challenges may present themselves, such as adjusting to the civilian pace of life, reconnecting with family members, re-entering the workforce, coming to terms with service-connected disabilities, and finding a supportive community. 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.
Services for Veterans
At MSU Extension, we recognize the sacrifices and the unique needs of veterans throughout our Michigan communities. It is our goal to ensure no veteran is left behind and that our services and programs assist you to find health, stability, and prosperity. MSU Extension offers numerous programs, educational resources and events focused on a diverse set of areas, including improving health, educating about agriculture, helping you manage your property’s natural resources, supporting children and connecting you with your community.
Services for Veterans Families
Families play an important role in the lives of veterans. As veteran’s transition from the military often relationships can be strained due to service-connected disabilities and challenges with reconnecting after long deployments. MSU Extension is committed to strengthening veteran families through our family programs and services including: Support for caregivers, early childhood development, homeownership, relationship management and violence prevention. Additionally, MSU Extension provides opportunities for children of veterans to explore the world of agriculture through our 4-H programs which offer opportunities for personal and professional development in a safe and supportive educational environment.
Services for Veteran Owned Businesses
Military leadership training prepares veterans to become the business leaders of tomorrow and MSU Extension seeks to support these entrepreneurs through unique business services that can assist veterans in business and product development through the MSU Extension Product Center, regulation compliance, professional training in business management and leadership.