Office Services

Educational Bulletins & Publications

Extension Educational bulletins / publications are sold in the office, however, best to call ahead for availability. You can also search for and order bulletins at our MSU Extension Bookstore Publications

Commercial Soil Testing

Soil boxes for sample collection CANNOT be ordered on-line but can be purchased at the office at a cost of $12 each.  You’ll receive a Soil Sample Information form to complete and send with your samples to the MSU Soil and Plant Nutrient Laboratory. Test results will be interpreted by an agricultural Extension educator. To understand your soil test results online at the MSU Soil

Home, Yard and Garden

Toll Free Lawn and Garden Hotline: 1-888-678-3464 (1-888-MSUE-4MI)

Hotline is staffed by MSU Extension Consumer Horticulture Educators and Master Gardener volunteers, the Hotline is available weekdays 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. When calling the 1-888-678-3464 number, please make sure to choose Option #1 for the Lawn and Garden Hotline.

Home Soil Test Kit

Available to purchase for $25 or order online at MSU Extension Bookstore – Bulletin E-3154    Note: You must provide an email address as results will be sent directly to you via email. If you would like help interpreting test results, call our statewide Lawn and Garden Helpline at 1-888-678-3464, option 1.

Pesticide Applicator Program; Certification, Training, Exams & Manuals

Certification and Training

All exam and scheduling questions should be addressed to the Michigan Department of Ag (MDA) at 1-800-292-3939.

Manuals for Certification Training

  • Can be purchased at the office, however, suggest you call ahead to make sure they are in stock.
  • MSU Extension Bookstore – can be purchased online with credit card.

Plat Books: Allegan County

NOTE: Allegan County is currently out of their plat books; please email to put your name on a waiting list and you will be contacted when the plat books become available. Allegan County plat books were last updated in January of 2015 and are now available in the MSU Extension office for only $20. There is an additional shipping & handling fee of $5 per book for mail orders. Make checks payable to Allegan County and mail to 3255 122nd Avenue, Suite 103, Allegan MI 49010.

Food Preservation; Pressure Cooker Gauge Testing

Call to make an appointment with a nutrition instructor at (269) 673-0370, either extension 2554 or 2559.