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  • Community

    Successful and thriving communities combine knowledgeable and engaged legislators, businesses, community groups and residents. By connecting these groups with the most trusted tools, MSU Extension helps enhance the quality of life in Michigan.

  • Apr 2

    CANCELED-Guiding Principles for Highly Successful Parenting - April

    April 2, 2020 – April 30, 2020 Zion Lutheran Church 350 Pearl St. Cadillac, MI 49601 MSU Extension Conference Room 320

    Guiding Principles for High Successful Parenting is a five part parenting series for parents and other caregivers.

  • Jul 14

    Why do Public Participation? The Importance of Actively Engaging the Public Webinar

    July 14, 2020 10:00AM – 11:30AM EST Zoom

    MSU Extension and the National Charrette Institute are co-hosting a series of Power of Participation webinars in July 2020 focusing on a specific topic for each webinar.

  • Jun 3

    MSU Tollgate Farm 4-H Stewards Virtual Series 2021

    June 3, 2021 4:00PM – 5:00PM Online

    MSU Tollgate Farm is offering a youth-led virtual series for past, present, and future stewards and stewards-in-training.

  • Jul 20

    Cooking for Crowds Online Training - July 20, 2021

    July 20, 2021 2:00PM – 5:00PM EST Zoom Webinar

    Cooking for Crowds is designed for volunteers and groups who offer food fundraisers and food events such as dinners and bake sales.

  • Successes in MSU Extension Tourism Programming – Destination Downriver

    Published on June 16, 2021

    This interview recognizes MSU Extension’s 2018 signature tourism program, Understanding Tourism for MI Communities, in 2021 as catalyst needed to launch coalition of 18 communities in Southern Wayne County branding themselves as Destination Downriver.

  • LA Alumni Lecture: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Pandemic Public Space Design and Planning

    Published on March 4, 2021

    The Michigan State University Landscape Architecture Program hosted alumnus Ernest C. Wong, PLA, FASLA, APA, founding principal and president of Site Design Group, LTD., for a lecture on "Challenges and Opportunities in Post-Pandemic Public Space Design and Planning."

  • Elections and COVID-19

    Published on June 17, 2020

    Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum presents on how her office is preparing for the August and November elections and answer questions about how other local governments can be adequately prepared to conduct elections during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Real Colors Personality Instrument

    A user-friendly, practical way for participants to better understand their own personalities and the most important traits. Participants learn skills that allow them to better communicate their thoughts and ideas to clients, friends and family.

  • New Commissioner School

    Teaches county commissioner roles and responsibilities and the structure of county government; Explore the basics of county finance; Learn best practices for leading and participating in public meetings; Network with other elected officials.

  • Michigan FoodCorps

    Making schools healthier places for kids to eat, learn and grow.

  • First Impressions: Assessing Your Community for Tourism

    A comprehensive community assessment conducted by unannounced visitors in a host community Overall, FIT helps communities learn about their strengths and weaknesses through the eyes of first-time visitors.

  • Public Policy

    Through education of newly elected and incumbent officials, MSU Extension helps Michigan’s 1,858 municipalities, 14 multi-county regions, 12 federally recognized tribal nations and state agencies with information that informs public policy decision-making.

  • Farm & Farmers Markets

    MSU Extension assists farms and farmers markets’ efforts by bringing together partners, identifying successful market models, establishing rules and regulations, identifying and training managers and helping recruit vendors.

  • MSU Extension Citizen Planner Program

    Land use education and training to locally appointed and elected planning officials throughout Michigan. Teaches the fundamentals on roles, responsibilities and best practices for planning and zoning in Michigan.

  • Economic Development

    MSU Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen “social capital.”

  • Leadership

    MSU Extension strengthens the leadership skills of individuals and organizations so they can participate fully in our democracy. MSU Extension offers several classroom-based leadership development training programs and educational resources.

  • Energy

    MSU Extension programs help landowners negotiate effective oil and natural gas leases and understand the benefits and impacts of development.

  • Michigan MarketMaker

    Connecting willing markets and quality sources of food from farm and fisheries to fork.

  • Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments Webinar Series

    A free bi-monthly webinar series covering issues affecting local governments in Michigan.

  • Planning

    MSU Extension offers training courses on planning and zoning tools, policy options, land use and environmental issues. All services are available to Michigan’s 1,858 municipalities, 14 multi-county regions, 12 federally recognized tribal nations.