• Beef Cattle Ultrasound Program

    MSU Extension has invested in ultrasound scanning technology in central Michigan. Breeders can scan yearling bulls and heifers for carcass traits and have this information included in National Cattle Evaluation ultrasound EPDs.

  • Beef Quality Assurance

    Programs in this area help ensure that food reaching consumers is of utmost quality. Producers and processors learn how their practices affect the final products, and learn tools and techniques to improve overall quality and safety of beef products.

  • Cattle Feeding Short Course

    Cattle Feeding Short Course is an educational opportunity for producers of beef products, to become aware of nutritional and management practices for improving cattle feeding operations.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in China

    This course is designed for food industry professionals who need a practical background in China's food law. The course covers China’s diversity, the food regulation culture, the goals food regulation, the organization of government and the lawmaking process, risk assessment, the regulation of food processing, food labeling and advertising, permitted claims, food additives, pesticides, genetically modified food, organic food, import/export law and tariffs, and food product liability.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in Latin America

    This course is designed to introduce food industry professionals and university level students to food law and regulation as it is currently practiced in Latin America.  Perspectives from regulatory, commercial and consumer interests will be taken into account.   The events taking place in Latin America in food law and regulation will be linked, when appropriate, to the broader movements underway in other regions and on an international basis. Knowledge, information, and experience gained through this course will give the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and food products in Latin America.

  • Food Laws and Regulations in the United States

    This course covers the law regulating the manufacture, distribution, and sale of food products in the United States. Topics include the regulation of labeling, food additives, dietary supplements, genetic modification, HACCP, civil and criminal liability for defective products, inspections, importation, inspections, enforcement, and many other issues of concern in the regulation of food in the United States. The course is designed to give the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and a general understanding of the full scope of food regulation in the United States.

  • HRT 863: Environmental Plant Phys

    Interaction of plants with biotic and abiotic factors of environment and among themselves. Ecophysiology, photobiology, thermophysiology, stress physiology, biotic influences, environmental influences and adaptations, and plant-water relations.

  • International Food Laws and Regulations

    This course surveys the food laws and regulations of a variety of countries and regions. After an overview of general concepts in global food regulation and the international food safety agencies, the course compares and contrasts the similarities and differences in food law and regulations around the world. This course gives the student a better understanding of the issues involved in the regulation of foods and food products on a national and global level.

  • Money Management

    MSU Extension has an important role to play in addressing issues of the financial health of individuals and families through live online educational programs. The overarching goal of these efforts is for Michigan consumers to become aware of their personal financial profile, to adopt sound financial practices, including managing spending and savings plans and using financial products and services in a beneficial manner.