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  • Apr 22

    Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments: Chronic Wasting Disease - A Statewide Issue With Local Solutions

    April 22, 2020 10:00AM – 11:00AM

    This webinar is part of MSU Extension’s webinar series focused on current issues affecting local governments 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities

    A conference about attracting business to your downtown held in a new beautiful, thriving downtown each year with conference sessions held directly in the local businesses that help communities thrive.

  • 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.

  • Center for Local Government Finance & Policy

    We help Michigan “thrive local” by working with communities using data and tools that support efficient delivery of the critical public services that safeguard the health, safety and welfare of Michigan residents.

  • Communicating Through Conflict

    Communicating through Conflict workshops provide participants with tools and techniques to handle heated situations and interpersonal conflict more effectively.

  • Fiscal Management

    MSU Extension works to provide training to local elected leaders in Michigan’s 1,858 townships, villages, cities and counties; 608 school districts, 456 special purpose authorities, 14 multi-county regions, and 12 federally recognized tribal nations.

  • Current Issues Affecting Michigan Local Governments Webinar Series

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

  • New County Commissioner Training

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.”

  • Understanding Tourism for Michigan Communities

    Our program is a great way for organizations, groups and individuals to learn more about what tourism can offer their community, and how to build up and maintain a sustainable, growing tourism industry.

  • 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.

  • Understanding Community Food Systems in Michigan

    Learn how community food systems can help your local economy.

  • 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.

  • Energy

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