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eXtension.org - A national, internet-based collaborative system that enables Land Grant University content experts to exchange research-based knowledge, build knowledge repositories, and link with the public to help solve real challenges in real time. eXtension.org also has a special search page that allows you to search almost 1,000 Cooperative Extension sites from 74 Universities.

Gardening in MichiganThere’s new interest in gardening. Whether you are looking to save money, love fresh flavor, or just enjoy working with nature, Michigan is a great place for growing fruit, vegetables, flowers and other landscape plants. This web site highlights the resources at Michigan State University for gardeners.

MSU Extension People Search - Contact Michigan experts in many areas.

MSU Extension News for Agriculture - Features pertinent articles from more than 160 MSUE expert contributors throughout the state, submitted in a variety of categories, including animal agriculture, plant-based agriculture, the bio-economy, business, home and garden, and organic agriculture.

MSU Soil Testing - Information on how to get your soil tested, how to order your lawn and garden soil test kit and other valuable information.

MSU Turfgrass Science - Research-based recommendations for lawn, golf course, athletic field, and sod farm turf.

ServSafe Food Safety Certification - Register to attend MSU Extension's ServSafe Food Safety Certification program. With this nationally recognized program, you will attend two (2) 8-hour classes and take an exam in order to earn your certification, which is good for five (5) years.

Exploration Days - Ever wanted to know what it’s like to build and launch your own rocket? Or dance the salsa? How ‘bout being an entrepreneur by developing and selling your product? Want to explore the MSU campus? Make a friend that’s not just on Facebook? Eat some famous MSU Dairy Store ice cream? You just described 4-H Exploration Days.

MSU Extension 4-H Youth Programs - State 4-H homepage. Information on 4-H programming and initiatives. Develops citizenship, leadership, and life skills of youth through mostly experiential learning programs.

MSU Extension 4-H Events Calendar - Calendar of events for state-level programming. (ie: various MSUE-sponsored dog, goat, horse, poultry shows, etc.)