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SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!! 

JUNE 7, 2014

Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm   -- Rain or Shine

100th Anniversary of the Michigan State University Extension!

Activities  --  Raffles -- Refreshments

*  Garden tours and compost demonstrations

*  4-H youth activities

*  Water conservation demonstrations

*  Nutritional tips

*  Budgeting tips





Held in the north parking lot of the VerKuilen Building,

21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township    48036



Michigan Citizen Planner offers the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, a seven-session course leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension.  The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators, and interested citizens.

Classes are held on Thursday, May 8 - June 19, 2014, 6 PM - 9 PM in the VerKuilen Building at 21885 Dunham Road, Clinton Township 48036.

The course fee is $295 per participant.  Group discounts are available for four or more.  Grants/scholarships may also be available.

For more information, and to register click here.

2014 Lake St. Clair Fisheries Workshop


Michigan Sea Grant and Michigan State University Extension, in partnership with the Department of Natural Resources Fisheries Division, will be hosting an evening regional workshop dedicated to Lake St. Clair.

The workshop is open to the public, is FREE, and will include four talks from speakers from the Lake St. Clair Fisheries Station, MSU, U.S. Border Patrol, and Michigan Sea Grant.

It will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 6 - 9 PM in the VerKuilen Building Auditorium, Entrance C.

To register or for more information, click here.




Thursday, May 21, 2014, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Shelby Township Office

52700 Van Dyke Road

Shelby Township  (south of 24 Mile on east side; lower level conference room)


Workshop is FREE but preregistration is recommended due to limited seating.  To register, call 586-469-6440.



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Food Safety    

Cottage Food Law Certificate Available Online

The 2013 on-line cottage food law training and evaluation has been updated and can be found  at: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/programs/cottage_foods_law  People completing the program will receive a certificate for their farmer's market booth.  For more information contact MSUE Educator Eileen Haraminac at haramin2@anr.msu.edu or 313-567-9701 ext. 104.

Emotional Health

New workshop module for RELAX Alternatives to Anger targets Parents and Caregivers


A one-time workshop for parents and caregivers of children has been added to the MSUE RELAX Alternatives to Anger program. The workshop explores the five RELAX concepts with adults who live and work with children who are in the process of developing the social emotional skills needed to deal with stress, anger and strong emotion. A strong literacy component assists participants in exploring unique ways they can address anger and strong emotion with children in their care. The workshop can range from 1½ - 4hours depending on the audience.   For more information or to schedule this workshop, or other MSUE RELAX trainings, contact MSUE Educator Lisa Tams at tams@anr.msu.edu or 734-727-7236, or to register for a currently scheduled class, call 586-469-6440.



Environmental ServicesENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES: Includes information and classes on horticulture, agriculture, the Master Gardener program, environmental stewardship, public policy and the great lakes. Program areas include Horticulture/Agriculture, Natural Resources & Public Policy and Michigan Sea Grant.Click here for more information.



Health ServicesNUTRITION EDUCATION AND SERVICES: Our programs are FREE and based on income. Topics covered:  Choose My Plate, Label Reading, Heart Health, and Food Safety. Nutrition Services programs provide information and classes to educate the public on the importance of a healthy diet, proper eating habits and safe food preparation. This includes the Expanded Food & Nutrition Program and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Click here for more information.


DIABETES-PATH: This is a six-week workshop that helps people with diabetes and their caregivers learn ways to manage living with diabetes.   Click here for more information.

HOME FORECLOSURE ASSISTANCE:  The foreclosure process begins after three home payments in a row are missed.  If you have missed a home payment or think you might soon, learn about your options from an unbiased source.  You may be able to save your house or manage the foreclosure so that starting over is less difficult.Click here for more information.

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Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

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