Michigan State University Extension Office

MSU Extension is an educational outreach arm of Michigan State University, providing information and offering ongoing educational programs in three areas:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Community and Economic Development

These programs have similar goals. They seek to help people better understand their environments, make the best possible use of their resources, and enhance the quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities through education and wise decision making.

We are part of a national network of Extension services in every state in the United States. It is jointly funded by federal, state, and county governments. "Extension" means extending the educational resources of MSU beyond East Lansing campus. We are in the business of helping people help themselves.

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status.

Learn more about MSU Extension by visiting our website.


We are investing in our children, developing leaders of the future through the MSU Extension and its 4-H program. Mentorship, hands-on projects, and meaningful leadership opportunities empower and inspire our young people to develop lifelong skills.

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    Goats: 4-H & Open Class Fair Schedule

    Check out these goat show events, obstacle course, dress a goat, and skill-a-thon during fair week! Mark your calendars and come out to support your local 4H members. Read on...
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    4-H Small Animal Sale

    Come out and show your support for the 4-H members who bring chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits and goats. Don't miss it! EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!! Read on...
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    Dairy Feeder & Beef 4-H & Open Class

    Check out the Dairy Feeder and Beef shows during fair week! Taking place in both the show barn and the dairy arena, see for yourself the result of the hard work and dedication from the 4H and open class members! Read on...
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    Rabbits: 4-H & Open Class Fair Schedule

    Don't miss the rabbit show and judging contest during fair week! Rabbits will also be in the small animal sale on Wednesday night at 6PM. Read on...
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    There are lots of great equine events happening at the 180th fair! Check your schedules and don't miss the horse shows, braiding contests, and more! Read on...
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    Chicken BBQ

    Don't miss the famous 4-H Chicken BBQ this Sunday Read on...
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    4-H Dog Show!

    Join us on Sunday, July 21st at 9 am in the Dairy Arena to watch the Dog Show! Come out and support your local 4Hers as they show off their hard work! Read on...
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