Strong businsess create jobs and help strengthen state and local communities. Michigan State University Extension assists communities in linking to growth opportunities in regional, national, and global economies. Programming includes education about green business development and practices, and connection to New Economy and placemaking theory and research. MSU Extension also provides Natural Resource Enterprise Development programming. MSU Extension partners with state and regional agencies to provide research to communities and assist in developing strategies that foster a sustainable business climate in Michigan.
July 21, 2014 | Vivian Washington | Working from Home may not generate the income that you expect.
July 21, 2014 | Andy Northrop | Hops production gaining traction in the Thumb counties for Michigan craft beers, tourism, and potentially food too!
July 18, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Communities have several opportunities to provide support resources for entrepreneurs to grow their local economy.
July 18, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Two business connect websites promote opportunities for business to business connections and access to services statewide and in Northeast Michigan.
July 10, 2014 | Charles Gould | The tour will help Michigan farmers understand the economic benefits of a hybrid bioenergy production system and energy conservation practices.
July 10, 2014 | Dennis Pennington | This Aug. 29 program will focus on the agronomics of bioenergy and traditional cropping systems. Learn how to get started with bioenergy crops or evaluate what you have.
July 9, 2014 | Dawn Earnesty | MSU Extension offers a program that is designed to train employers how to improve the health of their workers and their families using science-based prevention and wellness strategies.
July 7, 2014 | Diane Smith | Selling your food product to a high volume retailer means you’ll also need your food produced in high volume. Find out what a co-packer means for your recipe and how much capital you’ll need to determine if you are ready to go to high volume sales.
July 7, 2014 | Diane Smith | Consider how long of the shelf life your product will need, along with what labeling requirements are necessary for regulatory compliance.
June 17, 2014 | Phil Tocco | Risk of getting sick after touching livestock at a petting zoo or the fair is real and tragic. Nothing can be done to eliminate the risk, but there are several practical things fairgoers can do to avoid getting sick after petting animals.
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Date: Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 29, 2014
Location: MSU Extension Office - Washtenaw County, 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Date: Jul 22, 2014 - Jul 24, 2014
Location: Michigan State University
Date: Jul 28, 2014 - Aug 1, 2014
Location: Indian Springs Metropark Environmental Discovery Center, White Lake Road, 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48386
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- Farm Energy Audit Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Specialized Meat Processing Variance Training
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Worksite Wellness