Strong businesses 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.
March 5, 2015 | Mark Thomas | Understanding the nature of the marketplace requires knowledge of the different demographic groups’ values and desires.
March 4, 2015 | Mark Thomas | Some companies take months to fill vacancies, pondering if every applicant is the right fit. Using these shortcut tools will reduce this lag time and improve productivity.
March 4, 2015 | Phil Tocco | When implementing irrigation practices to produce crops, growers should be mindful that the water being used doesn’t contaminate produce with food-borne illnesses.
March 4, 2015 | Phil Tocco | Manure can be a valuable plant nutrient source and a potential food safety hazard.
February 27, 2015 | Kay Cummings | Consumers prefer products with specific food labeling instead of general references.
February 25, 2015 | William V. Hendrian | If you are concerned about your financial state of being, learn how to manage your money.
February 25, 2015 | William V. Hendrian | Given the opportunity, what behaviors would a person maintain to achieve “financial well-being?”
February 24, 2015 | Andy Northrop | A national program outlines sustainability steps for ski resorts for over a decade now; Michigan is late to the table.
February 24, 2015 | Dan O'Keefe | Although Asian carp filets are too bony for most U.S. consumers, boneless minced carp can be used as healthy stand-in for ground beef in some recipes. A recent University of Missouri blind taste test found that Asian carp rated higher than catfish.
February 23, 2015 | Dennis Pennington | Increased oil and biofuel production lessen imports and hold prices steady at the pump.
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Date: Mar 9, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
Location: Michigan State University, Crop and Soil Science Teaching and Research (Agronomy Farm), 4450 Beaumont Rd. East Lansing, MI 48825
Date: Mar 9, 2015
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 Harrison Road East Lansing, MI 48824
Date: Mar 11, 2015
Location: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 South Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- Farm Energy Audit Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Meat Processing Variance Training
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Worksite Wellness
- 2014 Statewide Ballot Proposal
- Farm Management Tools
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MI Health Matters Resources
- Michigan State University Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center
- Michigan State University Bioeconomy Network
- MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council Links
- MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio
- Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
- Worksite Wellness Menu of Services