Michigan State University Extension and the MSU Product Center—Food Ag Bio focus on assisting entrepreneurs who develop and commercialize high-value, consumer-responsive products and businesses. The MSU Product Center’s Innovation Counselor Network includes professionals trained to assist entrepreneurs in the agriculture, natural resources and bioeconomy sectors. Counselors can assess the developmental phase, identify markets, innovate new products, help make critical decisions and guide them from concept to launch. MSU Extension educators can provide business counseling to entrepreneurs in any sector, including those who want to start a business as well as current business owners who want to expand.
April 1, 2015 | Andy Northrop | The Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism hosted its annual conference and reported “214,333 jobs are directly supported by visitors to Michigan,” and has outpaced all other industries in Michigan for job growth.
March 29, 2015 | Diane Smith | Millennials and households with children are the highest consumers of organic foods. Their interest, convenience and price lead to mass retailers and unconventional food retailers as the primary purchase locations.
March 25, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Are you a superhero? Probably not, but what makes a hero so super? Confidence! Learn about superhero power poses and how you can gain confidence in just two minutes!
March 20, 2015 | Kable Thurlow | The grass fed beef industry is a growing industry and many producers are searching for information on current market prices. This article will shed some light on sources of information for the grass-fed beef producer.
March 12, 2015 | Terry McLean | Pilot program develops curriculum aimed at small scale vegetable producers in urban communities. These programs will provide a comprehensive look at vegetable production to hone current skills, develop new strategies and better understand pests.
March 11, 2015 | Randy Bell | Gathering was held day after Valentine’s Day, which provided the opportunity for local food lovers to gather on the University of Michigan campus to learn and share their enthusiasm.
March 10, 2015 | Mark Hitchcock | Professional development is an ongoing process that will help you control your own career and benefit your employer.
March 10, 2015 | Mark Hitchcock | Two free workshops will be offered by MSU Extension to discuss Community Food Systems and Food Hubs and how they can impact Northeast Michigan.
March 10, 2015 | Diane Smith | Packaging and labeling of beverages is important to consumers. Learn more about current trends and what is important to Baby Boomers, the Swing Generation and parents.
March 10, 2015 | Andy Hayes | One for the money…two for the show…three to get ready…Use this tool to GO!
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Date: Apr 8, 2015
Location: MSU Extension Office 20 Care Drive Hillsdale, MI 49242
Date: Apr 8, 2015
Location: Lenawee County Library 4459 U. S. 223 Adrian, MI 49221
Date: Apr 13, 2015
Location: MSU Extension Office 2300 E. Grand River Ave. Howell, MI 48843
- 2014 Statewide Ballot Proposal
- Food system organizations in Michigan
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Proceedings
- MI Health Matters Resources
- Michigan State University Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center
- MSU Product Center—Food, Ag, Bio
- Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
- Planning & Zoning Center at MSU
- The Starting Block