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.
March 3, 2015 | Joanne Davidhizar | Direct farm marketers can start anew with tips for marketing, new crops, and commercial food product development by participating in the Direct Farm Marketing Tune-up March 24.
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 | Ron Goldy | Increasing your bottom line may not require adding a completely new skill set. It may mean just using the skills you already possess to provide crops to a new customer base.
February 11, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever heard someone say “Let’s debrief” or “We’ll finish today by debriefing” but ever really understood what that mean? To end this series on debriefing, we’ll be looking at some potential questions to aide facilitators in the process.
February 9, 2015 | Dennis Pennington | Commodity markets have adjusted over the last 12 months, have you? Here are 10 strategies for long-term success on your farm.
February 9, 2015 | Kristin Getter | Is your greenhouse utility bill getting you down? Consider an energy audit to evaluate potential energy savings.
February 9, 2015 | Andy Hayes | Pure Michigan Business Connect is a statewide “buy local” program connecting sellers with buyers to help grow the Michigan economy.
February 9, 2015 | Jodi Schulz | Have you ever heard someone say “Let’s debrief” or “We’ll finish today by debriefing” but ever really understood what that meant? This article will specifically address debriefing with youth and provides some resources and age-appropriate tips.
February 6, 2015 | Ron Kinnunen | Michigan produces fish for the consumer from both aquaculture and the Great Lakes commercial fishery.
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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: 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
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Cashing in on Business Opportunities
- Cooperative Development Program
- FastTrac NewVenture Program
- Heritage Tourism
- Land Use Education Services
- Meat Processing Variance Training
- Michigan MarketMaker
- MSU Product Center
- MSUE Wind Power
- Oil and Gas
- Road to Independence Workshop
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- 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