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.
January 23, 2015 | Jim Isleib | Evaluation of 2014 MSU Extension’s Beginning Farmer Webinar Series shows positive results.
January 20, 2015 | Kristin Getter | Have you ever heard of the old adage to “work smarter, not harder?” Use your smartphone to do just that!
January 8, 2015 | Ron Kinnunen | Topics include changing water levels, prey fish populations, sea lamprey control, contaminants, sustainability and purchasing local fish.
January 5, 2015 | Andy Hayes | State of Michigan forms new department to strengthen workforce development efforts and partner organizations.
January 5, 2015 | Andy Hayes | Setting the record straight, tax abatements have a net positive effect on the local and regional economy.
December 31, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | The MSU Product Center is the go-to place for food, agriculture, bio-economy, and natural resources-based business counseling.
December 31, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | Prospective winery licensees can learn to start a Michigan winery at the one-day winery development conference on March 4, 2015 at Michigan State University.
December 30, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Skilled Trades Training Fund-Helping to ensure Michigan’s employers have the trained employees they need.
December 29, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Did your business take part in Michigan’s export last year of over $58 billion in goods?
December 24, 2014 | Rob Sirrine | The Great Lakes Expo Hops Session provided useful information for growers and processors and drew the largest hop crowd to date.
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Date: Jan 27, 2015
Location: Washtenaw County MSU Extension Office, 705 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Date: Feb 20, 2015
Location: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 30650 Six Mile Rd., Livonia, MI 48152
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
- 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