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Michigan State University Extension helps people improve their lives by bringing the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities and businesses.

4-H Youth Development

Michigan 4-H is growing current and future leaders. The largest youth development organization in Michigan, 4-H provides more than 200,000 young people with experiential learning opportunities to explore new interests and discover their passion.

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What is LABO and why does Michigan continue their 45-year international exchange partnership?

November 1, 2017 | D’Ann Rohrer | Japanese partner LABO and Michigan 4-H have continued their commitment of international exchange for 45 years. Learn more about the cultural significance for these Japanese students.

4-H experiences shape career goals

November 1, 2017 | Jackelyn Martin | Reflections from Michigan 4-H State Youth Leadership Council member Emma Young.

4-H club openers focusing on the dairy project

November 1, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | When beginning a 4-H club, consider these great opener questions to get youth to focus on goals, careers and further ideas using the dairy project as an example.

The unexpected, interesting things you learn by hosting an international exchange student

October 30, 2017 | Jan Brinn | You can learn some unexpected and interesting things when hosting an international exchange student, like the story of potatoes and the United States.

Expanding your creativity can be an asset to your leadership toolbox

October 30, 2017 | Sara Keinath | Why is creativity important to leadership? How can you develop these skills?

It’s time to learn about apples

October 30, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Apples provide learning opportunities in careers, math, science and health.

Essay writing for college funding: Put your money story to good work

October 30, 2017 | Dave Radloff | Continue to reduce your college costs by telling your financial story and submitting it to the Cashcourse “My Story Essay Contest.”

Welcoming new families is more than a nametag

October 27, 2017 | Sheila Urban Smith | Quick reminders and considerations for clubs and groups during fall recruitment.

Macomb County youth learn leadership skills through community service

October 27, 2017 | Jackelyn Martin | Eight Michigan youth participated in a three-day leadership academy where they learned and practiced leadership skills through discussion, activities and team challenges.

The importance of outcome measurement

October 27, 2017 | Janelle Stewart | Outcome measurement is a key component to the success of nonprofit organizations.

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4-H Programs

2017 Fall Horse Workshop – Jackson

Nov 1, 2017 | Jackson County MSU Extension Office, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI 49202

Be Healthy at the Fair Meeting Series – Connecting Critical Partners in the Fair Industry

Nov 1, 2017 – Nov 1, 2017 | Montcalm County Fair, 8784 W. Peck Rd., Greenville, MI 48838

2017 Fall Horse Workshop – Howell

Nov 2, 2017 | Livingston County MSU Extension, 2300 E. Grand River Avenue, Howell, MI 48843

4-H Club Leaders Re-enrollment Open Hours 2

Nov 3, 2017 | MSU Parnterships Office at Franklin Wright Settlements, 7375 Woodward, Suite 1520, Detroit MI 48202

4-H Club Leadership Workshop – Officer Roles & Bylaw Training

Nov 4, 2017 | Executive Office Building – East Room 2100 Pontiac Lake Rd Waterford Twp., MI 48328

2nd Annual Saginaw County 4-H Winter Bake Off

Nov 4, 2017 – Nov 4, 2017 | Frankenmuth Farmers Market, 534 N Main St. Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Teen Leader & Officer Training

Nov 8, 2017 | Missaukee County MSU Extension Office 6180 W. Sanborn Rd., Lake City, MI 49651

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