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1200 N. Telegraph Road
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Pontiac, MI 48341
Phone:   248-858-0880
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Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Welcome to MSU Extension-Oakland County

Welcome to MSU Extension - Oakland

MSU Extension is a statewide network that serves all Michigan counties.  Extension is charged with understanding the issues and opportunities of each county and its unique communities.  We work in partnership with other local organizations and agencies to plan and implement research-based educational programming that addresses the issues and challenges and takes advantage of the opportunities.  Please explore our web site and let us know your suggestions and how we can assist you!


News for Oakland County Residents

November is Diabetes Awareness Month – the news is sweet!
Research studies show that moderate weight loss and exercise can prevent or delay Type 2 diabetes among adults at high-risk of diabetes.  Read more

It's not too late to mulch fallen leaves into lawns
Keep mulching your leaves through the season – don’t bag ‘em! Michigan State University research shows it’s great for your lawn.  Read more

Science and mashed potatoes
This is the latest article from Michigan State University Extension about science and the natural world that anyone can conduct with children.   Read more

Extension Key Partner Award
Extension Key Partner Awards are recognition of extraordinary efforts and achievements.  This year, a Key Partner Award was presented to Kelley Masters (Graceful Communications) and Murray Feldman (WJBK Fox 2 News) for their efforts related to the annual Money Smart Week.  Read more

Four Tried and True Top Turkey Tips
The average household will spend $54.18 on their Thanksgiving meal in 2014. Turkey is the main meat at Thanksgiving and the average 2014 cost is $1.15 per pound, so it is smart money management to handle this holiday meat safely.  Read more


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Free Nutrition Education

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension partners with Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS) to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), a free nutrition education program to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote  healthy eating habits. MSU Extension SNAP-Ed nutrition instructors teach youth, teens, adults and  seniors how to make health a priority through an   instructional series.  Programs offered in English, Spanish and ASL.
Read more about class descriptions and how to arrange workshops for your community group.