Welcome to MSU Extension-Oakland County

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!


 Evenings in the Garden

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MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center is revving up for another great season of classes and workshops for gardeners of all levels.

Evenings in the Garden is a series of classes for beginner and experienced gardeners, homeowners, landscapers, and outdoor enthusiasts, that brings experts in to share their expertise on a variety of topics.

Advance registration is required. The cost of most classes is just $20, and supports further adult education programming at MSU Tollgate.

To find more information and to register, visit: http://tollgate.msu.edu/events/evenings-in-the-garden

Evenings in the Garden - Spring 2017 Series

Thursday, April 27 – Garden with Comfort, Ease, and Simplicity
Thursday, May 11 - Ten Important Tree Problems in Michigan
Thursday, May 25 – Container Gardening Workshop
Thursday, June 8 – How to Succeed in Landscape Planting

News for Oakland County Residents

Oakland County offers free email subscription notifications so you'll be the first to hear about new MSU Extension workshops, services and newsletters.  Learn more. 

Money Smart Week

SMW-logo-main-large.pngFree financial education classes and seminars for consumers will be held throughout the U.S. during Money Smart Week. Classes are open to people of all ages at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, community organizations and government agencies throughout the country. They cover a wide variety of money -management topics including saving for college,  buying a house, using credit wisely, managing student debt and financing retirement.

You can find out more about the national program at www.moneysmartweek.org. There they have video's, list of the many sites having events, and other resources for all ages, on becoming money smart. You can also find out about Michigan events at Money Smart Week Michigan

MSU Extension is offering two classes for kids, ages 12-18 at the Farmington Community Library, Liberty Street Branch, "Stocks & Investing for Teens" on April 13th and "Mad City Money" on May 3rd.

On April 13th, Laurie Rivetto, of the MSU Extension office, will be at the library to explain the terminology and processes involved in stocks and investing, with some hands-on exercises.

Then on May 3rd, kids will get to practice managing money as an adult in the Mad City Money simulation.

Registration is required.
For April 13th: http://bit.ly/2nHjtW8
For May 3rd: Contact Farmington Library at 248-553-6264


Michigan State University 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.


The objective of the two-day program is to provide local decision makers and appointed and elected officials with critical, relevant information needed to understand Michigan’s water resources, including the fundamentals of water science, in order to support sound water management decisions and increase awareness of current and future local and state water issues.

Find out more & register at: events.anr.msu.edu/waterschool 

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Food Preservation Correspondence Course

A seven lesson course for anyone wishing to learn canning, freezing, or drying tech​niques using up-to-date information and methods so the food preserved is safe to eat. The cost of the seven lessons is $10.00 which covers all lessons sent through e-mail or $20.00 for lessons sent through the US Postal Service.
Register and pay online at: https://payments.g2gcloud.com/MSUE/. To enroll by mail, please complete and return the registration form with a check made out to MSU Extension – Oakland County.

Robin Danto at 248-858-0904 with questions.