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!


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.

Back to school social media review for parents
This is not on the traditional back-to-school to-do list, but a social media review may be the most important step an adult can take in helping a student have a happy, productive school year..  More

2015 NO HAZ Collection Events
Several Oakland County communities formed The North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium to provide residents with a safe, reliable and environmentally responsible way to dispose of household hazardous waste.  More

What can I plant to replace my storm-damaged tree?
Michigan State University Extension tip sheets suggest alternatives for trees lost to recent storms.  More

September tip: Seeding a Lawn
The ideal time for seeding a lawn in Michigan is August 15th to September 15th.  Less weed seed competition and more favorable growing conditions facilitate turf establishment.  If the fall is mild, seeding can be extended through October 1st.


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.

Spotlight On ...

Pressure canner gauge testing

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Attention alll home canners! Oakland County MSU Extension will be checking pressure canner gauges on Saturday, September 19 at the Oakland County Farmers Market in Waterford from 10:00 to 11:00 am.

What you need to know before having your pressure canner gauge tested:

  • Pressure canners have either a dial gauge or a weighted gauge to indicate and regulate pressure.
  • Weighted gauges rock or make a jiggling noise to indicate they are maintaining the proper pressure.  Weighted gauges do not need testing.
  • Dial gauges should be tested each year to avoid unsafe or low quality foods.

Questions?  Call 248-858-0904 or email Robin Danto.