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

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Michigan State University seeks public input to sharpen research and outreach focus
Michigan residents can help determine where Extension faculty and staff should place their emphasis.  More

How to Cook Venison
Tis the season for deer hunting. What is the best way to prepare the venison the hunter brings home? Learn the cuts of meat and the best way to cook them for the ultimate venison meal.  More

tender bulbsOctober tip: Tender Bulbs
Many of the tender bulbs such as gladiolus, cannas, dahlias and tuberous begonias are not hardy in Michigan winters and require special attention in the fall.  Careful digging, cleaning, curing and storing ensure that these flowers will be ready to be planted next spring when the ground warms.


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 ...

Renovating Perennial Gardens

October 27, 2015

Do your flower beds seem to be flowering less this year?  Do they look too crowded or overgrown?  It may be time to renovate your flower bed!

We are offering this class a second time to accommodate everyone who did not register in time to attend the first class in September 2015. 

Join us to hear Janet Macunovich give many pointers on renovating your perennial flower beds.  You’ll walk away with lots of techniques you can use now to renovate the beds. 

Don’t wait!  Register today.