MSU Extension - Lenawee County

MSU Extension is an educational resource for all residents of Lenawee County. If you have a question about cooking, clothing, animals, land use, gardening

Principles: EXCELLENCE in educational programming and in our faculty and staff members. PEOPLE and helping them meet their most pressing needs. CHANGE to insure relevance and continued excellence. OPENNESS and INTEGRITY in all our relationships. DIVERSITY because differences enrich. ACCESSIBILITY to MSU from every corner of the state and beyond. PARTNERSHIPS in our community-based delivery model. Vision: * Michigan has strong and healthy families and optimistic youth from all cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. * Michigan has a profitable, globally competitive and safe food system in harmony with its natural resources base. * Michigan has a citizenry of all ages who understand their role as stewards of the land. * Michigan has viable and caring communities capable of generating meaningful jobs and satisfactory income levels for all its citizens.

Mission: Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

Do I always need to replant soybeans after a frost event? Patience is the farmer’s biggest virtue when it comes to making replanting decisions due to freeze.

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Did you know that you can apply for the Food Assistance Program* using your smartphone?

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services MI Bridges portal is a mobile friendly website that you can apply for benefits, manage your case and search for community resources!

To apply for benefits or to access these other great features, visit:

*In Michigan, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is known as the Food Assistance Program (FAP) and benefits are loaded on to the Bridge Card.

Smart gardening with deer: Deer-resistant summer bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and corms Summer blooming bulbs, rhizomes, tubers and corms that are planted in spring and early summer are avoided by deer.

Assessing low temperature injury to soybeans Determine if emerged plants that experienced low temperature damage are still viable.

How does flooding affect soybean germination? Important information about soybean fields planted prior to the recent heavy rain events.

Southwest NY Dairy, Livestock, and Field Crops Team

As the sun continues to increase in intensity, days get warmer, and pastures green up, it’s important to manage cattle to prevent grass tetany. The fatal condition is classified by low blood magnesium and is made worse by the consumption of low-magnesium forages, which are common in spring. This, with the combination with excitement and lactation, which many cattle at this time of year are experiencing, can make for poor outcomes for some if not managed for. In response, Dr. Mike Baker developed a fact sheet for this condition, further explaining the biology, risk factors in both animals and pastures, and practical prevention methods.

[05/20/20]   Michigan State University Extension to host Spanish language listening sessions for children and youth programming
Michigan’s children, youth, families and communities are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. These challenges vary widely and are influenced greatly by geography, economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and many other factors.
In order to best understand these challenges and how we can effectively support them, Michigan State University Extension is launching a series of Spanish Speaking listening sessions. Michigan children, youth and those who support them, including Spanish Speaking parents and caregivers, are encouraged to join these sessions and share their thoughts. Information collected will be used to adapt existing programming, or develop new educational programming, to address the critical needs of our communities.
Please register for one or more of our listening sessions by contacting Veronica Quintino-Aranda at [email protected] or 616-308-2075.
If you do not have internet access, you can attend sessions by calling 1-646-876-9923 and entering the meeting code 934 2458 8739 when prompted.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. 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. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Darren Bagley at [email protected] to make arrangements

Lenawee County

Lenawee county residents and visitors are advised to avoid physical contact with the River Raisin beginning at South Branch of the River Raisin from the area of College St. in the City of Adrian and continuing downstream to the eastern boundary of Lenawee County at the Village of Deerfield until further notice.

Emergency Preparedness

Michigan State University Extension is offering a series of Lunch and Learn presentations on emergency preparedness. MSU Food Safety Educators will be hosting four live, online webinar sessions focusing on: what food is safe after a power outage, handling food safely during severe weather events, how to prepare an emergency kit, and sanitizing, disinfecting, and what are the best types of bleach to use. Participants are encouraged to ask their questions during the Q & A portion of the event. Food Safety Educators will be available to provide the most up-to-date research-based information.

Dates, topics and registration links are below:

Lunch and Learn Series on Emergency Preparedness

June 5, 2020 - 12 pm EDT
Power Outages and Food Safety
June 12, 2020 - 12 pm EDT
Food Safety after Severe Weather Events
June 19, 2020 - 12 pm EDT
Making an Emergency Preparedness Kit
June 26, 2020 - 12 pm EDT
Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Types of Bleach

To Register Visit Michigan State University Extension is offering a series of Lunch and Learn presentations on emergency preparedness. MSU Food Safety Educators will be hosting four live, online webinar sessions focusing on: what food is safe after a power outage, handling food safely during severe weather events,...

During this unusual and challenging time, we at MSU Extension are continuing to provide resources and support to our community partners. We would like to know how to best do so and have created a contact form to collect this information. Please use and distribute this link to share the impact of the Novel Coronavirus on you and your community. We will be reviewing responses and adapting our services accordingly.

MSU Extension COVID-19 Needs Assessment/Contact Form

Please complete the survey on the Local Government Resources page:

Looking for something fun for the kids to do? Check out these virtual 4-H clubs!

Southeast Michigan vegetable update – May 6, 2020 This weekend will usher in an arctic air mass, bringing unseasonably cool temperatures to our area.

Southeast Michigan Citizen Planner via Zoom This 6-session series covers land use education and training. The course is intended for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.

Hidden Lake Gardens

In accordance with guidelines from Michigan State University, all on-site in-person programs through August 31, 2020 have been cancelled. We are working to stay involved with the public, particularly youth, during this time. While we are unable to carry out our typical youth programs we are excited to introduce a monthly newsletter intended for children ages 6-12. The newsletter includes seasonal happenings, a featured plant and animal, as well as games and activities. This is free of charge and available to members as well as the general public. Sign up to receive the newsletter electronically with the link below.

Bethany Assembly

Our next food distribution will be on May 9th. Anyone is welcome to this no contact, drive thru to get a box of food.

We have good news: you are not forgotten, God sees you, He is for you, and He will never leave you.

#onestepcloser #forlenawee #bethanytv #adrianmichigan

Michigan 4-H

Speak with 4-H exchange alumni around the world and learn about Norwegian and Ukrainian culture and about how COVID-19 is affecting other parts of the world with the International Conversation webinar. Join us May 8, at 10 a.m.

Will my turf recover from spring flooding? Recent rainfall events caused flooding in many lawns and other turf areas. Unless flooding was accompanied by soil deposition, most turf areas should have minimal damage.

Standing dead trees Michigan has large volumes of standing dead trees. The distribution varies among species, sizes, and geographically around the state. These stories speak volumes about how these resources are valued.

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Videos (show all)

using the spadmeter
Asiatic Garden Beetle
Black Cutworm Monitoring
Estimating Corn Yields
Drought Damage in Corn
4-H Youth Judging Results 2018
Saturated Buffer
Dr. Chris DiFonzo discovers AGB under giant ragweed next to a soybean field.
Field Crops Soy beans
Late Corn Planting
Trapping Black Cutworm
Soil Temperature for Corn Planting





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Adrian, MI

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