Hillsdale County MSU Extension

Hillsdale County MSU Extension Mission

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

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We look forward to hearing more about the life skills and the animal science knowledge gained.  It would be great to see...
01/15/2022

We look forward to hearing more about the life skills and the animal science knowledge gained. It would be great to see new learners join 4-H! Way to go Waldron Area Schools.

01/14/2022

Mark your calendars for June 22-24, 2022! 4-H Exploration Days is back in action and excited for registration to open this spring! Follow the website for all up to date information! https://www.canr.msu.edu/4_h_exploration_days/

Our office will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
01/13/2022

Our office will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Our office will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Are you looking for ways to start or grow a shooting sports program in your 4-H club or county?  This workshop provides ...
01/13/2022

Are you looking for ways to start or grow a shooting sports program in your 4-H club or county? This workshop provides an overview of the opportunities in the 4-H project area and provide some hands-on activities in STEM and wildlife ID that can be used to enhance your 4-H club meetings. Workshop participants will also learn safety protocols to assist certified instructors, complete prerequisite modules for instructor certification, and network with other 4-H members and volunteers interested in shooting sports. Open to 4-H members and volunteers 12 and over.
Registration deadline 1/20/22 at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/shoot22/. Registration is $30 and includes lunch and workshop materials.

Are you looking for ways to start or grow a shooting sports program in your 4-H club or county? This workshop provides an overview of the opportunities in the 4-H project area and provide some hands-on activities in STEM and wildlife ID that can be used to enhance your 4-H club meetings. Workshop participants will also learn safety protocols to assist certified instructors, complete prerequisite modules for instructor certification, and network with other 4-H members and volunteers interested in shooting sports. Open to 4-H members and volunteers 12 and over.
Registration deadline 1/20/22 at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/shoot22/. Registration is $30 and includes lunch and workshop materials.

Ahoy! Chips Ahoy that is! Join 4-H and the US Naval History and Heritage Command for this hands-on look at how sailors o...
01/13/2022

Ahoy! Chips Ahoy that is! Join 4-H and the US Naval History and Heritage Command for this hands-on look at how sailors of the past and present ate! Using the 1945 Cookbook of the United States Navy, Tom Frezza will take us through 4 different recipes (scaled down of course, unless you want enough cookies to feed a battleship!) while sprinkling in facts about ships and planes, the evolution of Naval uniforms, the role of military working dogs, and more! Each participant will receive a digital copy of the cookbook and is encouraged to follow along each evening making the menu item. This will be targeted at youth ages 9 and up, but younger youth are welcome to attend with a parent present.
To sign up, please contact Liz Wiener at [email protected] or call 906-387-2530 ext. 4.

Ahoy! Chips Ahoy that is! Join 4-H and the US Naval History and Heritage Command for this hands-on look at how sailors of the past and present ate! Using the 1945 Cookbook of the United States Navy, Tom Frezza will take us through 4 different recipes (scaled down of course, unless you want enough cookies to feed a battleship!) while sprinkling in facts about ships and planes, the evolution of Naval uniforms, the role of military working dogs, and more! Each participant will receive a digital copy of the cookbook and is encouraged to follow along each evening making the menu item. This will be targeted at youth ages 9 and up, but younger youth are welcome to attend with a parent present.
To sign up, please contact Liz Wiener at [email protected] or call 906-387-2530 ext. 4.

Steuben County will be hosting their 5th annual Beekeeping for Beginners course, offered as a 3-part series in February ...
01/11/2022

Steuben County will be hosting their 5th annual Beekeeping for Beginners course, offered as a 3-part series in February this year.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/BeginnerBees2022

Steuben County will be hosting their 5th annual Beekeeping for Beginners course, offered as a 3-part series in February this year.

Registration link: https://bit.ly/BeginnerBees2022

Join other early childhood professionals for this free, eight-week, online workshop beginning January 16th.  Registratio...
01/11/2022

Join other early childhood professionals for this free, eight-week, online workshop beginning January 16th. Registration will run from January 10 – January 23. BEES is approved in miRegistry for 8 hours of training. There is no charge. Click here for more information and to register: http://bit.ly/BEESProfessionals

Join other early childhood professionals for this free, eight-week, online workshop beginning January 16th. Registration will run from January 10 – January 23. BEES is approved in miRegistry for 8 hours of training. There is no charge. Click here for more information and to register: http://bit.ly/BEESProfessionals

STUDIO SQUAD: ART BOOK EDITIONCalling all creative kids ages 9–12! Make art while hanging out with others who share a pa...
01/11/2022
MSU Broad

STUDIO SQUAD: ART BOOK EDITION
Calling all creative kids ages 9–12! Make art while hanging out with others who share a passion for making in this weekly virtual art program with the MSU Broad. In this edition of Studio Squad we will be making our own books to collect big ideas, creative responses, and of course contain all the art we create.
Participants will engage with one month of virtual, after-school, art-making adventures with the MSU Broad.

When does Studio Squad meet?
Designed as an after-school program, Studio Squad sessions are offered monthly and meet once a week on Wednesdays from 4:30–5:30pm via Zoom. These four weekly virtual meet-ups are designed to build a community of friendship through art. We encourage participants to attend each week to help foster strong creative relationships with fellow group members.

Sign up for one month or more! Enrollment will be open through one week prior to the session start date or until a session reaches capacity.

Session 1: February
+ Virtual: Wednesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:30–5:30pm

Session 2: March
+ Virtual: Wednesdays, Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23 from 4:30–5:30pm

How do I register?
Registration is available on our website: https://bit.ly/3zV6PJW. Cost of registration ($50) covers one month of instruction and art materials. The registration deadline for February is January 26, and the registration deadline for March is February 23.

The MSU Broad is a free contemporary art museum at Michigan State University committed to education, experimentation, and study.

The registration deadline for Super Science Saturday is quickly approaching.  Let us know you are coming.
01/10/2022

The registration deadline for Super Science Saturday is quickly approaching. Let us know you are coming.

The registration deadline for Super Science Saturday is quickly approaching. Let us know you are coming.

Hillsdale County 4-H Club Spotlight.  The Lucky Clover 4-H Club recently made a snowman craft and worked on rabbit showm...
01/10/2022

Hillsdale County 4-H Club Spotlight. The Lucky Clover 4-H Club recently made a snowman craft and worked on rabbit showmanship. Several members from their club are planning to participate in the upcoming 4-H Rabbit Show in Mason on January 15th. If you are interested in having your club in spotlight, contact Kayela Gimenez.

I amar prestar aen…the world is changed.  I smell it in the air…and with any luck, it will taste pretty darn good in you...
01/10/2022

I amar prestar aen…the world is changed. I smell it in the air…and with any luck, it will taste pretty darn good in your stomach too! Assemble your fellowship, practice your Entish, and start thinking about taters as 4-H in the Kitchen guides you on a journey through none other than Middle Earth! 4-H in the Kitchen is pleased to announce their next workshop, 4-H in the Kitchen: Second Breakfast Edition, where participants will be able to learn how to craft a pair of scrumptious dishes that are straight out of the mind of JRR Tolkien and Peter Jackson. Both dishes will have the capacity to be made gluten free and one will be vegetarian.

The workshop will be held virtually February 26th and March 12th, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Registration is now active!
https://events.anr.msu.edu/SecondBreakfast/

I amar prestar aen…the world is changed. I smell it in the air…and with any luck, it will taste pretty darn good in your stomach too! Assemble your fellowship, practice your Entish, and start thinking about taters as 4-H in the Kitchen guides you on a journey through none other than Middle Earth! 4-H in the Kitchen is pleased to announce their next workshop, 4-H in the Kitchen: Second Breakfast Edition, where participants will be able to learn how to craft a pair of scrumptious dishes that are straight out of the mind of JRR Tolkien and Peter Jackson. Both dishes will have the capacity to be made gluten free and one will be vegetarian.

The workshop will be held virtually February 26th and March 12th, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Registration is now active!
https://events.anr.msu.edu/SecondBreakfast/

Parenting Children with Autism: Join us to talk about parenting children with autism with Cathy Blatnik, President of th...
01/10/2022

Parenting Children with Autism: Join us to talk about parenting children with autism with Cathy Blatnik, President of the Mid-Michigan Autism Association, and Diondra Straiton of Michigan State University. Share your questions and receive live answers! Pre-register at https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OmLLnpFtQZ-Z44mRq9Q6PQ and join via Zoom or join live on [email protected]

• Class Date: February 17th
• Class Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM
• Registration: https://bit.ly/FAQVACC

Parenting Children with Autism: Join us to talk about parenting children with autism with Cathy Blatnik, President of the Mid-Michigan Autism Association, and Diondra Straiton of Michigan State University. Share your questions and receive live answers! Pre-register at https://msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OmLLnpFtQZ-Z44mRq9Q6PQ and join via Zoom or join live on [email protected]

• Class Date: February 17th
• Class Time: 11:30AM – 12:30PM
• Registration: https://bit.ly/FAQVACC

Do you want to learn about the nutritional needs of livestock? Do the words balanced ration, roughage, concentrates, and...
01/07/2022

Do you want to learn about the nutritional needs of livestock? Do the words balanced ration, roughage, concentrates, and crude protein overwhelm you? Are you thinking about expanding your farm into a new animal species? Are you just curious about livestock?
Attend a FREE Livestock Nutrition Clinic on January 30th from 2-5pm in Lapeer, MI.
Register here https://tinyurl.com/livestocknutritionclinic

Do you want to learn about the nutritional needs of livestock? Do the words balanced ration, roughage, concentrates, and crude protein overwhelm you? Are you thinking about expanding your farm into a new animal species? Are you just curious about livestock?
Attend a FREE Livestock Nutrition Clinic on January 30th from 2-5pm in Lapeer, MI.
Register here https://tinyurl.com/livestocknutritionclinic

01/06/2022

Attention Hillsdale County 4-H members: Applications are being accepted for the Hillsdale County Junior Livestock Committee for 2022. Completed applications are due January 20 with scheduled interviews following with application submission. You can download an application from the website.

https://www.canr.msu.edu/hillsdale/uploads/files/Junior%20Livestock%20Committee%20Application%20(1).pdf

If you have questions, please contact Amanda Lennard.

Join us at the Super Science Saturday - Galactic Quest workshop and explore the mysteries and adventures of space explor...
01/05/2022

Join us at the Super Science Saturday - Galactic Quest workshop and explore the mysteries and adventures of space exploration with us! This workshop is based on the National 4-H STEM Challenge - Galactic Quest. You will learn how telescopes have been used to explore space and build your own telescope. You will also engineer a mechanical arm that works to harvest crops in space. This workshop is open to all youth age 8 and up. You must register for the event by January 15, 2022, by calling the Hillsdale County MSU Extension Office at 517-439-9301, or by emailing Insa Raymond at [email protected] There is no registration cost.

Join us at the Super Science Saturday - Galactic Quest workshop and explore the mysteries and adventures of space exploration with us! This workshop is based on the National 4-H STEM Challenge - Galactic Quest. You will learn how telescopes have been used to explore space and build your own telescope. You will also engineer a mechanical arm that works to harvest crops in space. This workshop is open to all youth age 8 and up. You must register for the event by January 15, 2022, by calling the Hillsdale County MSU Extension Office at 517-439-9301, or by emailing Insa Raymond at [email protected] There is no registration cost.

Join 4-H staff as we take a look into life working with fisheries and wildlife! This month’s Wild Spartans Series will s...
01/05/2022

Join 4-H staff as we take a look into life working with fisheries and wildlife! This month’s Wild Spartans Series will soar the skies and jump into the waters as we explore the natural world around us. Join us on Tuesday, January 11th, 2021 at 6:30pm EST for “Butterflies, Bivalves, Birds, and Beyond!” We will talk to a scientist about researching and protecting species worldwide. You will meet Ashley Cole-Wick, Conservation Associate- Zoology with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. You will learn about her field work and hear about the education and career path she followed to get there. Youth will be encouraged to ask questions to learn more through a live Q&A. This free series is open to 4-H and non-4-H youth ages 12-19 years. Monthly sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm EST. Pre-registration is required: https://events.anr.msu.edu/wildspartans2022/

Join 4-H staff as we take a look into life working with fisheries and wildlife! This month’s Wild Spartans Series will soar the skies and jump into the waters as we explore the natural world around us. Join us on Tuesday, January 11th, 2021 at 6:30pm EST for “Butterflies, Bivalves, Birds, and Beyond!” We will talk to a scientist about researching and protecting species worldwide. You will meet Ashley Cole-Wick, Conservation Associate- Zoology with the Michigan Natural Features Inventory. You will learn about her field work and hear about the education and career path she followed to get there. Youth will be encouraged to ask questions to learn more through a live Q&A. This free series is open to 4-H and non-4-H youth ages 12-19 years. Monthly sessions will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm EST. Pre-registration is required: https://events.anr.msu.edu/wildspartans2022/

Ready to be out on your own?  Learn some important skills to be successful as an adult. Our Adulting 101-Winter Series i...
01/05/2022

Ready to be out on your own? Learn some important skills to be successful as an adult. Our Adulting 101-Winter Series includes: Wealth Building, Workplace Professionalism, Taxes and Your Paycheck, and Food Safety. Bring questions and gain practical skills you can use in your everyday life. Webinars will be held on February 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 4:00-5:00 PM. EST. Register at: https://bit.ly/adult101Feb

Ready to be out on your own? Learn some important skills to be successful as an adult. Our Adulting 101-Winter Series includes: Wealth Building, Workplace Professionalism, Taxes and Your Paycheck, and Food Safety. Bring questions and gain practical skills you can use in your everyday life. Webinars will be held on February 2, 9, 16, and 23 from 4:00-5:00 PM. EST. Register at: https://bit.ly/adult101Feb

Back by popular demand, MSU Extension’s Adulting 101 will take place every Wednesday in February 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm ...
01/05/2022

Back by popular demand, MSU Extension’s Adulting 101 will take place every Wednesday in February 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm EST. Topics include: Wealth Building (Feb. 2), Workplace Professionalism (Feb. 9), Taxes and Your Paycheck (Feb. 16), and Food Safety (Feb. 23). Each session is packed full of important life skills and tools necessary to live independently. Register at: https://bit.ly/adult101Feb

Back by popular demand, MSU Extension’s Adulting 101 will take place every Wednesday in February 2022 from 4:00-5:00 pm EST. Topics include: Wealth Building (Feb. 2), Workplace Professionalism (Feb. 9), Taxes and Your Paycheck (Feb. 16), and Food Safety (Feb. 23). Each session is packed full of important life skills and tools necessary to live independently. Register at: https://bit.ly/adult101Feb

Join us for some fitness fun for your body and mind! Challenges start Jan. 10th and run through the end of the month! Yo...
01/05/2022

Join us for some fitness fun for your body and mind! Challenges start Jan. 10th and run through the end of the month! You must pre register for the free event at https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HFitnessFunGooseChaseGame/
There are prizes for the winners of the challenges! Any youth 13-19 can download the GooseChase app to their phone or tablet; younger youth, or youth without a phone or tablet can partner with an older sibling or parent. You do not need to be in 4-H to participate!

Join us for some fitness fun for your body and mind! Challenges start Jan. 10th and run through the end of the month! You must pre register for the free event at https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HFitnessFunGooseChaseGame/
There are prizes for the winners of the challenges! Any youth 13-19 can download the GooseChase app to their phone or tablet; younger youth, or youth without a phone or tablet can partner with an older sibling or parent. You do not need to be in 4-H to participate!

https://www.canr.msu.edu/hillsdale/uploads/files/January.pdf
01/05/2022

https://www.canr.msu.edu/hillsdale/uploads/files/January.pdf

https://www.canr.msu.edu/hillsdale/uploads/files/January.pdf

A few minutes with a needle and thread and you can be Iron Man!  Your Dwarvish Cleric an come to life!  Your favorite An...
01/05/2022

A few minutes with a needle and thread and you can be Iron Man! Your Dwarvish Cleric an come to life! Your favorite Anime character can leap off the screen right into your own mirror! If you love getting your geek and nerd on, join the 4-H Clovers Who Cosplay. Participants will learn from professional cosplayers what it takes to make a stellar costume that will fit in perfectly at your next trip to Comic-Con. Participants will learn sewing, prop making, hair and makeup skills, how to cosplay on a budget and find affordable materials, and also how to behave when in character so the experience is fun for everyone.
The fun begins February 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm and goes thru March 19, 2022.
Click the link to register!
https://events.anr.msu.edu/CloversCosplay/

A few minutes with a needle and thread and you can be Iron Man! Your Dwarvish Cleric an come to life! Your favorite Anime character can leap off the screen right into your own mirror! If you love getting your geek and nerd on, join the 4-H Clovers Who Cosplay. Participants will learn from professional cosplayers what it takes to make a stellar costume that will fit in perfectly at your next trip to Comic-Con. Participants will learn sewing, prop making, hair and makeup skills, how to cosplay on a budget and find affordable materials, and also how to behave when in character so the experience is fun for everyone.
The fun begins February 5, 2022 at 2:00 pm and goes thru March 19, 2022.
Click the link to register!
https://events.anr.msu.edu/CloversCosplay/

Address

20 Care Dr, Ste B
Hillsdale, MI
49242

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm

Telephone

+15174399301

Website

msuehillsdale.blogspot.com

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We have 2 bags of Purina rabbit show feed from January that we can’t use. There was a slight formula change in the January batch and not a single one of our picky rabbits will eat it. Both bags are nearly full.
Slayton Arboretum Benefit Plant Sale, Saturday May 18, 9AM - 2PM, Greenhouse at Hayden Park, 1620 Barber Dr., Hillsdale 49242https://www.facebook.com/slaytonarboretum/
Michigan Pork Producers Association would like to invite you to the annual Michigan Pork Symposium Wednesday, February 20 at the Lansing Center. We will be focusing on swine health. Check out the registration information! Don't forget to RSVP at
If any 4H kid is looking to get their own buck for their Nubian herd, here is a great opportunity. Born 8/2/18, both of these boys have great conformation and can be registered as purebred Nubians. From CAE/CL free farm. PM me.
You have a fine young man in Landon Nichols, Hillsdale County! While I was scoring archers at the MI 4-H State Shoot earlier this month in Port Huron, he observed me struggling to pull arrows shot from a high poundage compound bow. It was a hot day, and my borrowed hand towel helped only slightly to take them out of the very dense target backing. He approached me on his own initiative and asked if I'd like to borrow his arrow puller. Indeed I would! I was able to finish pulling the 50-something odd arrows out much more easily. I appreciated his thoughtfulness so very much, and want to commend him for his sportsmanship. Shortly after his generous act, he shot this arrow: #makingthebestbetter #growingcompassion #welldone
Hello! Is there schedule for fair this week, or hours of shows for each animal, we need for my kids football, thank you
Serious about drones? Attend the Tri-State UAV Field Day Aug. 27 Join us in Ohio for a UAV workshop to learn more about data collection and geographic data analysis using drones for people working in agriculture. For more information go to http://www.canr.msu.edu/news/serious-about-drones-attend-the-tri-state-uav-field-day-aug-27
Come and practice showing your dairy starter calf at the premier preview at the Branch County Fairgrounds , send your registration in this week!
ISO - a couple of inexpensive sheep blankets. Small or medium size.
Any 4-h kid looking for a great project. We are having a Special sale This Saturday