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Interested in Gardening? Take Advantage of These University Extension Courses

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If the current global situation has you interested in growing some veggies right in your backyard, but you’re not sure where to start, the Michigan State University Extension has you covered.

Michiganders are already likely well familiar with the MSU Extension as the organization, tasked with providing expertise to the people of Michigan, has been offering advice on gardening, agriculture, and other topics for decades.

For those folks outside Michigan who aren’t familiar with the organization, you’re in for a treat. Not only can you dig right into the vast pile of resources on the MSU Extension website—you can watch their daily free webinars over the next week as well as sign up for discounted gardening courses.

If the idea of a university extension office dedicated to agriculture and gardening intrigues you, but you find a lot of the resources on the MSU Extension site are geared towards northern states with shorter and colder growing climates, poke around to see if any major public universities in your state have a similar extension office. While MSU’s is well known for the volume of content (Michigan State University has a very large agricultural, veterinarian, and related programs), many other state universities have similar services.

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