Welcome to the Ottawa County Extension website. Our mission is to assist county residents to improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities. MSU Extension in Ottawa County is part of a state wide information and education delivery network, applying university level, research-based knowledge to locally identified critical issues. We respond to local needs through a unique partnership of County, State and Federal resources. Information is extended to Ottawa County residents through the MSU non-formal education system, which assists individuals, families and communities to make better decisions.
A summary of significant program accomplishments is available in our
Please Note: The Annual Report is a large file that may take some time to load for viewing).
For more information on the programs we offer, click on the links to the left under "Local Information". For contact information on our staff, click on "Staff Directory" in the Office Information box to the right and look for upcoming events in our online calendar.
MSUE Bulletins & Publications
MSU Extension bulletins and publications are available online as well as at our office. Visit the MSU Extension Bookstore at http://bookstore.msue.msu.edu/ to order publications online. Our new Soil Test Kit self-mailers are also available at this site.
eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America. "Ask an Expert" connects consumers with knowledge providers - experts who know their subject matter inside out.
Type in your search term and then press <Enter> or click on the Search button.
Once the Knowledge Repository is searched, you will first see a listing of categories or nodes that might contain information related to the search string followed by any search results.
Below the category/node listings you will see documents, links, etc., that are related to the search you entered. To go to the content information click on the link you want. The next screen shows you more information about the document, including a short synopsis of the materials. If you want to see the complete document, click on the file name to open the contents.
For more information on searching the Knowledge Repository, click here.
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