Number of Programs: 3
Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management Certificate Program (Dowagiac, Muskegon, Scottville, Sidney, Traverse City, Wayne County)
- Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, MI
- Muskegon Community College, Muskegon, MI
- West Shore Community College, Scottville, MI
- Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI
- Northwestern Michigan College, Traverse City, MI
- Wayne County Community College, Downriver, Wayne County, MI
Michigan State University partners with colleges and universities across the state to offer regionally relevant agricultural training programs for careers in some of Michigan's highest demand industries. Students will benefit from dual enrollment at both institutions with all courses delivered locally at the partnering institution. The 48-credit Fruit and Vegetable Crop Management program provides students an opportunity to apply practical knowledge and training on the selection, use, and management of fruit and vegetable crops. The program combines classroom instruction and theory with practical experience gained through field laboratories and a professional internship. Graduates of the program are prepared for careers in the fruit and vegetable industry.
- Wayne County Community College District--Downriver Area: Taylor, MI
- Muskegon Community College: Muskegon, MI
- Montcalm Community College: Sidney, MI
- Northwestern Michigan College: Traverse City, MI
The Landscape Management program provides training for students to select, use, and manage landscape plants and lawns. Students obtain a working knowledge of plant growth, development, and identification which prepares them for careers in the green industry.
This partnership allows students to earn a certificate from the MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT) while working toward an associate degree from a local college The partnership between the two institutions benefits those who seek employment in agriculture, landscaping, and the fruit and vegetable industry.
Applicants attend classes in their county.
The Michigan Master Gardener Program is a horticulture education and volunteer leader training program offered by MSU Extension. It provides home gardening information to Michigan citizens through a network of trained volunteers. An interest in plants, a personal commitment to volunteerism, and an enthusiasm for sharing knowledge with others are the only prerequisites. Applicants attend classes in their county, learning basic horticultural principles and environmentally sound gardening practices. They then provide volunteer leadership and service to their community through a variety of gardening-related activities. The program objectives are to provide instruction in basic horticultural science to motivated active gardeners and to provide MSU Extension with trained volunteers who will provide timely, accurate information to the public in the rapidly expanding area of home horticulture.