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  • Artisan Hands-On Basic Cheese Making Workshop (July 2018)

    Dates:

    July 11 - 13, 2018

    Location:

    MSU Dairy Plant, 1135 S. Anthony Hall, 474 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824

    Description:

    Participants will learn about milk quality, ingredients, processes for making a variety of cheeses, techniques and requirements for aging cheese and planning to establish a farmstead or artisan cheese business. The heart of the workshop is the hands-on opportunity for participants to make a number of cheeses, that may include fresh lactic, Italian, Alpine, Dutch and American varieties from goat and cow milk. A cheese tasting, featuring locally produced cheeses, takes place Thursday evening.

  • Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    Location:

    370 North Business Complex, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The mission of the Burgess Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation is to advance and promote entrepreneurship at the Broad College of Business,  Michigan State University, and in the State of Michigan through research, education and outreach.

  • Business and Bagels: How to Increase Sales with One Word ~ Customer-centric (April 2018)

    Dates:

    April 11, 2018.  8:00 am - 9:15 am.

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    This session will identify ways to connect with current customers to satisfy their needs, increase loyalty, generate positive word of mouth, and ultimately increase sales, profits, and increase your customer base.

  • Cashing in on Business Opportunities: Customizable Sessions

    Description:

    Comprised of more than 20 lessons, Cashing In on Business Opportunities offers entrepreneurs and the educators who serve them the technical knowledge and skills needed to manage a business. This workshop series offers a series of reading files (.pdf) of lessons for starting and maintaining businesses, with accompanying Powerpoint presentations for each lesson. The lessons are grouped into four parts and are completely customizable for one hour presentations to full class series.  From business plans to taxes to budgeting to inventory, Cashing In on Business Opportunities provides a complete manual for starting, maintaining, and growing a business.

  • CIBERweb: Center for International Business and Research

    Description:

    The Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBERs) were created by Congress under the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to increase and promote the nation's capacity for international understanding and competitiveness.  The CIBER network links the manpower and technological needs of the United States business community with the international education, language training, and research capacities of universities across the country.  The 17 CIBERs serve as regional and national resources to business people, students, and teachers at all levels.

  • Citizen Planner Advanced Academy Annual Program (June 2018)

    Dates:

    Thursday, June 7, 2018. 9:00 am - 4:15 pm.

     

    Location:

    Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864

    Description:

    The 2018 Citizen Planner Advanced Academy theme is: The Return on Investments in Your Community: Planning for the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Land Uses). Creating and sustaining high-quality communities requires responsible land use policies and careful decision-making. Many popular projects consume resources while other developments generate tax revenue but might be less desirable. Whether its placemaking, the sharing economy, renewable energy systems, medical marijuana facilities, or other hot topics, local leaders must understand what their community wants, who pays for it, and how it impacts the municipality.

    The morning session will feature a keynote panel of private developers representing various industry areas. Hear from their point of view on working together through municipal land use approval processes. Two afternoon sessions will focus on skills that local leaders can use in their communities. Participants will learn from MSU educators and each other about the range of considerations necessary to decision-making and how to improve your community's engagement in the process.

  • Cottage Food Law Workshop (May 2018)

    Dates:

    May 15, 2018.  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Location:

    Rudyard Twp. Hall 18725 S Mackinac Trail Rudyard, MI

    Description:

    This workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Learn what foods can be legally produced, how to label and sell them.

    Cost of this program is $15.00 and includes a certificate that states participant has taken food safety training related to Michigan Cottage Foods. 

  • Dry Bean and Sugar Beet Symposium (January 2018)

    Dates:

    January 16, 2018.  8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

     

    Location:

    Horizons Conference Center: 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603

    Description:

    This annual symposium offers research based information on improving production, marketing, and quality. This is the largest agriculture trade show in central Michigan. There is no registration or fee required to attend.

  • Economic Development Extension Resources

    Description:

    Michigan State University Extension is an educational leader in providing support to communities in green and sustainable economic development. Through programs like Stronger Economies Together, MSU Extension facilitates the development of an economic development plan in two regions in the state. Extension educators help counties work together in developing strong economic blueprints that strengthen relationships, build trust and capacity and strengthen "social capital."

  • Executive Development Training Programs

    Location:

    James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Road, Lansing, MI, 48910.

    Description:

    The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management offers leading-edge, non-credit programs that bring measurable, long-term value to organizations by leveraging skill-intensive operations learning with strategic leadership development. In open enrollment programs and in customized programs, participants master the best, cutting-edge skills that will have an immediate impact on improving operational excellence in their organizations. At the same time, participants gain leadership perspectives and techniques they need to maximize those new skills, ultimately developing each person's potential to make strategic change happen throughout the organization. There is a wide range of open enrollment programs to address the most pressing business challenges:

    • Business Strategy, Leadership and Change Management.
    • Marketing and New Product Development.
    • Financial Management and Control.
    • Supply Chain Management.
    • Business Tools & Techniques.

    Or you can partner with our faculty experts to develop your own customized program.

  • Farmer Field School Workshops (2018)

    Dates:

    Various dates in 2018. Please see the website listed below.

    Location:

    Various locations in Michigan. Please see the website listed below.

    Description:

    The MSU Organic Farm is offering the following workshops in 2018:
    • DIY Caterpillar Tunnel Build @ New City Urbran Farm in GR: Tuesday, April 10, 8am – noon; FREE
    • Designing your Packing Shed with Atina Diffley @ Eastminster Church in E Lansing; Monday, April 30, 9am – 4:30pm FREE (Full: Registration is closed)
    • Cut Flowers for Weddings & Events @ Seeley Farm: Sunday, July 15, 9am – 4pm
    • Adding Value to your On-Farm Marketing - Webinar with Trent Thompson from Green Gardens; Jill and Nate Lada from Green Things Farm, date & time (TBA in August or September)
    • Cheaper Really is Better: Crop Fertility - October, Location & Date TBA; Lee Arboreal from Live Edge Farm
    • DIY Greens Dryer & Bubbler Build @ Tilian Farm Development Center near Ann Arbor; November, Location & Date TBA
    • Peak CSA Roundtable - December, Date TBA, FREE
  • Farmer Field School: Work-Life Balance for Farmers Roundtable and Workshop (December 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017.  11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (Lunch and Roundtable);  2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Field School)

    Location:

    Eastminster Presbyterian, 1315 Abbot Rd. East Lansing, 48823

    Description:

    Together, farmers and others will share in discussion of successful (and unsuccessful) practices and approaches to finding balance between the work of farming and life off the farm or at least off the clock. How do passion, values, ideals, goals and financial security for the farm mesh with those of family and loved ones, and our own personal limits? A look at how and why we make the decisions we do and what we can learn from each other and understand about the farm and family life we choose.

    There is no charge for this workshop. Lunch provided.

  • GlobalEDGE Web Portal

    Description:

    MSU's globalEDGE offers the latest and most comprehensive international business and trade content for a wide range of topics. Created by the International Business Center at Michigan State University, globalEDGE is a knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities. Partnership opportunities are available for businesses and other organizations interested in international business. The site offers:

    • Global Resources - more than 5,000 online resources
    • Country Insights - a wealth of information on all countries
    • Industry Profiles - in-depth analysis of selected industries
    • News & Views - latest issues in international business
    • Academy - extensive research and teaching resources
    • Diagnostic Tools - decision-support tools for managers
  • Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable, Farm Market, and Greenhouse Growers Expo (December 2018)

    Dates:

    December 4 - 6, 2018

    Location:

    DeVos Place Convention Center and the Amway Grand Hotel, 303 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Description:

    The Expo is one of the premier trade shows of its kind. There are over 450 exhibitors with displays of everything needed to grow, harvest, and pack fruit and vegetables, as well as an area featuring companies with products and services for farm marketers. Over three days, the program includes 70+ sessions on fruit crops, vegetable crops, other specialty crops, greenhouse crop production and marketing, farm marketing ideas and operations, farmers’ markets and organic production and marketing. There will also be sessions covering a diversity of general interest topics, including food safety and labor.

    Presentations will be made by researchers and Extension educators from Michigan State University, other Land Grant universities and industry. Many of the education sessions will offer credits for Michigan and Ohio Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors.

  • Harnessing the Power of Workplace Teams

    Location:

    These workshops are offered on-site at your location.

    Description:

    MSU's School of Human Resources and Labor Relations is offering three new workshops for union and management leaders on the topic of workplace teams:

    • Exploring Interest Based Bargaining: Building stronger contracts and stronger relationships
    • Exploring Options for Union-Management Cooperation: Working Together for Workplace Change
    • Exploring Joint Work Redesign: Recreate the Workplace through a Negotiated Partnership Approach
  • How to Start a Successful Cottage Food Business (Spring/Summer 2017)

    Dates:

    Please see the current schedule at the website below.

    Location:

    Variety of locations throughout Michigan

    Description:

    This workshop combines the business and food safety aspects of preparing and selling cottage foods safely and successfully. Learn what foods can be legally produced, how to label and sell them. MSU Extension will be working with the MSU Product Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources to cover the business aspects of the Cottage Food Law. Cost of the workshop is $20.00 and includes a certificate that states participant has taken food safety training related to Michigan Cottage Foods. This workshop will be taught by MSU Extension Food Safety and MSU Product Center Educators.

  • Innovate State Speaker Series (2016 - 2017)

    Dates:

    The Speaker Series events are held from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.  Please see the website below for the current schedule.

    Location:

    MSU Innovation Center, Room 300, 325 E. Grand River, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The Innovate State Speaker Series at MSU is a collaborative program designed to connect forward-thinking speakers with students and professionals interested in innovation and entrepreneurship. Topics include startups, new business creation, leadership and team-building, customer acquisition, fundraising and other special topics.

  • Inspired Innovation and Implementation (March 2018)

    Dates:

    March 27, 2018.  9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Location:

    The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development, 3535 Forest Rd, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

    Description:

    In this one-day program, you will learn about new tools and techniques to search for and encourage innovation in your organization, as well as the skills needed to build a business case and communicate your ideas effectively to ensure implementation.

  • International Business Center (CIBER)

    Location:

    7 Eppley Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    The mission of IBC is to leverage leading-edge competencies to provide superior education, research, and assistance to businesses, public policy makers, academics, and students on issues of importance to international trade and global competitiveness using our guiding principles as the foundation.

  • Making It In Michigan Annual Conference and Trade Show (November 2017)

    Dates:

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    Location:

    Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI, 48933.

    Description:

    Conference attendees will leave the conference equipped with the practical knowledge and industry resources needed to move an idea from the concept stage to a finished and marketable product. Attendees will be able to corroborate and refine business ideas, connecting with industry experts offering insights and tips on managing the common hurdles often encountered by food companies, including food safety, production, working with co-packers, marketing and supply chain issues.  

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