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MSU Extension Services

Organizational structure

Learn how MSU Extension is organized to help create opportunities that will make Michigan strong, prosperous and a great place to live in Michigan.

Organizational structure of MSU Extension


MSU Extension is comprised of four administrative units called Extension Program Institutes.  Each institute focuses on specialized programs to respond to Michigan's needs in the most efficient way possible. As a result, MSU Extension has built a structure to facilitate seamless response and action on important issues facing the state.

The four institutes and their specialized area of programs are:

Children and Youth Institute - Focuses on preparing Michigan's children and youth for the future

  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Mentoring
  • 4-H Clubs

Health and Nutrition Institute - Focuses on improving the health and nutrition of Michigan residents

  • Nutrition education
  • Food safety
  • Serve safe certification
  • Food preservation
  • Cottage food law
  • Social emotional/well-being

Community, Food and Environment Institute - (Formerly Greening Michigan)

  • Natural Resource Education
  • Public policy
  • Home ownership
  • Foreclosure education
  • Money management
  • Community Food Systems

Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute - Enhancing Michigan's first green industry

  • Consumer horticulture
  • Master Gardener Education

Learn more about the organizational structure of MSU Extension.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. Issued in furtherance of MSU Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Jeff Dwyer, Director, MSU Extension, East Lansing, MI 48824. This information is for educational purposes only. Reference to commercial products or trade names does not imply endorsement by MSU Extension or bias against those not.