Michigan State University Extension Office

MSU Extension is an educational outreach arm of Michigan State University, providing information and offering ongoing educational programs in three areas:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Community and Economic Development

These programs have similar goals. They seek to help people better understand their environments, make the best possible use of their resources, and enhance the quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities through education and wise decision making.

We are part of a national network of Extension services in every state in the United States. It is jointly funded by federal, state, and county governments. "Extension" means extending the educational resources of MSU beyond East Lansing campus. We are in the business of helping people help themselves.

Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, or family status.

Learn more about MSU Extension by visiting our website.


We are investing in our children, developing leaders of the future through the MSU Extension and its 4-H program. Mentorship, hands-on projects, and meaningful leadership opportunities empower and inspire our young people to develop lifelong skills.

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Congratulations to all of the following 2019 winners in the Lenawee County Fair 4-H Division!

  1. Arts
  2. Ceramics
  3. Cloverbuds
  4. Crafts
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Floral & Indoor Gardening
  7. Foods & Nutrition
  8. Miscellaneous Project
  9. Natural Resource-Youth Science
  10. Power
  11. Horticulture
  12. Sewing & Needlework
  13. Shooting Sports
  14. Woodworking & Wood Burning
  15. Photography
  16. Dogs
  17. Beef Breeding & Marktet
  18. Sheep Breeding & Market
  19. Horse & Pony
  20. Goats
  21. Jr. Livestock Club
  22. Poultry
  23. Dairy
  24. Swine
  25. Rabbit
  26. Livestock Records
  27. Performing Arts

Special Honors 

Lara Boike   Miracle Riders
Jillian Molnar   South Riga Go-Getters
Abigail Ritchie   Fairfield 4-H
Reece Yeager    Dog Gone Fun
Paige Abbott    South Riga Go-Getters
Elizabeth Erway   Rome Blue Ribbon
Elise Eschedor    Kountry Kids Inc.
Rylei Flores    Lenawee Hoofbeats
Abigail Ritchie   Fairfield 4-H
Elizabeth Erway   Rome Blue Ribbon
Hope Willzes   All Around Equestrians
Reece Yeager    Dog Gone Fun
Makayla Beck   Not So Boring
Sydney Bellair   Rome Blue Ribbon
Sydney Bellair   Rome Blue Ribbon
William Northrup    Bloom Where You’re Planted
Sarah Gust   Bits And Pieces
Kendalyn Perry   Quaker Willing Workers
AnnMarie Scharer    Country Clovers
Elizabeth Erway   Rome Blue Ribbon
Jack Ely    Quaker Willing Workers

Extra Special Honors

Abigail Ritchie   Fairfield 4-H
Elizabeth Erway   Rome Blue Ribbon
Reece Yeager    Dog Gone Fun
Makayla Beck   Not So Boring
Jack Ely    Quaker Willing Workers