Michigan State University Extension, in collaboration with international
programs in the MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
and the National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management
(MANAGE), is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of
Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. MANAGE mandated
to improve agricultural extension system through capacity building,
research, policy support, implementation of government schemes,
education, consultancy, and knowledge dissemination in India.
MSU-Extension partners with MANAGE to strengthen the agricultural
extension system in the world. Jointly they will offer a five-day online
course for international professionals working in divers Agriculture
Extension, advisory services and Management.
The course focuses on the land-grant model of agricultural extension
and will share best practices in the planning, design, implementation,
management and evaluation of agricultural extension programs
serving local farmers and communities in rural and urban areas from
India and other developing countries.