For Schools

Our programs provide learning opportunities for students and professional development workshops for educators. We provides the unique opportunity to experience agriculture hands-on in an urban environment. Through research based methods and curriculum, we develop life-skills while inspiring conscious food consumers.

School Field Trips
Connect your students to the classroom learning concepts through hands-on exploration and place-based experiences on the farm

Sourcing and Eating Local Food
Assistance for schools on how to source local food for their school meal programs, tastings, and events

Growing School Gardens
Explore agriculture, sustainable food systems, experiential teaching methods, and other place-based opportunities to expand your breadth of knowledge    

Community Food Systems Programs 

Why Farm to School?
Michigan State University Extension  helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

Using research based curriculum and methods, Tollgate promotes food system awareness through exploring the sustainable, nutritional, and cultural aspects of agriculture.

Tollgate Programs are made possible by the generous support of the Americana Foundation.

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Financial Aid Information for Schools

MSU Tollgate Education Center offers partial scholarships for eligible schools thanks to the help of the Americana Foundation and individual and corporate sponsors. 

When applying for financial aid, please complete the group financial aid form. We will place a hold on your date while the committee reviews the application. At the time of financial aid notification, payment for remaining balance is requested no less than two weeks prior to your school-to-farm visit.   

To apply, email us to request the 2017 financial aid form. Fill out the form and return to us via email or mail to: 

MSU Tollgate Farm and Education Center
28115 Meadowbrook Rd
Novi, MI, 48377

Financial Aid Deadlines

Maple Sugaring - February 1, 2017

Spring into Farming and Sheep to Sweater - April 1, 2017

Harvest Farm Ecology - September 15, 2017 

Questions? Feel free to contact us by email or call 247-0269 ext 227