About the Farm

The views of rolling farmland available around the Michigan State University Tollgate Education Center & Farm are practically unknown elsewhere in present-day Oakland County, making it one of the original historical sites of  Novi, Michigan. The 160-acre farmstead is owned by Michigan State University and the Americana Foundation. Further information can be found at the MSU Tollgate Farm website.

The MSU Tollgate Farm site represents a working farm with several kinds of farm animals and garden areas. The prime features of the MSU Tollgate farm include:

  • The MSU Tollgate Conference Center
  • Home offices of the Americana Foundation
  • Home offices of the MSU Extension District 11 Office, which serves Oakland, Macomb, and Wayne Counties.

The site provides unique placed-based educational experiences. Programs are developed using research-based curriculum and materials to bring the vast knowledge resources of MSU directly to individuals, communities, and businesses.

To learn more about MSU Tollgate Education Programs, please contact Interim Education Director Mike Mathis at mathismi@msu.edu or 248-347-0269 ext 235 or Ellen Koehler, Education Coordinator, at koehle43@msu.edu or 248.347.0269 ext 227

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.  Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.