2012-06-07 / Community

Director of MSUE to visit farmers’ market

MANISTIQUE – Local residents and various farmers who have missed Michigan State University Extension programming and materials are leading a MSU Extension millage campaign. The millage will appear on the Aug. 7 election ballot.

“Friends of Extension” understand the MSU Extension rich agricultural history, and have a need for the agricultural programming of MSU Extension today. Once they understood the desire of MSUE to be in Schoolcraft County, they decided to ask Dr. Tom Coon, director of Michigan State University Extension, to come to Schoolcraft County June 13, to meet residents and officially kick-off the millage campaign.

Dr. Coon will be at the Manistique Senior Center at 2 p.m. and at the Manistique Farmers’ Market from 5-6 p.m. He will then appear at the Manistique Middle/ High School at 7 p.m. promoting the new, redesigned MSU Extension. An MSUE educator will be at the Farmer’s Market each week promoting Extension programming in the areas of agriculture, agra-Business, food and health, 4-H, lawn and garden, natural resources, family, and community. Citizens are encouraged to visit the MSUE website at http://msue.anr.msu.edu to gain a better understanding of MSU Extension programming and events.

Various Extension educators will be at the market, located at the Little Bear West Ice Arena on Maple Street in Manistique, every Wednesday from 4-5 p.m. The public is invited to learn more about MSU Extension programs, shop the market, and meet local farmers. More information will be forthcoming about the MSUE millage proposal and how to become a “Friend of Extension”.

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