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New trustee elected to Michigan 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees


Robert J. Johnson, of St. Johns, was elected to a two-year term as a Michigan 4-H Foundation trustee this summer.

New paper offers a closer look at the retirement benefits offered by Michigan municipalities


Postemployment benefits, including healthcare, are a primary driver of unfunded liabilities in America’s cities, including a $12.7 billion liability in Michigan. A new paper from Michigan State University Extension economist Eric Scorsone looks in detail at what drove these municipal legacy costs to unsustainable levels and what cities can do about it.

Michigan State University (MSU) Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center Open House


Visitors to the North Farm, located at the Michigan State University Upper Peninsula Research and Extension Center in Chatham, will have the opportunity to tour the center’s new teaching farm, which focuses on techniques to extend the growing season and local food production.

Third Annual MSU Women in STEM Conference Set for Oct. 9-10


Making a STATEment: MSU Women in STEM will take place Oct. 9-10 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

Register for Michigan 4-H October Volunteer Training Workshops


Each program year, Michigan 4-H, with support from the Michigan 4-H Foundation, donors and other supporters, offers volunteer trainings at sites across Michigan. Although each workshop covers an assortment of 4-H program areas, the goal of these trainings is to provide participants with the necessary skills to become experts in their subjects.


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