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MSU Extension names Richard Wooten district coordinator in southeastern Michigan


MSU Extension names Richard Wooten district coordinator in southeastern Michigan

Richard Wooten has been named district coordinator for Michigan State University Extension District 11—covering Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties. Wooten brings to the job 10 years of experience in land use planning, community and economic development, and community revitalization. He has been serving as the interim district coordinator of the district since August 2014.

Environmental Education “On the Road Show” Workshop


Michigan State University Extension is offering a workshop to enhance adults’ ability to work with youth in the area of environmental education. This program will provide training and content in environmental and outdoor education to 4-H staff members, K-12 teachers, youth and teen leaders for use in their local clubs, schools and communities.

Register for Michigan 4-H April Volunteer Training Workshops


Each program year, Michigan 4-H, with support from the Michigan 4-H Foundation, donors and other supporters, offers volunteer skills trainings at sites across Michigan.

ANR Week to offer Better Process Control School


Certification courses from the Better Process Control School will take place March 9-13 during Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week at Michigan State University (MSU). The course will be offered at the Crop and Soil Sciences Teaching and Research (Agronomy) Farm. Better Process Control School offers food processing supervisors instruction and testing for certification in retort operations, process systems operations, aseptic processing and packaging systems operations, and container closure inspections.

Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference coming to Grand Rapids in April


 In response to the growing demand for Michigan-grown ingredients for the craft beer industry, educators from Michigan State University Extension, with support from Michigan State University AgBioResearch, the  Michigan Brewers Guild and the Institute for Sustainable Living, Art & Natural Design (ISLAND), are hosting the Great Lakes Hop and Barley Conference April 10-11. The conference will be held at the  Eberhard Center on the Grand Valley State University campus in downtown Grand   Rapids, Michigan.


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