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Media alert: 4-H members to present on home heating oil tank regulations to Senate committees

Members of the Michigan 4-H Youth Conservation Council (M4-HYCC) will present an oil spill response plan to Michigan Senate committees on Thursday.

MSU Extension trades green for purple to support military families

MSU Extension trades green for purple to support military families

Michigan State University (MSU) Extension staff traded in Spartan green for purple to honor military families at the fourth annual PURPLE UP! Day event on April 15. Attended by more than 40 military families, the event was hosted by Extension’s 4-H Military Partnerships Operation: Military Kids and offered a day of fun, camaraderie and enjoyment for the families of our state’s service-members.

4-H Paper Clover promotion begins April 23 at local Tractor Supply stores

4-H Paper Clover promotion begins April 23 at local Tractor Supply stores

The spring 4-H Paper Clover Campaign is now at local Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores. This national partnership between TSC and 4-H has been held in the spring and fall of each year since 2010 at each of Tractor Supply Company’s 1,200 stores — including the 71 stores in Michigan.



Artisan/Farmstead Cheesemaker Food Safety workshop to be held at MSU

The United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Michigan State University (MSU) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development are sponsoring the Artisan/Farmstead Cheesemaker Food Safety workshop June 17 at MSU. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy developed this workshop as part of a food safety initiative to continue providing consumers with safe and nutritional food and beverage products. With the implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011, the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) requirements for food safety plans will become a regulatory requirement. This workshop is a proactive measure for risk reduction to prepare producers for future regulations dealing with the HACCP.

MSU Extension specialist honored at eXtension conference

Michigan State University Extension senior leadership and professional development specialist Lela Vandenberg was honored with the eXtension Champion Award during the 2014 National eXtension Conference/National Extension Directors and Administrators Meeting March 26 in Sacramento, Calif.

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