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The third annual FFA Toy Tractor Collection raised $2,750 during an auction at the Michigan Livestock Expo Sale of Champions July 21 at the Michigan State University Livestock Pavilion. The funds will benefit Michigan FFA.“There was a great crowd at the Sale-abration, and we’re delighted that GreenStone Farm Credit Services was again the top bidder for the 2015 FFA Toy Tractor Collection, which complements their first set of five tractors purchased at the 2014 Sale-abration,” said Liza Moore, president of the Michigan FFA Foundation Board of Directors.
Michigan State University research associate Nina Lany was named a 2015 Arnold O. Beckman postdoctoral fellow by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. She is the sole recipient at MSU. Lany’s work in the MSU departments of Fisheries and Wildlife and Forestry centers on climate change. The grant will fund her research, titled “Improving Predictions of Climate Change Effects on Ecological Communities with Ecological Complexity.”
With a goal of improving childhood literacy in the Great Lakes state, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension has partnered with the Molina Foundation to give away 30,000 children’s books. The books, valued at more than $220,000, will be distributed to Michigan youth through MSU Extension or MSU Extension partner programs this summer as a way to combat “the summer slide.”
Michigan State University Extension has received a grant of $53,100 from the Allen Foundation for its “Cooking Matters” program for low-income participants. Between now and the end of June 2016, the dollars will be used to buy groceries for 750 statewide program participants and to provide them with nutrition education incentives that they can use at home and with their families, such as grocery shopping bags, measuring cups and strainers.
Michigan State University (MSU) graduate student Arthur Muneza, studying wildlife ecology in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, is one of two recipients of the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) African Graduate Student Research Fund.