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Open spaces are not just green splotches on a land use map

Open Space Planning Using the Five Landscape Development Types

Michigan 4-H precollege programs prepare future STEM professionals

Although school is finally back in session, for many 4-H youth the learning never stopped this summer. As the demand for individuals in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines continues to grow, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension is helping to meet the need with a host of science-based summer camps.

MSU names Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics chairperson

Titus O. Awokuse has been named chairperson of the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics (AFRE) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University. His appointment was effective August 17. Awokuse most recently served as chairperson of the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware, where he was also a professor.


Family Farm and Home to host statewide in-store fundraiser for Michigan 4-H

 Family Farm and Home is partnering with Michigan 4-H and the Michigan 4-H Foundation to host a statewide in-store fundraiser to benefit 4-H programming in each of the communities where Family Farm and Home stores are located. “We appreciate Family Farm and Home’s support of 4-H programs and look forward to partnering with them on this effort,” said Julie Chapin, director of Michigan State University Extension’s children and youth programs. A program of MSU Extension, Michigan 4-H is the largest youth development program in the state, with more than 180,000 youth participating each year.

MSU Extension names Julie Pioch district coordinator in southwest Michigan

Julie Pioch has been named district coordinator for Michigan State University Extension District 13 – covering Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren counties. Pioch has served as the interim district coordinator since November 2014, and will officially begin in the permanent capacity of district coordinator September 1, 2015.

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