- Agricultural Leaders of Michigan: Promoting Michigan agriculture's power and potential
"The things that we focus on tend to be pretty big picture," she says. "Trade is a big issue for them." Statewide infrastructure is a main focus of ALM, Byrum says, including broad topics such as roads, bridges, railroads, ports and waterways.
- MSU and Detroit plant seed for urban food system innovation
Detroit, a postindustrial city, has its weaknesses including abandoned properties and liability issues, but Foster is hopeful. "Detroit is a very unique city," he says. "We could actually be a global thought leader for cities around the world."
- Detroit, MSU partnering on global food system innovation
"I'm pleased that MSU has chosen Detroit as a partner from an innovation standpoint," says Bing. "MSU is trying to help us utilize the resources we have to feed Detroiters and Michiganders, and to export food around the globe."
- USDA Conservation Financial Assistance Available for SE Michigan Farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is making conservation financial assistance available to farmers in southeast Michigan as part of an effort to improve water quality in Lake Erie. Farmers have until April 27, 2012 to apply for the assistance at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office.
- Wine that not only pleases the palate, but boosts Michiganís economy
Viticulturist Robin Usborne offers techniques for growing robust wine-ready grapes and picking out the right Michigan wine to pair with holiday meals.
Tiffany Rogers: MSU sophomore is National FFA VP
- Tiffany Rogers talks with Kirk Heinze on WJR
It is only the fourth time a member from Michigan has held a national office, and Tiffany Rogers is among six individuals selected from a field of 36 to hold a national office.
Rogers attends Michigan State University in East Lansing with a major in agricultural business.
“It is my goal to serve as an advocate for agriculture, agricultural education and the National FFA Organization in order to bring all three the attention and respect they deserve,” Rogers says in discussing her future opportunities as a national officer. “I have dedicated my past, present and future to giving my whole heart to FFA and agricultural education by giving everything I have to offer.”
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
“It’s my goal to eventually attend law school and specialize in agriculture and environmental law,” Rogers says. “I really enjoy helping other people solve their problems and issues.”
Click on the arrow above to hear Rogers’ December 10 Greening of the Great Lakes conversation with Kirk Heinze. Greening of the Great Lakes airs Friday evenings at 7 on News/Talk 760 WJR.
Please “like” Greening of the Great Lakes on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.