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MSU Extension initiated the program in Michigan in 1978 and, according to the Master Gardener website, there are now over 23,000 certified volunteers in 72 counties.
- Michigan Milk Producers conserve water with new innovations, practices
At the MMPA Ovid Plant, raw milk is condensed through an evaporation process that yields an average of 130 million net gallons of water annually, which adds up to more than 400 million gallons in the last three years.
- Agricultural Leaders of Michigan launch new Ag Report
"We're excited to launch our brand new Ag Report to discuss issues that have a dramatic impact on agriculture and to discuss ideas for continuing to grow this vital sector of Michigan's economy."
- 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."
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.
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