Extension and AgBioResearch Council

 

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Photograph from the MSU Extension and AgBioResearch 2015 Fall Meeting in Paw Paw, Mich.

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch link the issues of concern in local communities with the research and teaching at the state’s land grant university.

A network for organized citizen input at the local and state levels enhances that linkage. County Extension councils identify and prioritize issues, seek collaborations and resources, and communicate to others the importance of Extension’s educational programming. Advisory councils help establish research priorities at the state’s 14 AgBioResearch centers located throughout the state.

The MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council serves as a liaison between county councils, field station advisory groups and state agencies and organizations. Members are able to communicate to others (policymakers, organizations and agencies, university administrators, etc.) the importance of the educational programming and the applied research from Michigan’s land grant university.

The MSU Extension and AgBioResearch Council was founded in 1998 to help Michigan State University Extension and the AgBioResearch link the issues of concern in local communities with the research and teaching at the state’s land grant university.

2017 MSU Extension and AgBioResearch State Council Members

Extension Council Members

Joe Bonovetz
MSU Extension District 1: Baraga, Dickinson, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw, Marquette, Menominee, Ontonagon
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Doug Bovin
MSU Extension District 2: Alger, Chippewa, Delta, Luce, Mackinac, Schoolcraft
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Bernie Ware
MSU Extension District 3: Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee
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MSU Extension District 4: Alcona, Arenac, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon

Bill Anderson
MSU Extension District 5: Lake, Mason, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana
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Katherine Methner
MSU Extension District 6: Clare, Gladwin, Isabella, Mecosta, Missaukee, Osceola
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Nora Balgoyen-Williams
MSU Extension District 7: Allegan, Kent, Ottawa
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Sandy Dargatz
MSU Extension District 8: Barry, Clinton, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Montcalm
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Omar Sims
MSU Extension District 9: Bay, Genesee, Midland, Shiawassee
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Carl Osentoski
MSU Extension District 10: Lapeer, Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, Tuscola
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Joie West
MSU District 11: Macomb
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A.C. Alrey
MSU District 11: Oakland
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Julie Walker
MSU District 11: Wayne
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Londa Pickles
MSU District 12: Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston
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Dionisio Sanchez
MSU District 13: Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Van Buren
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Brad Jensen
MSU District 14: Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, Ostego, Presque Isle
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AgBioResearch Council Members

Mary Kelpinski
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John Mossner
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Jim Nugent
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Member-at-large

Gary Voogt
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Mark Torregrossa
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Diane Smith
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Thomas Voigts
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Steve Yanni
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Council for Agriculture, Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET)

Doug Lewis
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Glenn Preston
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Char Wenham
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Resources

Meeting Resources

Important Links

Contact

If you have any questions about Extension and AgBioResearch Council, please contact Katie Nicpon, program assistant, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 517-353-9464.

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