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.

2016 MSU Extension and AgBioResearch State Council Members

 

MSU 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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Sasha Weaver

MSU Extension District 4: Alcona, Arenac, Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon

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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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Lynn Mason

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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Jim Will

MSU Extension District 10: Lapeer, Huron, Sanilac, St. Clair, Tuscola

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Joie West

MSU District 11: Macomb

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Darryle Buchanan

MSU District 11: Oakland

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Suzanne McFadden

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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MSU District 14: Vacant

 

AgBioResearch Council Members

Amy Coleman

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John Mossner

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Gary Voogt

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Member-at-large

Scott Ferry

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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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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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