Michigan State University Extension - Ionia County
50 East Sprague Road
Ionia, Michigan 48846
Greening Michigan Institute
Senior Extension Educator Brenda Long served as the Family and Consumer Sciences Educator in Ionia County from 2002 until the MSU Extension restructuring in 2010, when Long’s responsibilities expanded to six mid-Michigan counties, including Montcalm, Gratiot, Clinton, Eaton, Ingham. Long has been responsible for planning, promoting, conducting and evaluating education programs focused on financial capacity, home buyer, foreclosure prevention and health insurance education. As current co-chair of the Financial and Homeownership workteam, Long has been instrumental in developing and/or training for regional and statewide programs that enhance county programs. She has also been the Principal Investigator for several federal grants and supervises one Program Instructor.
February 1, 2017 | Are you planning a housing move, car purchase, landmark family celebration, dream vacation or education toward a better job? Commit to saving small amounts now to make it easier to fit into your spending plan.
January 26, 2017 | Be aware of 2016 IRS tax filing requirements to report your health insurance coverage.
September 29, 2016 | More than 90 percent of Americans are very positive about having good neighbors. Being a good neighbor can help you make a difference and feel a sense of power in your life.
September 15, 2016 | Consider your risk tolerance, asset allocation, and investment diversification.
September 15, 2016 | Have a system to make bill payments on time.
August 24, 2016 | Planning ahead can make saving for summer vacations a little less stressful.
August 24, 2016 | Most distressed homeowners counseled by Michigan State University Extension, 78 percent, were able to keep their homes.
August 8, 2016 | Now is the time to schedule students for their free annual wellness visit.
July 28, 2016 | Medical care can be expensive. Insurance helps with prevention and acute care.
July 18, 2016 | Six ways to rebuild your financial situation and lay the groundwork for a successful future.