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January 29, 2015 | Tracie Abram | Racial identity development is a key factor to relationship building and equality.
January 29, 2015 | Julie Crick | The winter months are a good time to host local fire departments on your farm to plan ahead.
January 29, 2015 | Terry McLean | The Mr. Rogers Garden Program, a Flint-area youth development program, has been recognized by Michigan Food and Farming Systems for its great work in the Flint community.
January 29, 2015 | Dean Solomon | Zoning ordinances can be confusing, but don’t have to be. Planning officials identified the six top techniques for streamlining zoning ordinances during a 2014 workshop.
January 28, 2015 | Randy Bell | One third of all food produced worldwide goes to waste resulting in continued world hunger and adverse effects to the environment.
January 26, 2015 | Mark Hitchcock | Governor Rick Snyder proclaims food and agriculture industry in Michigan exceeds $100 billion.
January 26, 2015 | Elaine Bush | Young children and individuals with heart or lung conditions are especially vulnerable. Learn how to protect yourself and family members from wildfire smoke.
January 26, 2015 | Kaitlin Koch | Despite the layer of snow across the state, winter produce markets are still open for business.
January 26, 2015 | Kendra Wills | Learn more about the key projects growing the local food system in Michigan.
January 26, 2015 | Kurt H. Schindler | Zoning ordinances are often not very flexible, requiring neighborhoods or commercial areas to appear the same. Planned unit development is one tool which can provide more flexibility and innovation for development.
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Date: Feb 2, 2015 - Feb 16, 2015
Location: North Kent Community Services, 10075 Northland Dr., Rockford, MI 49341
Date: Feb 2, 2015 - Feb 6, 2015
Date: Feb 4, 2015 - Mar 18, 2015
- 4-H Citizenship & Service
- 4-H Junior Citizen Planner
- 4-H Military Family Programs
- Affordable Care Act Roadmap
- Conflict Smoothies
- Facilitative Leadership
- Heritage Tourism
- Land Use Education Services
- Michigan Citizen Planner
- Michigan FoodCorps
- Michigan Fresh
- Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium
- Michigan MarketMaker
- RELAX: Alternatives to Anger
- Understanding Community Food Systems in Michigan
- Wildfire & Firewise
- Worksite Wellness