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November 21, 2014 | Mike Schira | Using Firewise safe materials in home construction projects can help home owners avoid a loss in the event of a wildfire in their immediate area.
November 21, 2014 | Julia Darnton | The new Farm Bill incentive program is allowing consumers to support their local farmers.
November 20, 2014 | John Amrhein | County commissioners from 16 northern Michigan counties visited and learned about two cooperative projects to repair and improve local natural resource infrastructure problems.
November 19, 2014 | Andy Hayes | Legislation passed earlier this year qualifies more communities to take advantage of the Redevelopment Liquor License.
November 19, 2014 | Andy Hayes | What do kayaking, way-finding signs and sidewalks have in common? They were all recently funded placemaking projects.
November 19, 2014 | Kendra Wills | This Michigan-grown fruit hits its prime season with consumers in November.
November 19, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | State laws direct township government functions.
November 14, 2014 | John Amrhein | A compilation of ten areas of focus that successful boards must invest time in to develop.
November 13, 2014 | Dave Radloff | Discover strategies for engaging at-risk youth through collaborative community youth development and how Michigan 4-H staff can help make this happen.
November 11, 2014 | Barbara Smutek | People tend to give more during the holidays. This season consider the number of people you may know who suffer from hunger. What can you do to give this time of year and battle local hunger?
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Date: Nov 24, 2014
Location: Holiday Inn, 1005 Perry St. Big Rapids, MI 49307
Date: Nov 25, 2014
Location: Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center, 7107 Elm Valley Drive Room B1100, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070
Date: Dec 1, 2014 - Dec 16, 2014
- 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