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July 29, 2014 | Andy Hayes | MSU Extension statewide Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference focuses on helping communities learn tools and resources to help entrepreneurs thrive in your town.
July 29, 2014 | Becky Henne | You can easily grow fresh Michigan turnips at home or find them at a farmers market or grocery store throughout the season.
Putting local food on institutional menus creates delicious opportunities to get the season’s flavor
July 29, 2014 | Julia Darnton | Beaumont Health System has embraced the opportunity to include Michigan fruit and vegetables on patients’ plates and cafeteria options!
July 29, 2014 | Brandon Schroeder | Scheduled for September 8 - 9 in South Haven, this conference will explore and celebrate our Great Lakes fisheries heritage as a means to promote coastal tourism development opportunities.
July 28, 2014 | Garrett Ziegler | The popular mobile market program is operating a second “van” that will serve several locations in the Muskegon area.
July 24, 2014 | Brad Neumann | It may seem counterintuitive, but cars are needed to make most walkable urban retail environments successful. The key is how communities manage those cars to enhance the pedestrian experience and support business activity.
July 23, 2014 | Mary Bohling | The city of Detroit and the Detroit River have experienced a great deal of environmental change in the last 313 years. Then, like now, it’s impassioned citizens and groups that work to help make the city and the river great.
July 23, 2014 | Terry McLean | A mid-summer dry period and moderate temperatures in the past week has assisted fruit set and sizing in vegetable crops in urban and semi-rural small scale diversified farm fields, hoop-houses and market gardens.
July 23, 2014 | Terry Gibb | In the August primary, Michigan voters will be asked to decide on Proposal 1 of 2014 that repeals the business personal property tax and directs part of the current state use tax monies to reimburse communities.
July 23, 2014 | Richard Wooten | University students can play important roles for urban non-profit organizations.
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Date: Jul 31, 2014
Location: Fetzer Center at WMU, 2350 Business Court, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Date: Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 4, 2014
Date: Aug 4, 2014
Location: 1575 US Highway 41 W, Ishpeming, MI 49849
- 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 Fresh
- Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium
- Michigan MarketMaker
- RELAX: Alternatives to Anger
- Understanding Community Food Systems in Michigan
- Wildfire & Firewise
- Worksite Wellness