Making a difference in Genesee County

The 4-year 0.04-mill renewal request that will appear on the August 7, 2018, ballot will provide continued funding for MSU Extension educational programs in Genesee County.

The 4-year 0.04-mill renewal request that will appear on the August 7, 2018, ballot will provide continued funding for MSU Extension educational programs in Genesee County, such as:

  • 4-H Youth Development
  • Agriculture and Agribusiness
  • Child and Family Development
  • Community and Urban Agriculture
  •  Health and Nutrition
  • Master Gardener Volunteer Program
  • Natural Resources

The property tax will cost the average Genesee County homeowner less than $2 per year.

Making a difference in Genesee County

Highlights of the many ways that Genesee County residents have benefited from MSU Extension programs in the past year follow.

4-H Youth Development
More than 4,000 Genesee County youth have developed critical life skills in 4-H clubs and groups and in early childhood, after school and school enrichment programs.

Agriculture and Agribusiness
Genesee County farmers draw on the research-based information provided by MSU Extension to help grow Michigan’s economy, produce local food, and protect the environment.

Community and Urban Agriculture
Over 6,000 urban residents received support from MSU Extension to improve their communities and local food system, including direct

Gardening
Over 70,000 people have learned about gardening (including beautification) through face-to-face programming, online visits and calls to the MSU Extension lawn and garden hotline.

Health and Nutrition
More than 3,000 residents have made strides toward healthier living through participating in MSU Extension programs on disease prevention and management skills, food safety, food preservation, nutrition and physical activity.

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