The 5-year 0.2-mill request that will appear on the August 7, 2018, ballot will provide continued funding for MSU Extension educational programs in Montcalm County, such as:
- 4-H Youth Development
- Agriculture and Agribusiness
- Child and Family Development
- Health and Nutrition
- Natural Resources
The property tax will cost the average Montcalm County homeowner less than $10 a year.
Making a Difference in Montcalm County
Highlights of the many ways that Montcalm County residents have benefited from MSU Extension programs in the past year follow.
4-H Youth Development
More than 1,250 Montcalm County youth have developed critical life skills in 4-H clubs and groups and in early childhood, after-school and school enrichment programs.
Family Financial Health
Montcalm families developed financial management and homeownership skills, and social workers and caseworkers received training in assisting clients through MSU Extension programs.
Health and Nutrition
More than 3,500 youth and adults 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.
Agriculture and Agribusiness
Montcalm County farmers draw on the research-based information and integrated pest management programs provided by MSU Extension to help grow Michigan’s economy, produce local food and protect the environment. Montcalm County is home to one of 78 enviroweather stations and the MSU Montcalm Research Center.
Over 70,000 people have learned about gardening through face-to-face programming, online visits and calls to the MSU Extension lawn and garden hotline.