Message from the district director 2018

Mark Rankin, district director of MSU Extension District 9 which includes Saginaw County, reflects on another year of serving Saginaw County residents.

I’m delighted to share the results of another successful year of partnership between Saginaw County and Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. Because of your continued support, we’ve been able to make a difference in the lives of youth, families, businesses and communities. 

MSU Extension offers a broad range of research-based educational services to county residents. Over this past year, we’ve empowered families and individuals to live healthier lives, supported new and local businesses, created opportunities for youth leadership development and career exploration, helped farmers with business management and mental health, and much more. Our staff live and work alongside county residents, are rooted in community relationships and are responsive to community needs. 

This year, we’ve also welcomed Saginaw County residents into our online community: we’ve offered online educational courses, answered questions on topics ranging from gardening to food safety, raised program awareness through social media and provided a library of research-based resources they’ve browsed on our website. 

Our partnership with you makes this all possible. On behalf of the MSU Extension team serving Saginaw County, thank you for another great year. We look forward to your continued support and hope you’ll be able to join us during one of our upcoming programs.

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