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  • Jeff’s Summer Road Trip 2019: Placemaking in District 1

    Published on January 20, 2020
    On the sixteenth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, director Jeff Dwyer meets Bob LaFave, L’Anse village manager and partner in community place-making initiatives.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Great Starts and Big Hearts in District 12

    Published on January 13, 2020
    On the fifteenth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, director Jeff Dwyer meets Robin Schutz from Great Start Livingston to talk about community resources and support can give all children a great start.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Taking Great Care of Michigan Waters in District 12

    Published on January 6, 2020
    On the fourteenth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts, Jeff talks about water resource preservation and education with Jim Seitz from the Upper Grand River Watershed Alliance and the Grand River Environment Action Team.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: First-Generation Farming in District 4

    Published on December 30, 2019
    On the thirteenth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, Jeff talks with Jeremy Beebe, a first-generation farmer and the owner of Double B Dairy.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Four Generations of 4-H in District 3

    Published on December 23, 2019
    On the twelfth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, Jeff talks with Sandi Pyle, a 50-year volunteer in 4-H, to talk about 4-H’s priceless experiences.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Transforming Communities through Community College in District 6

    Published on December 9, 2019
    On the tenth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, Jeff visits with Christine Hammond, president of Mid Michigan Community College, to talk about empowering lifelong learners and building lasting partnerships.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Park Partnerships in District 7

    Published on December 2, 2019
    On the ninth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, Jeff speaks with our Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department partners about working together around education, restoration and recreation.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: The Next Generation of Health Care in District 5

    Published on November 18, 2019
    On the seventh stop of his road trip, Jeff meets Andrea Masvero, executive director of the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan, who partners to help the next generation of doctors achieve their dreams and make a difference in their communities.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Farming, Family, and Serving the Community in District 13

    Published on November 4, 2019
    On the fifth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts in a single summer, director Jeff Dwyer talks to Trever Meachum, a third-generation farmer who balances farming, family, and public service.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Seven Generations and Beyond in District 14

    Published on October 28, 2019
    On the fourth stop of his road trip, Jeff Dwyer meets Eric Hemenway, historian for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, who discusses trauma-informed history, the deep roots of the Anishnaabe and Odawa, and so much more.

  • Growing food systems and entrepreneurs in District 8

    Published on December 16, 2019
    On the 11th stop of his road trip, Jeff talks with Joan Nelson, director of the Allen Neighborhood Center and Diane Longanbach, MSU Product Center innovation counselor about growing community food systems and local entrepreneurs.

  • Summer Road Trip 2019: Come on UP to District 2

    Published on November 11, 2019
    On the sixth stop of his road trip to visit all Extension districts, Jeff meets farmer Diane Hanson and Craig Knudson from Michigan Farm Bureau who share about the uniqueness of UP, the people, the land, the fair, the research and the partnerships.

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