Learn more about MSU Extension's millage on the ballot

How is MSU Extension funded in Saginaw County?

MSU Extension is funded by a unique partnership with federal, state, and local governments in order to successfully meet the needs of Michigan communities. Saginaw County government has asked their constituents to fund the county portion of the partnership through a millage on the August 2, 2022 ballot.

How much will the millage cost me?

The millage will cost the homeowner $0.10 for every $1,000 of taxable home value. For example, if you own a $100,000 home, you’ll invest $5 per year in taxes to support the educational programming MSU Extension provides for you, your family and your community.

What does a “yes” vote mean and what does a “no” vote mean?

A “yes” vote means that Saginaw County residents will fund MSU Extension programs in your communities.

A “no” vote means that there will be no county funding to match and secure the university’s investment in the century-long partnership that has brought 4-H and the family well-being, gardening, agriculture and environmental educational programs that have benefitted Saginaw County.

What does the ballot language say?


“Shall the County of Saginaw, Michigan (County) impose an increase in its levy of general ad valorem taxes which may be imposed for all purposes upon real and personal property in the County, as provided in Article 9 Section 6 of the Michigan Constitution of 1963, as amended, which will result in an increase of up to 0.1 mill ($0.10 per $1000) of the taxable valuation of such property as finally equalized for a period of ten (10) years, 2022 through 2031, both inclusive, which increased levy is estimated to raise up to $546,000 in the first year, for the purpose of providing funding for 4-H youth development, Master Gardener, urban agriculture, agriculture/agribusiness, health and nutrition, natural resources, veteran services, and other community education programs through a contract with Michigan State University Extension?”

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