MSU Extension’s tourism team works statewide addressing community needs and interests in leveraging assets and resources for tourism development. A variety of programs exist to assist a community or region in becoming a destination or launch initiatives to strengthen existing tourism offerings. Programs are specifically designed to involve local leaders and stakeholders in a collaborative process for developing regional synergies and inclusiveness, exploring niche markets and/or capitalizing on the results of community assessments by first-time visitors. Ultimately, programs can form the basis for future development, spawn local leadership, and strengthen community vitality.
- Increase awareness of assets and opportunities.
- Increase knowledge of best practices, trends and changes.
- Develop new leadership roles, opportunities and action items.
- Foster new collaborations and plans among stakeholders to advance community driven tourism.
Published on December 14, 2018
4-H youth built valuable skills and contributed to the betterment of two communities in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by serving as community assessors.
Published on December 11, 2018
MarketMaker has a new look and has been updated with new search features to link food markets across the U.S.
Published on November 14, 2018
Since 2009, Michigan State University Extension has been working with farm families who host on-farm tours designed to showcase modern agriculture.
Published on November 13, 2018
Michigan State University Extension Breakfast on the Farm organizers are looking for farm hosts.
Published on October 12, 2018
At Owl Prowl on Oct. 24 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., visitors will get a special appearance from one of the sanctuary’s ambassador owls, followed by a nighttime walk along the sanctuary’s trails to call for owls and listen for their responses.