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Michigan Clean Boats, Clean Waters grant applications now open

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Calling all lake associations, watershed groups, non-profits and local and tribal units of government — we have great news. We have grant funding available to support your aquatic invasive species outreach efforts.

PUBLIC FORUM: 4-H millage deserves to be renewed

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Dear Editor,

Our Montcalm County 4-H program provides an opportunity for young people to follow their passions, practice life skills, and build relationships.

Keene Township supervisor hosts solar energy town hall

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As a solar energy developer works on bringing a project into Ionia County’s Keene Township, about 100 people attended a town hall meeting on the topic last Thursday evening.

Keene Township Supervisor Robert Simpson hosted the gathering inside Saranac High School’s auditorium, alongside Charles Gould, a bioenergy educator for Michigan State University Extension, and Neil Bishop, a senior area manager for ITC Michigan.

Montcalm MSU Extension Office gets new field crops educator


Samantha Daniel is the new field crops educator for Montcalm County’s Michigan State University Extension Office in Stanton.

Statewide virtual showcase provides opportunity for Michigan youth to shine

Michigan State Fair and MSU Extension partner to provide online showcase and scholarships for youth

While returning to in-person events this summer, the Michigan State Fair and Michigan State University Extension are taking an online success from the COVID-19 pandemic and bringing it back in 2021. Once again, the two organizations are teaming up to offer the Michigan State Fair 4-H & Youth Virtual Showcase.