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01/12/2023
The January 4-H newsletter has been posted to our website!
01/11/2023
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The January 4-H newsletter has been posted to our website!

We’re so happy you’re here!  There are some amazing things happening through 4-H Youth Development activities in Hillsdale County.  We want to connect with you and your family.  The Hillsdale County 4-H Family News is one of our main communication tools to increase understanding and provide a...

MSU Extension Employees: In an effort to reach the best qualified individuals and build broad and diverse candidate pool...
01/09/2023

MSU Extension Employees: In an effort to reach the best qualified individuals and build broad and diverse candidate pools, please share the posting information below with colleagues, community partners, constituents, cultural organizations, etc. with whom you work and feel may assist in this endeavor. If you or these agencies have questions, please feel free to contact MSUE HR ([email protected]).

MSU Extension
AABI Extension Educator—Conservation Agronomist, #823791, Jackson County, District 12


MSU EXTENSION AGRICULTURE AND AGRIBUSINESS INSTITUTE

Position Title
Extension Educator

Salary
Commensurate with education and experience

Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package:
https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

Location
Jackson County, MI
To Apply
Current MSU Employees:
Access the EBS portal. Under the My Career and Training section, select the Careers @ MSU tile to view Internal Job Postings.

External Applicants:
Visit http://careers.msu.edu

Posting Number:
823791

Application Deadline:
11/28/2022 1/17/2023

Contact for Questions
[email protected]

Conservation Agronomist Educator

Position Overview
As part of MSU Extension (MSUE) and the Agriculture and Agribusiness Institute (AABI), this position provides leadership and expertise in the adoption of cropping systems practices that enhance farm resilience and reduce environmental impacts by improving soil health and enhancing ecosystem services in a manner that is cost effective. This position will collaborate across work teams, Institutes, and industry groups, working with faculty, specialists, and educators for overall advancement of clientele needs.

In this position, you will identify, design, implement and evaluate programs that meet outreach needs related to the adoption of agriculture cropping systems, including diversified crop rotations, cover crops, changes in tillage practices, technological innovation, advanced fertility management, and the inclusion of agricultural conservation practices into farming systems. Through your leadership, you will act as a subject matter expert and work collaboratively with your work team, MSU service units, allied industry, and farmers. This will include educational events, work on agricultural decision support tools, coordination of educational publications, bulletins, and videos in collaboration with field staff and industry partners. You will be expected to use a broad array of communication strategies such as in-person and virtual meetings, on-farm field days, social media, digital release of educational materials and on-farm consultations.

Through collaboration in research, engagement with the community, and dissemination of research through various methods, including in-person and multimedia programming and written communications, you will implement programs that lead to public knowledge and behaviors that lead to improved sustainability of field crop systems. You will also develop, produce, and deliver outreach materials with content that is accessible and inclusive and is consistent with AABI messaging.

Your work will include close collaboration with colleagues at MSU, as well as the diverse network of partner groups that include Midwest Cover Crops Council (MCCC), state governmental agencies and agriculture and conservation societies and associations.

Although negotiable, there will be space available for this position to work from the Jackson County MSU Extension office.

Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
Bachelor's degree in crop science, horticulture, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, animal science, or related field, with an expectation to complete a Master’s degree within a specified time; or Master’s degree in crop science, horticulture, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, or related field.

Application Process
View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 823791 using the Job Search field.

Application Deadline: January 17, 2023.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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01/06/2023

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Learning about our nation’s history empowers today’s youth to forge a brighter future. What better place to do that than...
01/05/2023

Learning about our nation’s history empowers today’s youth to forge a brighter future. What better place to do that than Washington, DC! Teens, ages 14-19, are invited to join the Michigan 4-H delegation from June 24th to 30th, 2023 for the week-long trip. Experience Washington, DC like never before or ever again. With a tour guide providing background information for many monuments and programs that teach life skills such as civil discourse and critical thinking, youth will be able to use their voice and expand their horizons. Cost is $2000 and 7 meals enroute. To sign up, contact your county MSU Extension 4-H Program Coordinator (http://msue.anr.msu.edu/county) or Liana Pepin at [email protected].

In Michigan, autumn is a time when the commercial agricultural community starts to think about pesticide applicator cert...
01/03/2023
Michigan pesticide applicator review sessions, recertifications credits and testing options for fall 2022 and winter 2023

In Michigan, autumn is a time when the commercial agricultural community starts to think about pesticide applicator certifications. For some, it may be because the new production season is approaching, and they would like to make sure everything is in place before it begins. For others, it's because applicator certification credentials expire on Dec. 31 every third year. For information on testing options, go to this article.

Frequently asked questions about when and where pesticide applicators can earn education credits or take the certification exam.

01/03/2023
01/03/2023

The MSU Extension Food Safety Team will be back in 2023 starting January 17th with free online workshops!
To Register visit canr.msu.edu/safe_food_water/events

SAVE THE DATE! You’re ALL invited to attend the seventeenth annual celebration of MSU Extension and Michigan 4-H Youth D...
01/03/2023

SAVE THE DATE! You’re ALL invited to attend the seventeenth annual celebration of MSU Extension and Michigan 4-H Youth Development at the Spartan Women’s basketball game, Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Ticket Price: FREE for the Michigan 4-H community including MSU Extension and 4-H youth, volunteers, partners, stakeholders, staff, alumni and their families! Please share this opportunity with your networks (listservs, social media accounts, newsletters and more. We have included a social media graphic and flyer for your convenience).

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2023

Time: Game time is 3:00pm. As in year’s past, there will be games and activities on the concourse of the Breslin in advance of the game beginning at 1:30 p.m. The Ishbia Gate (formerly SW Harrison Gate), will open for those who wish to take part in those activities.

Tickets: Ticket reservations will begin in the mid-December. Look for additional information in December on the event website.

Transportation Information: Promotions will state that there “may” be transportation coordinated through the county office, so please prepare your staff with a response as appropriate. (Some counties arrange a school bus or car-pooling options.)

Parking Information: School buses are FREE; all other buses are $20 each (bus pricing subject to change). Parking is available in Ramp 7, across the street from the Breslin Center on Harrison, the Kellogg Center parking ramp, as well as the Spartan Stadium lots. Personal vehicle parking is $5.

Persons with Disabilities Parking: Parking is located in lot 63 E (Breslin Center Lot). You must have a current and valid license plate or placard in order to park in this area. Parking is $5. No shuttle service is offered.

Attire: Participants are asked to wear green and white 4-H and/or Extension apparel if possible. We really want to make our presence in the Breslin Center known!

Overnight stays: For those who want to make a weekend of it, the following hotels are located conveniently on or near campus. The websites are listed below for your convenience, but you must call the hotel directly.

 Kellogg Center: The Kellogg Center is located on the campus of MSU and is within walking distance from the Breslin Center. Overnight parking is free. For reservations, call 800-875-5090 or 517-432-4000. You may also visit their web site at www.kelloggcenter.com

 University Quality Inn: The Quality Inn is located one mile from MSU and offers a complimentary hot breakfast. For reservations, call 517-351-1440 or visit their web site at http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-lansing-michigan-MI030

Breslin Center rules, regulations and concession costs:
No noise makers or items that obstruct the view of others (i.e. foam hands, foam fingers, foam noodles, pennants, flags, banners or beach balls). Signs are restricted to no larger than a ½ sheet of poster board. There is a no-bag policy. This means all bags such a purses, large bags, diaper bags, camera and binocular cases and other similar bags are prohibited at all events. For additional details, please go to the Breslin Center website to review the no-bag policy. https://msuspartans.com/documents/2018/11/9//W18_GAME_DAY_ANSWERS.pdf?id=9691


The Breslin Center does not allow food or beverages to be brought into the facility. The list below shows the cost of some of the food items available, to give you an idea on how to plan. Prices are subject to change.
 Popcorn $4; $6 Tub
 Soda $5.00 (32 oz./souvenir cup); $8.00 (souvenir mug)
 Pizza $8 (personal pizza)
 Pretzel $5.00
 Hot dog $4.50
 Carmel Corn $4
 Ice Cream $5
 Bottled beverages $5 (20 oz.)

We hope to see you at the Breslin Center on Sunday, February 12, 2023!

2. MSU Extension's Adulting 101 program will be starting up again in January. Our FREE monthly series will begin on Janu...
01/03/2023

2. MSU Extension's Adulting 101 program will be starting up again in January. Our FREE monthly series will begin on January 31 at 5:00 pm ET with International Conversation. Join us for an engaging cultural conversation live and learn about another country. Gain new knowledge and ask questions that interest you with an international guest. Sign up here for this class and many more here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/adulting101w23

01/03/2023
12/29/2022
12/29/2022
• Here’s a holiday treat! Recordings of all 6 2022 Master Citizen Planner Recordings are available now for only $60. Tha...
12/28/2022

• Here’s a holiday treat! Recordings of all 6 2022 Master Citizen Planner Recordings are available now for only $60. That’s 6 hours of content and a $120 value for 50% off! Purchase your bundle today and learn about topics like open space preservation, GIS visualizations tools, planning and zoning for solar energy systems and more! https://events.anr.msu.edu/2022MCPWebinarRecordings/
• Did you miss any of the great Master Citizen Planner Webinars this year? No need to fear you can purchase the recordings of all 6 webinars all December long here: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2022MCPWebinarRecordings/
• Do you have a land use nerd on your gift list? Maybe they would like 6 hours of great MSU Extension land use programming! Buy the 2022 Master Citizen Planner Webinar Recordings today https://events.anr.msu.edu/2022MCPWebinarRecordings/
• For a limited time the 2022 Master Citizen Planner Webinar Series Recording Bundle is now available for purchase at a special end-of-the-year discount price! Get 6 great webinars for $60 https://events.anr.msu.edu/2022MCPWebinarRecordings/

12/23/2022
Are you interested in a career working with animals? Join us for 4-H Animal Science Career Quest to learn more about car...
12/13/2022

Are you interested in a career working with animals? Join us for 4-H Animal Science Career Quest to learn more about career paths in animal science and veterinary medicine, as well as the MSU programs that can get you there! This program is a joint effort between Michigan 4-H, the MSU Department of Animal Science, and the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, and its focus is introducing youth to the wide variety of career options available to them within these fields. This event will be on February 18th and 19th on MSU’s main campus in East Lansing. It is open to youth ages 12-19 and 4-H volunteers, and participants can choose to attend one or both days. Space is limited, so don’t delay! Register now: https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/animal-science-career-quest

Michigan 4-H Horse Judges and Show Volunteers Conference is an annual event hosted by the Department of Animal Science a...
12/07/2022

Michigan 4-H Horse Judges and Show Volunteers Conference is an annual event hosted by the Department of Animal Science and the MI 4-H Horse Judges Advisory Committee and open to all Judges, Horse Show Mangers, and adult Volunteers. The registration fee is $80 and includes lunch on Saturday as well as program materials. Please visit this link for the conference agenda: MI 4-H Horse Judges and Show Volunteer Conference Agenda

Register by January 6, 2023, to avoid the late registration fee (additional $15). Click on the button below for online payment and registration. Here is the link to the event on the MSU Extension Events Calendar: Michigan 4-H Horse Judges and Show Volunteers Conference - Horses (msu.edu)

Event info can also be found on our 4-H Horses & Ponies page: Registration Information - 4-H Horses & Ponies (msu.edu)

The Five Chieftains have raised the Clover Banner and call on you to lend your…Candy Canes?  In the spirit of the holida...
11/30/2022

The Five Chieftains have raised the Clover Banner and call on you to lend your…Candy Canes? In the spirit of the holiday season, 4-H League of Clovers is going to be hosting a special week long yule-tide D&D workshop in Lake County. Participants will get to learn how to make special holiday themed D&D characters as well as get a load of resources for writing their own yule-tide D&D adventures. This workshop is open to all youth ages 9 to 19 and will take place December 19 thru 23, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Sessions will be hosted at the Lake County MSU Extension office but participants from across the country will be able to take part virtually via zoom.
Please register at the link below:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/CandyCaneCrusades/

MSU Extension Employees: In an effort to reach the best qualified individuals and build broad and diverse candidate pool...
11/29/2022
Benefits

MSU Extension Employees: In an effort to reach the best qualified individuals and build broad and diverse candidate pools, please share the posting information below with colleagues, community partners, constituents, cultural organizations, etc. with whom you work and feel may assist in this endeavor. If you or these agencies have questions, please feel free to contact MSUE HR ([email protected]).

MSU Extension
4-H Program Coordinator, #829627 Shiawassee County, District 9



MSU EXTENSION CHILDREN AND YOUTH INSTITUTE

Position Information

Position Title
4-H Program Coordinator

Salary
$40,400

Benefits
Comprehensive benefits package:
https://www.hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html

Location
Shiawassee
To Apply
Current MSU Employees:
Access the EBS portal. Under the My Career and Training section, select the Careers @ MSU tile to view Internal Job Postings.

External Applicants:
Visit http://careers.msu.edu

Posting Number:
829627

Application Deadline:
12/06/2022

Contact for Questions
[email protected]

Shiawassee County 4-H Program Coordinator

Position Overview

As part of MSUE, the CYI, and with support from the 4-H Staff Development & Supervising Educator, District Director and Institute Director, this position provides leadership for management of local 4-H programs, volunteers, and youth participants. This position will work in concert with the CYI to ensure alignment of programs with overall goals of the Institute and organization.

As a member of the CYI, you will recruit and train volunteers who engage with you in the local 4-H Youth Development Program, and ensure that that MSU Extension Volunteer Selection Process is followed. You will for program promotion and evaluation, for the visibility of 4-H and MSUE programs. You will build new partnerships to deliver programs within schools and community groups. A particular focus is on reaching youth in the Shiawassee County. You will ensure that youth audiences are reached through developed programs, providing leadership to these groups through 4-H clubs, youth mentoring, etc. You will provide information about learning opportunities through the use of technology, mass media, etc. In working closely with the District Director and Supervising Educator, you’ll conduct formal and/or informal needs assessments that will drive strategies for program topics and delivery methods. You will plan and implement youth development programs that are relevant to the needs of residents in the metropolitan areas of greater Shiawassee County. Through your work, you will promote, and represent MSUE events, etc. in a manner that reflects collegial connection with the community, the research and knowledge of University and MSUE.

There will be space available to work from the Shiawassee County MSU Extension office.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)
• Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in program development and management in 4-H or other youth development program.
• Volunteer management and experience supervising volunteers or of others. Combination of education and specific, relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

Application Process
View full description and apply through the MSU careers page. Search for posting 829627 using the Job Search field.

Application deadline is December 6, 2022.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension employment opportunities are open to eligible/qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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20 Care Drive, Ste B
Hillsdale, MI
49242

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 12pm
1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 12pm
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Thursday 8:30am - 12pm
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Slayton Arboretum Benefit Plant Sale, Saturday May 18, 9AM - 2PM, Greenhouse at Hayden Park, 1620 Barber Dr., Hillsdale 49242https://www.facebook.com/slaytonarboretum/
Michigan Pork Producers Association would like to invite you to the annual Michigan Pork Symposium Wednesday, February 20 at the Lansing Center. We will be focusing on swine health. Check out the registration information! Don't forget to RSVP at
If any 4H kid is looking to get their own buck for their Nubian herd, here is a great opportunity. Born 8/2/18, both of these boys have great conformation and can be registered as purebred Nubians. From CAE/CL free farm. PM me.
You have a fine young man in Landon Nichols, Hillsdale County!

While I was scoring archers at the MI 4-H State Shoot earlier this month in Port Huron, he observed me struggling to pull arrows shot from a high poundage compound bow. It was a hot day, and my borrowed hand towel helped only slightly to take them out of the very dense target backing. He approached me on his own initiative and asked if I'd like to borrow his arrow puller. Indeed I would! I was able to finish pulling the 50-something odd arrows out much more easily. I appreciated his thoughtfulness so very much, and want to commend him for his sportsmanship.

Shortly after his generous act, he shot this arrow:

Hello! Is there schedule for fair this week, or hours of shows for each animal, we need for my kids football, thank you
Serious about drones? Attend the Tri-State UAV Field Day Aug. 27

Join us in Ohio for a UAV workshop to learn more about data collection and geographic data analysis using drones for people working in agriculture.

For more information go to http://www.canr.msu.edu/news/serious-about-drones-attend-the-tri-state-uav-field-day-aug-27
Come and practice showing your dairy starter calf at the premier preview at the Branch County Fairgrounds
, send your registration in this week!
ISO - a couple of inexpensive sheep blankets. Small or medium size.
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