Shiawassee County restores MSU Extension funding

In last week’s Spotlight, I wrote about Michigan State University Extension Shiawassee County’s possible elimination through county budget cuts. I left you with the news that the Shiawassee County Finance and Budget Committee recommended restoring funding to last year’s amount of $35,036 and that the Shiawassee County Board would meet Nov. 10 – the day Spotlight was posted – to determine the fate of their county. I’m happy to report that the board voted unanimously to restore MSU Extension. The next step is to have the Memorandum of Agreement signed. Thank you to those who rallied around MSU Extension. It was wonderful to see the impact we’ve made in the county reflected in the heartfelt support of the people who have benefitted and grown through our organization. And it is always helpful for MSUE staff and faculty to share their appreciation to those who speak out in support of our programs. We have hundreds of people to thank in Shiawassee County.

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