Following Gov. Rick Snyder’s speech at Ag Expo July 16, the first session in the statewide series “What’s Now? What’s Next?” took place. In this town-hall-style event, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) dean Fred Poston, AgBioResearch director Doug Buhler, associate dean and director of academic and student affairs for the CANR Kelly Millenbah and I will connect with folks across Michigan to hear from them about how the CANR, AgBioResearch and Michigan State University Extension can move Michigan forward through research, education and outreach.
Visit the What’s Now? What’s Next? Web page for a list of dates and locations. Click on an event to register. Registration is requested but not required. I’ve had a number of MSU Extension colleagues ask if it is appropriate for them to attend these sessions. It’s certainly not required for MSUE staff to attend, but the meetings are open to all and I would encourage those who are interested to participate. Dean Poston will be a speaker at Fall Extension Conference, but you are likely to hear more about what is happening in the academic programs and research of the CANR at the What’s Now? What’s Next? sessions.