On Dec. 1, Michigan State University Extension Cheboygan County hit a historical milestone. On that date 100 years ago, Carl Knopf began work as an agricultural agent, the first MSU Extension employee to work in Cheboygan County. As you know, our MSU Extension staff continue to provide services in Cheboygan County as well as in the rest of the state, equipping Michigan residents with the information that they need to do their jobs better, raise healthy and safe families, build their communities and empower our children.
This is something worth celebrating! On December 2, Lisa Anderson, MSU Extension District 14 coordinator; Dave Ivan, Greening Michigan Institute director; Kylie Rymanowicz, MSU Extension early childhood educator; Leigh Ann Theunick, 4-H program coordinator; Patti Spinella, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program‒Education (SNAP-Ed) program instructor; and Mary McTevia, MSU Extension Cheboygan County office manager; gathered with county commissioners and community members in the Commissioner’s Room at the Cheboygan County Building in Cheboygan to commemorate the occasion.
Displays and handouts highlighted each MSU Extension programming area. Slides of photographs dated from the 1940s and beyond depicted the history of MSU Extension programming and outreach. And of course, it would not be a proper celebration without cake and coffee.
Congratulations, MSU Extension Cheboygan County!