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Register for the ANR Week Luncheon – time is running out

On March 8, as part of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) invites you to attend the ANR Week Luncheon. The event will take place in Kellogg Center Big Ten A/B from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for the luncheon, simply click on this link to the ANR Week Luncheon registration page.

The ANR Week Luncheon recognizes supporters of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and those who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan agriculture and natural resources. During the luncheon, worthy recipients will be honored with the following awards: Distinguished Service, Outstanding Agriculture Educator, Distinguished Partner in Study Abroad, Distinguished Faculty, Alumni Service, Outstanding Young Alumnus and Outstanding Alumnus.

Before the luncheon, you can join us for a poster reception that showcases the breadth and depth of CANR research and outreach programs.

The last day to register for the luncheon is March 5. Here’s the link: https://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?eventID=6116C04C6E73C5DF.

The ANR Week Luncheon is just one important part of ANR Week, scheduled for March 4-11. The program does an outstanding job of offering a wide variety of conferences and workshops in many areas, including agriculture, horticulture and natural resources. Check out the schedule and consider joining us for even more than just the luncheon. See you there.

 

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Mark your calendars for ANR Week

Remember to mark your calendars for Agriculture and Natural Resources Week (ANR) Week, scheduled for March 5 to 12, 2016. This will be my first time attending this event and I’ve heard what a great job the program planners do of offering a variety of conferences and workshops in many areas, including agriculture, horticulture and natural resources.

On March 8, 2016, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) invites you to attend the ANR Week Luncheon.

Posters

We are inviting researchers, graduate students, specialists and Extension educators to submit posters to be presented at the ANR Week luncheon reception on Tuesday, March 8. The reception begins at 10:30 a.m. and will provide an opportunity to showcase your work to CANR stakeholders and honorees. In addition to the posters, the reception will feature University Development’s core messages of service and scholarship.

Please submit a brief summary of the topic of your poster display, whether you need electricity, or any other special requirements your display has for review by Feb. 29 to Megghan Honke Seidel. Authors of selected posters or displays will be notified no later than March 3, to give you time to prepare your display.

Awards

The ANR Week Luncheon recognizes supporters of the MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and those who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan agriculture and natural resources. During the luncheon, the following awards will be given: Distinguished Service, Outstanding Agriculture Educator, Distinguished Partner in Study Abroad, Distinguished Faculty, Alumni Service, Outstanding Young Alumnus and Outstanding Alumnus.

The luncheon takes place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The last day to register online is March 4, 2016, but why wait? Register at http://events.anr.msu.edu/anrweeklunch16.

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ANR Week honors industry leaders at luncheon

This week is Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week. On Tuesday, March 10, several people were honored with awards at the ANR Week Luncheon.

Each year the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources presents Distinguished Service Awards to those individuals or partners who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources industries and who possess high standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of the CANR. These individuals demonstrate a commitment to Michigan State University and the CANR by continuing outstanding volunteerism and leadership on behalf of or in conjunction with the university on a local, state, national or international level. I’d like to call attention to the three people who received Distinguished Service Awards: Richard H. Lehnert, William L. Sheridan and David L. Smith.

 Richard H. Lehnert, associate editor of Good Fruit Grower, is a 1963 MSU alumnus. He served the Michigan agriculture sector as editorial assistant and editor of Michigan Farmer. Additionally, he owned and operated his own communications agency for another decade. Richard was managing editor of Fruit Growers News and associate editor of Vegetable Growers News. He earned national recognition for his reporting when the fire-retardant chemical polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) was mistakenly added to animal feed, leading to the destruction of thousands of cattle, pigs and chickens. For this, he received the Detroit Press Club Foundation Professional Award. He received the Heath Cooper Rigdon Conservation Writer Award for his coverage of soil conservation.

William L. Sheridan, auctioneer and realtor, is a 1972 MSU alumnus. He has operated several businesses in mid-Michigan, including Sheridan Auction Service, Owosso Livestock and Sales Company, the Brokerage Land Company and Sheridan Realty. A Mason resident, he was named the Michigan Cattlemen’s Association Member of the Year in 2014 and was recently inducted into the National Auctioneers Hall of Fame. He was appointed by former Gov. John Engler to the Michigan Beef Industry Commission and served as chair from 1998 until 2006. William maintains strong ties to the MSU Department of Animal Science, serving on its advisory and scholarship committees. He has also served on the CANR Alumni Association Board and serves the CANR as an auctioneer at AutumnFest, the college’s indoor tailgate event.

David L. Smith, executive director of the Michigan Vegetable Council, has been an advocate for the Michigan vegetable industry and for Michigan agriculture in general. In his current role, he has helped secure more than $2 million in grants for research on major vegetable disease problems. He launched the merger of the annual conference of the Michigan State Horticultural Society and the Michigan Vegetable Council to form the Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market Expo. David is a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau, the Monroe County Extension Council and the Board of Review for Erie Township, Michigan, and an active member of several community organizations.

All three of these individuals have been outstanding partners for MSU and Michigan State University Extension. Congratulations to all three Distinguished Service Award winners!

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Join the ANR Week centennial celebration

If you haven’t heard, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week will host its centennial celebration March 7‒14, 2015. This is a great opportunity for us to celebrate where we have been and where we are going. If you haven’t liked the ANR Week Facebook page, I highly recommend that you do. The page features not only the programs happening during ANR Week but also the history of ANR Week told through fun pictures by the decades. ANR Event Services has done a fine job with imagery and musical selections.

I also encourage everyone in Michigan State University Extension to take part in this centennial celebration by hosting an event, program, demonstration or informal discussion of current research or hot topics. Program requests are currently being accepted at http://anrweek.canr.msu.edu/sessions/call_for_programs.

Requests received by Aug. 1 will receive a featured article on the ANR Week website homepage currently under development. In addition, ANR Event Services has agreed to build registrations for Extension and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources‒hosted events.

What a great opportunity to showcase what Extension is doing! I encourage everyone to find a way to be involved during ANR Week.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Labun at sibsonje@msu.edu.

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Michigan farmers and processors optimistic about agriculture’s future

The second Michigan Agriculture and Food Index was released March 4 during Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week. The index was based on a survey taken in December 2013. It reflects a shared optimism by farmers and food processors about the future of the food and agriculture industries in Michigan. Read a summary in this ANR Communications news release:

http://anrcom.msu.edu/anrcom/news/item/msu_food_and_ag_leaders_remain_confident_about_the_future_cautious_about_in.

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ANR Week and ANR Week luncheon have lots to offer

Mark your calendars for Agriculture and Natural Resources Week (ANR) Week scheduled for March 1‒8. The event offers a wide variety of conferences and workshops. Some are still open for registration. Click here to check out a list of programs by subject area. Then click on each individual event to find out registration information.

On March 4, as part of ANR Week, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) invites you to attend the ANR Week Luncheon. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and Fred Poston, dean of the CANR, will speak. Worthy recipients will be honored with the following awards: Distinguished Service, Outstanding Agriculture Educator, Distinguished Partner in Study Abroad, Distinguished Faculty, Alumni Service, Outstanding Young Alumnus and Outstanding Alumnus.

The luncheon takes place at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s not too late to register but hurry – the last day to register online is Feb. 28.

Register at http://events.anr.msu.edu/ANRWeekLuncheon14/

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Strut your stuff at ANR Week

Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week continues to be one of the largest events of its kind in the nation. The Farmers’ Institute laid the foundation for the week more than a century ago. Today, ANR Event Services proudly coordinates the week, bringing together university grant programs, campus agricultural programs, farm associations and educational opportunities for the public.

This year’s event takes place Feb. 28–March 8 across the Michigan State University campus.

Space is still available to plan your event or program. Contact ANR Event Services at events@anr.msu.edu or 517-353-3175 to discuss available options. Specifically, the Event Services team is looking for one-day or multi-day events or even shorter events that can be tied with other programs already scheduled. Don’t miss this great opportunity to showcase your world-leading research or to educate the public on a new and exciting topic.

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Specialist plays important role in Vets to Ag, MSU Meat Lab

In last week’s Spotlight, I talked about the role two Michigan State University Extension educators played in the Vets to Ag program when they taught ServSafe as part of the meat-processing session. Another important role in the Vets to Ag Program is played by Sarah Wells, academic specialist in the MSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition and the Department of Animal Science.

As facility coordinator of the MSU Meat Laboratory, Sarah taught several lectures in the six-week course and was involved in coordinating the cutting and processing sessions in which the vets received hands-on experience. Meat lab manager Jennifer Dominguez and assistant manager Ryan Varner assisted with the lab components.

View this WLNS video about the program and one veteran’s reaction.

In addition, to her part in the Vets to Ag program, Sarah also has been busy contributing to other MSU Extension activities. She coordinated the Michigan Meat Association’s pre-convention workshop on jerky at the lab earlier this month as part of ANR Week. She and Extension educator Jeannine Schweihofer taught the Michigan Meat Association members who participated in the workshop. Sarah arranged for Dr. Jeff Sindelar, an MSU alumnus, Extension meat specialist and associate professor in meat science from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, to teach part of the jerky workshop as well. She also held a fermented sausage-making workshop this past summer that meat processors from around the state attended.

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Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership’s 2nd Annual Shoreline and Shallows Conference a success

I’m always happy to showcase our many successes in this blog and email. The increased attendance at the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership (MNSP) 2nd Annual Shoreline and Shallows Conference – from last year’s attendance of 94 to this year’s 152 participants – was just one of the measures of the event’s success. Fifty-one of this year’s participants were Certified Natural Shoreline Professionals gaining continuing education units through the MNSP. The intent of the certification program is to promote the use of green landscaping technologies and bioengineered erosion control on inland lakes. Lake management professionals, educators and lakefront property owners also participated in the conference.

 The conference took place during Agriculture and Natural Resources Week (ANR Week) March 7 in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

 Jane Herbert, Michigan State University Extension senior water resource educator, and John Skubinna of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), who facilitates the MNSP, served on the conference planning committee chaired by Lois Wolfson, outreach specialist in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Institute of Water Research and MSU Extension.

 The conference focused on lakeshore restoration and the effect of climate change on plant selection and performance. The event featured various experts in the field including Dr. Mary Blickenderfer of the University of Minnesota Extension.

 Jane said, “The annual Shoreline and Shallows Conference is MNSP’s chance to bring in out-of-state experts – providing MDEQ and Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff, and others, an opportunity to learn more about what’s happening with natural shoreline restoration around the country.”

 Sponsors of the conference included MNSP; MDEQ, Water Resources Division; MSU Institute of Water Research; MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute; Cardno JFNew; Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc.; and the Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society.

 MSU Extension provides leadership to the MNSP’s educational programming. MNSP is a public/private partnership and includes MSU Extension, the MDEQ, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, MSU Institute of Agricultural Technology, MSU Department of Horticulture, industry representatives, trade associations, other academic institutions and nonprofit organizations.

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Take opportunity to archive important documents

One of the more effective ways Michigan State University Extension has provided information in the past has been through publication of bulletins. A few months ago, I wrote about the importance of archiving materials that we have used in our work in my blog. Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections is the unit that receives and catalogs materials that need to be archived.

 Many of you may have a part in Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Week, which takes place on campus March 3–10. If you’re making the trip in to campus, Cindy Straus, Extension specialist, is happy to receive any material that you’d like to archive. All you need to do is drop it off at her office in 221 Agriculture Hall.

 To see the MSU Extension bulletins currently archived, view the historical publications listing at

http://web2.msue.msu.edu/Bulletins/Bulletin/PDF/Historical/finished_pubs/index.html. It’s kind of fun to just go through and read a bulletin from 1929! But certainly, bulletins don’t have to be that old to archive.

 Cindy says, “I am looking for bulletins with an F, Circular, Memoir or Special or Technical Bulletin listing on them or old E series as well. Along with the bulletins any newsletter series or special handouts created for programs no longer served should be housed with Archives at MSU.”

 So pick up those boxes and take them out to your vehicle now so you don’t forget to bring them to campus. Cindy will be waiting for you.

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