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Videos highlight Key Partner and Friends of Extension awards

If you attended the Michigan State University Extension Key Partner and Staff Awards dinner at Fall Extension Conference Oct. 13 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, you would have seen videos of the Key Partner and Friends of Extension award winners. The videos played as recipients came up to receive their awards. The videos also featured your colleagues who nominated the winners. If you missed the conference, you can still watch the videos.

Click on the embedded links in the award title to watch:


Friends of Extension: Rollie Cramer and Kelly Lucas Strong, Gladwin County Friends of Extension

Key Partner: Don Zimmer, Chef


Key Partner:  Mark, Dawn, Tom and Bob Ebels; Ebels Meat Processing


Key Partner: Scott Graham, Michigan Brewers Guild


Key Partner: Holly Brophy-Herb, Human Development and Family Studies, College of Social Science, MSU


Key Partner: Michigan Lake and Stream Associations

 Dave Ellis, Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications video producer/director, produced the videos.

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Tom Izzo wants you to be on the winning team

The Michigan State University Extension Financial and Homeownership Education Work Group has just launched a radio campaign to promote its programming across the state. The 30-second commercial produced by Dave Ellis from Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications features Coach Tom Izzo from the Michigan State University basketball team.

You can view the ad here:

The ad will run from January to March 2015 on statewide radio stations, including during March Madness, to promote MIMoneyHealth.org. The Financial and Homeownership Education Work Group has updated its information and resources about money management, homeownership and foreclosure on their website. Their new postforeclosure curriculum, Starting Over After Foreclosure Toolkit, will launch on this site in early January.

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Videos tell our story

One of the things that I’ve been impressed with in coming back is the astounding jump Michigan State University Extension has made in technology. Facebook and YouTube are now included in the many methods we use to promote Extension and to do our job of educating.

During Extension’s centennial year, Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Communications is producing videos that highlight the individual stories of people who have a unique story to tell about Extension. (Dr. Coon mentioned this in a previous blog “What Does MSU Extension Mean to You?” in which he gave the link to the testimonial of MSU student Danielle Bott.)

In case you missed them, three new videos are up. In one video, Doug Lewis,a Washtenaw County 4-H volunteer, talks about the impact Michigan 4-H Youth Development has on our youth. I watched this one over the weekend, and my heart was literally pounding with emotion!

In addition, listen to MSU Extension nutrition and food safety educator Joyce McGarry, talk about the importance Extension had throughout her life, culminating in her becoming an Extension staff member.

And finally, Rep. Roger Victory: when he isn’t representing the 88th District in Michigan’s House of Representatives, he runs Victory Farms in Ottawa County. With the guidance of MSU Extension agents, he started his farm at a very young age, and has since then worked with MSU Extension to facilitate the guidance of other farmers to keep our farm economy thriving.

Watch all four videos by going to the MSU Extension YouTube page.

Check Facebook and YouTube for additional videos as well as the latest information from Extension.

Thanks to ANR Communications social media manager Paula Sheynerman for producing the videos as well as her colleagues Jamie Wilson and Dave Ellis who assisted.

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