I had a chance to sit down June 8 with Russ White for an interview on MSU Today, a weekly radio show on WKAR, to share my vision for Michigan State University (MSU) Extension. You can listen to the interview on the WKAR website.
During the interview, I had a chance to preview my new podcast, Partnership and Peninsulas, which I will launch in the fall. It will focus on MSU Extension programming and partnerships across the state. I’ve recorded several episodes so far on veteran programming, managing farm stress, living the 4-H life, the opioid epidemic and urban agriculture in Detroit.
I’m hoping that you can help by sharing interview ideas with me. Who are the great Extension partners in your community who can tell their Extension story and would be comfortable being interviewed?
Share your ideas with me by filling out the online form for the podcast. I look forward to hearing from you.
Congratulations to Philip Schwallier, George Silva and Lois Wolfson, who received the 2018 Distinguished Academic Staff Award from Michigan State University. What do they all have in common? They have Extension appointments, and they are making a difference statewide and nationwide. Read more about each person and their work in MSU Today.
The Distinguished Academic Staff Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of those professionals who serve MSU in advising, curriculum development, outreach, extension, research and teaching. Up to four Distinguished Academic Staff Awards are given annually. These awards provide universitywide recognition and reward to outstanding individuals with careers demonstrating long-term excellence and exceptional contributions to MSU.
On February 6, MSU Extension held a reception to honor Phil, George and Lois at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center where we heard from their nominators, Amy Irish-Brown, Ron Bates and Jo Latimore, respectively. A huge thanks to everyone who attended the reception and who participated in putting it together. Please join me in congratulating Phil, George and Lois.