Allegan County MSU Extension

Allegan County MSU Extension Serving Allegan County through designed educational programs that meet people's needs.Helping people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

07/02/2019
Michigan 4-H International Exchange Programs

Any families in Allegan County looking for a wonderful cultural experience hosting this summer? We need your help!

Michigan host families...we need your help to provide our delegates with an amazing experience here in Michigan July 27-Aug 21. We have three delegates without host families. Please consider hosting...I know there are three awesome families out there who would make great hosts. We need to find them by July 5, or the delegates will be traveling to other states. Which means they fly into Michigan and board another airplane to another state. We have two 13 year old boys and an 18 year old female.

Michigan Health Department Warns About Tick Season - 9 & 10 News
06/10/2019
Michigan Health Department Warns About Tick Season - 9 & 10 News

Michigan Health Department Warns About Tick Season - 9 & 10 News

Ticks can carry a number of diseases, like Lyme disease. So, while you’re out enjoying the warmer weather it’s good to take some precautions. Daniel Thorell from the Grand Traverse County Health Department said, “We had a person who came in just last week who had a dog tick or a wood tick atta...

Allegan County 4-H
05/02/2019

Allegan County 4-H

Remembering former Allegan County Extension Director, George Mansell (far right in picture). He served Allegan County fr...
04/02/2019

Remembering former Allegan County Extension Director, George Mansell (far right in picture). He served Allegan County from 1975 thru the 1980's. Pictured with George are other former County Extension Directors (L to R) Paul Wylie, Larry Johnson and Bill Robb

It is with sadness that I share the news that George Mansell former County Extension Director for Allegan County passed ...
04/02/2019
View George Mansell's Obituary on Mlive.com and share memories

It is with sadness that I share the news that George Mansell former County Extension Director for Allegan County passed away March 31, 2019. Services in remembrance and celebration of George's life will be held at Porter Hills Village, 3600 Fulton E, in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, April 3. Visitation begins at 12:30 p.m. and will conclude with the service at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are being directed to the MSU Extension-Grand Ideas Garden at 775 Ball NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or the Michigan 4-H Foundation. Checks (for both) can be written to Michigan State University and mailed to Kent MSU Extension, 775 Ball NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Please note preference for memorial contribution on check.

Mansell, George Thomas of Grand Rapids, Michigan, aged 83, went to be with his Lord on Sunday morning, March 31, 2019 after battling health challenges

#ExploreExtesion
03/27/2019

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#ExploreExtension
03/27/2019

#ExploreExtension

Join us for the Fuzzy Gymkhana how on May 5 the judge will be Shawn Frisbie
UPDATED FLYER BELOW

Allegan County Exceptional Equestrians (ACEE)
03/27/2019

Allegan County Exceptional Equestrians (ACEE)

Join us for the Fuzzy Gymkhana how on May 5 the judge will be Shawn Frisbie
UPDATED FLYER BELOW

03/25/2019
Allegan County 4-H

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Thank you to all the 4-H youth, parents, leaders and supporters who helped the 4-H Council Auction to be a great success!! Over $7,700 was raised for 4-H Clubs and the Council!!

Connect. Preserve. Grow. Explore the ways Michigan State University Extension benefits you. #ExploreExtension.
03/21/2019
Michigan State University Extension

Connect. Preserve. Grow. Explore the ways Michigan State University Extension benefits you. #ExploreExtension.

MSU Extension helps people improve their lives through an educational process that applies knowledge to critical issues, needs and opportunities.

Allegan County 4-H
03/20/2019

Allegan County 4-H

Just some of the Pretzel Prizes at the 4-H Council Auction on Saturday!! Other prizes $50 gift cards and more!

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03/14/2019

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4-H Fuzzy Horse Show May 4-5, 2019
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Allegan County 4-H
03/04/2019

Allegan County 4-H

The Sweetest Yummiest Workshop - Chocolate - coming up March 17!!

4-H Renewable Energy Camp
02/26/2019
4-H Renewable Energy Camp

4-H Renewable Energy Camp

Youth ages 13-19 explore how Michigan’s abundant natural resources and growing agriculture industry are changing the face of energy. This five day exploration camp allows youth to explore ideas, research and careers in the field of energy.

02/25/2019
Allegan County 4-H

Allegan County 4-H

4-H Meetings this week:
2/25 4-H Rabbit Leaders 6:30pm, Spartan Rm.
2/26 4-H Council 6:30pm, Spartan Rm.
2/28 Fuzzy Show Committee, 6:30pm, Maude's, Otsego

Hopkins FFA Alumni
01/30/2019

Hopkins FFA Alumni

01/30/2019

Allegan County MSU Extension Office will be closed Thursday, January 31, due to severe weather conditions.
Stay warm and safe!

Michigan State University Extension
01/30/2019

Michigan State University Extension

With temperatures below zero, you may be wondering if a blanket is needed for your horse. Here's some helpful information from our MSU Extension equine educators. https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/horse_blanket_or_not

01/30/2019

Allegan County MSU Extension Office will be closed Wednesday, January 30, due to sever weather conditions.
Stay warm and safe!!

01/29/2019

The Allegan County MSU Extension Office will be closed on Tuesday, January 29.
Stay safe!

01/28/2019
Allegan County 4-H

Allegan County 4-H

The Allegan County MSU Extension Office closed at Noon today due to the weather. If you have to travel please be safe!!

Allegan County Sheriff's Office
01/28/2019

Allegan County Sheriff's Office

A few reminders if you happen to have to drive somewhere today:

*Always have your lights on so you are more visible.
*Make sure your cell phone is fully charged.
*If you happen to go off the roadway, please put your 4-ways on, so other motorists can see you.
*And most importantly, move over for emergency vehicles!

Take your time today and go slow if you need to get somewhere, as always we want everyone to arrive at their destination safely.

Allegan County MSUE Office is a drop off site for Peanut Butter!! The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative is collec...
01/22/2019

Allegan County MSUE Office is a drop off site for Peanut Butter!! The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative is collecting peanut butter between January 25 and February 28. So drop of your jar at our office any time Monday thru Friday between 8am and 5pm. The Peanut Butter will be distributed to various food sites throughout Allegan County.

Allegan County 4-H
01/08/2019

Allegan County 4-H

From the Allegan County MSU Extension Office, we wish everyone to "Have a Holly Jolly Holiday Season!!"
12/21/2018

From the Allegan County MSU Extension Office, we wish everyone to "Have a Holly Jolly Holiday Season!!"

12/04/2018
Allegan County 4-H

Allegan County 4-H

4-H Leader Update has been cancelled today. Please RSVP for one of the last 2: Monday, 12/10 5pm or Thursday, 12/13 6:30pm. Both in the Spartan Room. Admin. leaders should attend, but any leader is invited and welcome.

Allegan County 4-H
11/05/2018

Allegan County 4-H

Festival of Trees! Mark your calendars and plan to come enjoy the beauty of the season! This event will feature live and online auctions! This is a fundraiser for camp scholarships and other 4-H Camp Kidwell programs and activities.

Allegan County 4-H
10/02/2018

Allegan County 4-H

Come and enjoy some trick or treat fun at the Gymkhana Show on October 13 at the Allegan County Fairgrounds!!

Allegan County 4-H
08/13/2018

Allegan County 4-H

Coming August 13!!

Allegan County 4-H
08/07/2018

Allegan County 4-H

Coming August 13!!

08/03/2018
Allegan County 4-H

Allegan County 4-H

Dear 4-Her,

I saw you today.

You didn't see me. But I saw you. I was one of the many faces around the show ring you were in. It was hot, everyone was tired, and it had been a long day. But I saw you.

You went into the ring with a heifer or a steer (sorry, I wasn't paying that close of attention) and you did something hard for the first time. You were competing against some other kids that had grown up showing cattle, and were probably in one of the toughest classes there. You showed up. Your animal showed up with you. You both did well. But you didn't win.

I could tell that you had put in the time with your animal. You hadn't just bought a show steer. You had spent the time--feeding, walking, washing, brushing--and it showed. I know the hours that takes. The dedication. And the love for the animal.

I saw you when the judge pulled you and another, had a chat with you, and sent you out of the ring while others stayed. I know that feeling. It's hard. You feel like you've let people down, probably your parents. I saw you try to hold the tears, and fail. It's okay. People who care so much sometimes cry when it doesn't happen the way you want it to. What I remember is that you had listened to the judge, had learned that you were holding the halter incorrectly, and would do it differently the next time. Even through the tears, you learned and wanted to do better next time.

I also saw you hold your head high as you walked back to the barn. I saw you congratulate the winner. That's so important. Probably more important than winning. I was proud of you being a 4-H member in one of my counties. I was proud that you set a good example for young members. I was standing by your Mom, she was proud that you had done so well today, even though it was your first time ever showing.

So if you were sitting in front of me, right now, I would tell you that today, you were a champion in my eyes. You have an amazing future in front of you. Your family is proud. Your organization is proud of you.

Sincerely,
Someone who saw you today

Allegan County 4-H
08/03/2018

Allegan County 4-H

4-H Beef Carcass live show held last night. Thanks to our Sponsors: Wayland Hopkins Livestock Auction, Fillmore Beef,
Byron Center Meats, Bruce Aukema, Todd & Trisha Brink, Cripps Fontaine Excavating Inc, Farm Bureau Ins. Hop Agency, Hamilton Helicopters, Hoeve Farms, Jim & Dian Liepe, Moline Co-op, Rabbit River Transport, Reliable Road Service, Charles & Molly Miller, Modreske Dairy, and Modreske Fencing!
. A special thanks to Tina Klingenberg for coordinating this 4-H event!! Enjoy these pictures!!

07/23/2018
Allegan County 4-H

Allegan County 4-H

4-H meetings this week:
Tuesday 7/24
4-H Council 6:30pm, Spartan Rm.
4-H Clubs Board, 7:30pm, Spartan Rm.
Thursday, 7/26 4-H Cloverbud Camp (youth 5-8) 5:30-8pm, Little John Lake county Park

07/22/2018
Allegan County 4-H

Allegan County 4-H

The BW Horsemaster Gymkhana Horse Show scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, July 22 has been cancelled due to the rain.

Allegan County MSU Extension
06/06/2018

Allegan County MSU Extension

06/06/2018

It is Dairy Day in Michigan!!
Milk production at Michigan’s 1,627 dairy farms ranks 6th nationally, with 11.2 billion pounds of milk produced in 2017 (30 million pounds of milk produced per day). Michigan leads the nation in pounds of milk produced per dairy cow, with 26,320 pounds of milk produced per cow in 2017. The total pounds of milk produced in Michigan has increased by 94 percent since 2000, and the total number of dairy cows has increased by 40 percent, from 304,000 cows to 426,000 cows.

05/21/2018
Allegan County 4-H

Allegan County 4-H

4-H meetings this week:
4-H Rabbit Leaders Tonight 6:30pm, Spartan Rm.
4-H Council, Tuesday, 6:30pm, Spartan Rm.

4-H
05/13/2018

4-H

4-H'ers are the best; 4-H moms make them better! Happy #MothersDay to all of the #4H moms!

Address

3255 122nd Ave, Ste 103
Allegan, MI
49010-9511

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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