A publication from MSU Extension brings together the most recent demographic information for the county in a colorful, easy to read format. The 12-page pamphlet includes population, labor force, household and income data and statistics drawn from many sources. This publication was developed by the MSU Extension Community Development Team.
In March 2006, MSU Extension across the state, including Leelanau County, went through an extensive process of identifying issues that face citizens of their county. Seventeen participants from Leelanau County participated in this process. They were divided into 3 groups identifying issues in these areas -(Group 1) Family, Youth and Health, (Group 2) Community and Economy, (Group 3) Agriculture, Natural Resources, Water and Land Use. The groups shared and prioritize the issues, resulting in the 13 top issues listed in this report for Leelanau County.
The MSU Extension “I Know MI Numbers” (pronounced: “I know my numbers”) initiative is intended to inspire Michigan residents to actively engage in understanding what “numbers” translate into healthier living, a cleaner environment, educational achievement, good local government, and ultimately, a prosperous Michigan. The final goal is a state that is thriving and successful.
The MPI will provide the state of Michigan and its citizens with strategies based on MSU and other university and think-tank research that have the potential to return the state to a place among the most prosperous places in the world. From mid-April to mid-June, 100 training programs will be offered across the state by LPI and MSUE educators in over 50 locations. Three separate training programs are being offered:
New Economy 101 will describe how Michigan's present economic circumstances developed, and emphasize that because Michigan has many assets there is good reason to be hopeful about our economic future.
New Economy 201 will focus on a simple common vision and basic goals for prosperity; it will describe in detail Michigan's critical assets and then identify place-based strategies to help us create new prosperity on a regional basis.
New Economy 301 will address detailed economic analyses that can be performed to help inform regional strategic growth plans and the key strategies necessary to implement those plans.
The first program is intended for all audiences. The second and third programs are intended for stakeholders, economic development professionals and those people that attended the first program and desire more information.For more information visit : www.landpolicy.msu.edu/MPI.
Master Gardener Volunteer Training Classis scheduled for September 5-December 12, 2013, and will take place Thursday afternoons from 4-8 PM at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, located at 6686 S. Center Highway, Traverse City. The cost of the program is $300 per person. Click HERE to register. (The registration deadline is August 26th- but don't wait until then as the class size is limited!). Please call 231-256-9888 with any questions.
Leelanau Co Plat Book – Recently published in January 2013! The new plat book shows property owners, public lands, boat launches, roads, parks, and more. Stop in to purchase a copy for $35 or use this mail order form. All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit 4-H programs for Leelanau County youth!!
Order a Leelanau Plat Book
The 2013 Leelanau County Plat Books are now available for $35. Stop by the office to purchase or download a Plat Book Order Formto have one shipped.
All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit our 4-H Youth Program. Thanks for your support.
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