MSU asks ‘What’s now? What’s next?’ on statewide tour


EAST LANSING, Mich. — A statewide tour by some Michigan State University officials aims to gather input from residents about future priorities for the school.

The What's Now? What's Next? tour includes stops on Aug. 21 at the Saginaw Valley Research and Extension Center in Frankenmuth.

Events are scheduled around the state through Dec. 18 — with a stop at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners.

Fred Poston, dean of the school's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said in a statement that the hope is to gather input from parents, future students, people who use MSU Extension services and those who rely on the school's research work.

"It's important that we don't work in a bubble, but work with the people we serve to ensure we are meeting their needs," Poston said.

The first event took place last month during Michigan Ag Expo in East Lansing.

Poston is taking part, along with MSU Extension Director Tom Coon, AgBioResearch Director Doug Buhler and Kelly Millenbah, associate dean for academic and student affairs for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Details and registration information for the stops are posted online.

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