Marquette, MI – November 20, 2020 – Erin Carter, Michigan State University Extension District Director for District 2, which serves Marquette, Alger, Luce, Schoolcraft, Mackinac, and Chippewa Counties, joined Mark & Walt in the Morning today to talk about budget cuts currently in Marquette County that are impacting the future of certain MSU Extension services.
Carter explained that in the recent county budget, the County Board cut the MSU Extension budget in half. She said that amount is $11,100 below base amount for the county, as determined by a formula based on the latest census figures, of $59,562 for 4-H programs and services.
Carter said MSU Extension understands counties are having difficulty with balancing budgets, but they are requesting the county amend their budget to at least the base amount.
She added that anyone who is interested in finding out more about these issues, or wants to weigh in on the matter, can reach her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (906) 369-4572.
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