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Hope Seeds Relief Agency Will Be In The Thumb

HOPE SEEDS, INC is a Florida-based relief agency designed to alleviate hunger and poverty around the world. Volunteers fill seed packets and get them into the hands of missionaries in many foreign countries. The local farmers then are taught the proper ways to use the seeds, are encouraged to use improved agricultural methods, and practice better nutritional habits. All this is supplemented with Scripture
packets to feed the soul.  Plant a Seed, Feed a Soul….. that's the motto of HOPE SEEDS, INC.
    The director of HOPE SEEDS is Mike Mueller. Mr Mueller will be in the Thumb area the week of July 20 to give us a first-hand account of the agency. He will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sebewaing, on Sunday, July 20, 4:30 pm. The public is cordially invited to attend. A light supper will be supplied for all who come.
    Mr Mueller will also be in the Frankenmuth area the same week. For his itinerary contact the website: www.

USDA Program Supports Renewable Energy Projects

PIGEON – State Representative Terry Brown (D-Pigeon) wants to make his constituents aware of a grant program for farmers and rural small businesses. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The program supports renewable energy projects such as wind turbines and solar arrays.
"Having access to reliable sources of energy is critical for rural businesses, especially farms," Brown said. "I encourage farmers and entrepreneurs in the Thumb to consider applying for this program."
To qualify for fiscal year 2014 funding, applicants must submit their proposals to the USDA Rural Development State Office no later than 4:30 p.m. on these dates:
·        July 7 for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications
·        July 31 for renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loan only applications
More information is available at the USDA website. In Tuscola County, residents can visit the USDA Rural Development office in Caro, located at 1075 Cleaver Road, or call (989) 673-8173, extension 6. Huron County residents have access to an office in Bad Axe at 1460 S. Van Dyke Road and at (989) 269-9549.

Ag Expo Is Coming To MSU

Ag Exp is coming to Michigan State University July 22-24.  Click on the link below for all the details:

Grants And Low Interest Loans Are Available From Rural Energy In America

Click on the link below to get more information and apply:


http://USDA REAP grant applications sought to implement energy conservation practices, bioenergy projects

Deadline is July 31

Breakfast On The Farm Continues This Year

Click on the link below for all the details including times and locations:


http://Enjoy free family fun and learning at three Breakfast on the Farm events

4-H Great Lakes And Natural Resources Camp Coming to MSU

Michigan 4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, July 27–Aug. 2. This camp for 13- to 15-year-olds takes place at Camp Chickagami in Presque Isle, Mich. It allows both 4-H members and nonmembers to not only enjoy all the usual fun camp activities but also learn about science in interesting, hands-on ways. National 4-H and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have recognized this camp with a conservation education award. Find more information online at

39th Annual Old Engine and Tractor Association Show

Dates are August 8, 9, and 10.  Threshing, baling, daily parades, shingle mill and antique autos are all a part of this event.  This year, Oliver Equipment will be highlighted.

For more information, go their website:


Fall Family Days 2014 at the Octagon Barn

September 5, 6 and 7th are the dates for Fall Family Days at Gagetown.  Theme for this year is "Apples".  More information will be coming.


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