Presentation on theme: "Organizational goals Expand network of people engaged Focus and specialized expertise Reduced administrative overhead Adopt emerging communications technologies."— Presentation transcript:
Organizational goals Expand network of people engaged Focus and specialized expertise Reduced administrative overhead Adopt emerging communications technologies Connect with broader range of MSU’s experience Enhanced responsiveness and relevance Program presence across the state Increased accountability to stakeholders
Agriculture Goals (including home gardeners) Development and adoption of new tools, technologies and practices to reduce inputs or increase yields Increase efficiency of production Development and adoption of new tools, technologies and practices to better manage against pests, disease, weather impacts Increase management of production risks Expand opportunities for the general public to learn about agricultural practices through events and messages in consumer training opportunities Increase consumer understanding of production practices More efficient use of nutrients and pesticides Development and adoption of tools, technologies and practices to reduce movement of soil, nutrients and pesticides Improve air and water quality More efficient use of water and energy Increased production and use of bioenergy sources Increased soil health Increase efficiency of natural resource use Develop entrepreneurs and new businesses (new ventures, business expansions) Increase business management skills and use of tools by existing businesses Enhanced contribution by ag to the state and local economies Increased adoption and use of risk management practices Enhanced employee management skills and employee training Manage against financial risks
Greening Michigan Institute Goals Youth and adults have awareness and skills to engage in sustainably managing natural assets. Increased awareness of invasive species resulting in better treatment approaches. New opportunities emerge for natural resource based business enterprises. Michigan’s natural resources are sustainably managed and protected. 80% of Michigan residents have access to affordable, healthy, fresh food. 20% of Michigan’s food is locally/regionally sources. Michigan’s food system is rooted in local communities through healthy, green, fair and affordable food options. Local, regional and state economic plans include place-based development strategies. Increased awareness is evident among community leaders of the social, economic and environmental changes impacting vitality. Communities use new approaches to enhance citizen engagement and increase leadership capacity. Greater youth engagement and youth-led economic ventures is evident in Michigan communities. Community leaders pursue sustainable governmental and business practices. Michigan communities achieve greater and more sustainable vitality. Local governments are making financial adjustments resulting in fewer emergency financial manager appointments. Efforts are undertaken by local governmental units to study or begin implementation of cooperative efforts. Increased citizen satisfaction with local government units. Michigan governmental units are fiscally healthy; Increased accountability and transparency exists. Michigan households are aware of predatory lending practices and recognize the financial responsibilities associated with home ownership. At least 50% of Michigan adults report saving money regularly as a result of spending less than household earnings. At least 50% of Michigan adults report that they are reducing their household debt burden. Michigan households are fiscally sustainable. A statewide network of Michigan communities exists to promote local entrepreneurial development. Communities can assess their current readiness and needs in creating an entrepreneur-friendly environment. By 2020, 10% of Michigan’s economic output is attributable to green/sustainable jobs. Michigan economic vitality is enhanced through entrepreneurial development
Children & Youth Goals (Target audience is children and youth ages Birth through 19 and the adults that support them.) Equipping parents and other adults significant in the lives of young children and youth with the knowledge and skills necessary in order to prepare children to enter school socially, emotional and physically healthy and safe and ready to learn over their life span; Children and youth are socially, emotionally and physically healthy and safe. Equipping parents and care provides with knowledge and skills to develop emergent literacy skills of young children prior to entering kindergarten so they are better prepared to learn to read and more likely to become proficient readers by fourth grade. Connecting in-school learning with out-of-school time experiences especially in the areas of science, engineering and technology. Children and youth demonstrate readiness for and engagement in K-12 education and possess the skills needed to be successful lifelong learners. Helping youth to develop and practice life skills which will enable them to be successful academically and in future careers Exposing youth to a variety of science experiences designed to enhance their science literacy Children and youth develop and apply life skills Increase leadership skills in youth that allow them to engage in the world around them as active citizens and learn that their voice and actions can make a difference. As citizens, respond to shared local and global priorities through leadership, civic engagement and service. Youth are civically engaged as volunteers, decision makers and community leaders. Youth will have the skill set and information necessary to make educated choices about their future. Young people will have the knowledge needed to choose appropriate post-secondary workforce training, entrepreneurial or career endeavors. Youth will be better prepared to make wise economic choices in their personal and work lives Youth are workforce ready and financially literate. Build cultural competencies to help youth engage in making the world a better place, utilizing skills needed to lead in a globally interdependent and multicultural world. Youth possess global and cultural competencies. Developing competencies and capacity in communities to collaboratively create environments, programs and activities that cultivate the development of children and youth through experiential learning opportunities. Adults have knowledge and skills related to the development of assets ad life skills in children and youth.
Health and Nutrition Institute Goals Increased adoption of safe food handling practices in individuals, families and businesses Increased adoption of USDA food preservation guidelines in food preservation practices Reduce the risk for foodborne illness. Increased adoption of preventative practices related to the onset of diabetes. Reduce the incidence of risk factors for diabetes Increase management of diabetes and other chronic diseases Increase in adoption of behaviors related to healthy relationships, anti-bullying, and the prevention of interpersonal violence. Reduce the incidence of risk for interpersonal violence, such as bullying and worksite violence. Increased adoption of healthy food practices Increased participation in regular physical activity Increased adoption of food resource management practices Reduce the incidence of risk factors for obesity and other nutrition-related health problems Increased adoption of practices to better manage diabetes and other chronic diseases.