2022 MSU Tollgate Farm Operations & Programs Grant
Michigan State University Extension will use this grant to support two core program staff members at Tollgate Farm and Education Center: the Day Camp Coordinator and an Education Manager. These staff members develop and oversee 4-H camps, day camps, culturally responsive place-based education, farm-to-school field trips, stewardship training, a sustainability leadership institute, and numerous other programs at Tollgate. In addition to supporting program staff, the grant will support physical site operations (livestock care, hay production, etc.). Finally, the grant will enable Tollgate to recruit a sustainable agriculture intern to provide additional capacity to the community-supported agriculture team so that it can work with community partners that serve low income and food insecure families.