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Tollgate Farm

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Michigan State University Extension

Educational Programming and Facility Operations and Improvements
Novi, MI

To provide salary support for a full-time Summer Camp Coordinator that will lead eight weeks of summer camp, school field trips, assist with major educational events, improve program evaluation, and build connections with other MSU Departments; to provide salary support for a full-time assistant to support the Farm Manager; improve accessibility to the Tollgate Farm Activity Center for persons with limited mobility; and to purchase a new commercial lawn mower.

$109,000 - 2/1/2019

Michigan State University Extension

Facility Operations and Improvements
Novi, MI

To support salaries for staff needed to operate the farm, care for livestock, and assist in setting up the facilities for educational programming; install a new roof on the farmhouse, and upgrade the water supply equipment on the farm property.

$48,000 - 3/1/2018

Michigan State University Extension

Educational Programs
Novi, MI

To enable MSU Extension to provide financial aid to schools, community groups and families that may not be able to cover the cost of attending educational programming at the farm; and to expand programming to include new specialty summer camps and maple-sugaring in the Farm Sprouts program. 

$41,000 - 3/1/2018