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USDA Announces Workshops in Port Huron, Lapeer, Sandusky

Alec Lloyd
East Lansing
Release Date

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner today announced a series of workshops in Port Huron, Lapeer and Sandusky. 

The events are sponsored by Congresswoman Candice Miller and will feature experts in a wide array of Rural Development programs.  The workshops are geared to rural local planning officials, township supervisors, police, fire, educators, housing organizations and other non-profit organizations.

The workshops will take place from 10 a.m. to noon.  The dates and locations are:

- Monday, March 30th, at the St. Clair County Administration Building, Donald Dodge Auditorium, 200 Grand River Ave. Suite 203 in Port Huron.

- Tuesday, March 31st, at the Lapeer County Health Department, John T. Rich Building, 1800 Imlay City Road in Lapeer.

- Thursday, April 2nd, at the Countryside Free Methodist Church, 912 W. Sanilac Road, in Sandusky.

USDA Rural Development State Director for Michigan James J. Turner was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009.  USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has a portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America. Under the Obama Administration, USDA Rural Development has invested more than $6.1 billion in Michigan projects.