November 23, 2017

Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger Give Back To Community

The fall season brings colorful leaves, crisp air, and all things orange. Fall also ushers in firearm deer season, the biggest hunting season in Michigan, which draws as many as 700,000 men and women to the woods. For the serious hunters, deer season means … [Read more...]

Switch Things Up With Stylish, Efficient Lighting For Your Home

Saving energy starts with choosing the correct bulb. Efficiency standards for incandescent bulbs between 40 and 100 watts, which came into effect in 2012, led to the halogen bulb (also known as energy-efficient incandescent). These bulbs are at least 25 … [Read more...]

Sanctuary Ranch

It’s daybreak at Sanctuary Ranch in Stanwood, Michigan. Ryan Bollman, general manager, takes his first sip of coffee long before the first rays of sunshine flicker in the morning sky. Walking into the woods in complete stillness, his breath caught in the … [Read more...]

I Remember: Growing Up With Family And Community

Throughout my growing up years, my father and grandfather farmed together in Michigan’s Lapeer County. They were both full-time farmers until the mid-1950s when dad began working elsewhere. Our 160-acre family farm included milk cows, hogs, sheep and … [Read more...]

What can you do to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning?

Do's DO purchase and install carbon monoxide detectors that meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standard 2034-95. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper placement, use and maintenance. If the detectors plug into the wall, be sure they have a … [Read more...]

Co-op Careers Offer Paycheck And A Purpose

October is National Cooperative Month! Every day in this country, more than 75,000 men and women go to work at America’s electric cooperatives to keep the lights on for 42 million energy consumers in 47 states. It’s challenging work, but in addition to a … [Read more...]

Wild, Wild Midwest Wardens

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) mission statement makes its purpose clear: maintain the safety of all while enforcing the laws that safeguard the natural resources of our state. Just like their fellow police officers, the conservation … [Read more...]

Michigan Co-ops Empower Future Leaders

Youth Tour Washington, D.C. Highlights Designed to inspire the leaders of tomorrow, Youth Tour teaches the brightest students of Michigan about their past—and helps equip them with the skills they need to be Michigan’s next generation of energy-minded … [Read more...]

Restoring The Great Lakes Lighthouses

Scattered along Michigan’s shoreline and numbering over 200 at their peak, the Great Lakes lighthouses once served as a beacon of hope to the weary seafarer. Today only 124 lights still stand, many in desperate need of repair. Enter the Great Lakes … [Read more...]

The New Guys: MI Local Hops Stands Out In Growing Hops Industry

Before your bartender at the local beer tap fills an empty pint glass or you snatch up a six-pack of brew at your hometown liquor store, you may be surprised to learn that many of your favorite beers began their journey to the tap in the rich, fertile soil … [Read more...]