Pokagon and Michigan State University begin agricultural partnership

Pokagon Band is developing a plan to expand the tribe's agricultural program, and has partnered with Michigan State University for ideas and assistance. Today government manager Jason M. Wesaw and Becky Richards, compliance officer, met with MSU trustee Dianne Byrum, John Norder, director of Native American Institute, and agriculture faculty members John Whims, William Knudson and Molly Woods, in Lansing to hammer out more details. The tribe has more than one thousand acres of land that could be managed for agriculture, and the opportunities for citizen jobs, sustainability and economic development have great potential. Stay tuned for more good news about this growing (pun intended!) initiative.