Snyder asks farmers to support his 'Project Rising Tide' initiative

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently congratulated members of the Michigan Farm Bureau at the organization’s annual meeting in Grand Rapids for their “tremendous contributions in creating jobs, contributions to the state’s quality of life.”

Snyder said that Michigan can keep building a solid future for the next 30-50 years, and farmer input is crucial to making sure things are done right.

“We’ve done a lot of work in urban areas,” he said. “Detroit is the comeback city. But it’s not just about urban centers. I care about every community in Michigan. I met with 10 cities in 10 regions of the state to ask how we can help them help themselves to success. We’re going to focus on academic development, community development and talent development.”

The governor wants farmers to get on board with his “Project Rising Tide” initiative with a view toward the next several decades.

“The goal is for communities to graduate and then help other communities the same way (state government) helped them,” he said ”When those communities see a brighter future, an even brighter future will be built, a future that shows that Michigan is not a lagger, we’re a leader in the world.”

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Michigan Farm Bureau 7373 W. Saginaw Hwy Lansing, MI 48917

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