Rural Michigan Initiative is a forum for discussing local and regional environmental challenges. It aims to encourage citizens and policy makers to promote ecological health in the Great Lakes region and to restore economic stability to rural communities.
The 2019 conference focused on the contribution of clean water to the health and economy of the Great Lakes. Experts from related areas of the economy and environment outlined major challenges facing water quality and their impact on rural Michigan.
Keynote speakers included Collin O’Mara, president and chief executive officer of the National Wildlife Federation, and John Ikerd, visionary economist and author. View keynote speaker videos and presenter slides from the 2019 conference.
2019 Conference Partners
2019 Conference Sponsors
If you’re interested in sponsoring the 2020 conference, please contact the Office of the President.
For more information or to become an event sponsor, please contact the Office of the President at (989) 463-7146.