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Tom Guthrie, Food and Society grantee project director and Michigan community leader passes away

Michigan Integrated Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) Executive Director, Tom Guthrie, passed away Saturday, February 19, 2005. The MIFFS 2005 Michigan Family Farms Conference, February 25 and 26, 2005 is dedicated to Tom, as a living memorial to his vision and commitment to sustainable farming and food systems and his love for the people he worked with in this mission.

Funeral arrangements are through the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, 133 E. Orchard Street, Delton, MI. Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday February 24, 2005 with a Scripture service at 7:00 p.m. The phone number is 269-623-5461.

The funeral mass is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 25, 2005 at St. Ann Catholic Church, 12648 East D Avenue, Augusta, Michigan. The phone number is 269-731-4721.

Memorials may be made to Berry County 4-H or Vicksburg FFA.

If you would like to send a card or note to Nancy Guthrie, the address is 7301 Milo Road, Delton, MI 49046. Sincerely, MIFFS Staff

For more information about any of the innovation projects or about membership in the MIFFS collaboration, write to:

1405 S Harrison Rd., 115 Manly Miles Bldg.
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243
Phone:  517-432-0712
Fax: 517-353-1812
E-mail: miffs@msu.edu

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