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Extension is expanding its online education and resources while in-person events and classes are canceled.

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Farm field with red barn and silos in the distance.
July 9, 2020

Due to the cancellation of the annual Minnesota Farmfest, this year’s Farm Families of the Year will be celebrated in an online video tribute on Aug. 6.

Slide reads “I’m now being challenged to take the skills I’ve learned and demonstrate them in a different environment...It honestly feels like what 4-H has been preparing us for all along,” Leah Goldade, 15, told Klecker.
June 30, 2020

Mara Klecker, Star Tribune reporter, features the summer of 2020 experiences of 4-H'ers in Anoka, Steele and Hennepin counties.

Extension educator Sara Croymans
June 29, 2020

Extension educator talks about the essentials of financial emergency preparedness on the podcast, Real Money Real Experts.

adult volunteer with a poster board that says PLANTS and each letter stands for something plants need, such as light and nutrients
June 19, 2020

Plants give us the air we breathe, our food and even our homes. We need plants, yet too often we take them for granted.

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