Welcome to Mower County
Mower County partners with Extension to deliver practical education and research you can use at home, at work and in your community.
4-H Youth Development is a hands-on learning program for Minnesota youth. We offer online, small group and independent learning experiences for youth of all ages. In 4-H, youth choose the topic they find interesting and caring adults support their learning and leadership. From agronomy to space exploration and creative arts to outdoor adventures, 4-H has just the right learning experience for young people.
There are many ways to participate in 4-H!
Master Gardener volunteers educate the public about a variety of horticulture subjects using current research-based resources. This educational effort is designed to enhance quality of life and promote good stewardship of the environment.
Master Gardener volunteers are trained by University of Minnesota horticulture educators and complete many hours of volunteer work each year, providing a valuable in-kind contribution to Minnesota.
Karen Sundal Bartz firstname.lastname@example.org
Clara Cummings email@example.com
Kris Henke firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Smith email@example.com
Therese Manggaard firstname.lastname@example.org
Find the latest gardening tips and news you can use in your own back yard from local experts.
- Yard and Garden News - Gardening tips and emerging issues affecting Minnesota.
- My Minnesota Woods - Find out how to take care of your trees and enjoy Minnesota's beautiful woodlands.
- Natural Resources News - From preserving our wetlands to combating invasive species, read about protecting and enjoying nature.
Health and nutrition
Extension offers a variety of educational programs about nutrition and health that are open to families and individuals of all ages who are eligible for benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or who meet Extension’s program income guidelines.
Programs are offered in community settings such as food shelves, schools, community centers and public housing sites. The programs are free to all individuals and families who meet income guidelines, and may be offered in multiple languages, depending on the audience needs and availability of educators.
Mower County Extension
Max Herrera, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
email@example.com or 507-437-9439
Toby Neal, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development
firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-635-6325
Jessica Vasquez, STEM Club Coordinator, 4-H Youth Development
email@example.com or 507-437-9550
Thelma Garcia, SNAP-Ed Educator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-437-9552
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