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Cover of the 4-H volunteer impact study
October 30, 2019

A new 4-H volunteer impact study shows the personal, organizational and community benefits of being a 4-H volunteer. Nearly 12,000 trained, caring adults volunteer to work with 69,000 4-H youth in Minnesota.

Amur maackia tree in summer
October 28, 2019

Fall and spring are good times to plant trees, providing you water and care for them as needed. Gary Johnson, University of Minnesota Extension urban forester give recommendations on which ones to plant.

4-H youth running in snow with snow shoes.
October 28, 2019

University of Minnesota Extension 4-H educator Nicole Pokorney is a champion of outdoor adventures. Pokorney provides leadership for several 4-H outdoor adventure programs: a 4-H hiking club in Fillmore County, and the 4-H Outdoor Wilderness Leadership (OWLS) program for teens statewide.

UMN Extension educator Michael Stratten leads a cooking activity with two youth.
October 28, 2019

Extension serves low-income audiences in Minnesota towns throught wo federally funded programs: Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

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