We'd like to introduce you to two new Extension employees this summer (and current employees if you're new to 4-H):
Megan Bradshaw, 4-H Extension educator
Hello Olmsted County 4-H families! My name is Megan Bradshaw, and I am the new full-time Extension educator. I have spent the last eight years teaching 4th grade in Wisconsin. I am a former Fond du Lac County 4-H'er and grew up on a hobby farm. I am moving to the St. Charles area, and I am excited to be working with you all this summer.
Ella Hanson, summer intern
Hello Olmsted families! My name is Ella Hanson, and I am currently a sophomore at UW-River Falls. I am majoring in animal science-companion animal science. I was a former 4-H'er in Olmsted County, and I am thrilled to be back. 4-H was and still is a huge part of my life, and I am excited to help families have a great 4-H experience. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and seeing some familiar faces.
Mika Miller, 4-H Extension educator
Mika, a part-time 4-H Extension educator, started her role in Olmsted County (with her other time spent in Winona) back in March of this year. Mika grew up on her family's dairy farm outside of Plainview and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls with a degree in animal science. She lives in Lewiston and enjoys spending time outdoors and caring for her goats. Mika has been supporting Winona and Dodge County 4-H for the last couple of years and is excited to be working with Olmsted.
Christine Schwartz, county support staff
Christine has been working in the Olmsted County Extension office for just over four years. She is the first point of contact for the office and is always happy to answer your questions. She was raised on a small farm near Le Sueur and joined 4-H as a Cloverbud. She graduated from Bethel University with a major in studio art and minors in reconciliation studies and business. She currently lives in Rochester.