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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).

Trevor Blake in uniform as gardener at cemetery
October 24, 2019

“We want the focus to be on the 235,000 people buried here and their families,” says Trevor Blake, assistant gardener at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Blake took the Master Gardener core course taught by U of M Extension in order to better understand challenges facing the 436-acre resting place for U.S. military veterans.

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