Our team at the Extension Center for Youth Development was curious about the impact of being a 4-H volunteer. My colleague Sam Grant, along with other 4-H youth development professionals, set out to answer this question. Over 200 of you responded to our research survey. Here’s what you told us.
Extension news and highlights
Four times a year a dedicated group of University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener volunteers from across the state gather with Extension Master Gardener program leaders at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to make sure they are all serving the needs of volunteers and Minnesota communities.
Recently, Schmidt Herefords completed a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certification & Secure Beef Supply Plan. After completing the educational program, certificates are mailed to participants from the Minnesota Beef Council. Cattlemen and women are now required to have a BQA Certificate before certain processors will consider buying their beef.
Doctors Mike Overend and Lucy Grina, co-owners of Lake County Veterinary Clinic in Two Harbors and Grand Marais, have been caring for animals since 1987. To care for the environment and the bottom line of their business, they recently decided to add solar.
Southeast Minnesota’s economy continues to grow, with an increasing need for workers to fill jobs. Southeast Minnesota Together is convening conversations to address the worker shortage and support the collective well-being of communities in the region.