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Extension is working with leaders at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala to create a program serving youth and families in communities; and in southwestern Kenya with women farmers harvesting, handling and storage.

With help from the University of Minnesota Extension Central RSDP ranchers in Cass and Crow Wing counties are working together to safeguard their water resources. One way of doing this is through sustainable practices for raising cattle.

Local lamb is better than ever, and the improvements are no accident. Travis Hoffman, who has a joint position with University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension, concentrates on ways to improve meat quality.

Southeast Minnesota is taking an all-hands-on-deck approach to the region’s workforce shortage. University of Minnesota Extension supports those efforts in many ways, including managing Making it Home initiatives in regional small towns like Spring Valley.

Tessman and Christiansen credit their 4-H club, led by a committed volunteer, named Ellen M. Bohanon, for giving them the support they needed after their father was killed in a tragic hunting accident when they were children.

For the past several years, Extension has been part of the University of Minnesota’s fund-raising campaign, “Driven.” The campaign goal of $4 billion is the first to include Extension.

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