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June 9 message

Good Morning: I hope you have all had a good week. A few things to share today:

University of Minnesota Farm Family Recognition: All of the counties in our region have identified the families to be recognized in the 2011 Farm Family Recognition event. The state wide recognition event will be held Thursday, August 4 at Farmfest. In addition, many counties also have local recognition of their families at the county fair. The Marshall Regional Office coordinates the state wide recognition event and our office is communicating with the families. I will deliver the certificates for the local recognition to the County Office. Farm Family Recognition publicity will go out in mid-July. Additional details about the Farm Family Recognition program and the families being honored can be found at the Farm Family recognition website .

Here are the Families recognized in our region:

Chippewa County Tom and Kathy Palke
Lac qui Parle County David and Patricia Craigmile
Lincoln County Ken and Laura Krog
Lyon County Greg and Mary Deutz
Redwood County Bruce & Maydra Maas
Yellow Medicine County Randy & Ann Kamrath
Kandiyohi County Larry and Mary Larson
Big Stone County Wade and Vicki Athey
Swift County Al and Renaee Schreck
Renville County Neubauer Farms Inc, (Mike and Bill)

Extension Marketing and Communications: You have received information on the templates available on the Extension employee website . To quote from that web page: On this site, you'll find the tools you need to bring the University of Minnesota Extension brand to life. These templates and resources have been created to make it easier to create consistent, high-quality, cost-effective Extension marketing communications materials so you can spend more time working on the Extension programming that requires your unique expertise.
As Extension competes for funding, participant registration and donations, there is an important need to represent Extension in consistent ways that help all of our audiences understand our unique strengths and contributions. As key Extension brand ambassadors, you should use the professionally designed templates on this site for all of your Extension marketing communications needs.
Please use these communications tools and templates in material produced in your office. If you have questions, please contact the Administrative staff at the Regional Offices.

Have a good weekend.

Bob

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