Last week, Extension faculty and educators from across the state met in St. Paul for the annual program conference focused on professional development, program building and organizational networking. During the conference, I gave the annual State of Extension Update. The presentation slides and videos of the three keynote presentations are available on the staff intranet.
Also, at the conference, I had the pleasure of giving out the annual dean's awards. A news release is available with information about the award winners. Please join me in congratulating them:
Friend of Extension - Dan Dolan, Chair, Washington County Extension Committee
Campus Faculty - Larry Jacobson, Extension agricultural engineer
Field Faculty - Suzanne Driessen, Extension educator, food safety
Outstanding Leadership - Deb Zak, northwest regional director
Team - Private Applicator Recertification Team: Dean Herzfeld, Tana Haugen, Mary Kay Ferguson, Kay Sargent, Fritz Breitenbach, Lisa Behnken, Diane DeWitte, Michael Donnelly, Phil Glogoza, Dan Martens, Ryan Miller, Dave Nicolai, Brenda Postels, Liz Stahl, Jerry Tesmer, and Nathan Winter
Diversity - Community Mentorship Program: Antonio Alba Meraz, Sara Croymans, Jennifer Garbow, Rosemary Heins, Lori Hendrickson, Rebecca Hagen Jokela, Cindy Petersen, Suzanne Sheridan, Patricia Olson, Claudia Parliament, and Jane Stockman
Congratulations to all the award winners!