Dear Extension Retirees,
It was great to see and connect with all of you who attended the Extension retiree reception on October 28. As we move into a new budget cycle with a new governor, new legislators and new University president in July, we can be confident that Extension has made a difference in Minnesota while increasing visibility and building public support for the University.
With more than 500 state advisory committee members, 34,500 volunteers, 700,000 annual program participants and 13 million website visits a year, Extension continues to take University research and education into people's lives, engaging Minnesotans to address many of today's complex issues: water quality, food safety and security, childhood obesity, rural economic development, farm profitability, family finances, youth development, renewable energy and natural disasters just to name a few.
Thank you for your part in Extension's success, both with your past work and with your continued involvement and support.