Cindy Bigger retired after 30 years in Extension that included an early role as a Clearwater County 4-H summer assistant and more recently, an educator in Leadership and Civic Engagement. Her contributions have been many for 4-H youth, volunteers, Farmer Lender Mediation partners and local government and community leaders.
Raymond A. Bisek, after 21 years of work in the fields of agriculture and natural resources, will retire at the end of May. Ray's career spanned work as a county agent, original farm info line and more recently, collaboration as an Extension educator on corn and soybean trials in northwest Minnesota.
Donna Geiser, Extension educator who has worked with 4-H youth development program for over 25 years, retired in May.
James Kurtz retired at the end of June from his nine year appointment as an Extension educator in agricultural business management. He also served as the field representative for the Southwest Minnesota Farm Business Management Association, working out of the Extension Regional Office in Worthington.
David A. Nelson retired in July after 13 years of Extension programming in community vitality. His contributions were many, most known were in the development of the Economic Impact Analysis offerings and in-depth analysis of Rural Health Works.
Harlan Rosendahl provided leadership in regional 4-H youth development programs, both with North Dakota Extension Service as well as in Anoka and Douglas Counties, and most recently in the Extension Regional Office in St. Cloud. He retired on June 30 with 30 plus years of service.