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Changing the photo on your county website's home page

The photo on your county website's home page can be changed up to four times per year (once per quarter). Follow the guidelines below when selecting the photo and submit it to Tom Stanoch to get it reviewed and posted.

  1. Strong use of candid photography, where subjects are engaged in interaction or tasks at hand. They might be seemingly unaware of the camera or perhaps glancing at it, but most importantly they're captured "in the moment." Authentic and not posed.
  2. Perspective should primarily be "first person." The goal is for the audience to feel like they're sharing in that moment. This helps increase the emotional connection with the audience and infuses our materials with a strong sense of community -- the "community" of Minnesota, with everyone working together to improve life in our state. Subjects are shot at eye level or from below eye level.
  3. Use of natural lighting whenever possible
View some examples!
Melissa Pierce

Communications associate

4HOnline webinar

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With the May 15 enrollment/re-enrollment deadline behind us, it's a good time to look at understanding and managing member status options in 4HOnline, and how that impacts reports and communications (sending emails and letters).

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 26 from 10 - 10:30 a.m. Go to and enter meeting code: 742 840 095.

Todd Mehrkens

Academic technologist

The June 9 Tuesday morning webinar will feature an update on the program coordinator hiring process, as a result from a Kaizen Event, which was held in December 2014. During the Kaizen Event, a team of colleagues from youth development, operations, and human resources looked at ways to make the hiring process more efficient and effective. Final recommendations were outlined in May, so the team is excited to share the next steps. The details for the WebEx training are:

Meeting link:
Meeting number: 749 063 228

Nancy Hegland

Program leader

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