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September 2006 Archives

When Ethiopian immigrant Shegitu Kebede started her center for single immigrant mothers in the Franklin Housing Cooperative in Minneapolis, Kebede went to the University of Minnesota Extension Service's Urban 4-H to help start an after-school youth program. Three days per week, kids cram into one of the center's two rooms to do artwork, 4-H projects and homework. This program received national recognition in April from Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services, Washington, D.C.

As senior financial services team leader for AgStar, a farm credit company in Mankato, Dennis Kelly helps his clients with production, marketing and risk management issues. Six years ago, AgStar began sponsoring Winning the Game, a University of Minnesota Extension Service program to help farmers market corn, soybeans and wheat more effectively. "We need unbiased information where we are not trying to manage a client's business," Kelly said. "The fact that it comes from the University goes over well with the clients."

Just how big is one serving?

September 1, 2006

When Julie arrived at her nutrition class in St. Cloud, she had a fast-food bag in one hand and a supersized soda in the other. The evening's topic, taught by a University of Minnesota Extension Service nutrition education assistant, was a comparison of the nutrition of a fast-food restaurant meal to a meal prepared at home. Julie was surprised.

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