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U of M Extension dean honors Dan Dolan

Media Contact: Catherine Dehdashti, U of M Extension, (612) 625-0237,

ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/10/2012) —University of Minnesota Extension Dean Bev Durgan honored Dan Dolan this week with Extension's Distinguished Friend award at the organization's annual conference.

As a strong Washington County 4-H supporter and volunteer, Dolan led the core group of 4-H volunteers that advocated for restoring county funding for Extension programming. Today, as Washington County Extension Committee chairperson, Dolan continues to lead the effort to ensure county support and raise private funds that leverage the county and state investments.

"Dan Dolan has been a tireless advocate and volunteer for Extension's 4-H Youth Development program in Washington County," said Durgan. "His leadership has positively impacted youth across the county."

"As president of the Washington County Agricultural Society, Dolan ensures that the Washington County Fair provides a rich environment for Washington County 4-Hers to demonstrate their learning and leadership," Durgan added. "His leadership of the horse program in Washington County is yet another way he actively contributes to the positive development of Minnesota's youth."

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