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Welcome new retirees (July 2018)

Marjorie Anderson, Extension 4-H program coordinator, Murray County, retired on June 4 after 33 years of service. Her love of 4-H camp introduced young people to camping and her enthusiasm for after-school programming familiarized youth to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Eleanor Burkett retired on May 4 from her position as Extension educator for fish, wildlife and conservation education. She began her career in 2000 and worked with property owners, elected officials, volunteers and natural resource professionals to understand and improve water quality in the Brainerd area.

Judith Conway, Extension educator with the Center for Youth Development, Regional Office Farmington, retired on June 6. Her career spanned 10 years, during which she provided leadership and management for national youth events including Citizenship Washington Focus and National 4-H Conference, and guided county staff and volunteers as they developed and delivered 4-H programs.

Rocky Layland retired on March 29 after 42 years of service for Extension finance and planning. Rocky’s dedication to helping others with University policies, procedures, operating systems and implementations of University financial system upgrades will be missed.

Daniel Martens, Extension educator in agricultural production systems, retired on March 23. His 29 years of serving farmers and agricultural professionals in crop production education, pesticide applicator training and coordinating the alfalfa harvest alert project are appreciated.

Bradley Rugg, program director for fairs and animal science, Extension Center for Youth Development, retired on April 13. Brad’s 32 years of leadership helped over 5,500 Minnesota youth annually experience quality animal science programs at the state fair.
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