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October 26, 2017

Frank Jewell named Distinguished Friend of Extension

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension, office 612-626-4077, ajsandve@umn.edu


ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/13/2017)— St. Louis County Board Chair Frank Jewell has been named 2017 University of Minnesota Extension’s Distinguished Friend.

The award was announced by Extension Dean Bev Durgan, who cited Jewell’s “breadth of work to connect county residents with Extension and the University of Minnesota.”

Since election to the county board in 2011, Jewell has advocated for underserved parts of his community. He has shown particular support for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education as a pathway toward better health for county residents, as well as championing urban 4-H programming.


In accepting the honor at a recent Extension gathering, Jewell also cited his interest in broadening the connections between local foods growers and Extension, noting “there are a lot of people farming in St. Louis County.”

Jewell participated in Extension’s U Lead Advisory Academy, which helps inspire local leaders to bring about transformation in their communities in 2012. He serves on St. Louis County’s Extension Committee and is currently a member of the Association of Minnesota Counties Extension Committee.

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October 19, 2017

Extension farmer training helps keep Minneapolis Schools meals safe

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, Extension news media relations manager, ajsandve@umn.edu, 612-626-4077 (office) or 651-492-0811 (mobile).

Minneapolis, Minn. (10/18/2017)—Minneapolis Public Schools is committed to providing fresh, locally grown farm fruits and vegetables to serve students through its Farm-to-School program.
Its collaboration with University of Minnesota Extension helps make it possible.
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