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Showing posts from November, 2016

Thank you, Minnesota!

During the Thanksgiving season, University of Minnesota Extension would like to express our appreciation for your friendship, your collaboration with us, your gifts and support, your work and volunteer contributions, and so much more.

Rural communities can foster transition to new business ownership

Media Contact: Allison Sandve, University of Minnesota Extension media relations manager, 612-626-4077 (office), 651-492-0811,; Bruce Schwartau, Extension community economics program leader, 507-536-6308 (office), 507-251-8553 (mobile),

ST. PAUL, Minn. (11/17/2016)—Rural Minnesota depends on its Mom ‘n Pop businesses, its mid- and large-sized employers and everything in between. When local business owners seek to retire—as they are in increasing numbers—communities can do more to help them with a successful transition, according to a new study by the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality.

School Success website from Extension helps families, schools and communities

A new School Success website from University of Minnesota Extension offers the latest research and easy-to-use tools to support children's learning from kindergarten through 12th grade.

The website has resources for both families and professionals. “Strong partnerships between parents and school, and between schools and their communities, are the foundation for our children's success,” said Silvia Alvarez de Davila, Extension educator in family resiliency.

U of M Extension helps build better food shelves

University of Minnesota Extension has unveiled a new website that will help make the healthy choice the easy choice for food shelf operators and clients.

The website, Building Better Food Shelves, features training, print materials, and videos that are free of charge to food shelf directors, volunteers, and others working to improve healthy food access. Extension food shelf resources have proven useful in "nudging" food shelf clients toward making healthier choices and learning how to cooking nourishing meals.

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To learn more about Extension Health and Nutrition’s programs, visit Partner With Us.