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Showing posts from April, 2015

Opportunity - Communications Director position at AgriGrowth

AgriGrowth, a non-profit trade association that advocates for Minnesota's broad and a diverse agricultural and food sector, is hiring a Communications Director.

The deadline for application is May 4 so if you are interested, click here to see the full posting which includes the description of the role and more about AgriGrowth.

New alumni join the Extension leadership network

We welcome 18 more great leaders from across the state of Minnesota who have worked to build their leadership for their communities. Congratulations to the 2014-2015 graduates of the U-Lead Advisory Academy.

The U-Lead Advisory Academy is a leadership development program for friends of University of Minnesota Extension. If you might be interested in participating, registration for the next class opens June 1 and will be addressing the topic Leadership in the face of change. We will keep you posted here with more details to come.

Welcome to new graduates from the Emerging Leadership Program

We recently had 34 new graduates of the Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program join the fold of Extension's Leadership and Civic Engagement alumni. We are excited to support your work, passions, and communities.

The Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program is one of Minnesota's oldest leadership development programs, existing in the northwest part of the state for more than 30 years. It's great to see the tradition continue.

2015 Leadership Series Announced

We are excited to announce our upcoming slate of events for the 2015 Leadership Series! Topics for this year include:

Creating connection in your personal and community lives (online)Emotional intelligence: A pathway to self-understanding and improved leadership (St. Cloud)Leading ourselves through change (online) To learn more about each, the dates, and how to register, visit the 2015 Leadership Series page.
Registration is already open for the first webinar which focuses on the impacts of creating positive relationships to transform the people and environment around you. If you, your coworkers, or friends in the community can benefit, please let them know about the opportunity.

Perspectives on Civic Engagement - Donna Rasmussen

Check out this great, quick video from Donna Rasmussen of the Fillmore Soil and Water Conservation District. Donna also participated in the Southeast Minnesota Civic Engagement Cohort on Water Quality. Shediscusses how citizen-led conversations brought about a plan to improve the water quality of the Root River. For more information about Extension's Civic Engagement program offerings, visit