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From the Dean and Director

Dean Bev Durgan

Tom Foley

Welcome to the first issue of Source, a magazine for friends of the University of Minnesota Extension Service!

As an Extension supporter, partner and stakeholder, you want to know how Extension is making a difference in Minnesota. Three times a year, Source will offer you stories about the positive impact Extension is having on Minnesota's families, youth, communities, environment, food and agriculture systems. In each issue, you will also get practical and useful information that you can use.

I invite you to keep turning the pages. You'll find stories about three issues we all care about: helping Minnesotans eat and feel better through nutrition education, enhancing farm profitability to benefit agricultural producers and rural communities, and making a difference in young people's lives by creating positive out-of-school-time experiences. You will also find tips and resources for lake home and cabin owners, information about a great new book for weather enthusiasts, a description of a new program for small rural communities, and updates on interesting research funded by the state's Rapid Agricultural Response Funds.

We want to hear from you! Please take a minute to complete the online survey and give us your feedback about this first issue of Source. We will use your comments to make sure this magazine provides you with the Extension stories and information you care about.

Beverly R. Durgan
Dean and Director
University of Minnesota Extension Service

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