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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

FD in the News

Your monthly roundup of regional media coverage of the work Family Development staff members are doing.

Green thumbs up: County offers support for community garden

Nobles County commissioners offered their support for a collaborative project between the local University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed program and the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) to develop a community garden on a piece of tax-forfeited property in Worthington.

Building good ‘financial parenting’ skills: It’s never too late (or too early!) to begin

A lively and informative discussion with Mom Enough podcast hosts Marti and Erin Erickson and Extension Specialist Joyce Serido about raising kids who are financially competent.

Beyond school bathrooms: What's really at stake in the gender-inclusion debates

“When a population, a minority member, is omitted, it puts that person at increased risk because they can’t see themselves anywhere,” Extension Specialist Jenifer McGuire says. “It also puts everyone else at risk because they don’t understand who the minority members are.”

Staying safe while staying warm this winter

Michael Cruse, Extension educator, agricultural production systems, cites a disaster recovery compilation by Extension Educator Sara Croymans as it relates to keeping warm and safe during the winter.

Take three simple steps to help gain maximum tax refunds

“Tax time can be a time for working individuals and families to get ahead,” says FD Program Leader Mary Jo Katras. This Extension news release offers three tips to encourage low- to moderate-income taxpayers to prepare for the tax season.


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