Extension Council members recognized for service

Thursday, December 6, 2012
Clay County Extension Council Chair Gary Johnson recognized retiring council member Paula Buenger. (Photo submitted)

The Clay County Extension Council recognized three council members for their years of dedicated service as their terms expire at the end of this month. Kathy Anderson has served 12 years, and Darcy Brugman and Paula Buenger have both served four years.

The elected council, like the hundreds of others across the country, is the grassroots governing body for the Cooperative Extension System. As part of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, the Clay County council works in partnership with local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to carry the land-grant mission beyond the campus in Ames.

"The elected council is instrumental in fulfilling the land-grant mission and bringing research-based educational opportunities to the county," Bonnie Dalager, ISU Extension Clay County program director, said. "Our council members care about our communities and are committed to making a difference."

Newly-elected council members Candace Daniels, Linda Foerster and Kent Thiessen will take office in January 2013. They join Gary Johnson, Brad Brown, Lois Benson, Ryan Phillips, Jamie O'Hearn and Teresa Steuben.

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