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Here to Serve You

Here to Serve YouNext month at this time I will be celebrating my third year as your Sargent County Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Agent. My, oh my!  How time does fly! 

What a pleasure and privilege it has been, and continues to be to meet, and get to know, work with, and serve the people of Sargent County!  Thank you for all of that!

Through NDSU Extension Service, my prime concern as your county FCS agent is YOU!  It is my privilege and responsibility to give the best of my ability, keep myself current on issues that concern people and everyday living, and continually develop my skills to be an effective educator.

I appreciate the opportunities I have to connect with individuals of all ages, as well as families, organizations, and communities.  Working together as partners in learning, and playing a role in helping each person and group face their challenges, meet their needs, and reach their goals is immensely rewarding and satisfying to me.

In the name of keeping current on issues that affect people, I recently participated in a workshop that focused on preventing diabetes.  It provided me with tools and resources for teaching, coaching, and supporting people whose goal is to lose weight and maintain weight loss as an effective strategy for the prevention of diabetes.

Another workshop I was at focused on health literacy.  What I learned there prepared me to help people understand and use health insurance.  It also prepared me to teach the skills people need in order to be proactive in their health care, including how to communicate effectively with physicians, pharmacists, and the other professionals on their health care team.

Because of the economic challenges that many people are facing or anticipating, people have an increased need to understand personal finance and use money management and debt management strategies.  One of the sessions I attended the professional conference I attended this past week gave me tools and resources for teaching these concepts and skills.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or are facing challenges or problems related to health, finances, parenting, relationships, nutrition, or consumer issues.  Life is short.  I am here to serve you as you seize the day and make the most of it!

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