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Leading with Gratitude (Part 1)

When I was younger, my grandmother taught me the importance of saying “thank you.” She always waited for me to say “thank you,” driving the importance home. Learning those two simple words at a young age was so… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 2)

To recap last week’s blog: As leaders, we need to stop and look back at how we got to where we are quite often. We need to shake off the discomfort and say “thank you” to the folks… Read More

Building Experiences Beyond the Classroom through Agriculture Future of America

Student success is cultivated through learning, networking and exploring interests, often extending beyond the classroom. Agriculture Future of America (AFA) provides students opportunities to apply what they have learned in the classroom, gain career-readiness skills and connect with… Read More

Peeling Back the Onion

I remember when my wife taught me how to dice an onion. I was never gifted in the kitchen and had very poor (nonexistent) skills when it came to food preparation, so any assistance is always appreciated (but… Read More

Take Everything Personal

Often times in the workplace, one may hear statements like “that’s not my responsibility” or “sorry, but that is not in my job description.” I know that I have said things similar in my early years of Cooperative… Read More

“No.” “No, thanks.”

In Extension, in my opinion, we have one of the best jobs ever. We get to help people and share awesome information that will help transform lives. There are youth programs to plan in order for them to… Read More