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Extension educators collaborate with lawmakers

January 29, 2014

Educators gathered with Indiana lawmakers to discuss the importance of extension offices in the state. Pictured, from left, Angela Taulbee, financial services officer for Farm Credit Mid America in Columbia City; Ind. Rep. David Ober; and Noble County Extension Educator Doug Keenan, Extension Educator.

COLUMBIA CITY — Legislators heard from extension educators at a recent luncheon.

Angela Taulbee, of Farm Credit Mid America in Columbia City, and Doug Keenen, with Noble County Extenstion, were among 200 other PCARET members and Purdue Extension educators who gathered at the State House for the State PCARET Legislative Luncheon Monday Jan. 13.

Educators and PCARET members thanked legislators for their continued support and reinforced the importance of extension programing and research in Indiana.

“As a member of the farming community, I recognize the importance extension programs and what they bring to our community,” said Angela Taulbee.

“It is important to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with our legislators in-person and express our gratitude as they continue to support agriculture initiatives.”

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