Volume 22, Number 3
Outreach & Engagement
MU Extension is "In the Woods"!
By Hank Stelzer| MU Extension, School of Natural Resources
A year ago, having an Extension field specialist outstate was just a dream, but now it is a reality! This past August 20th, Sarah Havens became our first Natural Resources Field Specialist.
Havens grew up in St. Charles, MO. She is a product of the University of Missouri system, earning her B.S. in Forestry in 2004 here at MU and her M.S. in Biology at MUS&T in 2010. While stationed in Rolla, she will be helping State Specialists, Hank Stelzer and Bob Pierce, develop and deliver natural resource programming throughout the southern half of Missouri.
Havens will have three primary target audiences. First and foremost will be family forest landowners, especially underserved audiences like women owning woodlands and landowners new to the Show-Me State. Right behind that effort will be youth, with emphasis on 4-H. Our goal is to instill in today's youth a passion for the outdoors and a career in natural resource science and management. Closely associated with that audience will be assisting the forest products industry in workforce development.
Sarah Haven's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to the team, Sarah!