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"Welcome Karen Nelson

Karen joined the staff of K-State Research and Extension as the Sunflower District 4-H Youth Development Agent, on December 31, 2017. Sunflower District has offices in Goodland, Sharon Springs and St. Francis, her main office will be in Goodland.

She earned a bachelor's degree in Recreation Education from the University of Iowa and a master's degree in Park and Recreation Resource Management from Michigan State University.

Karen has most recently been a 4-H Youth Development Educator with the University of Wisconsin and was previously an Extension Agent with Montana State University.

4-H Youth Development agents, develop and deliver programs aimed at helping youth develop life skills, including a positive self-concept, an inquiring mind, a concern for the community, healthy interpersonal relationships and sound decision making.


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