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Sonja Koukel, Ph.D. (NM), Vice President for Professional Development

Sonja KoukelHave you saved the dates for Galaxy IV?  If you are still debating on attending, here’s some information that I hope will persuade you. NEAFCS has scheduled two pre-conference sessions for Monday, September 16, 2013. Both programs will occur from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at the Renaissance. A tentative agenda for the conference can be viewed by following a link in the Upcoming Events section located on the NEAFCS home page.

Housing “Grab-and-Go” Programs will be presented by Dr. Michael Vogel, Montana State University Extension Housing and Environmental Health Specialist/Extension FCS Program Leader. This fast-paced session will feature four agent-tested and agent-proven Extension housing programs and lessons.  The self-guided and self-contained packaged programs focus on these housing issues:

  • Healthy Home Solutions
  • Home Fitness (do-it-yourself home repairs and maintenance)
  • Home Energy
  • Alzheimer's Caregiving at Home

All materials will be available for viewing at the session. Attendees will receive a printed summary and details for ordering the materials.  Fee =$85

Baking for Special Needs is a program offered by the Home Baking Association. The non-profit Home Baking Association's Family & Consumer Sciences staff is preparing a four-hour course of speakers, demonstrations and resources from its baking test kitchens, consumer and ingredient science professionals, personal finance and nutrition resources.  Multiple speakers will offer research-based methods and links to serve the wide range of cooperative extension audiences. Take away resources to apply with FCS, EFNP, SNAP, 4-H & Youth, in-school and out-of-school enrichment and Community Development programs that includes a flash drive of resources and much more. Fee = $85

What a great way to start the Galaxy IV conference! Stay tuned for more information on registration and lodging. We look forward to a great week in Philadelphia. Join us!