As part of a new initiative to connect technology more closely will the field work of Extension throughout Minnesota, representatives from our team are visiting Extension offices and events throughout the state. Please join us on our adventure!

Our latest adventure was to Farmington!




Destination: Farmington Regional Office 
Miles Traveled: 40 mi, one way 
Time on road: 1 hour 50minutes, round-trip 
Tech Team Members: Amy and Billie 
Number of cameras brought: 3
Number of cameras brought that actually had dead batteries: 2



Our trip was pretty spur of the moment... Farmington's server went belly-up and Billie needed to make the trip to deliver a replacement, so I tagged along! I was so impressed with Farmington's swanky office space--just wait until you see their HUGE name in HUGE letters on the wall! Also watch to the end to hear another segment in the raging "most fun regional office" debate! Which is apparently my favorite interview question to ask. 

I will need to plan another trip to Farmington soon, because HELLO! it is so close and also because the office was pretty deserted that morning. Maybe because the server was down. That probably had something to do with it. Although Larisa figured out you can plug your computer in to the back of your VOIP phone and get internet which is total GENIUS. 



Field Report: Farmington Regional Office from Extension Quick Bytes on Vimeo.

Join us for our next Extension Quick Bytes Field Report after we visit the Brainerd Regional Office in June!



This Quick Byte is a little different, it is a video demo! Watch it, check out the advanced tips below, do the "Try it!" activity, and let us know what you think!


Quick Byte: Google Drive from Extension Quick Bytes on Vimeo.

Some further Google Drive tips:
More Resources:
The Google Drive FAQ
A Google Drive Quick Guide

Try it!
Here is a google doc that is set to "anyone with the link" can edit. Go ahead and try it out--be sure to practice checking the revision history.

Share what you know! or don't know!
Please comment with interesting uses you've found for Drive, or with any challenges or questions you've run into.



As part of a new initiative to connect technology more closely will the field work of Extension throughout Minnesota, representatives from our team are visiting Extension offices and events throughout the state. Please join us on our adventure!

We kicked off this adventure in Andover in April!



Destination: Andover Regional Office
Miles Traveled: 20 mi, one way
Time on road: 1 hour, round-trip
Tech Team Members: Amy and Karen
Number of swears I had to remove from this video: 3 (ALL MINE)




I learned all kinds of things in my first Field Trip to a Regional Office! For example, did you know there is such a thing as the "Coffey Hall Bubble," or that Andover is the self-proclaimed Most Fun Regional Office? I also see my first Regional Office server and attempt to find the root of their internet connection.



Field Report: Andover Regional Office from Extension Quick Bytes on Vimeo.