Meet Our Team (post 2 of 3)

Our first 'meet the team' post was a big hit, or maybe it was just Ernie's Instagram account :)

Read on to learn more about the team members in Extension Technology. Introducing .... Patrice, Terri, and Libby!

Patrice Johnson, business analyst / registration What do you like best about Extension and/or Ext Tech? The people I work with! And the programs!
What’s a favorite project you’ve worked on?  Getting registration up and running back in the day. It was a brand new project and we started from scratch. I like feeling that I contributed to an important and successful service.
If you had to eat one thing for every meal going forward, what would you eat?  Pizza or tacos (as long as I could vary the ingredients on/in them). Or popovers filled with creme fraiche, cured salmon, and caviar.

What do you like to do outside work? Write, cook, and teach (I cook and teach to support my writing habit.). I also have a wicked TV viewing habit and book collection.
What’s something most…

Field Report: Farmington Regional Office

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!