Memories of working in the Buena Vista County Extension Office

Virginia stands in front of a cupboard full of memory books

she has constructed and behind a counter full of publications

and flyers to promote Extension programming.

I had been a farm wife, mother to three and a school secretary for the Storm Lake School District for 26 years when then, Buena Vista Extension Director Rhonda Christensen called and said, “Virginia, could you come help in our office? Just answering phones would be a big help!” I had just retired in 1997 from being a secretary in the Storm Lake South Elementary building, then helping Community Education to get started. So naturally, I said yes and my on-going journey with Extension continued since I had been in 4-H in my younger years, too.

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