Final farewell

Farm Forum

Three years ago I left my position in the Faulk County Extension Unit and started my new position as Family Resource Management Field Specialist based out of the Aberdeen Regional Extension Center. The job was a huge change for me, along with leaving home and staying in Aberdeen three nights a week. As of Sept. 21st I will be retiring from my position and going back home to Faulkton full time. I hope I have accomplished all of the advice I have shared with you on preparing for retirement.

My husband and I will both need to work through this adjustment. He thinks I will be bored, but I have a two page typed to-do list, so how can that be? Plus my friends tell me that I will be so busy that after two years, I will still have that original to-do list. My initial plans are to get the maintenance done at our house and farm that have been neglected the past thirty two years.

I will greatly miss my co-workers and the other people I have worked with. I have enjoyed my work in Extension as you were constantly learning new things to share with audiences who wanted to learn. I have learned as much as you along the way and am glad I was given that opportunity.

I would like to thank my faithful readers for your support and comments. Some of which gave me new ideas to write about! It has been a pleasure and privilege working with you!

I look forward to my retirement, but will miss the Extension Service. I tell others that I may be ending my job, but not my “work”. One person told me at church on Sunday, “good luck with your CHANGE”! Now with that, I agree! It is not the end, it’s just a beginning…..

Thank you for the opportunities you have provided! I hope we can keep in touch!

I read a quote that says: What really counts is not the years in our lives, but the life in our years. It is not about longevity, but the depth of life! Age does not wither the mind if people remain positive. No one is too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream!