Aberdeen Extension Center hosts retirement open house Sept. 11

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BROOKINGS — The SDSU Extension Regional Center in Aberdeen will host a retirement Open House for Karen Slunecka, SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist and Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension Agronomy-Weeds Field Specialist Sept. 11 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A program begins at 3 p.m.

Karen Slunecka has worked for SDSU since 1981. A native of the Gettysburg area, she has a degree in Home Economics and Extension from SDSU. For most of her career, she was based in Faulkton, but served a multi-county region for SDSU Extension. Karen was appointed as a SDSU Extension Family Resource Management Field Specialist in 2011. Her many contributions to the home economics, 4-H and finance-related programs are significant.

Mark Rosenberg is a native of southwest Minnesota and has been employed by SDSU and Extension since 1982, after earning a degree in Agricultural Education and Extension from SDSU. He served as the Spink County Extension agent for nearly 30 years before being appointed as the SDSU Extension Agronomy Weeds Field Specialist in 2011. Mark has been instrumental in the pesticide education programs in South Dakota and is a knowledgeable and trustworthy agronomic adviser.

The open house and program are open to the public. SDSU Extension Regional Center in Aberdeen is located at 13 2nd Ave. SE, Aberdeen, 57401, (605) 626-2870.