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Bakker joins Iowa State University Extension & Outreach

September 23, 2012
Reinbeck Courier

GRUNDY CENTER, Iowa Shari Sell-Bakker recently joined the ranks of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach as the Grundy County Extension and Outreach Administrator. Sell-Bakker will work from the Grundy County Extension and Outreach office in Grundy Center.

In her new role, Sell-Bakker will facilitate the development and implementation of new educational programming, enhance community partnerships, address public requests for assistance, provide leadership and supervision of county Extension staff and work to promote extension programming within the county.

Sell-Bakker received her bachelor's degree in Agricultural Studies, Communications option from Iowa State University in 2006. She brings to the office previous extension experience as well as 6+ years of marketing and agricultural business experience.

"I am looking forward to working with the residents of Grundy County to more effectively develop programs to fit your needs. Having worked in both the youth and adult programming areas previously I'm so excited to get new and innovative programs into the community and to provide educational opportunities for every walk of life. We are already working on updating our online calendar with events from scrapbooking workshops to pesticide applicator training dates so please check the website often to see the many great educational opportunities we have available in the area."

Sell-Bakker can be contacted at the Grundy County Extension and Outreach Office at 319-824-6979 or by e-mail at

To learn more about Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs in Grundy County, visit



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