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Frontier Extension announces new team members

Frontier Extension District has announced the addition of two new team members in the new year – Amanda Groleau, at the Ottawa office, and Jo Hetrick-Anstaett, at the Lyndon office.

Amanda Groleau

Groleau has joined Frontier Extension as the new horticulture and natural resources Extension agent. Groleau, who officially began her position Jan. 10, 2022, recently moved here from Illinois, where she had served as an instructor of horticulture at Lake Land College through the Illinois Department of Corrections. She set up a new program at Lake Land and instructed horticulture and agriculture courses. She also has experience working in commercial horticulture.

Groleau is a graduate of Iowa State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and Landscape Design. Her position will consist of development, dissemination, and implementation of research-based educational programs for horticulture and natural resource issues. Programs include floriculture, woody ornamentals, food crops, water quality and quantity issues, environmental issues, wildlife habitat and management. She can be contacted at the Ottawa Extension office at 785-229-3520, or [email protected].

Jo Hetrick-Anstaett

The district also welcomed Jo Hetrick-Anstaett to Lyndon Extension office as the 4-H program Manager. She started her position Jan. 3, and is a 4-H alum and has a vast array of experiences working with youth. Most recently, Hetrick-Anstaett worked as the summer children’s ministry director at the Lyndon United Methodist Church. She also has experience working in a special education preschool and as a case manager for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Hetrick-Anstaett has been a volunteer for our Frontier Extension District 4-H Youth Development program for the past five years. She’s served as a camp counselor, Citizenship Washington Focus chaperone, and is assisting with the 4-H Ambassador program in Osage County, and she spent several summers working at Rock Springs 4-H Center. She can be contacted at the Lyndon Extension office at 785-828-4438, 128 W. 15th St., Lyndon, Kan.

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