UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County, recently welcomed four new members to its Advisory Council. The Council consists 14 citizens who are elected as volunteers. The Advisory Council advises and assists UNH Cooperative Extension in the implementation of local Extension programs.
Marjorie (Marge) Badois is a real estate agent at Keller Williams Realty in Londonderry. Badois has an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Floriculture & Ornamental Horticulture from Alfred State College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ornamental Horticulture & Secondary Education from Cornell University. She was active in 4-H when she was young, is a member of the Londonderry Conservation Commission, and a UNH Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteer.
Chris Bogard of Epping is a volunteer land steward for Southeast Land Trust, a Speaking for Wildlife volunteer for UNH Cooperative Extension, a New Hampshire licensed wildlife rehabilitator specializing in turtles, and formerly served as manager of the Epping Farmers Market. Bogard holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies. In 2013, she received the Wildlife Rehabilitator Award from New Hampshire Fish and Game for her dedication and rehabilitation of Nongame, Threatened and Endangered turtles in New Hampshire.
Rep. Maureen Mann is in her third term in the NH House, representing Rockingham District 32, which includes Candia, Deerfield, Northwood, and Nottingham. Mann is a former educator and small business owner, and serves as clerk of the Committee of Public Works and Highways. In February of 2014 she received the policy/advocacy award from NOFA-NH because of her work on HB 660, a bill requiring the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Mann wrote a grant to start The Forum, a primarily online newspaper serving interior Rockingham County. The paper is entering its tenth year, and in 2007 won the national Knight Batten Award for Citizen Journalism.
Elizabeth Webster of Hampton Falls started working in the family business, Dodge’s Farm & Garden, at the age of 12 in 1975, when their first store opened in Hampton Falls. She is the chairperson on the Board of Wardens at the First Congregational Church of Hampton, and is a former secretary of the Lincoln Akerman School’s PTO.
UNH Cooperative Extension provides New Hampshire citizens with research-based education and information, enhancing their ability to make informed decisions that strengthen youth, families and communities, sustain natural resources, and improve the economy. For more information, or to learn about educational programs in Rockingham County, call (603) 679-5616 or click here.