Piscataquis County Extension Association Jan. 11 meeting features Rural Youth Futures Project

The Piscataquis County Extension Association annual meeting begins at 3 p.m. Jan. 11 online and is open to the public. 

The meeting will include a presentation by Jessica Leahy, a professor in the University of Maine School of Forest Resources, focused on the Rural Youth Futures Project. The initiative was launched in response to changing economic, population and workforce needs in rural communities.

Other presentations include workforce development for rural youth, an update on a recent challenge grant, an overview of the year’s programs from UMaine Extension Piscataquis County staff, and a video presentation by the Extension 4-H Communications Science Team. A brief business meeting will follow.

The meeting is free; registration is required to receive the link. Register on the event webpage. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Anette Moulton, 207.564.3301; anette.moulton@maine.edu. More information also is on the Extension Piscataquis County website.