August 04, 2020

UM Extension agent honored

SKOWHEGAN — John Rebar of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Somerset County was awarded the 1992 Financial Management Award by the National Association of Extension Home Economists.

The award was presented at the annual session of N.A.E.H.E. Sunday, Sept. 27, through Thursday, Oct. 1, in Washington, D.C.

To assist Maine families in making more informed decisions concerning financial management, the “Good Ideas for Tough Times” program was created. A series of 10 fact sheets was developed and promoted with television, radio and newspaper programs. “Good Ideas” began in Somerset County and spread to all counties in Maine.

Rebar’s Extension career started in 1983 in Somerset County. He has program responsibilities in the areas of 4-H, most recently home economics and small business.

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