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Thank You To My Volunteers

This past year I got the chance to travel to Memphis, Tennessee and visit Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Memorial at the National Civil Rights Museum. As I traveled through the very powerful museum and learned about Dr. Kings life and the impact he created, a theme became very relevant; Dr. King didn’t do it alone. There were people before him making a statement towards creating an equal America and each time he marched there were hundreds behind him in support. Without all of his volunteers that whole heartedly believed in his mission, he wouldn’t have created as large of an impact.   

“Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. “ -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Just like Dr. King, K-State Research and Extension wouldn’t be able to create an impact on Douglas County without all the support from our wonderful service minded volunteers. Whether it’s teaching grade school students about agriculture or setting up livestock panels before the county fair, each task makes a difference. Setting up panels may seem small, but each 4-H/FFA member will always remember their time at the county fair and the lessons they learned. Without volunteers putting in numerous hours before and during the fair, the fair wouldn’t happen. I cannot thank my volunteers enough. You all make a difference and “Make the Best Better”.

-Mallory Meek, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent