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UCCE Marin Intern Program welcomes Anne Kehoe

With a grant from the Marin Community Foundation, UCCE Marin has been able to hire Anne Kehoe from the Kehoe Dairy family to help update and expand the Grown in Marin Website.  Anne is on-board for the summer until she resumes her Agricultural Business degree at Chico State University in the fall. UCCE received funding from the Marin Community Foundation for an internship program to help introduce students to the kind of community service and education that the Marin UCCE office specializes in.

Anne comes from one of Marin's oldest continuous dairy operations. Founded in 1922 by James Kehoe, the dairy was passed down to her grandfather, Kenneth "Skip" Kehoe, and today is owned and operated by her father, Tim, and his brothers, Tom and Mike Kehoe, who together milk 550 Holstein cows. The brothers have recently begun transitioning part of the herd to certified organic production and Anne says that "things are going well, and the family is happy with learning organic management."

Anne joined the Cooperative Extension staff May 21 and immediately began updating the http://www. growninmarin.org website. Kids that grow up on dairy farms know how to work hard and efficiently, and Anne is at the top of that list and much appreciated by the rest of the staff here.

A goal of our intern program is to educate and broaden the experience of students interested in agriculture in Marin. Anne says that she has learned several things here. "I was happily surprised to see how so many people are interested in helping agriculture. Cooperative Extension is working to keep farmers and ranchers going. We are thankful that there are people who care about farming, so that we all don't fall by the wayside."