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New staff hired at Extension office

There are two new staff members in the Carlton County Extension Office in Carlton, and both of them grew up here and are looking forward to helping local kids and adults with everything from farming questions to 4-H projects.

Agricultural educator Mercedes Moffett grew up on a beef cattle farm west of Moose Lake. She graduated from Moose Lake High School in 2015 and then went on to college.

She found that she was not ready to be away from home yet. “I lasted one semester,” she said. “I came back home and went and studied for my associate degree at Lake Superior College.”

She was working at a g...

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