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Anner-Bolieu Hired as Extension Home Economist

LAS CRUCES -- Lynn Anner-Bolieu began work March 2 as the home economist for New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service in McKinley County. She will start and support home economics programs for adults and children, including 4-H youth.

"I'm interested in expanding the nutritional programs in the community," Anner-Bolieu said. "I want to observe and coordinate with local services to determine any unmet needs." She also will work with the county 4-H agent to develop educational projects for 4-H youth.

Anner-Bolieu comes to NMSU from Newport, Vt., where she was coordinator of the Vermont Best Start Peer Counselor Program. The program, sponsored by the University of Vermont's extension service, provided nutritional information and peer support for nursing mothers. As coordinator, she helped recruit and train volunteer moms to work with new, inexperienced mothers. She also has experience in career and nutrition counseling and Headstart youth programs.

A Vermont native, Anner-Bolieu earned her bachelor's degree in home economics from Hunter College-University of New York. She received her master's of theology in religion and the visual arts from Yale University's Divinity School. In college, she received scholarships to study rural cultures in Central Appalachia and the farm crisis in Mississippi and the Carolinas.

She is a member of the Northeast Organic Farming Association and the University of Vermont's Women's Agricultural Network.