HARTINGTON— Cedar County has a new Extension Educator.
Ben Beckman began his duties here last week. He replaces Jim Jansen who took a new position with Extension at the Northeast Research Station in Concord.
Beckman, a 2007 Elgin High School graduate, grew up on a family farm near Elgin where the family raised corn and soybeans. When he was young, they also had hogs and sheep and a few head of cattle. The sheep are all that remain these days, though, he said.
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