Connie Neal, University of Missouri Extension

Connie was born in Missouri and raised on a farm in Iowa. She has lived in Missouri for the past 40 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Family and Consumer Science Education with an emphasis in interior design and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri Kansas City.  She taught at both the high school and college level mostly in the area of housing.  While teaching at the high school level, she combined

Milton Geiger, University of Wyoming Extension

Milton currently serves as the energy extension coordinator for the University of Wyoming Extension and School of Energy Resources. In this role, he works with renewable energy (large and small-scale), energy efficiency, conservation, and the community impacts of fossil fuel development.  Before joining UW Extension, Milton worked for USDA Rural Development-Wyoming, serving as the rural energy coordinator, where he administered the Rural Energy for the America Program (REAP). 

Milton is a graduate of Colgate University (B.A. Environmental Economics) and the …

Mike Vogel, Montana State University Extension Service



Mike is Professor and Housing and Environmental Health Specialist with Montana State University (MSU) Extension Service since 1982. Since 1997, Mike has also served as MSU Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Program Leader.

Mike’s primary responsibility is directing and developing housing education programs and resources for Montana consumers and tribes.  Since 1977, he has been involved with energy-efficient construction and training with the U. S. Department of Energy.  In 1977 he authored one of the first consumer-targeted books dealing with …

Sarah Kirby

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Dr. Sarah Kirby is an Associate Professor, Housing Specialist, and Department Extension Leader in the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences at North Carolina State University. Dr. Kirby directs the E-Conservation Residential Consumer Energy Education and provides leadership for the national eXtension Home Energy Community of Practice. She is a member of the Home Energy eXtension Community of Practice and the Family Caregiving Community of Practice. Dr. Kirby serves as the North Carolina Cooperative Extension …