It's the season in extension that all agents go through a variety of "update" training - givings us tools and ideas for program planning for the upcoming winter's "meeting season."
During the livestock marketing section of my farm-management update, our economist showed the July 2010 (which is still current) unemployment rates by state.
Since I'm approaching the anniversary of the completion of my first year on the job - I can't help but think that we made a pretty good choice by moving to North Dakota - both personally and professionally. Can you see why? We've both got great jobs, just bought a great house and have a semi-great pet......AND we're surrounded by really great people. To top it off, we're coming up on the greatest holiday of the year - Thanksgiving.
Not to shabby. Enjoy the Monday.