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University of Missouri-Columbia   Extension Technology and Computer Services—ETCS

  May 1999
Vol. 16, No. 5

A Technology Newsletter for Extension Specialists



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Joe Lear Joins ETCS
by Bill McFarland

We are excited to announce that Joe Lear has recently join ETCS as Network Support Specialist.  Joe will be working with John Myers and John Grissom to maintain the statewide network and assist staff with networking issues.

Many of you know that Joe was Regional Information Technology Specialist and before that Agricultural Engineering Specialist in the Northwest Region before joining ETCS in May of this year.  His 13 years of experience in the field should be helpful to him as he performs his new duties at ETCS. All expectations are high.

Joe is presently in the middle of locating a house in Columbia and is traveling between St Joseph and Columbia on the weekends.

Joe has a Bachelor and Master degree in Agricultural Mechanization (Applied Agricultural Engineering Technology) from the University of Missouri in Columbia.  Joe starting using computers before DOS (Almost before the wheel in computer years!) while working for USDA.

Joe enjoys hunting, fishing, woodworking, and relaxing with his wife Lori when not working or reading about computers.



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