Quite a few people have benefited from Marsha Goetting’s expertise, without ever meeting her in-person. Marsha is a family economic specialist for the MSU Extension Service throughout Montana. And her work has been recognized – not once, but twice in the last couple of weeks.
Goetting has received the Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Western Region Award for Visionary Leadership for her estate planning and family financial workshops, along with her 48 peer-reviewed MontGuides on those subjects.
And just last month, Marsha was honored by AARP Montana for her estate planning webinars. She received the 2021 Outstanding Individual Community Partner award for working with AARP in the four-part webinar that was called “Wisdom Wednesdays.” AARP said the series was viewed by over 1,400 Montanans this summer. To go along with that online program, she put together a learn-at-home course for those who don’t have access to the internet in rural areas. And, she and AARP recently completed a four-part telephone town hall on the same subjects.
The Epsilon Sigma Phi award was for her workshops that have reached over 45,000 Montanans in every county and reservation in Montana. She has spent her career helping educate people on basic financial skills and estate planning through the Extension Service, headquartered at Montana State University in Bozeman and at MSU Extension offices in counties throughout the state.
Upon hearing of her most recent ESP award, Goetting said in a news release, “I am honored and humbled to receive the Visionary Leadership award. Estate and financial planning can be daunting topics to understand. I am dedicated to making sure every Montanan has the information needed and the confidence to plan for the inevitable.” Marsha is a member of the ESP Montana Alpha Chapter, an organization of Extension professionals. You can pick up her popular MontGuides at any Extension office in the state.
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