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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The Tuesday Letter is a weekly email to approximately 2,500 faculty and staff of K-State Research and Extension and the College of Agriculture, providing recipients with timely announcements and updates.

From the Associate Director for Extension

The Partnership Meeting and the Budget Reduction
First off, I want to thank you for the good participation in the Partnership Meeting last Thursday night (June 7). We had 81 sites that signed on to the Zoom meeting, and 79 stayed through until the very end.

From Extension Administration

A Shout Out for Will Morris
Southwind District Livestock Production and Forage Management Agent Chris Petty nominated a “Shout Out” for Wildcat District 4-H Youth Development Agent Will Morris.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

State Livestock Nominations Due June 15
The postmark deadline for small livestock nominations is June 15. Commercial heifers, market pigs, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and all meat goats must be nominated to be eligible for the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive or KJLS.

News

Farewell Reception for Dean Floros
Farewell to Dean Floros.
Kansas Net Farm Income Climbs, but Still Far Below Three Years Ago
The 2017 Kansas Farm Management Association survey showed net farm income rose for the second year, but was still about half what it was three years ago.
Teacher of the Year
Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is accepting applications for 2019 Teacher of the Year Award.
Submit a Session Proposal for the Women Managing the Farm Conference
This is a great opportunity to submit a presentation proposal that you think would benefit women involved with agriculture. Topics could include areas of risk management, professional/personal development, retail agriculture, inspirational, etc.

Human Resource Information

Updated Vacation and Sick Leave Records Available
Forms to track vacation and sick leave for FY 2019 are now available.

Extension Professional Trainings

Food Recovery and Strategic Communications Workshops
Did you know 40 percent of food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, while one in eight Americans struggle to put enough food on the table? You are invited to a train-the-trainer workshop to learn what you can do to address this issue in your community.

Program Updates

4-H FCS Judging - Health Contest Update
Summer is a terrific time to focus on your community’s health. What ideas do local youth have to make your community health better? Team submissions are welcome by July 10.

New Hires/Exits

Extension Agent Personnel Changes
Several Extension agent personnel changes occurred in May.

Calendar of Events