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Tuesday, August 14, 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 Director for Extension

Looking Forward to the Future as Extension Professionals
Barrett Simon discusses why he is looking forward to growing as a professional within K-State Research & Extension.

From Extension Administration

Tara Markley Sends this Week's Shout Out
Dennis Patton was awarded the National Association of County Agriculture Agents, Communications Award: Personal Column, National Winner - For the Kansas City Star Grow Section. This was the second time in seven years he was awarded this National award.
Updated Board/PDC Recruitment Module Available
The "Recruiting Board and PDC Members" Board Leadership module has recently been updated.


K-State’s Agricultural Research Center Plans Fall Field Day
Kansas State University’s Agricultural Research Center in Hays will host its annual Fall Field Day on August 22. There is no charge to attend.
Tuition Assistance and Dependent/Spouse Grant Available
Learn more about two important and valuable benefits for K-State employees - tuition assistance and spouse/dependent grants.
2018 Endowment Auction at National ESP Conference, Tuesday, October 2
Looking for donations to the silent and live auction at the 2018 National ESP Conference in Manhattan.
Shawnee County Grant Workshop - August 28
On August 28 we will hold a grant writing workshop at the Shawnee County Extension Office, 1740 SW Western, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $10 and includes lunch and all materials. Email Cindy Evans, cevans@ksu.edu, to register by August 23rd.
4-H Program Achievement Pins Now Available From the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore
4-H Program Achievement Pins are now available for purchase from the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore. These 1" sized pins can be awarded to 4-H club members to honor their program achievements.
State Fair Booth Volunteer Training - Save the Date!
State Fair booth volunteer training via Zoom on August 21 at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Zoom meeting information included.

Extension Professional Trainings

Cultural Competency Free Virtual Conference
Free opportunity to increase your cultural competency knowledge while engaging with colleagues from around the country. To find out more, visit the conference schedule - https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/2018virtualconference/.
Registration Open for Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness - September 20 or 21
On September 20 or 21, you have the opportunity to participate in professional development: Managing Stress and Pursuing Wellness in Times of Tight Margins. Registration is open.

Publications Update

Extension Update
Newly updated publication now available in the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore. This week's update discusses narrow-row grain sorghum management.

Program Updates

Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications
The 2018 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are passionate about agriculture and are interested in representing KS in an exchange program Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, 2018.
4-H FCS Judging Contest for Kansas State Fair - Register a Team!
Looking for a way to get your local youth engaged around the topic of health? Register a team for the Kansas State Fair Family and Consumer Science Judging Contest by August 15!
National 4-H Week WEBINAR: Inspire Kids to Do! October 7-13
Help celebrate this year’s National 4-H Week, October 7-13, by joining the movement to “INSPIRE KIDS TO DO!” We will have a webinar on Monday, August 20, at 11 a.m. to review the National 4-H Week resources available to you.

Calendar of Events

2018-19 4-H Youth Development Action Plan Webinar
Learn more about the 2018-2019 PFT Youth Development action plan on August 20, at 10 a.m. CT.