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Tuesday, April 17, 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

Understanding and Engaging the Peoples and Communities of Kansas
In this issue of the Tuesday Letter, we will be examining the strategic emphasis, Understanding and Engaging the Peoples and Communities of Kansas, and why it is important for us.

From Extension Administration

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders: A Bold Claim in 4-H!
I invite you to join us April 19, 3:15 p.m., as we share the Kansas 4-H Youth Development priority plan for investing resources (including program fee dollars and department funds) for the program’s future.

News

Kansas Forest Service Upgrades its Arboretum Accreditation from Global Organization
KFS Demonstration Arboretum and Honor Grove
The KFS’ Demonstration Arboretum and Honor Grove has been recognized for its arboreta- and botanic-garden standards and professional practices. The KFS will host its 131st Anniversary and Arbor Day celebration on Monday, April 23.
Youth PQA Plus To Be Discontinued
The National Pork Board will be discontinuing their Youth PQA Plus program on May 31, 2018. After this date, youth certification numbers will no longer be issued. Youth who plan to exhibit swine at KSF or KJLS are encouraged to certify by the end of May.
State Market Beef Nomination Deadline Approaching
The state market beef nomination deadline is approaching on May 1, 2018. This is a postmark deadline, which includes market steers and market heifers. Nomination information, forms, and updates may be found on the K-State Youth Livestock Program website.

Health and Wellness

Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight -- Join us!
Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight!
The 3rd annual Walk Kansas 5K for the Fight and Fun Walk will be held May 5 on the K-State campus. All proceeds support the Johnson Cancer Research Center at K-State. A fiesta themed celebration is planned this year. Registration increases after April 24.
The Great FCS Judging Health Puzzle
The 4-H FCS Judging Contest state fair format will feature a puzzle room team activity targeting health. Local team entries are due by May 15.

New Hires/Exits

Taxeras Honored
Cards for Taxeras.

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