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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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 KSRE Administration

In a spirit of teamwork and collaboration, I look forward to serving as the newest regional director for K-State Research and Extension!
Shout Out: Megan Drake and Taylor Kennedy
This week's Shout Out comes from Rebecca McFarland, Frontier District Director, and is being given to Department of Communications and Agricultural Education's Megan Drake and Taylor Kennedy.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

2021 Kansas Turf & Ornamental Field Day - August 5
K-State's Turf and Ornamental Field Day is happening! It will be held at the Rocky Ford Turfgrass Research Center, 1700 Barnes Road, Manhattan, on Thursday, August 5.


Watch Night 1 of Emerald Circle
Join us for night 1 of Emerald Circle on Facebook or YouTube this Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m as we celebrate this year's KAP winners.
Vet Med ROCKS Resumes Holding In-Person Day Camps for Youth
Vet Med ROCKS is hosting a series of in-person and virtual day camps for youth August 1-4.
New Leadership Adventure Course Opens at Rock Springs Ranch
Rock Springs Ranch debuted a new Leadership Adventure Course during a ribbon cutting celebration surrounded by youth leaders and donors.


Retirement Celebration for Mary Lou Peter
Retirement celebration for Mary Lou Peter will be Friday, June 18, Noon to 3 p.m. at the K-State Olathe Horticulture Center.

Health and Wellness

The Community Health Corner
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health.

Extension Professional Trainings

Relying on Rural Resilience Quarterly Webinar Series
Relying on Rural Resilience
Participate in this new quarterly webinar series to learn about actions you can take to promote rural health and resilience.


Diversity Programs Office Summer Update
The start of June means that summer programs have officially begun in the Diversity Programs Office. We welcome eight students for the KSRE Summer Research Fellowship Program and nine students for the Multicultural Academic Program Success summer program.
Economic Inequality, Social Mobility, and Institutionalized Racism
Our Extension colleagues at Washington State University invite us to this Zoom symposium as an opportunity to increase our awareness and sharpen our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion skills.

Publications Update

Extension Updates
This week’s updated publications include a 4-H Project Challenge about macrame and a helpful guide to cleaning field sprayers.

Program Updates

Looking to the Next 75 Years
4-H Camp in 2022 will build on traditions of Positive Youth Development.

Calendar of Events