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

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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

Thoughts on the Kansas State Fair
It is my assertion that the Kansas State Fair would be a shadow of itself without Kansas State University, Cooperative Extension, 4-H, and FFA and the efforts of our extension professionals and volunteers.

From KSRE Administration

Shout Out
We did not receive a request for a Shout Out this week, although we know there are many who are very deserving. Nevertheless, this part of the Tuesday Letter only works with input from you.
PEARS: 22-23 Reporting Period to End October 15
The last day to enter PEARS program activities for the 22-23 reporting period is October 15.
KSRE Coaching Team Members
Congratulations to those selected to serve on our K-State Research and Extension coaching team!

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Register for KSRE Annual Conference by October 1
The annual conference registration deadline is October 1.


Kansas 4-H/FFA Dual Enrollment
Kansas 4-H/FFA MOU.
Introducing 4-H Project Partnership Teams
Project list / Slide
The Kansas State 4-H Team has reviewed the Kansas 4-H Action Team guidelines and rebranded this volunteer opportunity to be Kansas 4-H Project Partnership Teams. These teams will be able to provide opportunities for more 4-H project areas.
K-State’s Living Well Wednesday Online Fall Series Kicks Off Oct. 4
Vaping, teen stress, baby brain development will be featured during the fall series, Living Well Wednesday, hosted by K-State Research and Extension.
Call for Breakout Proposals-Women Managing the Farm Conference
Women Managing the Farm Conference Breakout Proposals now being accepted.
2023 National 4-H Week, October 1-7
I heart 4-H
National 4-H Week is scheduled for October 1-7, 2023. This year's theme is I ♥ 4-H!
K-State College of Ag Nabs No. 6 in Latest Niche.com Rankings
Kansas State University’s College of Agriculture has again been recognized as a top 10 college by Niche.com in its annual Best Colleges for Agricultural Sciences ranking.
Gray for a Day and Assisted Technology Kit Locations
The Adult Development and Aging PFT is trying to locate the Gray for a Day and the Assisted Technology kits.
2023-2024 Kansas 4-H Program Fee Waivers
The 4-H Program Fee is $15/ member. Waivers are intended for those who need financial assistance. While waivers have always been reviewed and granted no matter the need identified, these requests will be reviewed and will be based on financial need.
Special Edition- 4th Friday e-Call
In August, we promoted a call about "Build Kansas" Funds. The call had far more interest than capacity, so we're re-hosting the topic in a special edition Fourth Friday Call, Friday, September 22, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunities

Register Now for Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers (AEMTV)
Registration is now open for the course, Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers. This national online cohort-based course is for novice and experienced Extension professionals in all program areas using volunteers to deliver programs.

Health and Wellness

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

Extension Professional Trainings

Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods - Online
K-State Research and Extension and University of Missouri Extension are offering a Better Process Control School for Acidified Foods - Online on November 2-3, 2023.
Grand Challenge for Health: Two Professional Development Opportunities on October 27
Light bulb - Learn
Grand Challenge for Health: Two Professional Development Opportunities on October 27.
Craft a Conversation, Change the World
Facilitation Team Water
Three facilitation micro-credentials begin October 9, and we would love to have you learn alongside us as we craft conversations to help communities move forward!


Celebrating K-State MANRRS Week
Join the K-State Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences, or MANRRS, chapter in celebrating the fall 2023 MANRRS Week, September 18-23.
Black Faculty and Staff Alliance to Host Boyer/Switzer Lecture and Welcome Back Social
BFSA Flyer
Join the K-State Black Faculty and Staff Alliance for its annual Boyer/Switzer Lecture and Welcome Back Social at 4 p.m. on September 26 in Room 114 of the Leadership Studies Building. There will be cake, coffee and community.
Attend 'Growing our Mindset' Diversity Forum September 19
Growing our Mindset Flyer
Join the K-State College of Agriculture for the 13th "Growing our Mindset" Diversity Forum at 4:30 p.m. on September 19 in the Wildcat Chamber at the K-State Student Union. It will be a great dialogue on the importance of diversity in the workplace.

Calendar of Events

Pollution Prevention Week is September 18-22
Pollution Prevention Week, Sept. 18-22
K-State's Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) encourages you to participate in Pollution Prevention, or P2, Week, September 18-22.