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K-State Research and Extension
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Tuesday, July 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 Director for Extension

Nominate Your Colleagues for Their Good Work!
We have the opportunity to officially acknowledge the work of our colleagues at our annual conference via our 2018 Annual Conference Awards. We usually have two or three highly competitive nominations to choose from in most categories. That isn’t enough!

From Extension Administration

Shout Out: Campference Team
If someone you know went the extra mile on a certain project, program or activity – please nominate them for a Shout Out. Just send me an email with the name of the Extension professional or professionals and a brief description of why they are deserving.
Poster Submission Form Now Online
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Submit poster proposals by August 8.


New Episodes of The Extension Files Podcast
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Summertime means lots of driving, which is a perfect time to catch up on what your colleagues have said on The Extension Files podcast.
Cowley County Hosts a Grant-writing Workshop on August 10
Looking for Grant Money
Grants are a vital piece of your community's funding puzzle. Funders and donors will invest in your project if you can state clearly:•What is the problem we are trying to solve?• What change is possible?
Register for Vet Med ROCKS Summer Camp!
Vet Med ROCKS Camp
Vet Med ROCKS Summer Camp, set for August 7-10, is a series of day camps providing youth, ages 4th grade to pre-vet students, a hands-on and behind the scenes look at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Kansas Announces Cattle Trace Pilot Program for Disease Traceability
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On June 30, Kansas beef industry leaders gathered to announce the two-year Cattle Trace pilot project. This public-private partnership will develop and test a cattle disease traceability infrastructure, with hopes of development on a national scale.

Volunteer Opportunities

Fair Theme Days Compliments Program Focus Teams
Kansas State Fair 2018 Theme: Find Your Fun
Volunteer to share your time and expertise at the Kansas State Fair. Each day of the Fair will highlight a Program Focus Team (PFT).
Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Presenters Needed
Would you like to share your knowledge or expertise with youth at the Kansas Youth Leadership in a workshop? We are looking for workshop presenters for this year.

Program Updates

KACDEP Award Deadline
KACDEP award applications due August 30, 2018.
FCS Judging Contest for Kansas State Fair - Time to Register
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!

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