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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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

KSRE 2020 Virtual Multi-State Fall Conference is Here
More than 700 Extension professionals from Kansas State University, North Dakota State University and South Dakota State University are expected to participate in the 2020 Virtual Multi-State Fall Conference
Shout Out: Mary Lou Peter
This week's Shout Out comes from Brian Boutte, Operations Supervisor for the KSU Olathe Horticulture Center and is directed to Mary Lou Peter, News Writer for the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education.

News

Hot, Dry, Windy Events are Occurring in Western Kansas, West Texas More Frequently
corn in drought
A new Kansas State University study indicates that hot, dry, windy events are increasing in frequency in the western High Plains of western Kansas south to west Texas.
KAE4-HA Membership
Time is running out to be included in the drawing for a free KAE4-HA full membership and a new membership. Anyone with any percentage of time devoted to 4-H and youth programs can benefit from membership in KAE4-HA.
Bangladesh Minister of Agriculture and Other Speakers and Panelists Appreciate Mechanization Consortium Activities of the Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab
The SIIL hosted the Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium (ASMC) annual workshop, “Appropriate Agricultural Machinery: A Key to Sustainable Food Security in Bangladesh.” The workshop included prominent speakers and panelists.
Food Waste Finds New Use as Compost in K-State Program
Compost added to soil
Several K-State groups have worked together to find a second use for nearly 50 tons of food each year that would otherwise be headed for a landfill.
Kansas Leadership Training is Still Available
KLC Your Leadership Edge
K-State Research and Extension continues to hold a Transformation Grant from the Kansas Leadership Center. Opportunities still exist for online courses this year.

Human Resource Information

Don't Miss Out - Health Insurance Open Enrollment Ends October 31
Don't miss out - Health Insurance Open Enrollment ends October 31.

Diversity

The Diversity Programs Office Update and Upcoming Events
Greetings, we are over half-way through the semester, which means classes are getting busier and the holiday seasons are among us. The Diversity Programs Office (DPO) is pleased to share the update below.

Publications Update

Extension Updates
The week’s updates include a new publication to help producers reduce and manage the runoff from stored wet feed ingredients and an update in both Spanish and English of a brochure describing a program using board games as a tool to strengthen families.

Thank Yous

Thank you from Shelly Burklund
Thank you from Shelly Burklund.

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