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Tuesday, May 15, 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

This week we will take a break from our exploration of our strategic emphases to discuss important current events.

From Extension Administration

A Shout Out…
“A Shout Out…” is a venue for Extension professionals to give accolades to one of their colleagues for a truly outstanding achievement.
Submit Proposals for Annual Conference Sessions
Accepting proposals for 40-minute sessions through June 5.


Insect Diagnostic Lab Closing Until Further Notice
The Insect Diagnostics Lab at Kansas State University will close, effective June 16. We ask that all samples that need identification by this service be submitted no later than June 11, to allow time for processing by the diagnostician prior to closure.
The Extension Files Podcast – New Episodes!
Check out our latest episodes of The Extension Files podcast featuring Jill Martinson and Jamie Rathbun!
Kansas Joint Council of Extension Professionals (KS-JCEP)
The Kansas Extension Agent Association is in the transition process to the Kansas Joint Council of Extension Professionals. Committees are beginning to form and KS-JCEP is beginning to take shape.
Who Does Community Vitality Work in Cherokee County? We All Do!
Cherokee County CV Tomatoes and Peppers
Cherokee County is in the southeast corner of Kansas where it converges with Oklahoma and Missouri. Some may describe it as a declining community with lots of challenges, but if you do, you’re missing the real story.
No First Friday Call in June
Jon Schallert
First Friday e-Call is taking a break in June. Alternatively, please consider attending "Increasing Sales and Profits as a Destination Business" with Jon Schallert in Topeka.
K-State Innovation Lab Partners with Peace Corps, Senegal Government to Improve Small-scale Farming
Peace Corps Volunteers and staff in Senegal
Researchers from K-State's Feed the Future Lab for Sustainable Intensification partnered with Peace Corps/Senegal and the Senegalese Institute for Agricultural Research to teach and share innovative agricultural practices among farmers in Senegal.
Tree Trimming - Kenny's Story
Photo, by Jeff Cooper/Salina Journal
In a split second your life can change. Accidents are actually the result of predictable and preventable occurrences at work or home. Focus on injury prevention methods while you perform your daily tasks.



Understanding the Autism Spectrum at Camp
It's that time of year again! Camp season is right around the corner. You may intend to welcome youth with Autism to camp this year. The pre-recorded webinar, the Autism Toolkit, offers tips about working with youth on the spectrum.

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