Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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
Let’s work together to help our board members have a positive experience serving K-State Research & Extension by utilizing a tremendous set of resources designed to enhance leadership in our local units.
The Shout Out this week comes from Jason Hartman, State Forester, and is directed to "Chip" Redmond, Assistant Agronomist-Incident Meteorologist for Kansas Forest Service.
Four KSRE extension professionals named for 2022 North Central NELD class.
A new K-State Research and Extension Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement video is available.
Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events
The KSRE local foods transdisciplinary team will be holding its second quarterly statewide local foods virtual town hall on Wednesday, January 26, from 11-noon. Everyone is invited to attend.
2022 KACAA Spring Workshop.
Grocery stores are anchor businesses in rural communities. So what happens when the owner is ready to move on? Join us on Thursday to learn why proactively planning for business transition is crucial for both grocers and the communities they serve.
The biennial Livestock County Fair Management Clinic will be hosted virtually April 5-6. The Zoom sessions will be from 7-9 p.m., with different topics covered each evening. Extension agents are encouraged to recruit their fair board members to attend!
Kansas 4-H Discovery Days Proposals due February 14, 2022.
4-H summer intern host site applications are now open. Applications will close on Februry 7, 2022.
Save the date for our spring meeting- April 19-21, 2022.
Announcement for successful Sullivan 5 year review.
The Western National Roundup was held January 5-9 in Denver and Fort Collins, CO. This year Kansas 4-H had two teams and one individual participate bringing home great accolades for the state.
In 2021, 24 College of Agriculture graduate students together received $129,500 in scholarship funding.
4-H Volunteer Salute to Excellence Award nominations due March 4, 2022.
Health and Wellness
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health
Extension Professional Trainings
Agent UPDATE to be held February 15-17, 2022.
Want to learn more about being financially smart in 2022? Join us for this month's Every Third Friday on Friday, January 21.
Learn how to access and use our PIVOT Grants Database to tap into some of the $98+ billion in available funds for your programming and community. Free registration, link included.
Local Unit Director Basics will be held virtually beginning in late February. This course is appropriate for all new local unit directors or those who want to sharpen their administrative skills.
Registration for the 4-H Program Rally is open until Wednesday, January 19. Links to the agenda and workshops descriptions are in the article.
The College of Agriculture/KSRE Diversity Programs Office is excited to welcome all back from the holiday break. Join us in looking forward to the spring 2022 upcoming events.
KSRE-Douglas County with support from the Epsilon Sigma Phi – Alpha Rho Extension Endowment Fund is hosting a two-day training to expand your cultural competence as an Extension Professional. Space is extremely limited, so reserve your spot soon!
Want tips to grow the best soybean crop possible in your location? An updated publication will help with that. If you are interested in protecting water quality and keeping soil in place, a new publication on stream buffers will give you some pointers.
The Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) is updating the Rural Grocery Database to better serve rural grocers. Extension personnel will be contacted in each county to verify the information on file.
Join us on January 26, from 12:15-1:00 as KSRE professionals share how to "Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude." Presenters include Gayle Price - Southeast Region; Jennifer LaSalle - West Plains District; and Mirna Bonilla, Chisholm Trail District.
The Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project is being updated with revisions to Agility rules and regulations.
The deadline to order small livestock EID tags is January 28. Payment must accompany the form in order for it to be accepted.
Thank you from Joe Harner.
The support you provided to me and my family at the passing of my mother was thoughtful, helpful and strong. Thank you for thinking of us.
Calendar of Events