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

Tuesday, May 26, 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 the Director for Extension

This Friday!
This Friday, May 29, there will be both a special meeting and a special edition of our usual Friday Extension Update. The Zoom connection information for each meeting will be forwarded via email later this week.

From KSRE Administration

Shout Out: Kansas Forest Service’s Andy Klein
This week’s Shout Out comes from Luke Terry, owner of Custom Applications, LLC via Cassie Wandersee – our Communications Coordinator for the Kansas Forest Service.
KSRE Basecamp Service to End June 30
Announcement of KSRE Basecamp Service account termination effective June 30, 2020.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Local Foods Website
Local Foods website created to educate consumers on growing and living local.
K-State Garden Hour Takes Root Online
The K-State Garden Hour debuted online May 20, with more than 400 participants. The weekly series is available for free each Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m.


Middendorf Contributes to Forum on Postsecondary Response to COVID-19
Jan Middendorf, associate director of the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification, says U.S. universities have given an 'enormous effort' toward work in helping to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kansas Net Farm Income Rose in 2019; Government Support Again a Big Factor
The Kansas Farm Management Association’s annual summary shows net farm income increased on KFMA member farms last year, but a sizeable percentage of the increase came from government support.
Stress and Resiliency Transdisciplinary Team News
Name Change and Co-Leader Announcement.
Barber County Residents Rally to Help Feed Students, Others
Cattle producers in Barber County are donating live cattle to local schools for lunch programs that will serve residents through the summer.

Health and Wellness

Order Opportunity -- KSRE Branded Face Mask
Flyer for KSRE Face Mask
Enhance your professional image with a KSRE branded face mask. Orders are requested by May 28.
Self Grounding-Tuesday Health and Wellness Tidbit - from Your Stress and Resiliency Transdisciplinary Team
5-4-3-2-1. Many people have times of feeling worry, anxiousness, or feeling overwhelmed. A short exercise can help you become grounded by shifting the focus of your brain to the present and away from thoughts of worry or stress.
Cooking Basics: The Well-Stocked Kitchen: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods
Food and Health Focus—information shared by the Nutrition, Food Safety and Health PFT for you and your clients. Cooking Basics - The Well Stocked Kitchen: Refrigerated and Frozen Foods.
Time to Grill? Think Food Safety First, says K-State Expert
A food thermometer may be the most important utensil when cooking meat on the grill this summer.

Publications Update

Extension Updates
This week’s updates help identify vegetable pests, guide youth in charge of other youngsters, and provide advice to stocking your kitchen. A guide to safety programs available at K-State also has been updated.

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