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

Tuesday, January 28, 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

Our New Associate Director for Extension Programs
I am extremely pleased to announce that our new Associate Director for Extension Programs is Dr. Rick Peterson. Dr. Peterson will assume those duties by June 1, 2020. His academic home will be the School of Family Studies and Human Services.

From KSRE Administration

Shout Out: Nora Rhoades
This week’s Shout Out comes from Early Childhood Development Specialist Dr. Bradford Wiles and is given to K-State Research and Extension Post Rock District Director Nora Rhoades.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

2020 National Urban Extension Leaders North Central Region Conference
National Urban Extension Leaders Logo
The 2020 NUEL North Central Regional Conference will be held May 18-19 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. A call for session proposals has been released and you are encouraged to consider showcasing your urban work in Kansas!


Low-Cost High-Quality Professional Development Opportunity
KLC Training
One of the joys of working as an Extension agent is the opportunity to constantly improve our professional skills. Consider participating in these low-cost, high quality professional development opportunities at the Kansas Leadership Center.
Kansas 4-H Discovery Days Call for Proposals
Our call for proposals for class sessions at the 2020 Kansas 4-H Discovery Days is ready and open until February 19.
KEAFCS Awards Applications Open
KEAFCS Awards are due February 24. Apply now online.
Professional Development in New and Social Media
Facebook Live Presentation
Attend an event with hands-on experience to discover new ways to market your business or organization in an online environment. Accelerate your learning and goals for advancing your business or organization's presence online.
K-State Community Engagement Symposium Announces National Keynote Speakers
This year's keynote speakers are Samory Pruitt, vice president for community affairs at the University of Alabama; and Nancy Thomas, director of the Institute for Democracy & Higher Education at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life.
Help for Small Businesses- Work Opportunity Tax Credits
The purpose of First Friday e-calls is to nurture small business and inspire entrepreneurship across the state. On Friday, February 7, we'll tell you about a program that gives monetary incentives to employers who hire non-traditional employees.

Human Resource Information

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Change
State mileage reimbursement rates were reduced effective January 1, 2020.
Have You Hired a New Local Unit Employee?
On-boarding for new Local Unit Employees.

Extension Professional Trainings

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Train the Trainer Event
Powerful Tools for Caregivers Train the Trainer event offered Sunday, February 9 - Monday, February 10. Cost $150; fee covered for ADA PFT members. Open to all. Pre-registration required; seats limited.
2020 Annual Conference Dates
The 2020 Extension Annual Conference will be October 27-29, 2020 in Manhattan. Be sure to mark your calendars and reserve the dates.


College of Agriculture Diversity Programs Office
Join the Diversity Programs Office as we start our spring semester honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions.

Thank Yous

Thank You to the KSRE Family
Thank You for the Condolences for the loss of my mother.

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