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

Tuesday, August 11, 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

On Politics
Everyone who is legally permitted to vote needs to do so. But, as an Extension professional, do not let your political opinions and activities carry over into your professional life and workplace.

From KSRE Administration

Shout Out: Tara Markley and Christin Bartels
This week’s Shout Out comes from K-State Research and Extension Johnson County Agent Dennis Patton and it is directed to his Johnson County colleagues, Tara Markley and Christen Bartels.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Virtual Fruit and Vegetable Field Day Set For August 31
2020 Fruit and Vegetable Field day goes virtual.


Huck Boyd Institute to Celebrate 30th Year, Honor Senator Pat Roberts
The Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development is celebrating its 30th anniversary and presenting an award to Senator Pat Roberts on August 19, at 4 p.m. A livestream of the event will be available for viewing.
K-State’s Shoemaker Named Fellow by American Society for Horticultural Science
Candace Shoemaker
Candace Shoemaker, a professor of horticulture and natural resources, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences, the highest honor the organization can bestow on its members.
University Printing is Your Source for Display Graphics and Other Signage
University Printing is your source for display graphics and other signage to help insure the health and safety of our KSRE family.
K-State Adds Online Training for Extension Master Gardeners
The state’s popular Extension Master Gardener program will offer an online option this Fall, in addition to options available through local Extension offices.
K-State Teams with Canadian University to Apply Gene Editing Technology for Improving Wheat
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has awarded $650,000 to K-State and the University of Saskatchewan to improve wheat using CRISPR gene editing technology.


Pottawatomie SNAP Ed Educator Karen Matson Virtual Retirement Celebration
Karen Matson's photo
Pottawatomie County SNAP Ed Educator Karen Matson Virtual Retirement Celebration.

Health and Wellness

Financially Speaking- Coronavirus Scams
Here are a few of the current consumer scams related to COVID and tips to avoid them. Information is also provided on where to report a scam.
Health and Wellness Tidbits from the Stress and Resilience Team: Revealing Resilience – Modeling Resilience for Young People
Modeling these coping strategies during hard and uncertain times builds resilience in young people and strengthens it within adults.

Extension Professional Trainings

Summer Learning Series - Kansas 4-H Club Corner Resources
An essential piece of a successful 4-H Youth Development club program is trained volunteer club leaders. As you begin planning for the new 4-H year, join us to learn about a series of new Kansas 4-H Club Corner resources on August 13 at 9 a.m.


The Diversity Programs Office Update
The infamous summer of 2020 is about to close and we are getting ready to start the fall 2020 semester. I applaud the efforts of our faculty/staff and students for they have persevered through our “new normal” during the summer.
Register to Join the "How to Become an Antiracist" Mastermind Experience
Please consider joining others in the K-State community in the How to Become an Antiracist Mastermind Experience. This semester-long experience will involve reading and discussing Ibrim X. Kendi's book, How to Become an Antiracist.

Publications Update

Research Update
Want to learn the latest information about turfgrass? This report holds the most recent turfgrass research from Kansas State University.
Extension Updates
This week’s updates are all food related. Learn about cooking terms, how to season food, and how to estimate the costs and savings of home gardening.
2020 4-H Achievement Pin Order Form
The 4-H Achievement pin order form for 2020 is now available and the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore is accepting orders.

New Hires/Exits

Keeley Tabbed to Lead Horticulture and Natural Resources at K-State
Steve Keeley
Steve Keeley, a professor and researcher in K-State’s Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources for the past 25 years, has been named department head.

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