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

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

The Challenge of Leadership
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.
Shout Out: Chip Redmond
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.
KSRE Extension Professionals Participating in 2022 NELD-North Central
Four KSRE extension professionals named for 2022 North Central NELD class.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement Video Available
A new K-State Research and Extension Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement video is available.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

KSRE Local Foods Systems TDT to Hold Second Statewide Local Foods Virtual Town Hall
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
2022 KACAA Spring Workshop
2022 KACAA Spring Workshop.
Join Us for Rural Grocery Succession Planning Webinars
Rural Grocery Succession Planning
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.
Livestock County Fair Management Clinic
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!


Discovery Days 2022 - Call for Proposals
Kansas 4-H Discovery Days Proposals due February 14, 2022.
Host Site Applications for Kansas 4-H Summer Engagement: Helping Youth Discover their Spark
4-H summer intern host site applications are now open. Applications will close on Februry 7, 2022.
Spring KAE4-HA and Youth Development PFT- Save the Date
Save the date for our spring meeting- April 19-21, 2022.


Congratulations to Mary Sullivan
Announcement for successful Sullivan 5 year review.
Kansas 4-H Success at Western National Roundup
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.
College of Agriculture Graduate Students Receive Nearly $130,000 in Scholarships
In 2021, 24 College of Agriculture graduate students together received $129,500 in scholarship funding.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Salute to Excellence Award
4-H Volunteer Salute to Excellence Award nominations due March 4, 2022.

Health and Wellness

The Community Health Corner
Grand Challenge for Health circle logo
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health

Extension Professional Trainings

Agent UPDATE February 2022
Agent UPDATE to be held February 15-17, 2022.
Every Third Friday: Financial Health Check-up
Want to learn more about being financially smart in 2022? Join us for this month's Every Third Friday on Friday, January 21.
PIVOT Grants Database Training
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--Register by February 18
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.
4-H Program Rally Registration
Registration for the 4-H Program Rally is open until Wednesday, January 19. Links to the agenda and workshops descriptions are in the article.


Diversity Programs Office Spring Update
Dr. MLK Jr. Student Leader Reception
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.
Coming Together for Racial Understanding Training Offered
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!

Publications Update

Extension Updates
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.

Program Updates

Rural Grocery Initiative Database Update
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.
Living Well Wednesday - Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude
Attitude of Gratitude
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.
Kansas 4-H Agility Update - Effective in 2023
The Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project is being updated with revisions to Agility rules and regulations.
Kansas 4-H Small Livestock EID Tag Orders Due January 28
The deadline to order small livestock EID tags is January 28. Payment must accompany the form in order for it to be accepted.

Thank Yous

Thank You from Joe Harner
Thank you from Joe Harner.
Thank You from Marlin Bates
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.

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