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K-State Research and Extension
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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

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

Help Wanted: The World Needs Leaders
Society is looking for leaders in these turbulent times. A leader that shows compassion. Someone that has and continues to develop their trust. A leader that offers both stability and hope. Fellow extension professionals, we are the leaders they seek.

From KSRE Administration

Shout Out: Crop Pest Management School Team
K-State Research and Extension Midway District’s Craig Dinkel has this week’s Shout Out.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

KSRE/KDA Farmers Market/ Direct to Consumer Sales Conference
KSRE is working with KDA to host an online farmers market/ direct to consumer sales conference on Feb. 16-18 from noon-1 and on Feb. 19 from 8:30-12:30. Registration for the event is now available. Please share the information with anyone interested.
Finances and the Farm - An Online Class to Enhance your Farm Management Skills
Finances and the Farm is a first-of-its-kind online class designed exclusively for farmers and ranchers of all types to enhance their farm management skills when it comes to agricultural finance.
Women Managing The Farm Conference Goes Virtual
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Women Managing the Farm Conference, set for February 10-12, will go virtual for 2021. The conference offers a supportive setting in which women can develop the skills, resources and knowledge needed for success in a competitive agricultural environment.

News

Free Radon Webinar Series
The Kansas Radon Program is offering a 5-part Radon webinar series beginning January 27, 11 a.m. Central, and then weekly at the same time/day in February.
Rural Grocery Initiative to Host ‘Keeping Groceries Alive’ Webinar
When a grocery store closes, the local community suffers. The Rural Grocery Initiative is addressing this problem with a free, online webinar series aimed at preventing such closures in the first place.
4-H Dog Judge Training and Certification
The 4-H Dog Judge Training and Certification tentatively set for late January 2021 is cancelled due to COVID-19. Because of the cancellation, there will be an Online Recertification Only (no new certifications available) coming in February.

Human Resource Information

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Change
New mileage reimbursement rates went into effect January 1, 2021.
Where Do I Find my 2020 W2?
Where do I find my 2020 W2?

Extension Professional Trainings

2021 Kansas 4-H Program Rally - Registration Now Open
Registration is now open and is scheduled to close on January 20.
Register Now for Virtual Extension Leadership Conference
The JCEP Extension Leadership Conference is a great way to develop leadership skills and will be held virtually February 10-12.
Webinar Series on "Essential Strategies for Building Racial Justice and Inclusion" Offered by KACDEP
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Build your cultural competence in this six session webinar series exclusively for Extension professionals. The $20 registration fee grants you access to all of the one-hour webinars that'll be held on Thursdays from January 28 through March 4.

Program Updates

Winter “Living Well Together” Series Begins
The January offerings of Living Well Together are being announced, along with the presenters and dates. Sessions are free, but registrations are required. Once you have registered, a Zoom link will be sent to your email address.

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