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Tuesday, September 21, 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 KSRE Administration

Sharing Impact Through Stories
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Shannon Rogers shares her insights about about telling impact stories and encourages you to get started.
Shout Out: Nancy Daniels
Today the Shout Out comes from Erin Tynon, Pottawatomie County Extension Director, and is directed to Nancy Daniels, Extension Associate, Community Vitality.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

K-State Garden Hour Preps for Winter Series
The K-State Garden Hour, a popular lunch-hour program, has announced its schedule for winter.

News

Kansas 4-H Foundation Local Unit Investment Program
The Kansas 4-H Foundation has long had a program to benefit local 4-H programs in which it holds local funds in the Kansas 4-H Foundation investment pool. I want to share a bit about the program here and provide a heads up about changes coming soon.
4-H Community Vitality Leadership Program
The 4-H Community Vitality Team provides resources to enable positive growth and experiential learning through its many curricular offerings to support youth in being leaders of change.
Re-Ignite Your Spark in Kansas 4-H Volunteer Training
This event is intended for Kansas 4-H Club Volunteers including community and project leaders, extension professionals, and other community members. This will be a hybrid programmatic event.
Epsilon Sigma Phi Invites You to Join Our Organization
Epsilon Sigma Phi welcomes you to join our organization. We are actively recruiting new members and encourage current and past members to renew as well.

Congratulations

Announcing Retirement
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Help us in CONGRATULATING Jody Holthaus for 41 years of employment with K-State Research and Extension.
Retirement Card Shower for Mary Huninghake
Please join the agricultural economics department as we host a retirement card shower for Mary Huninghake.

Human Resource Information

Updates to K-State Paid Parental Leave Policy Now in Effect
Updates to K-State paid parental leave policy now in effect.

Health and Wellness

The Community Health Corner
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health.
Awareness of Managing Farm and Ranch Stress Can Lead to Community Responses
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Extension's Stress and Resiliency Team works with Kansas Farm Bureau to build awareness of farm and ranch stress and the development of community-level responses.

Extension Professional Trainings

Recording Available: Facilitation - Now, Wow, How
If you missed the Every Third Friday session last week, be sure to watch the recording.
Pre-Conference Workshop Registration Open
The pre-conference workshop "For Us All: Creating Thriving, Healthy Communities is on the PEARS Professional Development Calendar. You can sign-up for the workshop when you register for Annual Conference or by reaching out to let us know to expect you.

Publications Update

Extension Updates
This week’s publication updates cover a wide range of topics from wheat varieties and wheat disease to scheduling irrigation to selling your locally grown produce on the wholesale market. There’s something here for everyone.
Adhesive Calendars Now Available for 2022
Adhesive Calendars Now Available for 2022.

Program Updates

REMINDER: Call for Breakout Proposals-Women Managing the Farm Conference
Do you have skills or educational topics to share with farm/ranch women? Voluntary breakout session proposals for the 2022 Women Managing the Farm Conference are being accepted through October 1, 2021.
Women in Ag. Risk Management Series - Zoom Call Summary
Last week a Zoom call was held to discuss the Women in Ag. Risk Management series that will be held in Jan./Feb. 2022. If you missed the live meeting, a recording is available on the Farm Management discussion board in the KSRE Resources TEAM.

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