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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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 Associate Director for Extension

On 4-H and Youth Development
Sunday, the 2017 Kansas State Fair ended. It was a time for families to come together, youth and adults to submit and display their various projects, merchants to showcase their products, and entertainers to showcase their talent.
Read full announcement | From Gregg Hadley | September 19, 2017

From Extension Administration

Distasteful and Unacceptable Act
Recently, people posted hate literature at Kansas State University. I posted in the August 15 Tuesday Letter a piece called "Thoughts Following Charlottesville."
Read full announcement | From Gregg Hadley | September 19, 2017


First Friday Entrepreneurship Call: “USDA Rural Development Financing Available for Local Communities and Businesses”
The First Friday Entrepreneurship Call: “USDA Rural Development financing available for local communities and businesses” is open for community participation.
It's Time to Join Epsilon Sigma Phi for the Upcoming Year
It is time to join Epsilon Sigma Phi for the upcoming year. Epsilon Sigma Phi includes a cross-section of Extension professionals and promotes professionalism. Epsilon Sigma Phi is open to all Extension professionals.
Read full announcement | From Beth Hinshaw | September 19, 2017

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Annual Conference Update
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Annual conference registration is posted, including two pre-conference events.
Out of School Conference
If you are programming for children in out of school time, this training is for you. This one-day conference brings together out-of-school time programs, partners, advocates, and educators from around the state to learn, network, and celebrate.
Read full announcement | From Beth Hinshaw | September 19, 2017
2018 Board Leadership Series-You Are Serving on a Board-Now What?
Now is the time to volunteer to host the 2019 Board Leadership Training for any member of a board or commission in your area.
Read full announcement | From Trudy Rice | September 19, 2017
Join in the Continuation and Growth of Community-Engaged Scholarship
Dr. Peters, a scholar in community-engagement and full professor at Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences will visit K-State. He will hold a special session for K-State Research and Extension on Wednesday, September, 20, 1:30-3:30 at KDA.

Extension Professional Trainings

Dates for KSRE Mentor training this fall have been moved to Spring 2018
Webinar: Connecting Health Insurance and Agricultural Viability—Helping Farmers and Ranchers Address Health-Related Risks
Health, access to care and health insurance affect the vitality of agricultural enterprises and farm and ranch families, according to results from a national research project funded by the USDA.

Program Updates

Master Community Facilitator Training Coming in 2018
Coming in 2018, K-State Research and Extension will roll out a Master Community Facilitator Curriculum and Training targeted to community teams of volunteers and designed to be led by a K-State Research and Extension Local Unit Agent.
Read full announcement | From Trudy Rice | September 19, 2017

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