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Tuesday, August 22, 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

What are These Listening Sessions I Keep Hearing About?
During the interview process to become your Associate Director for Cooperative Extension and in my first posting in The Tuesday Letter, I commented that I would hold a series of meetings to get input regarding the future direction of KSRE from you.

From Extension Administration

State Extension Advisory Council to Learn About Community Development
State Extension Advisory Board (SEAC) will hold their meeting in Garden City. K-State Research and Extension Community Vitality State Specialist Team will be meeting with them to increase their awareness of programming opportunities.
We Still Need Volunteers for the State Fair
Help still needed for the State Fair.
Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Monday, September 11
Invitation to the Henry C. Gardiner Global Food Systems Lecture Monday September 11.
Grant Writing Workshops for Extension Agents
This announcement is to promote an upcoming training for Extension agents across the state on basic grant writing skills.

News

Summer Issue of Kansas Canopy Newsletter Available
Summer KS Canopy
The summer 2017 issue of the Kansas Forest Service's quarterly newsletter, the Kansas Canopy, is available.
How Local Agents Can Help Small Businesses Grow
64% of all retail sales are now made online, yet 74% of all small businesses have no e-commerce. How can local agents help their small businesses grow?
30-year Study Indicates Kansas Sorghum Needs to Tap Genetic Diversity for Future Heat Stress
Kansas State University researchers have looked at 30 years of Kansas sorghum production with an eye on its ability to adapt to future temperature increases. Pictured left to right are Jesse Tack, Jane Lingenfelser and Krishna Jagadish.
Kansas State University scientists have studied 30 years of sorghum production in Kansas and have concluded that the crop needs to exploit greater genetic diversity to handle heat stress should average temperatures rise in the future.

Extension Professional Trainings

Performance Review Process Training to be Offered
Two upcoming training sessions will help agents prepare for their annual performance review.

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