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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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 and Applied Research

All University Campaign: Thank You!
Daryl Buchholz
As the all university campaign (AUC) wraps up, I want to express my sincere thanks to all who joined the ranks of donating to the KSU Foundation as an employee of Kansas State University.

From Extension Administration

Nominations Now Open: K-State Excellence in Engagement Awards
Nominations for the K-State Excellence in Engagement awards are due February 1, 2017. An announcement of two awards will be made by approximately February 15. Any campus faculty, professional staff or Extension professional is eligible.
Kudos to the Youth Development PFT
The Youth Development PFT recently received recognition from a national partner for their work on the Kansas 4-H Impact Study.


Final Call: North Central Region Needs Assessment
The North Central Region Aging Network is seeking everyone's input on aging-related needs in Kansas.
Join the Kansas Forest Service's Annual Christmas Tree Competition, Win Free Seedlings!
Xmas Tree Competition
Post pictures of your decorated (natural) Christmas tree on the Kansas Forest Service Facebook page in the month of December, and be entered to win your choice of 25 bare root seedlings for the spring planting season!
PDC Resources: Alternative Meeting Formats
PDC Resources
Alternative meeting formats for PDC meetings require careful planning to keep PDC members interested and involved.
A Day in the Lives of Refugee and Other Immigrant Families Settling into New Cultures. Where Does Extension Fit into the Picture?
This is another summary from the Community Assessment Process in Southwest Kansas mixed methods study.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

BIFAD Chair, Chancellor Emeritus of University of Missouri, Brady Deaton, presents Global Food Systems Initiative Seminar
The College of Agriculture will host Brady Deaton for a Global Food Systems Initiative seminar TODAY, December 6, at 1:30 p.m. in the Hemisphere Room of Hale Library on the fifth floor.
College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension Holiday Party
Please join us for the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension Holiday Party being held on Wednesday, December 14, 2016.
Regional Farmers Market Vendor Workshops
KSRE is working with KDA and KDHE to hold four regional farmers market vendor workshops across the state in 2017 in Wichita, Olathe, Girard, and Hays. Scholarships are also available to attend.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for FCS Passionate People
FCS subject passionate people are needed to expand 4-H FCS Judging.

Health and Wellness

Holiday Nibbles
Healthy You
Healthy You Wellness Tip
Year-End Financial Planning Strategies Cooperative Extension Twitter Chat (#eXchat)
Join this special Cooperative Extension Twitter chat/YouTube Live event to learn end-of-year financial planning strategies and suggestions for financial New Year’s resolutions on Tuesday, December 13, at noon CT.


Diversity Programs Office Update
A recap of recent and upcoming events which includes a MANRRS and College of Ag student winning the Miss Black & Gold pageant, this past weekend's Koch/Cargill College for a Day, and the annual MANRRS Study Hall.

Program Updates

Two High Tunnel Webinars Scheduled For December
Webinars about high tunnel economics and production practices will be offered on December 10 and 15.
Financing the Future of 4-H
I want to express my thanks to those of you that completed the “Financing the Future of 4-H” survey and/or attended the recent 4-H Program Rally presentation.

New Hires/Exits

November Extension Agent Personnel Changes
November Extension Agent Personnel Changes.

Calendar of Events