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K-State Research and Extension
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Tuesday, April 25, 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 and Applied Research

Leadership Development
Daryl Buchholz
Leadership development is about understanding your values, strengths, goals, capacities, and desires. I encourage you to jump when the opportunity presents itself.

From Extension Administration

Department Head of Animal Sciences and Industry Candidate Seminars
Two candidates will interview for the department head of Animal Sciences and Industry position. You are invited to attend their seminars and provide feedback.
Welcome Mr. Wade Weber!
May 5, from 2 - 5 p.m., we will be hosting an open house for Mr. Wade Weber, Department Head for 4-H Youth Development.
Time for Landowners to Apply for the Leopold Conservation Award
Time for Landowners to Apply for the Leopold Conservation Award.
Please Attend the USS Employee of the Year Recognition Ceremony
Please attend the USS Employee of the Year Recognition Ceremony.
Kansas NRCS Has a New “Organic” Web Page
Kansas NRCS has a new “Organic” web page.


Golden Prairie District Opens Gove County Office in Grainfield
Golden Prairie District moved the Gove County office to a newly renovated office in Grainfield on March 23.
Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab Leads West Africa Conference
Staff in K-State's Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification will host a conference on global food security challenges in Dakar, Senegal, April 24-26.
Engaging Volunteers in Telling Our Story
PDC Resources
"Working with Elected Officials" provides tips to help Extension staff and volunteers learn about, support, and become advocates for K-State Research and Extension.

Human Resource Information

State Employee Health Plan Dependent Audit
The State of Kansas is conducting a dependent audit for employees covering a dependent on their health insurance.

Health and Wellness

WorkWell Lawrence Symposium - May 3
"TA-DA - Watch What Happens When Work Becomes Play" during the 2017 WorkWell Lawrence Symposium on May 3, 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence.
On Workers' Memorial Day
"On Workers' Memorial Day, we remember and honor all work men and women who have lost their lives on the job."

Extension Professional Trainings

Workshops: "Agents Engaging Program Development Committees"
The PDC Workshops scheduled May 2 in Grainfield and May 4 in St. John have been cancelled. One day remains to register for workshops in Garden City and Parsons.
Soil Health and Vegetable Crops Training for Agents Begins Next Month
A professional development opportunity for agents to learn about soil health with specific applications to vegetable cropping.
Complete Survey on Annual Conference Topics
Submit survey responses by May 1.


Diversity Programs Office Update
Look and see what students were voted to the The K-State Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences (MANRRS) 2017-2018 executive board at last week's meeting.

Thank Yous

Thank You from Nancy Nelson
Thank you for your kindness and sympathy at the time of my father's death.

New Hires/Exits

Olewnik Brings Industry Experience as New Coordinator of Global Food Systems Initiative
Maureen Olewnik
Maureen Olewnik began work April 24 as the coordinator of the global food systems initiative.

Calendar of Events

Great Plains Grazing Offers Webinar on Calving Season Management
Cow with calf
David Lalman, Beef Cattle Specialist at Oklahoma State University, will present "Calving Season Management: Environmental Considerations for Cow/Calf Production Systems in the Southern Great Plains," a free webinar at 1:30 p.m. (CT) on Thursday, April 27.