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Sunday, May 29, 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

Extramural Funding... Important for Our Future
Daryl Buchholz
I have drawn upon a message from a decade earlier, and it strikes me as to its importance then, and its continued importance today. And, I also reflect on the success of our faculty in bringing resources to provide for excellence in Extension!

From Extension Administration

Retirement of Dr. Dale Fjell
Dr. Dale Fjell, Area Extension Director - Northeast, has announced his retirement.

News

First Forest Legacy Program Project Established in Kansas
Sellers, from left to right: Gloria Hood, Cathy Dwigans, Ray Wilber, and John Hood.
Thanks to the cooperation of a group of organizations, the Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve has more than doubled in size and is now unified as one contiguous tract. A segment of that property will be the first Forest Legacy Program project in Kansas.
Forest Industry Adds $2.1 Billion to Kansas
Walnut gun stocks are an example of secondary wood products.
It's estimated that Kansas forest products, wood, lumber, paper, and related industries, contributed $2.1 billion to the Kansas economy, in 2016 dollars. These industries support over 9,000 jobs at a payroll of over $490 million.

Human Resource Information

Tuition Assistance and Spouse/Dependent Grants Available
Two important benefits for K-State employees are tuition assistance and the spouse/dependent grant.

Diversity

Diversity Programs Office Update
The Diversity Programs Office prepares for a busy summer that includes hosting grade school, junior high, high school, incoming freshmen, and undergraduate students.

Congratulations

Drescher Chosen as NAE4HA North Central Regional Winner
Beth Drescher, Sedgwick County, was recently named to the North Central Regional Winner for 4-H Military Partnerships. Her application will now be considered for the NAE4-HA National Award.
KAE4-HA Recognizes Award Winners at Spring Meeting
Earlier this month, KAE4-HA recognized its members for all of their hard work and dedication to the youth development field. Below are the award winners. Congratulations to all of you!

Program Updates

2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open
It is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program.

Thank Yous

Thank You from Gregg Hadley
Thanks to all of those who participated in my 5 year administrative reappointment review.
Kansas Forest Service District Forester Receives Praise
Dave Bruton, Rural District Forester, Kansas Forest Service
It warms our hearts to receive notes like this from Kansas landowners, expressing thanks for what our foresters do to help them realize the dreams they have for their properties.

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