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

Wednesday, August 24, 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

State Extension Advisory to Meet in Parsons
Daryl Buchholz
The State Extension Advisory Council will be meeting with the Extension administrative team later this week in Parsons to discuss several important topics of interest.

From Extension Administration

Annual Conference Call for Proposals
The KSRE Annual Conference is scheduled for October 25-27, 2016 on the KSU campus. Based on feedback received, the committee is scheduling more time for breakout sessions from submitted proposals as well as invited presenters.
Help Wanted at the KSRE and COA Kansas State Fair Booths
Help Wanted at the KSRE and COA Kansas State Fair Booths.


Request a KAMS Infograph Poster
A free infograph available from Kansas Agricultural Mediation Services explains the legal and financial resources provided to producers, landowners and others in the ag community. Take this final opportunity to request an infograph for your office today!
Deadline to Apply for NELD - North Central is Friday, August 26
Extension professionals interested in the NELD-NC program should submit their application by Friday, August 26.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Entrepreneur Resources - "First Friday" Conference Call
The Entrepreneurship subgroup of the Community Development PFT is hosting a monthly "First Friday" Zoom call. The next call is September 2, at 9 a.m.
2016 Kansas Out-of-School Conference
2016 Kansas Out-of-School Conference registration is now open.

Human Resource Information

State Employee Health Plan Changes
Health insurance plans are changing for 2017. Read an overview of changes ahead of October open enrollment and find out how you can learn more about how these changes will affect you.
Register for the State Employee Health Plan Changes Webinar
Register for the State Employee Health Plan changes webinar.

Health and Wellness

Heartburn or...
Healthy You
Healthy You Wellness Tip


Diversity Programs Office Update
A look at upcoming events involving the Diversity Programs Office and/or the K-State MANRRS Chapter.


Retirement Reception for Dr. Dale Fjell August 26
Please join the NE Area Extension Office staff for a retirement celebration honoring Dr. Dale Fjell, Extension Director, from 2-4 p.m., Friday, August 26, at Pottorf Hall, Riley County Fairgrounds, 1710 Avery Avenue, in Manhattan.

Calendar of Events

Beef Production and the Environment is Topic of Free August 23 Webinar
Great Plains Grazing is excited to host a free webinar by Dr. Barbara Brown, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension food specialist, TODAY, AUGUST 23, at 1:30 p.m. The webinar topic is "Does Climate Change Your Plate." Registration at: http://bit.ly/2bv7hGb.