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

Tuesday, July 26, 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

Community Involvement
Daryl Buchholz
As an extension professional, I believe it is helpful and good to be involved in various ways within your community that go beyond any connection to your work professionally.

From Extension Administration

KSRE Annual Conference Award Nominations Due August 1
August 1 is the deadline for KSRE Annual Conference award nominations.
Caring for Our K-State Research and Extension Family
What can we do when one of our K-State Research and Extension family members is grieving?


Grants Available for Epsilon Sigma Phi Members
August 15 is the deadline for Epsilon Sigma Phi members to apply for program innovation or professional development grants.
Women Managing the Farm Conference Call for Presentations
The conference planning committee is currently accepting proposals for breakout session presentations. The Women Managing the Farm Conference takes place February 9-10 in Manhattan.
PDC Meeting Topics: Finalizing Action Plans
PDC Resources
Keep your PDC members involved as you finalize action plans

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Biological and Agricultural Engineering and KARTA to sponsor a "Planter School" and "Yield Monitor School"
Kansas State University's Biological and Agricultural Engineering department, and KARTA will sponsor a "Planter School" on Monday, August 15, and a "Yield Monitor School" on Tuesday, August 16.


Diversity Programs Office Update
The 6-week MAPS Summer Bridge Program concluded last week and the KSRE Summer Research Fellowship Program is hosting their closing banquet this Thursday.

Program Updates

4-H Space Exploration and the Mars Habitat Experience
The “Space Exploration and the Mars Habitat” experience begins Friday, September 30, at 6 p.m., and will end on Saturday, October 1, 4 p.m, Kansas Cosmosphere, Hutchinson, KS.
Intermediate 4-H FCS Judging Contest
Pre-register a team of two (age 9-13) youth for the 4-H Intermediate FCS Judging Contest at the Kansas State Fair on September 17. Pre-registration is due August 15.
Kansas State Fair Reminder
A reminder about ordering hangtags for the Kansas State Fair by August 15.
Plan Now to Participate in Prepare Kansas 2016
2016 marks the third annual Prepare Kansas online challenge during the month of September. This year’s theme is food safety. New this year: the campaign will be delivered via the K-State Research and Extension Facebook page.

Calendar of Events

Forage Supplementation and Methane in Beef Cows is Topic of July 26 Webinar
Join Great Plains Grazing for a free webinar at 1:30 p.m. on July 26, 2016. To register, please visit http://www.greatplainsgrazing.org/webinars.html.
Bring your party hats to FCS Update!
Join us for FREE food, fun, and games on August 23.