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

Tuesday, September 20, 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

On Being Interested
A book from a few years back still sparks my interest. It's less about being interesting and more about being interested.

From Extension Administration

Annual Conference Registration Now Open
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Review sessions online before completing annual conference registration.
Department Head/State 4-H Program Leader Position Announcement
The position announcement for Department Head/State 4-H Program Leader has been approved and is currently posted on the Human Capital Services job postings.
KSRE Resource Center Books Available
Liquidation of the KSRE Resource Center Library makes resource books available.
Reminder: ESP Membership Applications Due Tomorrow
Please follow the link in order to submit your online application to become an Epsilon Sigma Phi Alpha Rho Chapter member.


Beef Cattle Institute Launches Pregnancy Analytics Mobile App
Pregnancy Analytics is a new mobile app developed by the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University to help producers and veterinarians have easy access and update pregnancy information for cattle herds.
Kansas 4-H Impact Evaluation Results Available
The Kansas 4-H Impact Evaluation results are now available. The results will help you better report your 4-H outcomes and impacts. We encourage you to use it for your annual performance review and other reporting needs.


2017 NELD-NC Participants
Congratulations to the 2017 NELD - NC Delegates!

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

2016 Kansas Out-of-School Conference
2016 Kansas Out-of-School Conference registration is now open.

Extension Professional Trainings

Soil Health and Vegetable Crops Training for Agents
Agents are invited to a soil health and vegetable crops professional development workshop on October 5 in Liberal. It is free and includes lunch.
Foundations of Youth Development/4-H Program Management
This session will help you strengthen your understanding of youth development. You will learn to be more effective in planning and delivering youth development programs and learn strategies for how to effectively manage the 4-H program in your local unit
Read full announcement | From Diane Mack | September 20, 2016
Invitation to Present at the 2017 National Urban Extension Conference
The deadline for submitting oral and poster session proposals for the 2017 National Urban Extension Conference is quickly approaching. Don't delay in submitting an application to share your story. Read the full Call for Proposals for details.
Read full announcement | From Marlin Bates | September 20, 2016


Diversity Programs Office Update
The DPO shares some information about our upcoming events.
Read full announcement | From Phil LeBlanc | September 20, 2016
Student Named George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Awardee
Adriana Meneses, Junior in Animal Science and Industry, will be a George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award recipient.
Read full announcement | From Phil LeBlanc | September 20, 2016

Calendar of Events

Register for Improving Wheat Grazing Management Using Canopeo Webinar
Join Great Plains Grazing for the webinar, Improving Wheat Grazing Management Using Canopeo, on September 27, 2016 at 1:30 pm. More information and registration at http://www.greatplainsgrazing.org/webinars.html.
Read full announcement | From Lana Barkman | September 20, 2016
Kansas Forest Service to Host the 2016 Fall Forestry Field Day in Butler County
Cal and Pam Ammons, hosts for the 2016 Fall Forestry Field Day
Field day at Ammons Tree Farm will feature Bill Reid, pecan production expert from Kansas State University.
Free webinar: Effective Leadership Strategies Across Generations
The Master of Agribusiness (MAB) is hosting a free webinar, “Effective Leadership Strategies Across Generations” presented by Kevin Heikes, MAB alum and Vice President of Product for FarmLink. The webinar will be Thursday, September 29, at noon.
Read full announcement | From Mary Bowen | September 20, 2016