The Tuesday Letter
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
(Vol. 20 No. 45)
IN THIS ISSUE...
WORD FROM THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - EXTENSION AND APPLIED RESEARCH
USDA-NIFA Director Speaks at Centennial Celebration –
Extension in the 21st Century was the theme of Sonny Ramaswamy’s presentation
at the USDA Cooperative Extension Centennial celebration last week in
Washington, DC. View his presentation at
There is roughly 10 minutes of lead in to Dr. Ramaswamy's speech. Enjoy his comments.
Liberty Hyde Bailey. This week, in celebration of 100 years of Cooperative
Extension, I challenge you to read about one of those individuals who is
attributed as a catalyst in establishing many Extension Services across the
nation with his role in President Theodore Roosevelt’s “Commission on Country
Life.” Liberty Hyde Bailey was a
horticulturalist, educator, scientist, and advocate for experiential learning. Search his name and find much more
information about this influential man in the history of Cooperative Extension.
I recently heard one of his quotes that truly resonates:
Truer words cannot be spoken. --Daryl Buchholz firstname.lastname@example.org
“Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation
of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing
students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of
the people on their own farms and in the localities.” Quote from Liberty Hyde Bailey.
DO YOU NEED A NEW NAME BADGE..ORDER BY SEPTEMBER 26
participants attending the upcoming Annual Conference, October 21-23,
2014, will be asked to wear their K-State Research and Extension
If you have never received a name badge, if you
still have one of the old variety, or if you wish to purchase a new
badge, email Sue Robinson, email@example.com.
sure to specify the kind of backing you want - magnet, clip or pin -
and specify how you want your name on the badge. There is not room for
titles, but department, area, county, district, research center, etc., will
Each new employee, at
the instructor level or above, receives his/her first name badge free
of charge. Counties, districts, areas and departments are encouraged to
order name badges for other employees and will be invoiced in the
amount of $4.50 for each name badge.
If a new name badge is
needed, please order by September 26, so you can receive them in time for
Annual Conference. --Daryl Buchholz firstname.lastname@example.org
KSRE ADOBE CONNECT WEBINAR TRAINING: SEPTEMBER 17 AND 24
Using an online web conferencing tool is a great method for reaching out and delivering information to your colleagues and audiences. K-State offers Zoom as a simple tool for online meetings and webinars. KSRE has also offered Adobe Connect for several years as a powerful online communication tool.
Zoom and Adobe Connect will also save you time, travel and money! These communication tools can reach your audience via
the Internet and on mobile devices. Connect is particularly valuable to record
and save your presentations for online
playback at any time 24/7.
Adobe Connect training is being offered Wednesdays, September 17 and 24, online at 9 a.m. Look for Zoom training later this Fall.
This one-hour session is a
good overview for both new and experienced Connect users. No
registration is necessary. Simply go to http://connect.ksre.ksu.edu/connecttraining/ and sign-in as a guest during the training time.
KSRE Adobe Connect is free for
KSRE and College of Agriculture to use for online meetings, research
collaboration, giving online classes and for
online presentations, "webinars."
For more information, visit the Technology site, www.ksre.ksu.edu/technology/, or contact Gerry Snyder, email@example.com,
IET, 785-532-1179. --Gerry Snyder
2014 KANSAS OUT-OF-SCHOOL CONFERENCE
Want to engage youth in long-term, structured
learning-environments that address their interests and help develop their
physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills and abilities? Are you
interested in expanding your youth programming into the after-school hours?
one-day conference, sponsored by K-State Research and Extension 4-H, Kansas 21st
Century Community Learning Centers and the Kansas Enrichment Network, highlights
hands-on curricula that adapt easily for out-of-school settings. The conference
is open to anyone, including certified teachers, afterschool program directors,
community or faith-based afterschool providers, summer recreation providers and
October 7, 2014, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Sedgwick County Extension Office in Wichita, Kansas
$15 per person (includes catered lunch)
Register online at https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=QTOHNlEkzef0jUuQZqBCVA#. For questions, please contact Beth Drescher, firstname.lastname@example.org. --Beth Drescher
2014 KANSAS 4-H DOG CONFERENCE REGISTRATION CONTINUES
The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference
and Quiz Bowl will be October 18-19 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. The theme is “Join the Club.” Registration will be through the CVent 4-H
system with registration due by October 1. To register, visit http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=317.
Cost is $85 for full-time
participants, $60 for Saturday only and $45 for Sunday only. There is a $25 cancellation fee once the
registration has been completed in the CVent registration system.
T-shirts and hoodies may be ordered on-line
for an additional cost. Full
registration information is available on the Kansas 4-H Dog website page. Visit http://www.kansas4-h.org/p.aspx?tabid=426.
The fee for full-time registration covers all
educational sessions, speakers, dog presentations, quiz bowl, skill-a-thon, dog
photography contest, lunch, dinner and breakfast, break, and one night’s lodging
at Rock Springs 4-H Center.
For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, Northwest
Area Extension Office, P. O. Box 786, Colby, KS 67701; 785-462-6281; email@example.com. --Deryl Waldren