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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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 Extension Administration

Does Our Grand Challenge of Health Include You?
The Grand Challenge of Health needs an all hands on deck approach. The work we do around health will affect our communities, businesses, people we reach, our co-workers, ourselves and our families.
Extension District Governing Body Election Changes
The Secretary of State's office announced a September 1, noon filing deadline for Extension District Governing Body members.
New and Improved Agent Evaluation Tool for Board Members: What's the Same and What's Different?
Changes were made to the agent evaluation tool that board members will complete this fall. More information is included about what's the same and what's different.

News

Fulbright Scholar Notes Similarities in Regional Development Between Kansas, Australia
Ruth Wallace, director of the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University, will complete a six-month Fulbright Scholarship at Kansas State University in July.
Australian Fulbright Scholar Ruth Wallace has been traveling around Kansas since January to study changing demographics, economic development, workforce development, social policy and how governments make decisions, and other issues.
Grain Facilities Hazard Assessment Tool
Feed Mill
Bartlett Grain provides new training modules to identify hazards specific to the grain industry. Grain facility managers are encouraged to utilize these training resources as a means of reducing the threats that cause injuries.
First Friday e-Call Helps Agents Support Small Businesses
Join the First Friday e-Call on July 7 at 9:30 a.m. to learn how you can help businesses that grow, produce, process or manufacture products in your communities grow their businesses.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Annual Conference Proposal Deadline Extended to Friday
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Last chance to submit session proposals for annual conference.

Volunteer Opportunities

Workshop Proposals for Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Needed
We are recruiting workshop instructors/presenters for the 18th Annual Kansas Youth Leadership Forum. Workshops will be held on Saturday, November 18, at Rock Springs 4-H Center. Proposals are due July 10, 2017.

Human Resource Information

Candidates to Interview for Extension Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences
The Interview schedules for Rebecca Chidester and Nancy Honig, candidates who will interview for Extension Specialist, Family and Consumer Sciences, based in the Northwest Region, Colby, will be July 5 and 6.

Extension Professional Trainings

Applications Being Accepted for 2018 NELD North Central
Applications for NELD North Central are due September 1.
Kansas State University Launches Community Development Online Graduate Certificate
Kansas State University launches community development online graduate certificate. Individuals interested in fostering positive social, economic, cultural and environmental community change can apply to the program and start taking courses this fall.

Thank Yous

Thank you from Dennis Patton
I would just like to thank all the kind people during this time.
Thank You from Daryl Buchholz
Daryl Buchholz
Thank you for the outpouring of letters, cards, and expressions of congratulations in my retiring.

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