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

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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 KSRE Administration

Lightbulb Moments
Extension has always had local leaders engaged in the educational process, identifying and utilizing those university resources that would benefit them locally. This is where Extension has its greatest impact.
Shout Out: Meg Drake
The Shout Out this week comes from Nora Rhoades, Post Rock district director, and is sent for Meg Drake, Marketing Officer in Communication Solutions.
Welcome to Our New Regional Specialists
Let’s wish Chandra, Ashley, and Christina our congratulations and thanks for becoming our newest regional specialists!
Read full announcement | Submitted by Gregg Hadley and Bob Weaber | June 21, 2022


College of Agriculture Conducting Two Interviews for Administrative Leadership Positions
The College of Agriculture will conduct interviews for Assistant Dean for Academic Programs and Interim Department Head for the Grain Science and Industry Department.
FairEntry and 4-H Online Integration Reminders
As we begin prepping for county and state fairs, I wanted to share a few reminders with all extension professionals who work with FairEntry and 4-H Online.

Health and Wellness

The Community Health Corner
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health.

Extension Professional Trainings

Office Professional Training Save the Date
Local unit office professionals are invited to mark their calendars for Wednesday, September 28, for a state-wide day of connecting and learning.
First Cohort of Grand Challenge for Health (GCfH) Initiative Launches
GCfH First Cohort
KSRE launches Grand Challenge for Health initiative to address the health of whole communities in Kansas.

Publications Update

Extension Update
This week’s update is the guide for health and safety programs available to employees at K-State Research and Extension.
2022-2023 Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station Order Form
2022-2023 Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station publications are now available for pre-order. Please place your order to ensure desired quantities of the 2023 Chemical Weed Control publication for your office.

Program Updates

KSRE Local Foods Transdisciplinary Team Survey
The KSRE Local Food Systems transdisciplinary team is conducting a survey to learn more about local foods work in KSRE. As a token of our appreciation for your time in filling out the survey, you can enter into a drawing to win one of two $25 gift cards.
Shooting Sports Contact for Kansas 4-H
For the short-term, since Shannon Rogge has left Kansas 4-H, please send all Shooting Sports questions or messages to Kansas4H@ksu.edu.

New Hires/Exits

Program Associate Hired for the Office of Farm and Ranch Transition
The Office of Farm and Ranch Transition hired Rhonda Lund as their new Program Associate. She will be supporting the Director and helping the office run smoothly.

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