Tuesday, October 4, 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 the Director for Extension
We often think and complain about the naysayers, detractors and downers we meet in our work. I am willing to bet, however, that every extension volunteer, professional, local unit, center and department has a Mr. or Ms. Enthusiasm.
From KSRE Administration
The Shout Out this week comes from Rebecca McFarland, Frontier District director, and is sent for the Extension Operations Team of Jennifer Wilson, Mary Gatza and Mary Hellmer.
I would like to thank Meg Drake for her work at the Kansas State Fair.
Overall, survey feedback and anecdotal commentary was positive this year. We had no medical incidents, and our staff welcomed more than 900 youth to Rock Springs Ranch for a 4-H experience - a similar number to 2021.
We are looking for an individual who will work with our existing team to continue building the camp culture we are establishing, provide excellent team-centric leadership, and be aggressive in growing revenues to meet our ongoing operating needs.
Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) has pledged the largest donation in the organization’s history: $5 million over five-years to support the Kansas State University College of Agriculture’s Innovation Centers for grain, food, animal and agronomy research.
Friday, October 7, at 9:30 a.m., is the next First Friday E-Call; our subject: Micro-Internships, a Kansas Board of Regents program. Your first project, up to $500, is free thanks to the DeBruce Foundation. This is quick help for your project or business.
Human Resource Information
Per Diem Rate Changes Effective October 1, 2022.
Benefits Open Enrollment is Underway.
Health and Wellness
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health.
A number of personnel changes have recently occurred.
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