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

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

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

Co-creating Entrepreneurial Blueprints across Kansas through K-State 105
Jessica Gnad, K-State 105 director, and Gregg Hadley announce the launch of the K-State 105 Entrepreneurial Blueprint Initiative and describe the key role that K-State Research and Extension will play in collaborative projects across the state.
Shout Out: Julie Smith and Candis Stiles
This week the Shout Out is from Ron Wilson, Director, Huck Boyd National Institute; and is sent for Julie Smith, Wildcat District and Candis Stiles, Shawnee County.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

Flickner Farm to Hold Demonstration Day for Irrigation Technologies
360 RAIN irrigation system at the Flickner Innovation Farm
The Flickner Innovation Farm will host a demonstration day on Thursday, August 1, where participants can get a close-up look at the newest irrigation technology available on the market.


The Face of Invoicing and Volunteering Screening
Dana Barthelmas Portrait
I would like to reintroduce myself; my name is Dana Barthelmas (dabarthe@ksu.edu). I am the new program assistant/ front desk at the State 4-H Office. Here are some highlights and reminders for invoicing.
Workshop Proposals for 2024 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum - Deadline Extended
We are seeking workshop proposals for the 25th Annual Kansas Youth Leadership Forum. The proposal deadline has been extended to Wednesday, July 17.

Human Resource Information

State Mileage Rate Increase
Please note that State of Kansas mileage rates increased on July 1.

Health and Wellness

The Community Health Corner
logo of healthy democracy healthy people
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health.

Extension Professional Trainings

Save the Date: Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers (AEMTV)
This national online cohort-based course is for novice and experienced Extension professionals in all program areas using volunteers to deliver programs. It will be held January 27 - March 14, 2025.
Livestock Program Planning Meeting in St John on August 28th
The Livestock PFT invites all agents that have interest in livestock programming to join us for a program planning meeting on August 28th in St. John. Visit with your PDC before the meeting to get the most out of the day.

Publications Update

Extension Update
Shifting climate conditions influence how producers manage their farming operations. Learn some adaptive techniques in this new publication.

Program Updates

Kansas 4-H Thriving Study Update
As of July 11, we have a total of 553 surveys completed (295 responses from our 10-12 year old youth and 258 responses for our 13 and older youth). One more reminder will go out on Monday, July 15, and the survey will close on July 21.
K-State Licensing Update
To help clear some confusion surrounding K-State's licensing stipulations, I sat down with our licensing department director to answer some frequently asked questions.

New Hires/Exits

Retirement celebration for Dr. Owensby and Dr. Fick
Retirement reception for Dr. Owensby and Dr. Fick
Please join us in celebrating the retirement of two of our distinguished colleagues, Dr. Clenton Owensby and Dr. Walt Fick. The joint reception, which will be held on Friday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., will feature light refreshments.
You're Invited
tandas retirement
Dr. Tandalayo Kidd is retiring from Kansas State University effective July 24.

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