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

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

The Enthusiastic Supporters
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

Shout Out: Extension Operations Team - Jennifer Wilson, Mary Gatza and Mary Hellmer
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.
Another Kansas State Fair Thank You!
I would like to thank Meg Drake for her work at the Kansas State Fair.


What We Learned About 4-H Camp in 2022
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.
Rock Springs Ranch is Seeking New Executive Director
Rock Springs Ranch Camp Badge
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 Donates $5 Million For K-State’s New Agriculture Buildings Project
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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.
Need Some Project Person-Power? Try Micro-Internships
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
Per Diem Rate Changes Effective October 1, 2022.
Benefits Open Enrollment is Underway
Benefits Open Enrollment is Underway.

Health and Wellness

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

New Hires/Exits

Extension Agent Personnel Changes
A number of personnel changes have recently occurred.

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