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

Tuesday, February 20, 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

Meet Me at the Bar
Helping your local community understand and access extension resources.
Shout Out: Jan Steen
This week the Shout Out is from Jaime Menon, Community Vitality State Program Leader; and is sent for Jan Steen, Community Vitality Specialist and Co-Coordinator for the Kansas Community Empowerment Program.
Shout Out: Kansas 4-H Foundation
This week the Shout Out is from Jill Martinson, on behalf of the KAE4-HA planning committee-Kansas 4-H Day with the Wildcats; and is sent for the Kansas 4-H Foundation.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

IPM Insect Art Contest - Seeking Volunteer Judges & Promotion
The K-State Research and Extension Pesticide Safety and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is looking for judges and would appreciate your help promoting this year’s insect art contest.

Health and Wellness

The Community Health Corner
Keep Calm and Find Common Ground
The Community Health Corner provides tools you can use to support Extension's Grand Challenge for Health.
Saving for Frugal February
After the holidays, February is a great time to take a look at your finances and make some adjustments.

Extension Professional Trainings

Finding Your Frequency: How to Tune in to Personal-Professional Satisfaction for a Sustainable Extension Career
Feeling lost or burnout? Tune into the recording of the recent new agent Zoom recording so that you can Find Your Frequency and discover greater work-life satisfaction.
2024 KAE4-HA Spring Meeting
KAE4-HA Spring Meeting is scheduled for April 9-11 in Frontenac, KS. Please join us to learn about "All Things Volunteer." Registration due March 22nd.
Plant Pathology 2024 Spring Extension Agent Trainings
2024 Spring Extension Agent Trainings Flyer
The extension plant pathology group will hold a series of weekly, one hour virtual extension agent trainings. We will share a 20-30 minute presentation and will have plenty of time for open discussion. Grab your lunch and join us!

Publications Update

Extension Updates
The K-State Research and Extension Bookstore website is back up and running. Thank you for your patience while we experienced our technological challenges. Some of the titles in this week’s update were included in the January 16 Tuesday Letter.
Research Updates
The 2023 Kansas Performance Tests for sunflower, corn, soybean, and grain sorghum hybrids crop reports are online. Learn more about the state's performance results from the 2023 growing season.

Program Updates

Volunteers Needed to Evaluate State 4-H Project Awards
We are looking for anyone in the KSRE system (Administrators, Specialists, Agents, OP's, PA's, experienced volunteers, etc.) who is willing to read and evaluate project award submissions.

Calendar of Events

4-H Horse Show Judges Seminar
4-H Horse Show judges seminar to be held in Colby.