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

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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

K-State 105, The Office of Engagement, and K-State Research and Extension
By cooperating in the K-State 105 partnership, you will be able to provide the people and communities you serve with even more research, educational and facilitative resources to improve their lives, livelihoods and communities.

From KSRE Administration

Shout Out: Mary Hellmer
This week the Shout Out comes from Lisa Ross, Coordinator, Kansas EFNEP & SNAP-Ed, and is directed to Mary Hellmer, Human Capital Specialist I, in Extension Operations.
Quarterly Effort Reports: Integrated and Multi-state Activities
The Quarterly Effort Report asks you to report on multi-state and integrated activities for the quarter. Here's an explanation of what those terms mean and why the information is important.

Local, Regional and Statewide Extension Events

KSRE Local Foods Systems Statewide Local Foods Virtual Town Hall- January 25, 11 a.m.
The KSRE local foods transdisciplinary team is planning its next local food systems virtual town hall on January 25 from 11 - noon. Everyone is invited to attend!


Donna Krug Retirement Celebration January 29
After 37 years in Extension, Donna is retiring. Join us to celebrate her service on January 29, 1 - 3 p.m. at the Rec Activity Center, 2715 18th St. Great Bend.
Dale Lanham Retirement Celebration February 3
Dale Lanham Retirement Celebration February 3.

Health and Wellness

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

Extension Professional Trainings

United Associations Conference 2023
Elevate FCS
You're invited! Family and Consumer Science advocates, professionals and students will be gathering in Wichita for the 23rd United Associations Conference on March 2-3, 2023.
Wanted: Navigating Difference Trainers!
We are looking for 4-5 people who would be interested in joining the Navigating Difference training team.

Publications Update

4-H Update
A document required for Kansas horse shows has been updated.
Extension Updates
The annually updated corn management publication and two health related publications, which have been translated into Spanish, are featured in this week’s update.
Research Updates
Two crop performance tests are featured this week. Learn the outcome of the soybean and corn varieties tested in 2022.

Program Updates

Local 4-H Record Keeping and Project Awards
With the completion of regional 4-H project award evaluations across the state, now is a good time to make sure your active 4-H members have started keeping records for the current 4-H program year.

New Hires/Exits

New K-State Research and Extension Tribal Liaison and Tribal Food Systems Coordinator
Janis Simon headshot
K-State Research and Extension has a new Tribal Liaison and Tribal Food Systems Coordinator, who will act as a liaison between tribal communities and K-State Research and Extension professionals.

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