Edition Topics

February 28, 2023

  1. Message from the Interim Director of Extension
  2. Announcing Marketing Office Hours
  3. Extension Specialist (Associate/Full) and Director of UACE SNAP-ED & EFNEP in the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness 
  4. WRRC Call for Solutions – Deadline Extended to March 7
  5. Candidate presentation recordings - Maricopa Agricultural Center
  6. 2023 Spring Artificial Insemination (AI) Clinic
  7. ALVSCE Social Hour
  8. Volunteers Needed for a Research Study of Vegetables
  9. Volunteers Needed for a Research Study of Grapes

Message from the Interim Director of Extension 

I attended the Arizona Cattle Growers' Association winter meeting in Phoenix this past week and the SW Ag Summit and Harvest Dinner in Yuma. Two very different events, but both are in support of Arizona agriculture. I was encouraged to see many of our state legislators at both events, helping to celebrate excellence in agriculture. I thought I put some miles on my car, but these legislators do the same and then some. I thank them all for their support of Arizona agriculture and UArizona Cooperative Extension. I was very proud of all our Extension professionals who presented and helped make both events a success. I cannot recall how many people told me about Extension's excellent work in meeting their needs and helping Arizona agriculture be one of the state's most efficient and impactful industries.

Announcing Marketing Office Hours!

Do you have questions about promoting an event, creating outreach materials or developing a plan to reach your audience? Reserve a 20-minute time slot with Ben Downer by visiting https://bit.ly/marketing-office-hours. Appointments are available every week on Tuesdays from 9:00 am-noon,  Wednesdays from 1:00-5:00 pm and Thursdays from noon-3 pm (AZ time). To reserve a time outside office hours, email Ben at bdowner@arizona.edu

Extension Specialist (Associate/Full) and Director of UACE SNAP-ED & EFNEP in the School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness. 

The School of Nutritional Sciences and Wellness and Cooperative Extension welcome applicants for a twelve-month, continuing-track Associate Specialist or Specialist position responsible for leadership, strategic planning, and program direction of statewide nutrition and physical activity programs. Minimum qualifications include: a doctorate degree in Nutritional Sciences, or a related discipline; a record of scholarly accomplishments; and a record of managing nutrition, physical activity, or related Family, Consumer, and Health Sciences programming.

Please share the following position profile link with your professional networks:  https://summitsearchsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/UArizona_CoopExt_Specialist_Profile.pdf

Interested applicants should use this online portal to apply: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=su348

WRRC Call for Solutions – Deadline Extended to March 7

Good news! Based on popular demand, the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is extending the deadline for its Call for Solutions to Arizona's water resource challenges to March 7, 2023. The WRRC wants to ensure they incorporate a broad array of voices when developing their program, and hope you'll be able to take advantage of this extra time to propose a presentation. The WRRC 2023 Annual Conference, What Can We Do? Solutions to Arizona’s Water Challenges, will be held July 11 – 12, 2023, at the University of Arizona Student Union Grand Ballroom in Tucson, AZ. Proposals are invited for conference presentations and posters that offer solutions to the pressing water resource challenges currently facing Arizona and the region. Submissions may include 10- to 15-minute Oral Presentations, 5- to 7-minute Highlight Talks, and Posters. Prizes will be awarded for the best student posters. Learn more HERE.

Candidate Presentations - Maricopa Agricultural Center Director   
View the recording of Scott Nelson's presentation


Candidate Evaluation Form 

View the recording of Ken Johnson's presentation 
Candidate Evaluation Form 

Please respond to the evaluation forms after watching the presentations. The search committee values your candid and anonymous input

2023 Spring Artificial Insemination (AI) Clinic

Artificial Insemination (AI) has been shown to improve the genetic quality of a herd, increase consistency and value to a calf crop, eliminate the need to purchase, house, and feed a full bull battery, shorten breeding and calving season, and generally improve the profitability of a livestock production operation.

If you are interested in adding an AI program into your livestock operation, please join us for our 2.5-day AI Clinic at our UA Experimental Ranch, V Bar V, near Camp Verde March 24-26th, 2023. Our experienced staff will guide you through the entire AI process and will include hands-on practice including live animals. Cost is $800, first-come basis, non-refundable, and includes a take-home AI kit ($350 value), AI Manual, flash drive with all the presentations, and lunch on Sat. and BBQ on Sunday. Registration is limited to 12 participants.

Registration will open Monday, February 27, 2023. Please contact Dominque Arias at the Yavapai County Cooperative Extension Office, (928) 445-6590. For further questions, please contact Andrew Brischke (928) 753-3788 or brischke@cals.arizona.edu 


ALVSCE Social Hour

March 10 
4:00 - 5:00 pm

  •   Catch up with colleagues
  •   Ask questions
  •   Get to know others

Volunteers Needed for a Research Study of Vegetables

  Are you 18-65 years of age?
•  Are you interested in increasing your daily vegetable consumption?
•  Do you want to learn simple new recipes?

You may qualify if you meet the following criteria:
  Not on a vegan or vegetarian diet
  Willing and able to eat vegetables provided by Tucson Village Farm

  4 weeks of vegetable consumption (5 servings a day)
  Weekly culinary classes at Tucson Village Farm (2201 E. Roger Road Tucson, AZ 85719)
  Participants begin consumption on date of enrollment or 4 weeks later
  Measurements of blood pressure and blood markers of cholesterol

For more information, please call 520-621-5382 or email FBHlab@email.arizona.edu. Mention the Easy Peasy Study and leave your name and number.

Volunteers Needed for a Research Study of Grapes

For more information, please call 520-621-5382 or email fbhlab@email.arizona.edu, mention the Grape Study, and leave your name and number

TEN Submittal Process

Please submit your news by 4:00pm Monday to TMN [tmn@cals.arizona.edu].

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