July 9, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Southwestern Grasslands Research & Management Workshop
  3. Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Newsletter
  4. Arizona 4-H Clover Ball
  5. ALVSCE UCAP Open Forum

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

The purpose of the Cooperative Extension System (CES) is to deliver on our mission of bringing the university to the people of the state and bringing science to bear on practical problems.  The CES is a broad organization dispersed across the State of Arizona.  The Arizona Experiment Station (AES) provides critical infrastructure that helps to facilitate the delivery of the CES mission.

There are more than 700 people working across Arizona with CES and AES operations.  Collectively, we are all striving to provide strong and effective programs in 4-H Youth Development; Family, Consumer, and Health Science; Agriculture and Natural Resources; and American Indian Programs.

A certain level of process is necessary to maintain the organization and basic functions.  However, one of the dangers with any large organization is the tendency to get overwhelmed with the processes associated with internal management.   In my view, any investment in bureaucratic process beyond the absolute essentials detracts from the delivery of programs, productive engagement, and accomplishing our mission.  I believe that unnecessary process translates to a waste of time and energy.

Therefore, one of our primary administrative goals in the CES and my area of responsibility in the AES, is to eliminate unnecessary process and allow people to engage in productive work, deliver strong and effective programs, and accomplish our mission.


Southwestern Grasslands Research & Management Workshop

Save the Date!
Thursday, November 7th, 2019 (all day)

Environmental & Natural Resources 2 building at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Please participate in this important workshop to: 1) advance the success of grassland restoration, and 2) identify opportunities for collaboration to scale up grassland restoration in the Southwest. This workshop will result in increased communication among and between researchers and practitioners and provide a forum to identify high-priority research needs and methods for increasing the scope and scale of grassland restoration. Please forward this invitation to your colleagues.

Workshop Organizers
This workshop is organized by the Arizona Cross-Watershed Network (AZ XWN), with support from UA Cooperative Extension, US Fish and Wildlife Service, AZ Department of Forestry and Fire Management, AZ Game and Fish Department, and Pima County.

The workshop will include:
     ▪  Expert presentations on the “state of the practice” of grassland restoration

     ▪  Lightning talks by restoration practitioners including non-profit organizations, private  landowners, and state and federal wildlife and land managers

     ▪  Lightning talks by researchers on low cost emerging technologies in restoration

     ▪  Break-out discussions to identify opportunities to address pressing grassland restoration challenges

     ▪  Large-group discussions on emerging opportunities for scaling up grassland restoration

A minimal registration fee will cover lunch and refreshments. Space will be limited

May/June Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Newsletter

    ▪  2019 Spring Fiesta

    ▪  Interpretive Trail Progress

    ▪  Program Spotlight: Desert Institute of Gardening

    ▪  Volunteer Spotlight: Jeannette Fish

Arizona 4-H Clover Ball

Arizona 4-H is hosting the first ever Clover Ball - and you're invited.

The event is part of the inaugural week-long Arizona 4-H Summit - a career exploration experience on the University of Arizona campus, for 4-H teens.

Jeremy Elliott-Engel, State 4-H Program Leader, and Dr. Julie Adamcin, President, Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation invite you to join us to celebrate our deep roots and new growth. 

When:  5:30 p.m. July 25, 2019
Where:  Park Avenue Weddings, 242 S. Park Ave. Tucson, AZ 

 Purchase tickets here

ALVSCE UCAP Open Forum on 7/15

Join us for an Open Forum to share information and answer questions about how UCAP has been handled in our division.  We will have a panel of the folks from ALVSCE who have been consulted on their areas of expertise throughout the UCAP process while positions were being mapped available to answer questions.

When: Monday July 15th 9-10am
Where: ENR2 S225 & Zoom

Click here for more details and registration - registration REQUIRED for IN-PERSON or REMOTE attendance

TMN Submittal Process

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

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