May 28, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Candidate Presentations
  3. Save-the-Date:  Live Q & A Webinar, June 11
  4. Short-term Youth Hosting Opportunity
  5. Fit First Saturday at the Garden Kitchen

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

The position description (PD) should provide a good outline and overview of a person’s professional responsibilities as well as the general nature and direction of their program.  For faculty with split appointments it is important that the PD properly summarize efforts related to their assignments in Extension, research, and/or instruction. 

Each year individual reviews are conducted at the unit level (academic and county units) and the PDs are subject to review and updating at that time.  Thus, PDs can be updated and revised appropriately when an individual meets with their supervisor for the annual review. 

The splits in responsibility on the PD should directly match the official listings entered by the unit in the payroll system.  The official record for an individual’s responsibilities is in the university system and managed at the unit level.  The PD assignments and the official record should coincide.

The PD outlines each of our responsibilities regarding how we contribute to the mission of the unit, Cooperative Extension, the college, and the university.


Candidate Presentations

Candidates for the Commercial Horticulture/Small Acreage Area Agent position in Yavapai/Coconino Counties.
Presentation: “My Vision for Creating, Delivering, and Evaluating Extension Commercial Horticulture/Small Acreage Education Programs in Yavapai and Coconino
Join us for presentations by the candidates Monday, June 3.
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Mager – 9:00AM – 10:00AM, Join URL

Mpanga – 2:00PM – 3:00PM, Join URL:
The link to the candidate evaluation form can be found here:  Agent Evaluation Form.pdf
Please send completed evaluation forms to Karen
Pizzuto,  or mail to 840 Rodeo Drive, Bldg. C. Prescott, AZ, 86305 by June 13. A link to recordings will be sent out after the interviews.


Save-the-Date:  Live Q&A Webinar

Looking for Host Families

Arizona 4-H is excited to bring back its in-bound youth exchange program. We are welcoming youth delegates from Japan to experience Arizona family culture (July 23-August 18). At this point we are about two weeks from our target date to secure the host families needed to make this a success. We need seven more families (three for boys, four for girls) approved to host. If your family has teens and you are interested in hosting a youth delegate, please check out the link for more information and to access the application. Host families need not be affiliated with 4-H.

If you know of families who may be interested, we are also asking for your help in sharing this great cross-cultural opportunity. Direct outreach to families who would be good hosts is best at this point. Remember, host families need not be a part of 4-H so you may share the opportunity with families in your other networks.

Program coordinator Nick Morris ( can communicate directly with interested families to take the burden of off of your shoulders. However we need your help in making the initial contact about the program.

Thanks for your support of this program.

Fit First Saturday

June 1, 2019- Fit First Saturday at The Garden Kitchen

Class Line-up!

Join us for our FREE monthly fitness, cooking, and gardening classes at the Garden Kitchen! An opportunity to come together as a community in support of creating healthier, more well-balanced lifestyles.  Hope to see you there!
9:00 - 9:45 AM
Join us for a great fitness class, MIXXEDFIT! A people inspired fitness program that combines explosive dance movements with body weight training, all levels are welcome.

10:00 - 11:00 AM
Summer Fresh Dishes with a Mexican Flavor 
Learn how to create an easy and delicious meal that can be made ahead of time and used in many other meals.  These fresh dishes are great for summer entertaining.  
11:15 - 12:15 PM
Heat Proofing your Summer Garden
Prevent  plant stress and beat the summer heat in your garden with our helpful tips and resources. 


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