July 2, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Welcome Gigette Webb
  3. Arizona 4-H Clover Ball
  4. Request for Proposals for Arizona Cooperative Extension Publications
  5. Desert Horticulture Conference Engages with "Green Industry"
  6. 2019 Arroyo Now Available
  7. The Garden Kitchen Events
  8. Register for the 2019 Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference
  9. ALVSCE UCAP Open Forum

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

I am pleased to announce that Mr. Malcolm K. Green has accepted the position as the Director for the Maricopa Agricultural Center (MAC).  Malcolm will begin his duties on 12 August 2019.

Malcolm has an excellent background and commitment to building strong programs and relationships and he brings an outstanding skill set to MAC, the Arizona Experiment Station, and to the Cooperative Extension System.

I want to thank Dr. Randy Norton and the entire search and screen committee (Channah Rock, Pedro Andrade Sanchez, Suzanne Ernstein, Clint Jones, Bill McCloskey, and Brenda Singleton), and everyone at MAC for their excellent work, cooperation, and patience through this entire process.

Very importantly, I am deeply grateful to Mr. Vince Thacker, who has been serving as the Interim Superintendent for MAC, for his high level of commitment and professionalism; not only for the time he has been serving in this capacity but for the more than 30 years of excellent service and support he has provided to this organization.

I believe MAC is a tremendous facility with outstanding potential that will continue to serve the many people and programs who are working there today and facilitating the important connections for future development between the University of Arizona and the communities of central Arizona. Malcolm Green brings to this position an outstanding base of experience and expertise and he joins us at MAC at an opportune time as we move into the next decade.

Welcome Gigette Webb

Please join us in welcoming Gigette Webb to the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension team.  Gigette joined MCCE on June 3rd  in the position of Area Associate Agent, Agricultural STEM.  Gigette comes to us with 22 years of experience as a teacher in Arizona.  In 2017 she was awarded Teacher of the Year at St. Thomas Aquinas grade school.  She grew up in an agriculture family, was the 2013 Outstanding Volunteer at Millennium FFA, and has experience in fundraising and advertising.  We are all excited to get her on board. Her primary programming will be to work with teachers across the state to incorporate agriculture into their STEM programs and lessons. Welcome, Gigette

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

Request for Proposals for Arizona Cooperative Extension Publications

Arizona 4-H Serving All Youth Extension Publications. This request for proposal is aimed at preparing guidance to support our 4-H volunteers to welcome youth from different experiences into all learning environments, including our club program. These publications should be an effective summary of the literature and should translate the best practices developed in research to our front-line program staff. The collection of Extension publications will be published as series under the title of “Arizona 4-H Serving All Youth.”  Please review the RFP and Jeremy Elliott-Engel, Ph.D., State 4-H Program Leader is happy to answer specific questions, elliottengelj@email.arizona.edu

You can view "Arizona 4-H Serving All Youth Extension Publications Request for Proposals.docx" at: https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A095f87e3-996d-4a36-acd3-0985457b0072

Desert Horticulture Conference Engages with 'Green Industry' 

Desert Horticulture Conference
The Desert Horticulture Conference is an educational conference that teaches, connects, and connects *with* 'Green Industry Professionals'..and fulfills the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension's mission, by taking the latest science from the university, to the people of Arizona.

Water Resources Research Center - 2019 Arroyo Now Available

2019 Arroyo Now Available

Few pairings provoke as passionate a response as the coupling of water and money; however, water is deeply rooted in our market economy. The newly published 2019 Arroyo, "Water, Business, and the Business of Water," takes this truism as a jumping-off point for its survey of the ways in which water and business intersect. The inspiration for this Arroyo came from "The Business of Water," the WRRC 2018 Annual Conference. 

The Garden Kitchen Events

Creative Summer Salads Hands-on Cooking Class
Tired of the same summer recipes and salads? Well this is the class for you!  Learn how to transform your typical salad to a decadent meal. Salads and summer recipes are quick, easy and healthy. Discover new flavor combinations and preparation techniques that will have your taste buds delighted. Menu: Summer Quinoa Salad, Spicy Thai Noodle Salad, and Apple, Jamaica Salad topped with Honey Lime Dressing.

Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Class fee $55.00 per participant, includes lunch of all dishes made.

Address: 2205 S. 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713
Around the World Dumplings Hands-on Class
Discover a world of delicious dumplings! In this fun, hands-on class, our instructor will show you how to create a variety of internationally inspired bites, from Polish pierogi to Japanese Gyoza and Latin empanadas. We’ll walk you through the steps for preparing homemade doughs and share secrets for shaping and filling dumplings.

Menu: Vegetable gyozas with ginger sesame dipping sauce, potato pierogies with brown butter and baked empanadas with chimichurri

Saturday, August 31, 2019
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Class fee $55.00 per participant, includes lunch of all dishes made.
Address: 2205 S. 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

Registration for the 2019 Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference is now open

The planning committee is excited to announce that you can now register for our upcoming conference!  Below are some links that will route you to the portal, registration, and to submit for session proposals, poster sessions, and award nominations:

Conference Portal
Register for the Conference
Breakout Session Proposal Submission
Poster Session Submission Form
“Heart of Extension” Award Nomination Form

We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s event on Tuesday, August 6th and Wednesday, August 7th!

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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