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May 24, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. Associate Director Programs, Family and Consumer Health Sciences
  3. 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Service Site Applications
  4. The PCCE Round-Up: May - June 2022
  5. Yavapai County’s 2021 Annual Report
  6. Registration Now Open for the 2022 WRRC Annual Conference July 12-14
  7. Canning Workshop
  8. Scholarship Program
  9. Rangeland Monitoring 101 Workshop
  10. New Extension Publication

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

Last Saturday, I had the honor of presenting Mary Lou Rosales with the Extensionist of the Year award. The award recognizes and honors residents of Arizona who have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to improving the lives of people in their community and state through Cooperative Extension. Mary Lou is a native Arizonan who grew up in Eloy. A graduate of the University of Arizona, she is the Executive Director of Community Action Human Resource Agency (CAHRA), where she has worked for over forty years. A consistent and vital partner with Cooperative Extension, her valuable connections have aided Cooperative Extension in serving the people in the community where help is most needed. Congratulations and thank you, Mary Lou Rosales.

Associate Director, Programs, Family and Consumer Health Sciences

We seek applicants for an FCHS Associate Director position (100% Extension, 12-month appointment). This position is for an interdisciplinary, transformational leader to guide statewide Family, Consumer, and Health Sciences (FCHS) programming. Fundamental to our FCHS programming is a commitment to strengthening individuals, families, and communities facing social, economic, and technological challenges. We seek candidates who can provide leadership in developing and advancing a vision and associated strategic goals for FCHS, within the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension (UACE), state of Arizona, and nationally. The successful candidate will maintain a continuing/continuing-eligible appointment in an academic department that aligns with their programmatic area.

The detailed position description and application procedure can be found at https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/9975?c=arizona

2022-2023 AmeriCorps Service Site Applications

Now Open: 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Service Site Applications: Would you like an AmeriCorps Member to assist with addressing your community programming and outreach needs?  UA Wildcat Corps is now accepting applications from potential service sites that would like to have members service with their programs during the 2022-2023 grant year.   

To receive an AmeriCorps Service Site Member Request packet, contact Christina Lipin at clipin@arizona.edu.  Application deadline is June 3, 2022. 

Pima County Cooperative Extension May-June Newsletter

The May-June 2022 “Round-Up” e-newsletter is out! This month we highlight record-breaking sales from our Pima County Fair livestock auctions and celebrate outstanding attendance at our Master Gardener plant sale and home garden tour. In addition, you can learn about the Family Engagement Program’s workshops to help people effectively parenting teens and our efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates in South Tucson. If you are interested in our program accomplishments over the past year, the newsletter describes and links to our newly released PCCE 2021 Annual Report. You can sign up for the bi-monthly Round-Up or for other PCCE mailing lists Here.  

Yavapai County’s 2021 Annual Report

Contact Patty Merk at pmerk@cals.arizona.edu if you have any questions.

Registration Now Open - 2022 WRRC Annual Conference July 12-14

Registration for the 2022 WRRC Annual Conference is now open! This year’s conference, Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability, will take place over three days, July 12-14. Day One will be held in-person at the University of Arizona Student Union on Tuesday, July 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Arizona time. Two mornings of virtual programming, 9:00 am to noon, will follow the in-person event. The agenda reflects the diversity of Arizona agriculture, including large-scale irrigated operations, specialty agriculture, ranching and dairy farming, Tribal farms, and traditional practices. The program will highlight innovations, sustainable practices, the impacts of drought and climate change, and the conditions that shape agricultural activities. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, standard registration for the in-person day is only $60, and we are pleased to offer $25 registration for students. For those who cannot make it to Tucson on July 12, we are offering non-interactive livestreaming at no charge. We are also offering free registration for the July 13 and July 14 virtual programming, which will be interactive. We hope to see many of you in Tucson for our first major in-person gathering since 2019. We’ve missed you!

More Information and Registration

Become a conference sponsor!

Canning Workshop

In this hands-on canning class, we will cover pickles, jam, tomatoes, pressure canning. Please plan to arrive on time and stay for the entire class. Lunch and supplies will be provided. 

June 14, 2022 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
June 15, 2022 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM 

The Garden Kitchen
2205 S 4TH Ave
Tucson, AZ 85713 

Cost per participant to cover class costs: $100 

Registration is capped at 20 people. Preregistration is required. Register here: https://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eh7btQKWF5CZJCC.  

Contact Christy Stuth (cread@arizona.edu) or Hope Wilson (hopewilson@arizona.edu

Scholarship Program

The Arizona Pork Council (APC) is offering up to $10,000 in Scholarships through the Tom Miller Memorial Scholarship Program. Students who intend to pursue a career in the Pork Industry or a related field should apply!

For more information - Scholarship Program

Rangeland Monitoring 101 Workshop

Please join us on Thursday, May 26, 2022, for a Rangeland Monitoring 101 Workshop at Deep Well Ranch, near Prescott, AZ (8400 N State Rte 89 S). The Workshop is free and lunch will be provided thanks to the generous sponsorship from Triangle and Chino Winds NRCDs. Registration will begin at 9:00 am. 

Public Land Management Agency Professionals and Ranchers are highly encouraged to attend this workshop.

This workshop will cover the fundamental concepts and basics for monitoring rangelands. Topics to be covered include:
     Goals of Monitoring/Key Area Concept
     Ground Rules of Monitoring
   •  Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs) & Terrestrial Ecological System (TES)
     Production & Utilization
     Interpreting Trend Data
     3rd Party Monitoring Programs

Please RSVP to kkudukis@arizona.edu for an accurate lunch count. For additional information or questions, please contact Andrew Brischke at brischke@cals.arizona.edu

An additional workshop is in the planning process for additional information about specific methods, techniques, and field practice for the fall.

New Extension Publication

Ashley L. Hall, Amber Dalke, Sheila D. Merrigan, Barbara Hutchinson, Sarah Noelle and
Jeanne Pfander

If you are conducting research or looking for reliable answers to specific questions about rangeland ecology and management, Rangelands Gateway (which includes Arizona Rangelands) is available to meet your needs.

TEN Submittal Process

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

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