January 29, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. DVM Program Update
  3. Save-the-Date: How to Order Marketing Items Webinar
  4. Latino Farmer Symposium
  5. Promotion Workshops
  6. Research Workshop
  7. In Memoriam
  8. Seeking Nominations

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

On 4 December 2018 I described the development of the Extension Strategic Investment Program (ESIP).  In this strategic investment effort we are offering up to $500,000/program area or $2M total to support new Extension programming efforts. 

These are one-time funds. This program does not provide permanent or long-term funding.  However, this program can help Extension faculty and staff initiate and develop new Extension projects, and initiatives.

We received many outstanding proposals by the deadline at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 December 2018.   The proposals requested a total of more than $4.5M for the $2M available.  Thus, the Associate Directors for each of the program areas worked hard in the review process to sort out the successful proposals for funding.

The successful ESIP projects will receive notification soon for immediate support with the transfer of funds to the respective units for project implementation.

We are delighted to have this opportunity to support the great work and capacity to deliver on our mission with the Extension programs across the state.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program Update

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Environment & Natural Resources 2 Room S107

Join the University of Arizona's College of Veterinary Medicine this February 12th for a chance to learn more about the current status and plans for the opening of this college. Dr. Julie Funk will be joining us at this event as she gears up to start her position in March 2019 as the
founding Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Save-the-Date:  How to Order Marketing Items Webinar 

There's a new procedure through the University of Arizona to order marketing items for your programs or events.

Join the team from Licensing & Trademarks for an informational session on February 13, where you can ask *your* questions, directly.

Latino Farmer Symposium - February 20, 2019

Latino Farmer Symposium. for Hispanic farmers, including new and beginning farmers, aspiring farmers, and young farmer entrepreneurs. This event is hosted in partnership with UA Yuma, Arizona Western College, and Southwest Ag Summit on Wednesday, February 20th. Check out the program here.

Promotion Workshops

Each Spring, the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs initiates the mandatory promotion process by conducting Promotion workshops.

Promotion Workshops begin February 6, 2019.   Due to requests from Extension personnel, these workshops will be streamed live via Zoom.  Mark your calendars and watch for the Zoom information in the next TMN. 

The workshops are critical to preparing a strong dossier for promotion.

For more information, contact Jean McLain, Assistant Dean for Faculty Advancement

Research Workshop at Maricopa County Extension Office  1/30/19

ALVSCE Research Workshop  

The ALVSCE Research Office is offering a Research Workshop to provide comprehensive research introduction to all ALVSCE Employees (Faculty, Specialists, Agents, Administrators, Business Officers, Staff, Students, Postdocs - all are encouraged to attend).

Please RSVP here you wish to attend.

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Maricopa County Extension Office, Phoenix, AZ

Lunch will be provided General questions can be sent to Zaida Zalbidea  or 520-621-5242. 

Sangita Pawar, PhD, MBA
Assistant VP, Research, ALVSCE

In Memoriam

Former Yavapai County Agent Carlton Camp passed away January 16.

Carlton Camp taught Vocational Agriculture in Jerome, Arizona for several years, and became the Agricultural Extension Agent for Yavapai County in 1970.  In 1988, he was elected to the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors and served for eight years.

A celebration of his life will be February 1, at 2pm at the Verde Community Church, at 102 S. Willard St. Cottonwood, AZ,  86326.

Seeking Nominations

Administrator of the Year Nominations - due 3/8/19

The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) Administrator of the Year Award was created to recognize and honor outstanding achievements and contributions by an administrator in ALVSCE. The award will be given at the Spring Faculty/Staff meeting and will include a plaque for the recipient and a monetary award of $1,000 to be made to the winner’s administrative unit in honor of the recipient. I encourage members of the faculty, staff, appointed professionals, alumni, students, or other administrators in the division to make nominations for this award. A list of previous recipients can be found here. Please see the URL below for nomination guidelines. Nominations will be active for a three-year period. The deadline for nominations is 3/8/19, and the winner will be announced at the ALVSCE Spring Luncheon.

This division has a large number of outstanding administrators who work hard to make good things happen. These deserving individuals cannot be recognized unless they are nominated. Thanks in advance for your attention to this important ALVSCE recognition program.

For more information

Seeking Nominations for the Shirley O’Brien Diversity & Inclusion Award

The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) values diversity and inclusion in its people and programs and strives to foster a fair and respectful community. The Shirley O'Brien Diversity & Inclusion Award was created in honor of Shirley O'Brien for her exemplary work in promoting diversity and an inclusive environment within ALVSCE and across campus. We believe her efforts, in keeping with the division's emphasis on diversity and inclusiveness in its student body, faculty and programs, deserve recognition. The award will be given at the ALVSCE Spring Luncheon and will include a plaque and monetary gift of $1,000. We encourage members of the faculty, staff, appointed professionals and student body to nominate individuals who have contributed significantly to the advancement of diversity and inclusiveness within ALVSCE. Additional information and the nominating form can be found at the URL below. Nominations are due by 3/8/19.
For more information

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