October 20, 2020
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. FCHS Candidate Presentation - Cochise/Santa Cruz County 
  3. FCHS/SNAP-Ed Associate Director Candidate Recorded Presentations
  4. The Garden Kitchen's Online Hands-On Cooking Class
  5. New Extension Publication
  6. Innovation at the Gila County Landfill Webinar
  7. Wildfire Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Webinar

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

Across the entire University of Arizona Cooperative Extension System, we have been working through some huge changes in our modes of operation for the past seven months.  We all had to work to  continue our programs and operations  with every new situation and challenge that we have been faced with.

As we are now considering the transition steps back to more face-to-face and direct aspects of program delivery, we need to consider  which new methods being used, is essential and which are expendable.  Many of the new methods of operation and program delivery are valuable to be maintained for future use. 

We can capitalize on the experiences of the past seven months and learn to integrate our operations for better efficiencies and still maintain high quality Extension program delivery. Our next set of program delivery methods need to be a hybrid of, both, the old and the new.

This is not the time for us to be looking back on the past, but turn to the future with the benefit of what we have learned and changed for the better. We know we can respond with greater flexibility and deliver high quality Extension programs.

Family & Consumer Health Sciences Interview Zoom Presentation - Santa Cruz & Cochise Counties

The candidate will give their presentation on Friday, October 23. Mark your calendars!

Presentation Title: Building FCHS in Santa Cruz & Cochise Counties: Identifying future programs, securing resources, and building relationships in the community 

Rosie Stewart – October 23rd 
9:00 - 10:00 AM
Join Zoom Meeting 

Evaluation Form  
Please return to Evelyn Whitmer by November 6th. 

FCHS/SNAP-Ed Associate Director Candidate Recorded Presentations  

Please view the FCHS/SNAP-Ed Associate Director candidates' presentations and respond to the evaluation survey.  This is an important job in Arizona Cooperative Extension and we need like your input.   Submit your evaluations by noon, Thursday, October 22.

Stephanie Grutzmacher
Presentation  (begins around 9:00)
Dr. Grutzmacher's CV and the evaluation survey 

Laura Balis
Dr. Balis' CV and the evaluation survey  

Kay Orzech
Dr. Orzech's CV and the evaluation survey   

Submit the evaluation survey by noon on Thursday, October 22.

The Garden Kitchen's Online Hands-On Cooking Class

Cook, Learn, Eat, Enjoy!

Register early and have something to look forward to on your calendar!

10/24: Asian Flavor
Garden ​Fresh ​Spring Rolls; Spicy ​Peanut ​Sauce; Coconut Lemongrass Soup with Shrimp

11/6: Knife Skills

11/14: Around the World Dumplings
Baked empanadas with soy chorizo and potato, chimichurri, and mushroom; Tofu gyoza with ginger sesame dipping sauce

11/21: Bread Baking
Naan flatbread; Soda bread; Whole wheat bread

12/4: Fresh Pasta from Scratch
Cheese tortellini; Spinach and arugula pesto; Classic egg pasta laminated with parsley; Puttanesca

12/12: Tapas & Cheese Plate
Strawberry ginger jam; Homemade mesquite crackers; Lemon thyme marinated mushrooms; Sweet and spicy nuts

12/19: Holiday for Two
Roasted butternut squash soup; Orange fennel salad; Game hen under a brick

All proceeds from these classes go towards our free programming, empowering Pima County residents to build community wellness and make healthier choices through food, fitness, and gardening education.

Class fee of $40.00 per household plus optional add-on for grocery pick-up.

New Extension Publications

Alfalfa Mosaic Virus (AMV) Infections in Garbanzo Beans
Jiahuai Hu
AMV was first identified on lucerne in the USA and now poses a significant threat to worldwide production of garbanzo beans. AMV has infected garbanzo beans in Arizona and California. In April of 2018, a number of garbanzo fields in central Arizona were heavily infected by AMV and resulted in near complete crop failure.  Depending on virus-cultivar combination and the stage of growth at infection, severe symptoms can be caused by infection with AMV and yield loss can vary from complete crop failure to decreases in grain yield  and quality.

Innovation at the Gila County Landfill Webinar

October 22, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm (America/Phoenix-MST) 

Featured Speaker: Kenny Keith has 15 years of experience in solid waste management in Gilbert, AZ. He developed a curriculum on entry-level power plant operations which he taught for 14 years at Northland Pioneer College in northeast Arizona.  Mr. Keith now serves as the Gila County Landfill and Recycling Manager.

Webinar Overview: The compost pilot project seeks to fulfill two main goals: to extend the life of the Gila County Landfill at Russell Gulch, in Globe, AZ; and to create an environmentally safe and useful compost. Waste paper, cardboard, tree branches, limbs and brush are mixed with processed sludge from community wastewater to make the compost. The finished compost is tested for coliforms, metals and hazardous waste to assure it is safe and considered Class A quality. Project partners include the Arizona Department of Transportation, Town of Miami and the Gila County Board of Supervisors, as led by District 2 Supervisor Tim R. Humphrey.

Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/96288101914   Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.
Cost: Free 
Registration: Not required

Wildfire Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Webinar 

October 29, 2020 11:00am to 12:00pm 

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Gila County presents: Garden and Country Extension Webinar Series. A Zoom webinar (60-minutes or less) featuring a variety of horticultural and natural resource topics relevant to the environmental conditions and residential concerns of Gila County, Arizona.

Carl Melford, Gila County Emergency Manager. In 2015, Carl was hired by Gila County Emergency Management, where he began serving many roles in the Emergency Operations Centers across the state, as well as implementing Gila Counties own Emergency Notification Program. In 2017, Carl was promoted to Emergency Manager. Since then, Carl has taken pride in improving the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities of Gila County.

Webinar Overview: Throughout the past 5 years, Gila County has been faced with record breaking wildfire activity. Learn how Gila County Emergency Management works with their Public Safety partners to overcome the challenges that come with Wildfire season. Acquire skills about planning tools such as the Gila County Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) and how you can help to protect your home and community from the ever evolving threat of wildfire, and the post-fire flooding events that follow.
Extension Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/95997618518   Please log in up to 10 minutes prior to the webinar.
Cost: Free 
Registration: Not required

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