Edition Topics

November 1, 2022

  1. Message from the Interim Director of Extension
  2. 2022 Statewide Needs Assessment Survey Deadline Extended to 14 November!
  3. Tunes Under the Moon
  4. UA Cooperative Extension and AZ Society for Range Management will be hosting two workshops
  5. ALVSCE Leadership Fellows
  6. Cooperative Extension Director Candidates' Seminar
  7. Call for Nominations - New submission deadline
  8. Volunteers needed for a research study of grapes
  9. New Extension Publications
  10. Tip of the Week

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

Where do I start? I was honored to serve at the Dean’s Almost World Famous Burrito Breakfast on Saturday, the early morning of homecoming. I saw some old and new friends and even had a quick conversation with President Robbins as he fueled up at the buffet line. Tonya got into the auction, and it appears we have tickets to a UA Woman’s basketball game! Last week, I was in Yuma for the AgTech Field Day. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to put the field day together. I even saw an autonomous laser-powered weeder. Finally, keep working on our Needs Assessment Survey. The link to the survey page is https://norton.arizona.edu/uace-needs-assessment-2022.

2022 Statewide Needs Assessment Survey EXTENDED to November 14th

Thanks to everyone for continuing to get the survey out.  We are receiving more paper surveys and are entering those as they come.  Please continue to reach out to the more distant portions of the state, and remember that young people 15 years and older are encouraged to provide their views, too.  Remember that we have surveys and recruitment materials available in Spanish, as well. 

You can continue to follow data collection (at the state and county-levels) in real time using this auto-updating link: https://bit.ly/uace2022results

If you have questions, challenges, or tips to share about the survey distribution process,  you can still join us on Wednesdays anytime between 1-2pm for virtual office hours (https://arizona.zoom.us/j/5206218739), or reach out to CRED by email (cred@arizona.edu).

Please note that we are continually updating the FAQ sheet when we receive questions/comments and will continue to drop new resources into your Box folders as they are created or shared with us. Other links, resources, and updates may be found on the CRED Needs Assessment website: https://norton.arizona.edu/uace-needs-assessment-2022.   

Reminder:  The survey will remain open until November 14th

Tunes Under the Moon

Tunes Under the Moon is an annual Fall music festival designed and organized by teens in the 4-H Healthy Living Ambassador Program at Tucson Village Farm. TVF is working urban farm that offers year-round, instructional, hands-on programs for youth of all ages. Tunes under the Moon happens to be one of their biggest and most EXCITING events of the year & it's fun for the whole family! This year they've recruited over 12 seriously amazing youth bands to perform. Come out and enjoy great live music, watch the moon rise over the mountains, and eat delicious farm-fresh food! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and some cash for farm-fresh treats. Tickets are just $10 and kids under 5 come for free, visit their website to get your tickets today!

UA Cooperative Extension and AZ Society for Range Management will be hosting two workshops

Save the Date!
UA Cooperative Extension and AZ Society for Range Management will be hosting two workshops:
Gila County Offices
December 6, 2022

Pima County
Bar V Ranch
November 30, 2022

Topics include: Identification of Toxic Plants, Supplementation, Utilization and Rangeland Health, and Beef Quality Assurance Certification

ALVSCE Leadership Fellows

Effective leadership in our division is a fundamental ingredient to our collective success. Promising leaders in every part of our organization are a vital resource to be cultivated and nurtured.  

The division is pleased to offer a distinguished leadership development program designed to identify, nurture, and develop administrative talent in our division. The Leadership Fellows program provides structure and financial assistance for promising and accomplished leaders to fully realize their leadership development plans. Active mentors and applied learning through service to the division community are key components to the success of each fellow.  

Staff with a fully engaged mentor, proven track record, well-thought out development plan, ambition, and the ability to make an important impact on the future success of our organization are eligible for consideration.

An announcement for nominations will be made each fall.

Nomination packets for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows cohort are due January 18, 2023.  See Fellows Program Description file above for submission details.

Please see link below for more information.

Cooperative Extension Director Candidates' Seminar Recordings and Evaluations

The following links are for the recorded seminars and an evaluation of the three candidates for the Director of Cooperative Extension.

Dr. Edward Martin

Dr. Sereana Howard Dresbach  
Recording of seminar 

Dr. Gregg Hadley

Call for Nominations - New Deadline Date - UPDATED

Each year we recognize our faculty, staff, and strong contributors to Cooperative Extension with the Extension Faculty of the Year Award, the Outstanding Staff in Cooperative Extension Award, and the Extensionist of the Year Award. 

The Cooperative Extension Faculty of the Year award recipient will receive $750 and an award.  Click here for Extension Faculty of the Year Award criteria and nomination instructions. Submission deadline – November 4, 2022

The Outstanding Staff in Cooperative Extension award recipient will receive $750 and an award.  Click here for award nomination criteria
Submission deadline – November 4, 2022

All awards will be presented at an appropriate Extension or ALVSCE event.  Please read the criteria carefully, submitting only the materials noted.  Submit your nominations and support letters to gallardk@arizona.edu.  If you have any questions, contact Kristie (520-621-7145).  Please note the earlier submission deadline.

Volunteers needed for a research study of grapes

√  Are you 30-65 years of age?
√  Are you in good health?
√  Are you interested in how grapes support
    physiological function?

Interested?  For more information, please call 520-621-5382 or email fbhlab@email.arizona.edu, mention the Grape Study, and leave your name and number

New Extension Publications

A needs assessment is a formal process that allows one to compare the current outcomes of a situation to the desired outcomes (Stefaniak et al., 2015). This process allows one to make constructive change for the better, focusing on closing the gaps between what a group has versus what they need (Kaufman & English, 1979).

Effects of the Application of Balanced Phosphorus and Potassium Fertilizers on Alfalfa Yield and Yield Components
Ayman Mostafa, Worku Burayu and Kyle Harrington

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) stands normally provide the highest yield in their first two or three production years, and then start to decline thereafter, where sometimes re-establishing the stand becomes necessary. As re-establishing a stand is costly, it may be more profitable to improve management practices that will keep stands high yielding for more years. Towards that end, several research projects have been conducted in the low desert of Arizona. An on-farm study at Buckeye, Arizona indicated that application of phosphorus (P) fertilizer at 104 lb P2O5 per acre significantly increased (8.7%) hay yield (Ottman et al 2015). Other research has revealed that various phosphorus fertilizer sources had equal effect on alfalfa forage at equivalent rates of application (Burayu et al 2016) & (Brouder et al. 2005).

Tip of the Week

ADOBE & ARIZONA - Cultivating a Culture of Creativity

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