Edition Topics

June 7, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. Congratulations Mary Lou Rosales - Extensionist of the Year
  3. Ed Talk 365
  4. Maricopa County Cooperative Extension May/June Newsletter
  5. FAA Arizona State Leadership Conference
  6. Looking for the Legal Disclaimer?
  7. Survey - UT and AZ Weed survey
  8. Registration Now Open for the 2022 WRRC Annual Conference July 12-14


Message from the Interim Director of Extension

On Saturday, I had the honor of attending the 2022 4-H Clover Ball. Sponsored by the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation, the Clover Ball recognizes outstanding youth, volunteers, staff, and alumni for their contribution to the UArizona 4-H Youth Development Program. Held at the Graduate Hotel (when did they build that one), the night was filled with award winners and supporters of 4-H, and the entire program was hosted by 4-H youth. It was great to see everyone in person, and as always, such a joy to see these young men and women take the stage and run the program like old pros. Congratulations to all the award winners and to all the 4-H youth for making this a very memorable evening. Also, a big thanks to the Arizona 4-H Youth Foundation and its sponsors for all their support.

Congratulations Mary Lou Rosales - Extensionist of the Year

In recognition of her life of service and compassion and her support for the Cooperative Extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was proud to present the Extensionist of the Year Award to Mary Lou Rosales at the 2022 Awards Night.

Mary Lou Rosales is a native Arizonan and a pillar for supportive resources in her community. After growing up in Eloy, Mary Lou attended the University of Arizona, then returned to start her career in community service. She is the Executive Director of Community Action Human Resource Agency (CAHRA) where she has worked for over 40 years. Through her vision, tireless determination and leadership, CAHRA has grown to be the largest provider of financial assistance to low-income families in Pinal County. Her valuable connections have aided Cooperative Extension to serve the people in the community where help is most needed. The partnership has supported projects like parent education programs, assistance with food security and providing other resources to ensure support for those most vulnerable. 

Congratulations and Thank You Mary Lou!

Ed Talk 365 - June 14th  

Dr. Ed Martin is completing one year as Interim Extension Director.  Come hear him talk about where we are headed!

   •  State of Extension
   •  Live Q&A
   •  Networking
   •  Refreshments

Tuesday, June 14th
10:30 - 11:30AM

In person:  Kiva Room (Student Union)

Virtual: Zoom registration

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension May/June Newsletter

Catch up on what is happening in Maricopa County - May/June Newsletter
•  June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month
•  Groundwater - Arizona's ace in the hole
•  Project CENTRL and more!
And congratulations to Interim Maricopa County Director Kai Umeda on his upcoming retirement!  Kai has had a very productive career and the University of Arizona and Cooperative Extension thanks him for all he has done.

FAA Arizona State Leadership Conference

This year’s FFA Arizona State Leadership Conference will be held June 9 - June 11 at the Westin La Paloma and the University of Arizona. The Arizona FFA State Leadership Conference gives students an opportunity to attend general sessions, motivational speeches, workshops and Parliamentary Procedure contests. Students are also able to compete in career and leadership development events and run for state leadership positions. The conference provides students with skill sets necessary for agricultural careers, gives them opportunities to debate the pros and cons of agricultural issues, study the application of emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises, conduct mock chapter meetings, and practice public speaking about a current ag related topic.

The Opening Session for the annual State Leadership Conference will be held Thursday, June 9th at 7:30p.m. at Centennial Hall. The State Leadership Conference is the last occasion of the year for members to be engaged, and a wonderful time for FFA individuals, chapters, and state to celebrate the achievements made by all. Department Heads and anyone interested are invited to attend the opening ceremonies and hear Dr. Staten welcome the conference to our beautiful campus. 

Looking for the Legal Disclaimer?

The current Legal Disclaimer can be found here.  There is also a link to the Legal Disclaimer at the bottom of every Extension webpage  https://extension.arizona.edu/

Survey - UT and AZ Weed survey

You are invited to take part in research to determine stakeholder needs related to weed management in Utah and Arizona. This research is being conducted by Dr. Kristina Young at Utah State University and Dr. Elise Gornish at the University of Arizona (IRB: #12757). Your participation in the research will include answering a set of survey questions that will take no more than 9 minutes of your time to answer. Once you click the survey link, you will be given additional information about consenting to the survey, then will have the opportunity to either begin answering survey questions or decline to take part in the survey. You can withdraw from the survey at any time and we will not be collecting identifying information from participants. Please only fill out the survey once and feel free to send to other folks!

Thank you for your time.

Survey link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XLR7Q2G

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!

TEN Submittal Process

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

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