June 4, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Save-the-Date:  Live Q & A Webinar, June 11
  3. *Your* IEAC Representative
  4. Join the AmeriCorps Team
  5. Western Coordinating Committee - Forestry
  6. CEAC U-Pick Greenhouse Event
  7. New Extension Publication
  8. Nutritional Science POP opening
  9. Short-term Youth Hosting Opportunity
  10. James 4-H Outdoor Learning Center & Camp
  11. Flowers of the Campus Arboretum

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

In a recent Tuesday Morning Notes comments on 14 May 2019, I provided a summary describing the basic funding that supports the entire Cooperative Extension System (CES).  I presented a figure to describe our CES funding in Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) from five principle sources. 

This week, I am presenting the following figure that describes the internal distribution, or funding splits, of our total CES operational budget in FY18.
One important point to draw from this information is that nearly 80% of the total allocated CES funding is in the county and academic units to support the development and delivery of our Extension research and education programs.  The county Extension units receive the majority of that funding.

The AES, Arizona Experiment Station sites; e.g. Yuma, Maricopa, and Safford Ag Centers, where numerous CES faculty and staff are based, receives a small portion of CES allocated funding.

Campus admin represents the Extension Administration and support for personnel in the Vice President’s office and the Division Business Offices.

The unassigned/in process funding consists of 1) funding temporarily available from retirements, departures, etc., and 2) funds set aside for emergency/unplanned expenses.  To initiate a search and screen process for a new hire we must verify that sufficient funds are available from this category to support the position.  This budget category can vary significantly due to changes in CES personnel.

In the CES, our funding is fully committed and directed to accomplish our mission of bringing the university to the people of the state of Arizona and bringing science to bear on practical problems.

Save-the-Date:  Live Q&A Webinar

Direct your Live Q & A Questions to your IEAC Representative

You can ask your questions live, during Dr. Silvertooth's Live Q & A session, *OR* you can pre-submit your questions to your IEAC (Intra-Extension Advisory Council) Representative.

The IEAC representatives are:

UA Wildcat Corps

The UA Wildcat Corps program is currently recruiting 71 AmeriCorps members in 12 Arizona counties and 3 tribal communities for the 2019-2020 service year.  To see a current list of open positions type in UACE in the Program Name section at My AmeriCorps: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/publicRequestSearch.do

Join the AmeriCorps Team!

Western Coordinating Committee Extension Forestry Meeting

You are invited to participate at the Annual Western Coordinating Committee (WCC-1003) Extension Forestry Meeting in Payson, AZ, July 23-24, 2019. There are two main events at this meeting: 1) a public forest health symposium on July 23, and 2) the WCC & Partners meeting and fieldtrip on July 24. Please register for both! The executive board meeting is on the afternoon of July 22. See letter from Chair Darren McAvoy for more information, registration information, and some travel logistics info.   

Registration links:
WCC-1003 Extension Forestry Meeting
Forest Health Symposium

You can become part of WCC-1003 by joining the National Information Management and Support System (NIMSS):  Contact Michael.Harrington@colostate.edu.

For more information, contact Chris Jones

1st Annual U-Pick Greenhouse Event - CEAC

Pick your own delicious tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce.
June 4, 3:00 - 7:00 PM
June 8, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1951 E. Roger Rd (NW corner of Roger and Campbell)

For more information, contact Stacy Tollefson

New Extension Publication

The Impact of Diabetes in Arizona
Hope Wilson, Eleza Valente, Vanessa da Silva

One in 10 adults in Arizona have type 2 diabetes  (T2), 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes, and most (90%) don’t know they have this disease. T2 is a costly disease and reducing the risk of T2 involves coordinated efforts to encourage healthier lifestyles. The National Diabetes Prevention Program is an initiative by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shown to reduce the risk of developing T2 by half. This evidence-based education program promotes modest weight loss, healthy eating, and physical activity.

Nutritional Science Assistant Professor of Practice

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice to teach undergraduate and graduate courses beginning in the Fall of 2019. Applicants should have a broad knowledge of nutritional sciences.

Looking for Host Families

Arizona 4-H is excited to bring back its in-bound youth exchange program. We are welcoming youth delegates from Japan to experience Arizona family culture (July 23-August 18). At this point we are about two weeks from our target date to secure the host families needed to make this a success. We need seven more families (three for boys, four for girls) approved to host. If your family has teens and you are interested in hosting a youth delegate, please check out the link for more information and to access the application. Host families need not be affiliated with 4-H.

If you know of families who may be interested, we are also asking for your help in sharing this great cross-cultural opportunity. Direct outreach to families who would be good hosts is best at this point. Remember, host families need not be a part of 4-H so you may share the opportunity with families in your other networks.

Program coordinator Nick Morris (nmorris6@email.arizona.edu) can communicate directly with interested families to take the burden of off of your shoulders. However we need your help in making the initial contact about the program.

Thanks for your support of this program.

James 4-H Outdoor Learning Center and Camp

Are you looking for the perfect place to host your camp or training this summer? Come to the James 4-H Camp, located in the cool pine’s high above Prescott, AZ. This rare opportunity only exists because of last minute cancellation on JULY 19th – JULY 24th (other fall dates also available). 

The James 4-H Camp sits 33-mile east of Prescott high-a-top Mingus Mountain.  The camp offers modern facilities that are clean and comfortable. The 120+ bed campus has heated cabins and shower facilities. We offer a spacious dining hall, patio area, various activity centers for programming, a beautiful campfire site and a spacious lawn for play and learning. A health center is centrally located on camp along with a gorgeous pond great for swimming, fishing and kayaking and more.
This remote property is perfect for hosting your outdoor school programs, summer camps, community groups, or conducting a training.   
Interested parties please call Adam Yarnes at (928) 445-6590 x242. For more information please check out our website and  check our video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFcodIqNljo


Flowers of the Campus Arboretum

The University of Arizona main campus houses a unique collection of plants from arid and semi-arid climates around the world.

Master Gardeners host tours of the Arboretum on a weekly basis, as well as coordinating tours by appointment.

(***Click on "HD" on the 'Gear Wheel' to enjoy the video in high definition***)

TMN Submittal Process

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

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