Edition Topics

August 23, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. 15th Annual Cattlemen's Reproduction Workshop
  3. Relying on Rural Resilience Webinar
  4. ABWC Annual Meeting and Conference
  5. In Remembrance of
  6. Interested in starting a seed library?!
  7. Tip of the Week

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

They’re baaaaack! Yes, like the swallows of Capistrano, the students have returned to the UArizona campus in Tucson. Seeing the walkways filled with students as they make their way to class is exciting. We need to remember, for many, that this is the first full year back on campus and in person. Some had the look of amazement, others a look of confusion, and still others with that look that only comes with years of experience on campus. It is, without a doubt, an exciting time on campus and a good reminder that we are the 1862 Land Grant University in Arizona dedicated to excellence in Extension, Teaching, and Research.

15th Annual Cattlemen's Reproduction Workshop

The 15th Annual Cattlemen's Reproduction Workshop will be held Tuesday, September 13th, in Alton, Utah, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. This has been a favorite workshop for cattle producers, and this year's calf health and management theme should be another great topic!  The workshop is free, and you can earn 3 BQA CEUs--a great lunch is included. We would appreciate an RSVP to Hollie (435)676-1113 for an accurate lunch count, but if you don't get it done, please come anyway.

We look forward to seeing you in September!

Relying on Rural Resilience Webinar

Family Influence on Health Behaviors in Rural Communities

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
(1pm PST, 2pm MST, 3pm CST, 4pm EST)

Click here to check out our webpage and REGISTER today!

1 CEU pending approved for Certified Family Life Educators through National Council on Family Relations

If you register, you will receive a reminder email with a link to join prior to the event.

Family may look different from home to home, but a growing body of research shows these family members are important supports or challenges to health behavior change. Sometimes these influences are across time and generations, while other influences may be more direct and immediate. Together, participants and presenters will brainstorm strategies to incorporate family supports for behavior change into programs that serve rural family members of all ages.

This quarterly webinar series, Relying on Rural Resilience, highlights findings based on 20+ years of research with low-income, rural families across the United States. These results yield powerful information about actions that family outreach professionals can take to promote rural health and resilience. Presenters share key findings from the NC1011/NC1171 HATCH projects that spark facilitated breakout discussion among Extension and other family outreach professionals regarding how the findings can impact YOUR work and families in YOUR rural community.

Participants in this webinar will:
  1. Learn about research on family influences on health behaviors from the perspectives
      of rural families.
  2. Identify ways to apply these findings to their specific programming and community outreach.
  3. Brainstorm strategies to develop resilience in rural families with other outreach professionals.

Featured Presenter: Brianna Routh, PhD, RDN
Assistant Professor in Health and Human Development and Extension Specialist in Food and Family
Montana State University

ABWC Annual Meeting and Conference

Friday, September 16, 2022
Located at the SRP PERA Training & Conference Center

Do you have questions about the August, Tier Water Shortage Declaration?
How will it affect water users in Arizona and the Western United States?
Who will receive the water cuts? Will there be a food shortage? Will I be able to water my lawn?
What are the consequences to wildlife and their habitats?
You don’t want to miss this important meeting addressing these critical questions.

In Remembrance of

Gordon Graham
Gordon was appointed the inaugural Executive Secretary of the Purdue Ag Alumni Association.  He continued a long and distinguished career as an editor, communications director, and professor in the College of Agriculture at the University of Wyoming and the University of Arizona. During his 40 years at the UA, Gordon presented the work of the scientist in the College of Agriculture to the families in Arizona through his weekly radio broadcasts, television, newspaper articles and presentations to groups. He was responsible for creating the Community Communications Media Course in 1971. Gordon is best known for his dedication as founder and editor of the Agri-News, now the Compendium. Gordon was instrumental in establishing the UA College of Agriculture's annual homecoming day breakfast festivities and golf tournament. 

Billie Mauntel 
Billie was born in Bloomington, Illinois, on May 1, 1930. She graduated from Illinois State University in 1951 with a degree in Home Economics Education. Billie was most proud of her career working with the UofA Cooperative Extension Service from 1969 until her retirement. She served as state EFNEP Coordinator from 1986 until she retired in January 1994.

Interested in starting a seed library?!

Please join us 9-11am PST on Sept 9th for a free online Seed Library workshop.

900 – 905:            Welcome (Elise Gornish, University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension)
905 – 925:            Who are you and what do you want? How to start and maintain a seed library
                             (Elizabeth Jones, Jefferson Seed Library)
925 – 945:            Starting a native seed library to support naturescaping in your community
                             (Danielle Carlock, Scottsdale Community College)
945 – 1005:          Seeds: Wrangling issues around free (Paulina Borrego, Mass Aggie Seed Library)
1005 – 1025:        Seed library 2.0: Growing our seed library at the University of San Francisco
                             (Debbie Benrubi, David Silver and Carol Spector, University of San Francisco)
1025 – 1045:        Lessons learned on our 10th anniversary (Susannah Conner and Kelly Wilson,
                             Pima County Public Library Seed Library)
1045 – 1050:       Closing remarks (Anita Thompson, University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension)

On Zoom: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/88525592725

Please register with Elise Gornish if you plan to attend: egornish@arizona.edu

Tip of the Week

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