September 14, 2021

Edition Topics

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. Bryan Chadd National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction, October 12, 2021
  3. ALVSCE Staff Council is looking for members
  4. Vineyards and Wineries in Arizona: An Economic Contribution Analysis
  5. Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop
  6. Cellular Agriculture - on-line webinar
  7. Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Arizona - on-line webinar
  8. Parenting and Working in Rural Communities in Uncertain Times
  9. Rillito Park Farmers Market: Market Ambassador Internship Position
  10. New Extension Publication
  11. Nominations are open for ALVSCE Administrator of the Year!
  12. Wildcat Corps Accepting AmeriCorps Applications

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

In preparing for my segment for today’s Tuesday Extension Notes, I decided to Google “this week in Extension at the University of Arizona.”  I typed in those exact words, and this is what I saw.  The first link was to our Master Calendar on this week’s events.  There is an “Eating Smart, Being Active” class in Gila County on the San Carlos Indian Reservation.  Part of a nine-week course for parents/guardians of children 0-5 years old.  It is probably a good idea that if you’re the parent/guardian of a 0-5-year-old, you should get help staying active and eating healthy – you need all the energy you can get.  The Navajo County fair is going on – celebrating 90 years – congratulations!  The 14th Annual Cowman’s Reproduction Workshop is happening today.  I believe it is part of our partnership with Utah State.  Positive Discipline Workshop for Families with Children Ages 3-12 starts today, with weekly meetings until October 21. Hope Wilson is hosting a Zoom presentation on Home Canning tomorrow, and it appears that Juan Arias has a Livestock/Equine Resource Workshop on the 17th.   And that was just one click to the calendar and then one click for each event.  There were also links to our YouTube page, the Arizona Department of Agriculture page on UA Extension, and a link to more Tuesday Morning Notes.  The point is, a lot is happening in Arizona Cooperative Extension.  If you doubt it, just Google it. 

Bryan Chadd National 4-H Hall of Fame Induction, October 12, 2021

Bryan Chadd, former Arizona Cooperative Extension 4-H Agent in Maricopa County will be inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame on October 12, Kellogg Conference Hotel and Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. on October 12th. Bryan is being recognized for his 45 years of being involved in 4-H. He was a 10 year 4-H member in Indiana and had a 35 career as a 4-H agent in Kentucky and Arizona.

His nominators said of Bryan Chadd: “Citizenship” is not just a catchphrase but rather a focal concept in his 4-H career. Community service, generosity, and responsibility were taught and practiced throughout his 4-H programs. Bryan was insistent that every camp and multiple day workshop that he led had a community service component and at the end there would be a de-brief about the importance of that activity and community service. As one volunteer put it: “Countless charities have been the beneficiaries of his leadership. He is an inspiration for 4-H youth to see beyond their own needs and to gain a more expansive worldview.” He impressed upon youth the importance of participating in their civic duties. He borrowed voting booths from the local elections board and set up a polling place to give teens the voting experience. Bryan worked hard to bring the 4-H philosophy and ideals to military youth and youth professionals in Europe, Japan, and Korea. He served twice on the NAE4-HA Board of Directors, numerous years on committees, and was a founding and long-time member of the National 4-H Hall of Fame committee. He was also active in AzAE4-HA. He readily shared his expertise. His outlook and work are best summed up by a colleague: “Bryan is a respected, dedicated professional who believes in the intrinsic worth of everyone. He is always the first to volunteer to help, he is one of the first to contribute time or money to a worthy cause, and he is a compassionate friend when someone else is hurting or in trouble.”

An Arizona reception will be provided for Bryan Chadd at the 2022 Arizona 4-H Clover Ball, June 4th at the University of Arizona campus.

ALVSCE Staff Council is looking for members

The new ALVSCE Staff Council is looking for members to represent University Staff and Classified Staff, both collectively referred to as Staff. 

Members serve as part of ALVSCE Shared Governance by representing staff on pertinent issues.  They help with recognition/awards and distribute important information in partnership with others across the organization for the benefit of staff as employees.  Members also provide networking and professional development experiences, including hosting and organizing fun culture-building events for employees in the Division to connect with each other and uphold diversity and inclusion as a core value in ALVSCE.   

Nominate someone today!  Learn more and contact the Organizing Committee at the ALVSCE Staff Council landing page.  We look forward to receiving your nominations through October 4, 2021.


Vineyards and Wineries in Arizona: An Economic Contribution Analysis

Ashley Bickel, Dari Duval, George Frisvold
Arizona’s wine industry has grown rapidly over the last decade, both in terms of the number and size of vineyards in the state, as well as the number of businesses involved in winemaking. Growing grapes and producing wine contribute to local economies, generating economic activity and supporting jobs and incomes within the wine industry and in businesses directly and indirectly linked to the wine industry. In addition to existing wine production and sales, investments to expand Arizona’s wine industry also generate economy activity. Establishing a vineyard or winery requires large initial capital investments, in addition to recurring annual expenses. Such start-up spending contributes to the economy even before an operation begins to generate wine sales revenues. This study estimates the contribution of Arizona’s wine industry to the state economy in 2019, including economic activity associated with wine grape growing, winemaking, wine sales, and investments in vineyard and winery establishments. The study also accounts for economic activity that is supported in other industries through linkages, also known as indirect and induced multiplier effects. Total economic contributions are presented using a variety of metrics, including output (sales), value added (synonymous with Gross State Product), income, and jobs. Finally, the study presents information about the size, structure, and vertical integration of Arizona’s wine industry based on a statewide survey of firms involved in grape growing and winemaking conducted in mid-2020.

Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop

Are you interested in growing crops with aquaponics? Join the University of Arizona Controlled Environment Agriculture Center for the Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop - October 19th & 20th via Zoom. This two-day event, taught by Dr. Matthew Recsetar, is perfect for those using or wanting to use small to medium-scale systems. Both sessions will be packed with tons of critical information to ensure your operation will be the most effective. Sign up today to get access to numerous lecture materials, personal question follow-ups, a certificate of completion, and tons of knowledge! 

Online Aquaponic Intensive Workshop Schedule 


Limited seats are available. For more information visit or email us at

Cellular Agriculture - on-line webinar

The Possibilities and Challenges of a Protein Revolution

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Zoom Meeting: Register Here

Cellular agriculture, or the creation of animal products without animal agriculture, has the potential to dramatically lower the environmental and physical land footprint of the meat and dairy industry while opening up a new world of novel foods designed to maximize human health and enjoyment. These technologies, however, are still for the most part in the development phase, and significant technological challenges remain before they will move out of niche markets to command a significant market share in the protein chain. This talk explores cellular agriculture, highlighting potential benefits of these new technologies while also presenting the challenges they still face. The talk then discusses the policy environment needed if the disruptive force of cellular agriculture is to be managed.

About the presenter: Lenore Newman is the director of the Food and Agriculture Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley, where she holds a Canada Research Chair in Food Security and Environment. She is an associate professor in the department of geography and the environment at UFV, and is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's New College.

Lenore researches agricultural land use policy, agricultural technologies, and bioengineering in the food system. Lenore was a member of the Premier’s Food Security Task Force, sat on the BC Minister of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Revitalizing the Agricultural Land Reserve, and regularly speaks to government and community groups.  She holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from Toronto’s York University and lives in Vancouver, Canada

Event Contact:
MaryAnn Capehart,  WaterWise Program Coordinator
520-458-8278 x2139

Land Subsidence and Earth Fissures in Arizona - on-line webinar

Their causes, hazards associated with their presence, and outlook for the future

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 5:30pm

Webinar co-hosted by Water Wise Program and Bisbee Copper Queen Library

An overview of the history of earth fissures in Arizona, their causes, hazards associated with their presence, and outlook for the future. Presenter Joe Cook will provide examples from throughout the state but focus on those in Cochise County including some recent monsoon-related fissure reactivation and damage to roadways.

Joseph P. Cook is a Research Geologist, AZ RG, at the Arizona Geological Survey. 

Earth Fissures Cochise County

Joseph P. Cook | AZGS (

REGISTER using this link:

The name of the talk will not appear at this page, but your email will be registered.

Event Contact:
MaryAnn Capehart, WaterWise Program Coordinator

Alison Williams, Educational Director
Bisbee Copper Queen Library

Parenting and Working in Rural Communities in Uncertain Times

Wednesday, Sept 22, 2021, 11a PST/ 12p MST/ 1p CST/ 2p EST

Register HERE:

Poverty in rural areas of the US is higher than in urban areas, particularly among mothers and children. Geographic isolation, lack of infrastructure, fewer available resources, and limited economic opportunity compound these challenges. Many family outreach professionals aim to strengthen supports for families so they can not only survive but thrive in across rural America.   

This quarterly webinar series, Relying on Rural Resilience, will highlight findings based on 20+ years of research with low-income, rural families across the United States and actions that family outreach professionals can take to promote rural health and resilience. Presenters will share key findings from the NC1011/NC1171 HATCH projects that will 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 will:   
    1. Become aware of research findings grounded in the experiences and perspectives of low-
        income rural families.  
    2. Identify ways to apply these findings to their educational programming and outreach in rural
    3. Brainstorm strategies with other rural outreach professionals.  

Featured Presenter: Kelly Chandler, PhD
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Oregon State University

This series is sponsored by the Multistate Research Project NC-1171: Individual, family, and community factors associated with resilience in diverse, rural, low-income families (2019-2024), and funded in part by the Multistate Research Fund through USDA-NIFA and by grants to project members at participating institutions.

Rillito Park Farmers Market: Market Ambassador Internship Position

Internship information:
   Seasons: Fall, September 27th, 2021 – December 8th, 2021
   Paid - $12/Hour
   Semester-long, with opportunity to extend to full year 
   An ideal candidate is one who is interested in continuing through Winter and Spring Semesters
   Part-time (6-10 hours weekly)

If interested, please submit a resume and 2 references to by Friday, September 17, 2021.

About Us
Heirloom Farmers Markets is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit operating five farmers markets in Southern
Arizona. It is our mission to connect, educate, and empower our community to create a vibrant
food system that supports local food producers and proprietors.

Since 1998, we’ve been dedicated to promoting local food, improving farm viability, and
engaging in the food system. We’re helping to build a food system that honors producers,
values good local food and enhances the quality of life for Tucson and beyond. Heirloom has
grown from its first year with five participating farms to more than 30 farms, 150 vendors and
more than 2,500 people attending our Farmers Markets weekly.

Position Summary
Heirloom Farmers Markets is seeking an intern for a paid, part-time, semester-long position to become a Market Ambassador. The Market Ambassador Internship Program was developed to help Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) & Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) customers use their food assistance benefits at local farmers markets. The Market Ambassador will work both virtually and in person at the Rillito Park Farmers Market every Sunday and, if desired, in the HFM office.

To learn more about Heirloom Farmers Markets visit

New Extension Publication

Cómo Construir una Peloteadora de Semillas Para Uso en Jardinería y Restauración
Elise Gornish,  Ashlee Simpson and Marci Caballero-Reynolds

Las pelotas de semillas encapsulan las semillas en una mezcla (a menudo arcilla y materia orgánica rica en nutrientes como el abono, el humus o el carbón) que reducirá potencialmente la depredación de insectos y roedores, a la vez que facilitará una mayor retención de agua y el contacto de las semillas con la tierra.

Nominations are open for ALVSCE Administrator of the Year!

The Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) Administrator of the Year Award was created to recognize and honor outstanding achievements and contributions by an administrator in ALVSCE.  This annual award consists of a plaque for the recipient and a monetary award of $1,000 to be made to the winner’s administrative unit in honor of the recipient.

Nominations of candidates for this award may be made by faculty, staff, alumni, students or other administrators in ALVSCE. Nominations for administrators who are not selected will be retained for future consideration by the committee for a total of three years.

Deadline for nominations: October 18, 2021

For more information, including award criteria:

Wildcat Corps Accepting AmeriCorps Applications

UA Wildcat Corps is accepting applications for service positions starting this Fall. Across the state, 29 programs are recruiting 74 AmeriCorps Members to make a community impact in focus areas that range from environmental support services to positive youth development.  

Terms of service are part-time and range from a 300-hr to 900-hr slot commitment. Benefits are based on the slot size and include a living allowance ($8,775 to $2,925) and an educational award upon successful completion of the term ($3,172 to $1,342).  To see a list of positions in Arizona type “UACE”  in the Program Name section at My AmeriCorps Search Portal.    

For more information about UA Wildcat Corps, email

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