September 3, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Southwest Agroforestry Action Network Workshop
  3. Hemp Workshop
  4. Educational Communication - Cooperative Extension YouTube Channel

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

We have the benefit of working with some tremendously alert and intelligent people who frequently generate creative ideas about new things we should do in the Cooperative Extension System (CES).  As the Associate Dean and Director for Cooperation Extension, I have the benefit of receiving many of these ideas for consideration and I appreciate the opportunity to improve upon our capacity to do our jobs better and help deliver on our mission every day.

In the process of reviewing the feasibility of implementing new ideas, projects, or programs most people are very good at identifying what they see as needed and they can usually make a very good case for why we should do this.  However, there is always the point of consideration involving “how” to do this new thing and that usually translates to: “How do we pay for it, implement, and manage this new enterprise.”

As Simon Sinek has illustrated with his “Golden Circle”, shown in the figure below, the connective element between the what and why of a new venture is how to do it.

Based on my experience, this is a simple but consistently valid point.  Therefore, as we generate our new ideas we need to consider not only what we need to do and why, but also very importantly how do we implement this new plan.

Southwest Agroforestry Action Network Workshop

SWAAN: Agroforestry Workshop in Tucson, March 17-18, 2020

Dear Colleagues: I am part of the Southwest Agroforestry Action Network (SWAAN).  We will be hosting the network’s annual workshop in Tucson on March 17-18, 2020. We have just begun planning and I would like to put the word out about your interest and ability to participate. If the idea of arid land agroforestry intrigues you, please send me an email at to discuss how you can be part of the workshop, or if you have ideas of who we could reach out to. I look forward to hearing from you! Chris Jones


Hemp Workshop

Industrial Hemp Production from Planting to Harvest
September 9, 2019  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Yuma Ag Center

The workshop is full and there is a waiting list, but the event will be recorded and uploaded to our Extension YouTube Channel.

There will also be a panel discussion about Industrial Hemp Production on September 23rd at 10:00.

For more information: Bindu Poudel

Educational Communication: Cooperative Extension YouTube Channel 

In the "digital age" - with the quest for information, but shorter attention spans - educational organizations are communicating more and more via social media, websites, and using digital communications, like Zoom.

Arizona Cooperative Extension is working to be at the forefront of this trend, in communicating with short, to-the-point videos.

Check out Cooperative Extension's YouTube Channel:

Please make sure you're helping us advance the Cooperative Extension message.  Please like, share and link through your social media channels, and help us do all we can to share with all stakeholders and communities.

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