Edition Topics

April 5, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. Save-The-Date
  3. Candidate Presentations Available for Reviewing: Yavapai County CED/ANR Agent
  4. Extension Professional I Position
  5. MCCE March/April 2022 Newsletter
  6. FMI 2022 Spring Poster Showcase
  7. WRRC Brown Bag - Public Interest, Indigenous Rights, and the Los Angeles Aqueduct
  8. Are you Preparing a Dossier for Promotion in 2022?

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

This may be an old concept to many of you, but I listened to a leadership development book and was reminded of the P and the PC balance. The P is Production, and the PC is Production Capability. In Extension, the P (Production) is our impact: Healthier populations due to increased nutrition education; decreased water use due to implementation of water conservation; civic youth engagement, dissemination of information, grants, positive impacts on communities and industry, etc. Our PC, Production Capacity, is you – our staff and faculty. Without the PC, you cannot have the P. Also, if all you do is concentrate on the P, your PC will flounder and result in less P. Thus, that’s where the balance is. We need to take care of ourselves, each other, in counties, departments, and centers across the state (the PC) to ensure effective and efficient P, Production. As we move forward, keep both the PC and the P in mind, knowing both are essential to having an impactful Extension system.


What: Continuing Status and Promotion Workshop
When: May 23-24, 2022
Where: Maricopa County Extension Office & Virtual
Who: Candidates for Promotion (Associate and Full), County Extension Directors, Agents, Specialists, and Administrators
Why: Discussion on promotion process, timeline, candidate’s statement, Extension program evaluation, outside reviewers, deadlines, tips, and advice.

What: Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educators Professional Development Retreat
When: July 6-8, 2022
Where: Prescott (pending)
Who: ANR Agents, Specialists, and Assistants in Extension
Why: AAEA summer meeting, program and funding updates, working group breakouts, planning, professional development, and morning hike.

Candidate Presentations Available for Reviewing: Yavapai County CED/ANR Agent

The Search and Screen Committee for the Yavapai County CED/ANR Agent invites you to review presentations for the two candidates for the position.

Each presentation is about 45 minutes. We also ask for you to complete the Qualtrics feedback form for each of them (the system will allow you to complete the form twice). Feedback is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8. Their resumes are attached.

Kevin Brooks https://youtu.be/wrWzcGXKXMw

Matthew Halldorson https://youtu.be/qXmwPdLDdhs

Feedback Form via Qualtrics

Thank you. We look forward to receiving your input and consideration.

Extension Professional I Position (Willcox, AZ) (Req9075)

The Extension Professional I will perform a variety of standard sampling procedures for inventory and monitoring of soils and vegetation on rangeland ecosystems. The position also organizes, evaluates, and digitizes existing data related to project goals. Efforts are conducted in cooperation with United States Forest Service (USFS) personnel and grazing permittees. The position assists The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension personnel in educational activities regarding land management, assessment, and monitoring.

See the job posting for additional details

MCCE March/April 2022 Newsletter

Catch up on what is happening in Maricopa County Extension:
•  4H
•  Car Seat Safety Education
•  Project CENTRL
•  Field Crops IPM and Urban Agriculture Programs
•  And more 

FMI 2022 Spring Poster Showcase

Join us on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 12:30-2:30 PM for the Spring 2022 Poster Showcase!

Undergraduate and Graduate students will be presenting their research on a variety of topics centered around improving the lives of children, youth, and families. This event will be held in person, in the McClelland Park Lobby.

WRRC Brown Bag Webinar

WRRC Brown Bag - Public Interest, Indigenous Rights, and the Los Angeles Aqueduct
Sophia Borgias, Assistant Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University

04/07/2022 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm Arizona Time

Register for the webinar

This presentation offers a critical reassessment of the emblematic water conflict over the Los Angeles Aqueduct, one of the first large inter-basin water transfers in the American West. Based on three years of in-depth archival, ethnographic, and collaborative research, it examines how public, private, and tribal interests have been weighed in decision-making about this water transfer over the course of more than a century of social, regulatory, and environmental change. In particular, it addresses gaps in previous histories of the Los Angeles Aqueduct by detailing the consequences it had for Indigenous land and water rights and demonstrating how that history continues to shape water conflicts in the region to this day. 

Are you Preparing a Dossier for Promotion in 2022?

Beginning on Monday, March 28th, Asst. Dean for Faculty Advancement Jean McLain will be offering “Dossier Preparation Office Hours,” open to everyone preparing a dossier for promotion or retention, their supervisors, and support staff.

When: Weekly on Mondays, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM

Where: Zoom,  https://arizona.zoom.us/j/2279458173

These office hours will address procedural questions, such as organizing materials appropriately so reviewers can find them, what information goes where, and how to upload the sections into the online template.

If you are NOT available during that time period on Mondays but you would like to meet with the Asst. Dean, please reach out to her at mclainj@arizona.edu to find a time that works.

TEN Submittal Process

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

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