August 7, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. MyPI Arizona
  3. $2M Grant funds 'Building Healthy Communities' Project
  4. Workshop
  5. Candidate Presentation - Maricopa County
  6. New Extension Publication
  7. Save the Date
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Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

Today we begin our 2018 Conference for the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in Tucson.  This conference is the one event that provides an opportunity to convene the CES personnel from every sector of the entire organization including academic units on campus, county units from every county in the state, the Arizona Experiment Station sites around the state, and administrative support units.

The conference planning committee and the Extension administration offices have been working diligently on the planning and coordination for this important organizational event.  Many people from across the state are traveling to Tucson for the conference and we all want to make the best of the opportunity for this time together as an organization.

This conference is a great opportunity for us to recognize and enjoy the rich diversity we have in this Arizona CES organization and most importantly, the great people we work with.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Tucson this week for an excellent conference together!

MyPI Arizona

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension partners with innovative national award-winning youth preparedness initiative, MyPI National

This week at the University of Arizona Campus Agricultural Center in Tucson, the initial delegation of instructors within the Arizona Youth Preparedness Initiative, MyPI Arizona, completed a comprehensive certification and training workshop led by the MyPI National Coordination Team, and became the fifteenth state to train instructors under the national project umbrella.

$2M Grant funds ‘Building Healthy Communities’ Project

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Cochise County office, has received a $2 million grant from the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona for the "Building Healthy Communities" project.

Head here to learn more:


"Should I hit the Send Button?" Upcoming Workshop

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 14th at 10:00 a.m. in Marley 230. The CALS Classified Staff Council is partnering with the UA Office of General Counsel to bring you a workshop on the legal implications and ramifications of email and instant messaging communications.  This workshop is open to all CALS employees.  If you've ever been concerned about email that you have sent, that you were copied on, or email that you have seen might get yourself or someone fired or the University in a lawsuit, this workshop is for you!  It will also be webcast and recorded, and for those in attendance, light refreshments will be served! 

Candidate Presentation - Urban Horticulture

Please join us for a presentation by Jacob Holloway, candidate for the Assistant/Associate Agent, ANR/Urban Horticulture position in Maricopa County.  August 15, 2:00 pm.

A vision for an engaging horticulture program in Maricopa County

Join with Zoom from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

The Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

For more information - contact Ed Martin.

New Extension Publication

Although stocking rate is often described as the most important decision livestock managers make, most environmental concerns associated with cattle ranching in the western U.S. result from undesirable grazing distribution patterns, especially on public lands. In the West, mountainous terrain and arid and semi-arid climatic conditions restrict where cattle are willing and able to go. For example, cattle typically congregate on gentle terrain and in areas near limited water sources. Cattle are typically reluctant to graze steep slopes, climb high ridges and travel long distances from water. These preferences can lead to excessive forage use on gentle terrain located near water, including riparian areas, while abundant forage on rugged terrain and areas far from water are left ungrazed. In summary, concerns with cattle grazing in the western U.S. are usually not a consequence of too many cows, but instead, are due to cattle selectively concentrating use in certain areas while avoiding other areas.  Publication Number: AZ1760-2018

Save the Date

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 -  2:00 in Marley 230

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 2:00-3:30 PM in Marley 230 for Associate Dean and Director Jeffrey Silvertooth’s 5-year administrative review open forum for all Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension personnel. Dean Shane Burgess will open the meeting, and Dr. Jeff Silvertooth will discuss his review feedback and his plans for Extension and for Economic Development.

If you are unable to attend in person: 
Register in advance for this webinar

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