September 4, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Welcome Jeremy Elliott-Engel
  3. Livestock/Range Candidate Presentations
  4. You Asked....We Answered
  5. Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Newsletter
  6. ANR/Urban Horticulture Candidate Presentations
  7. The Garden Kitchen Vegan Cooking Class
Jeff Silvertooth

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

On 25 August 2017 I received the first notification that I was to go through a five-year administrative review associated with my duties as the Associate Dean and Director of Extension and Economic Development.  That notification instructed me to submit a self-study document in 30 days. 

In February 2018, the review committee began the review process that included the following elements: a review of the self-study document, an interview with me, distribution of a survey across the division, open forums in Tucson and Phoenix, analysis and interpretation of all collected data, and the development of a report.  Vice President Burgess concluded the review process on 29 August 2018 with an open forum where I had the opportunity to discuss my lessons learned from the experience.

The recording for the full open forum conducted last week is in the following link:

Overall, it has been a very instructive and interesting process.  Consistent with the two administrative reviews that I experienced as a department head, the results provide me with a great opportunity to benefit from the input and recommendations from the review committee.

Many thanks to the committee for their good work and to everyone who contributed through the process.

Welcome Jeremy Elliott-Engel.  I am delighted to announce that today is Dr. Jeremy Elliott-Engel's first day as the Director of 4-H Youth Development.  We have been looking forward to Jeremy's arrival and he is anxious to start and be directly involved in the great 4-H YD programs we have going on around the state. 

Jeremy can be reached at 520-621-7205,

Give Jeremy a call, email or stop in to introduce yourself.

Candidate Presentations - Area Assistant/Associate Agent; Livestock/Range

Recordings of Candidate Presentations Are Available - for the position of Area Assistant/Associate Agent; Livestock/Range

The link below will take you to a folder with all 3 recordings of “Building and Strengthening a Vibrant Livestock and Range Extension Program in Northeastern Arizona”

Dr. Joshua Grace

Ms. Santana Nez

Mr. Doug Whitbeck

Please contact Larry Howery if you would like to view the candidates' CVs or if you would like to fill out an evaluation sheet after watching the recordings.  Evaluation sheets should be submitted to Larry no later than COB on Thursday (9/6/18).


You Asked….We Answered

There is *new* Cooperative Extension E-letterhead available.

Head to the Cooperative Extension Marketing Resources page, and scroll down to the “Need Letterhead?” section.

Have other marketing-resource needs?

Check out the link above, where you can also find flyer templates, postcard templates, and other tips and  resources, as well.

(***Remember:  You’ll need your “net id” to “log in”.****)

Maricopa County September/October Extension Newsletter

Presentation: A Vision for an Engaging Horticulture Program in  Maricopa County

Join us for the next two presentations by the candidates for the Assistant/Associate Agent, ANR/Urban Horticulture position in Maricopa County. 

Michael Chamberland - September 5, 2018 - 2:00 pm  Join with Zoom

James Underwood - September 6, 2018 - 10:30 am   Join with Zoom

For more information - contact Ed Martin

The Garden Kitchen

Vegan Cooking Hands -On Class 

Saturday September 8, 2018 

Come taste and learn  how to cook healthy and delicious vegan food.

Space is limited,register now!

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