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May 31, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. Survey - UT and AZ Weed survey
  3. Gila County’s 2021 Annual Report
  4. Associate Director Programs, Family and Consumer Health Sciences
  5. 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Service Site Applications
  6. Registration Now Open for the 2022 WRRC Annual Conference July 12-14


Message from the Interim Director of Extension

Last week I attended the 2022 NUEL Conference. NUEL stands for National Urban Extension Leaders. The conference keyed on Extension programming in urban areas and how professionals from across the country are developing new programs and approaches to help stakeholders in our urban sectors. Overall, the conference was very informative and gave me the opportunity to share what we are doing here in Arizona and learn from others. As our cities and metropolitan areas continue to grow, we will need to adjust our programming and approaches. However, as these cities grow, the need for food and fiber will also grow. Therefore, we need to ensure we continue and strengthen our support for our rural stakeholders. Working with all Arizonans, Extension can help improve lives throughout our great state.

Survey - UT and AZ Weed survey

You are invited to take part in research to determine stakeholder needs related to weed management in Utah and Arizona. This research is being conducted by Dr. Kristina Young at Utah State University and Dr. Elise Gornish at the University of Arizona (IRB: #12757). Your participation in the research will include answering a set of survey questions that will take no more than 9 minutes of your time to answer. Once you click the survey link, you will be given additional information about consenting to the survey, then will have the opportunity to either begin answering survey questions or decline to take part in the survey. You can withdraw from the survey at any time and we will not be collecting identifying information from participants. Please only fill out the survey once and feel free to send to other folks!

Thank you for your time.

Survey link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XLR7Q2G

Gila County’s 2021 Annual Report

Gila County’s 2021 Annual Report can be found here

Contact Rene Carstens at rcarstens.arizona.edu if you have any questions.

Associate Director, Programs, Family and Consumer Health Sciences

We seek applicants for an FCHS Associate Director position (100% Extension, 12-month appointment). This position is for an interdisciplinary, transformational leader to guide statewide Family, Consumer, and Health Sciences (FCHS) programming. Fundamental to our FCHS programming is a commitment to strengthening individuals, families, and communities facing social, economic, and technological challenges. We seek candidates who can provide leadership in developing and advancing a vision and associated strategic goals for FCHS, within the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension (UACE), state of Arizona, and nationally. The successful candidate will maintain a continuing/continuing-eligible appointment in an academic department that aligns with their programmatic area.

The detailed position description and application procedure can be found at https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/9975?c=arizona

2022-2023 AmeriCorps Service Site Applications

Now Open: 2022-2023 AmeriCorps Service Site Applications: Would you like an AmeriCorps Member to assist with addressing your community programming and outreach needs?  UA Wildcat Corps is now accepting applications from potential service sites that would like to have members service with their programs during the 2022-2023 grant year.   

To receive an AmeriCorps Service Site Member Request packet, contact Christina Lipin at clipin@arizona.edu.  Application deadline is June 3, 2022. 

Registration Now Open - 2022 WRRC Annual Conference July 12-14

Registration for the 2022 WRRC Annual Conference is now open! This year’s conference, Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability, will take place over three days, July 12-14. Day One will be held in-person at the University of Arizona Student Union on Tuesday, July 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Arizona time. Two mornings of virtual programming, 9:00 am to noon, will follow the in-person event. The agenda reflects the diversity of Arizona agriculture, including large-scale irrigated operations, specialty agriculture, ranching and dairy farming, Tribal farms, and traditional practices. The program will highlight innovations, sustainable practices, the impacts of drought and climate change, and the conditions that shape agricultural activities. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, standard registration for the in-person day is only $60, and we are pleased to offer $25 registration for students. For those who cannot make it to Tucson on July 12, we are offering non-interactive livestreaming at no charge. We are also offering free registration for the July 13 and July 14 virtual programming, which will be interactive. We hope to see many of you in Tucson for our first major in-person gathering since 2019. We’ve missed you!

More Information and Registration

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TEN Submittal Process

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

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