Edition Topics

March 8, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. Brischke Honored by Society for Range Management 
  3. Congratulations Ashley Dixon
  4. World Water Day Teach-In Hosted by Pima County District 5
  5. The Garden Kitchen - March Newsletter
  6. 44th Annual UT/AZ Range Livestock Workshop & Tour
  7. ALVSCE Outstanding Staff Award Nominations
  8. Sustainable Landscapes EXPO
  9. Turbeville Speaker Series with Dr. Lydia Jennings and Mary Beth Jäger
  10. WRRC Brown Bag - Looking Upstream: An Upper Basin Perspective
  11. Now Hiring:  Coordinator, Volunteer Systems & Processes (Internal)
  12. Extension Job Posting: Extension Professional II

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

Road Report #18: Last week, I visited the Coconino and Gila County Extension offices (Payson and Globe). I finally met and saw some faculty and staff face-to-face, albeit with our face coverings. I was impressed by our programming in both counties, learning how each county office collaborates and partners with various entities within their communities. The diversity of programming was impressive, ranging from 4-H to oral health, positive parenting, tribal programming, AZ Project WET, Healthy Schools/Healthy Classrooms, Hearing and Vision screening, NOPA (look it up – it’s cool), ANR Programs, and many others, too many to list here. Once again, it is clear to me that our impact goes well beyond the dollars, although that is important. I’m looking forward to the last few visits on my itinerary. These visits are essential in helping me better understand the impacts of Arizona Cooperative Extension.

Brischke Honored by Society for Range Management

Andrew Brischke received the Outstanding Young Range Professional Award at the Society for Range Management’s 75th Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier this February. The Award is presented by the Society for Range Management (SRM) to an individual member who has demonstrated extraordinary potential and promise as a range management professional. This award is presented as an encouragement for outstanding performance by young men and women entering the profession of range management.

Congratulations Ashley Dixon

Ashley Dixon-Kleiber, FCHS Area Agent Gila County, received the 2022 Faculty of the Year Award from the Arizona Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AEAFCS). She was recognized for the strong grant support she has generated for Gila County and her collaborators, representing Arizona FCHS programming at the State and Nationwide levels, and her reliable contributions to working groups. Congratulations to Ashley!

World Water Day Teach-In Hosted by Pima County District 5

World Water Day Teach-In
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Arizona Time 
Location: https://bit.ly/d5waterday

Join Pima County District 5 and the WRRC virtually on Tuesday, March 22nd, at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a World Water Day Teach-In!  Supervisor Grijalva's District 5 Office will be hosting this space to encourage the community to learn more about the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project and the challenges we face as a desert community with water conservation. Thank you to the City of Tucson Interim Assistant City Manager Timothy Thomure and the Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) for presenting at this event! Bring your questions! There will be a Q&A after the presentations.

Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpd-2srzIrGdz5NuxHwUicvvydb2hl35GM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

We hope to see you there! #SomosD5 #WorldWaterDay

The Garden Kitchen - March Newsletter

Catch up on what is new at The Garden Kitchen in the All the Dirt in The Garden Kitchen

Gardening Tips and Resources
and more...

44th Annual UT/AZ Range Livestock Workshop & Tour

Please join us for the 44th Annual UT/AZ Range Livestock Workshop & Tour. This will be our 2nd year with the Virtual Pre-Workshop Symposium where we dive into a little more detail with an issue of interest. At this year's Pre-Workshop Symposium we will be discussing Livestock Processing Facilities. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2021, 5:30 - 8:00 pm (AZ Time)/6:30 - 9:00 pm (UT Time) -Vitual Pre-Workshop Symposium  "Perspectives on Livestock Processing Facilities"

Please register for the symposium at: https://tinyurl.com/44UTAZRLWSymposium

Tuesday, March 29, 2021, 8:00 am - 4:45 pm (UT Time), Orderville Workshop. Trade show, lunch and door prizes provided.

Wednesday, March 30, 2021, 8:00 am - 4:45 pm (UT Time), Hurricane Workshop. Trade show, lunch and door prizes provided. Livestream Registration: https://tinyurl.com/44UTAZRLW

Thursday, March 31, 2021, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (UT Time), Ranch Tour, Touring Western Legacy Farm & Ranch. Lunch and door prizes provided.

More information and updates can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/44UTAZRangeLivestock or by contacting Andrew Brischke at: brischke@cals.arizona.edu

ALVSCE Outstanding Staff Award Nominations

It’s time to nominate an outstanding staff colleague for the ALVSCE Outstanding Staff Award!

Staff are vital contributors to the function and mission delivery of CALS, Extension, and the Experiment Station. Recognize those who go above and beyond. Awards are kept confidential until announced at the Fall and Spring Faculty/Staff Awards Ceremony on May 3rd, 2022.

Go to the award guidelines page for information about nominating and packet submissions.

Nominations are due by April 1, 2022

Sustainable Landscapes EXPO

Sustainable Landscapes EXPO | Pima County Smartscape Program 
March 19, 2022
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pima County Cooperative Extension - 4210 N. Campbell
(Enter from Roger Rd., east of Campbell)

This free, family-friendly event will include over 40 exhibits to increase your knowledge on efficient water usage and sustainable landscaping in the Southern Arizona desert. Enjoy educational, hands-on, and interactive activities for adults and kids, a (free) raffle for items and services, and take home one of 100 FREE TREES from Civano Growers!

Turbeville Speaker Series with Dr. Lydia Jennings and Mary Beth Jäger

Join us for our final Turbeville event of the spring semester on Friday, March 18 2022, as Dr. Lydia Jennings and Mary Beth Jäger present their research titled, "Putting Indigenous Data Sovereignty into Practice: The Indigenous Food Knowledges Network".

Abstract: The Indigenous Food Knowledges Network (IFKN) is an example of Indigenous data sovereignty in practice. Beginning in 2018, IFKN focuses on building community partnerships on the land and facilitating discussions with community knowledge experts in relation to food and land resilience. One of the main goals of IFKN is “seek[ing] to build connections among Indigenous communities in the Arctic and the US Southwest. Indigenous Peoples in these two regions share common challenges around sustaining, revitalizing, and adapting food and knowledge practices in the context of environmental and social change” (IFKN Chater, page 1). We will discuss how this community-led collaborative has interwoven Indigenous data sovereignty throughout their partnerships, leading to powerful, place based relationships during the COVID19 pandemic. This facilitated the Impact of COVID-19 on Food Access in Indigenous Communities in the Arctic and U.S. Southwest: A Comparative Landscape Analysis study (NSF-OPP Award # 2035161). We will share how we co-developed this project and example stories about food access from our Experts in the U.S. southwest region.

To register for the event click here: https://bit.ly/3Gs3y6r

WRRC Brown Bag - Looking Upstream: An Upper Basin Perspective

Looking Upstream: An Upper Basin Perspective
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Arizona (1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time)

Moderated by:
Jennifer Gimbel, Interim Director and Senior Water Policy Scholar, Colorado Water Center

Steve Wolff, General Manager, Southwestern Water Conservation District
Jim Lochhead, CEO/Manager, Denver Water

Brought to you by the WRRC and the Colorado Water Center at Colorado State University, this panel will focus on an Upper Basin perspective of current Colorado River issues. The Upper Basin does not have the luxury of pulling water out of reservoirs to supply its water users. Climate change and the prior appropriation system control water uses and naturally limit water use. Panelists will discuss the Upper Basin Drought Contingency Plan and the methods being used to efficiently use water from the Colorado River.

To register for and join this webinar via Zoom, visit https://tinyurl.com/UpperBasinPerspective.
Attendees will be able to ask questions using the Zoom chat function. To request an alternate format of this webinar for disability-related access, please contact us at wrrc@email.arizona.edu

Now Hiring: Coordinator, Volunteer Systems & Processes (Internal)

Arizona Cooperative Extension is excited to announce that a new, internal position is open for a Volunteer Systems & Processes Coordinator.  This is to backfill the position left vacant by Gloria Blumanhourst’s retirement.  This position is open to all current University of Arizona employees.

Instructions for applying to internal postings:

To apply to internal only postings, go to https://talent.arizona.edu/ and in the upper right hand corner of the home page, select “a current UArizona employee”.  Once selected, you will be prompted to sign in with your Net ID and password. Once signed in, you will be able to search for the position (req8998). 

Extension Professional II Position

This position is located in Holbrook, AZ. This Extension Professional will work collaboratively with faculty, program coordinators, specialists, associates, and community members to develop and implement 4-H youth development educational and informational programs in Navajo County.

See job posting for additional details

TEN Submittal Process

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

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