June 26, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Register for the 2018 Cooperative Extension Conference
  2. Congratulations
  3. Tucson Village Farm
  4. Professional Empowerment Series 
  5. Did you know?

Register for the 2018 Cooperative Extension Conference

Reminder to register for the 2018 Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference: “Bringing the Heart of Extension to our Communities!

You can register for the conference HERE

Registration closes on Tuesday, July 3rd at 5pm


Ayman Mostafa, Area Programmatic Agent and Regional Specialist, Forage and small grains IPM and Kyle Harrington, Program Coordinator, Field Crops IPM Program and graduate student, Entomology and Insect Science Program, participated at the North American Alfalfa Improvement Conference (NAAIC) in Logan, UT, June 4-6, 2018. 

Kyle was a winner of the 2018 NAAIC Student Award. He has been presented with the award plaque during the awards luncheon on June 5. Ayman was invited to NAAIC to present on his two USDA-NIFA- Alfalfa and Forage Research Program (AFRP) grant projects titled: Overhauling Alfalfa Weevil Management in Irrigated Southwest Desert Alfalfa, and Re-Establishing IPM Recommendations for Aphids in Alfalfa Hay in the Low Desert.

Congratulations Kyle!

Tucson Village Farm Announces Groundbreaking

What: Angel Charity Culinary Education Center for Children

When: 8:30 a.m. Thursday, June 28

Where: Tucson Village Farm, 4101 N. Campbell Ave.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Tucson Village Farm, an education-based farm that teaches children to grow and prepare fresh food, is receiving $445,000 from Angel Charity, a Tucson-based nonprofit organization, to help build a teaching kitchen and will break ground on the project on June 28.

The farm, a program of University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and 4-H Youth Development, will be the site of the Angel Charity Culinary Education Center for Children. The center "will allow Tucson Village Farm to further enrich and expand our programming to reconnect children to a healthy food system," says Elizabeth Sparks, 4-H Youth Development assistant agent.

Sparks says the space will serve 13,000 children annually, teaching them how to prepare healthful meals from fresh food.

Join us for the Networking Kick-off Event of the Professional Empowerment Series
The goal of the series is to provide targeted professional development opportunities for non-tenure, non-continuing track faculty, appointed professionals, and staff with an emphasis on topics which are particularly relevant to underrepresented groups.

For this Networking Kick-Off Event we will provide more information on the series, and solicit your feedback about topics that are relevant and interesting to you.  We will also PROVIDE LUNCH!
Join us: 12pm-1pm, in the Forbes Lobby and Boardroom on Thursday, June 28th!
Brought to you by the Office for Diversity & Inclusive Excellence, CALS Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee, CALS Staff Council, and CALS Appointed Professional Council

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