December 6, 2022
- Message from the Interim Director of Extension
- AZ Viticulture Needs Assessment
- Toys for Tots
- Ed Talk - December 13th @ 1:30
- Arizona 4-H honored at the 2022 NAE4-HYDP National Conference
- UA-CEAC Hydroponic Vine Crop Intensive Workshop
- Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Nov/Dec Newsletter
- Hot Yoga Study seeking volunteers
- WRRC 2022 Photo Contest Ends Dec 16
- Surplus Extravaganza
- Cochise County Cooperative Extension Director Position, Willcox, Arizona
- Volunteers needed for a research study of grapes
- Support for Black Undergraduate UArizona Students
Message from the Interim Director of Extension Last week I received a personal tour of Biosphere 2 from the Director, Dr. Joaquin Ruiz. We discussed the issues facing food production in Arizona, and I got a bit of a behind-the-scenes look at Biosphere 2. They have a small ongoing agrovoltaic research project, and we discussed ways that Extension may be able to better utilize the Biosphere 2 for demonstration and research. The car trip home took me through Coolidge, Florence, and areas I haven’t driven by in years. I was amazed at the growth in these communities but happy to still see some agriculture along the way. This week I am attending a meeting of the National Urban Extension Leaders here in Phoenix and learning about new opportunities for Extension in urban spaces.
AZ Viticulture Needs Assessment
Attention all growers, viticulturists, and vineyard owners! The University of Arizona Cooperative
Extension is conducting a Statewide Viticulture Needs Assessment and requires your help. Your
anonymous feedback is essential, as it will inform Cooperative Extension as to how it can best
serve the Arizona wine grape industry. Topics include production, irrigation, fertility, pest,
pathogen, and disease management, among others. To access the survey, use the link or QR code
below. If you are having trouble with the link try using a different browser, copy and pasting
link, or refreshing the page.
If you have any questions about the Needs Assessment Survey, please feel free to contact:
The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Director-Yavapai County
Associate Agent-Agriculture and Natural Resources Area Agent-Viticulture
928-445-6590 ex 224
Toys for Tots
The Cooperative Extension office, Forbes 301, will host a drop-off box for the Toys for Tots program. Please drop off your new, unwrapped toys by Monday, December 12, by noon.
Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.
Arizona 4-H honored at the 2022 NAE4-HYDP National Conference
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension faculty and staff were well represented and honored at the National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals 2022 Annual Conference in Madison, Wisconsin, October 11-13, 2022.
Renee Carstens received the Service Award for Achievement in Service.
Betsy Greene received the Service Award for 25 Years of Service to 4-H Youth Development Programming.
Joshua Farella presented: Perceived Risk as a Catalyst for Growth in Positive Youth Development Programming.
Joshua Farella and Susan Sekaquaptewa presented: Creating Culturally Relevant Opportunities for Indigenous Youth: Utilizing the Peoplehood Model to Better Serve Native Communities.
UA-CEAC Hydroponic Vine Crop Intensive Workshop
The University of Arizona’s Controlled Environment Agriculture Center is hosting a Hydroponic Vine Crop Intensive Workshop January 6–8. In-person and online tickets are available. Check out the event page for more details!
Taught by Dr. Triston Hooks, this three-day event is perfect for novice growers and will be packed with tons of critical information that UA-CEAC has assembled into their courses and programs for over 20 years. You will get access to numerous lecture materials, personal question follow-ups, a certificate of completion, and tons of knowledge! Tickets are limited, and registration closes January 2nd for in-person and January 5th for online.
Topics of discussion will include:
Principles of hydroponics and vining crop systems
Propagation of seedlings
Transplanting and spacing
Fertigation systems and management
Common crop problems
For questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Nov/Dec Newsletter
• Accessibility in Social Media
• Project CENTRL
• Food Safety
• and more...
Hot Yoga Study seeking volunteers
Are you new to yoga and interested in Hot Yoga?
Are you a healthy female between the ages of 30 and 50?
Are you interested in how a yoga practice could improve your health?
There is no cost to participate & study volunteers will receive 6 weeks of yoga classes and a Fitbit Inspire 3 to use and keep after the study.
For more information, please call 520-621-6606 or email email@example.com
WRRC 2022 Photo Contest Ends Dec 16
The deadline is quickly approaching to enter your photos in the WRRC 2022 Photo Contest. The theme this year is Water Now! Living with Less. Winners will be saluted at the February 2023 Chocolate Fest and winning photographs will be featured on the WRRC website. Photographs also will be used in WRRC publications and outreach materials.
We've received a bunch of great submissions.
Keep them coming!
Attention Marley Building Occupants:
The Surplus Extravaganza will start on the following dates:
Jan. 30- Feb. 3: Floors 1-4 Smaller A and N-tagged items
Feb. 6-10: Floors 1-4 Large items (furniture and heavy equipment)
Feb. 13-17: Floors 5-8 Smaller A and N-tagged items
Feb. 20-24: Floors 5-8 Large items (furniture and heavy equipment)
• Technology items: talk to your IT manager before surplusing.
• Chemicals and other controlled substances: talk to points of contact below.
• Items estimated over $200, N-Tag, and Asset Tag items: talk to points of contact below. Must
Cochise County Cooperative Extension Director Position, Willcox, Arizona
Cochise County Cooperative Extension is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as the County Extension Director (CED), Assistant/Associate/Full Agent within the University of Arizona Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE). This will be a director position with the underlying agent responsibilities. This continuing/continuing eligible position must possess a set of key skills and abilities that ensure a high level of systemwide achievement and a demonstrated experience in leading a multidisciplinary organization. In addition to providing oversite and supervision for all Cochise County Extension programs and operations, the director will interface with stakeholders and be responsible for Cochise County Advisory Board. The job posting may be accessed at Director, Cochise County on the University of Arizona Talent page. Please contact PCCE Director Claire Zucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 520-869-8553 if you have any questions.
Volunteers needed for a research study of grapes
√ Are you 30-65 years of age?
√ Are you in good health?
√ Are you interested in how grapes support
Interested? For more information, please call 520-621-5382 or email email@example.com, mention the Grape Study, and leave your name and number.
Support for Black Undergraduate UArizona Students
To be successful in college, research has found that students--particularly first-generation college students and students with marginalized identities--need to feel the institution cares about them; they need relationships of trust with faculty, advisors, mentors, or other support professionals; and they need help with decision-making and navigating their pathway through the university. These components of college retention and success are undeniable. Caring faculty and staff have put together these specific ways to facilitate support for Black undergraduate students right now.
Are you interested in devoting at least one hour per week to be an advocate for a Black undergraduate student? Respond to these Qualtrics questions.
Would you like to help Black students zero out their Bursar's accounts so they can register for spring classes? Give here!