November 19, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Dan McDonald
  3. Grammarly 
  4. MAC Family Farm Day
  5. Funding Opportunity
  6. Educational Communication - Cooperative Extension YouTube Channel

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director 

The Cooperative Extension System (CES) administration exists to provide leadership, direction and primary vision to accomplish our organizational mission. 

There are five basic administrative functions needed: 1) structure, 2) support, 3) functionality, 4) direction, and 5) organizational accountability. 

       The structural needs refer to the organization of people and resources to accomplish our

         The administration has the responsibility to provide support financially and
           programmatically by directly engaging with faculty, staff, and stakeholders and understanding
           the diverse and complex physical, social, and political environments we work in.

       •  Our system must be functional in terms of processes and procedures needed to maintain
          and support financial, personnel, and physical resources, and ensure fairness and equity.

         The administration is responsible for providing vision and thus directing the CES in a
          resource limited environment that is heavily scrutinized.

         Ultimately, the CES central administrative team, as well as all of the appointed CES leaders in
          the state, must be fully responsible and accountable for our leadership and management  
          decisions. When we err, we own it and fix it.

Collectively, the CES administration, consistent with all other administrative elements in the university, serves the organization. The administration facilitates and supports everyone across the CES in delivering programs and accomplishing our mission.   

Dan McDonald: Position Change

Dr. Dan McDonald will be stepping down as CED for Pima County Cooperative Extension and member of the FCHS program council effective December 31, 2019 . We greatly appreciate Dr. McDonald’s good work and contributions.


The Coconino Cooperative Extension is requesting your support for the University of Arizona Grammarly license. Grammarly is a free online word editing program, the premium version includes tools that check for other mistakes like plagiarism and sentence structure. Our goal is to obtain a University-wide license for the Grammarly premium, but the first step is to demonstrate that faculty and staff would utilize this program. Please take a moment to check out the website:, if you think you would use Grammarly please add your name to the list of supporters

MAC Family Farm Day

November 23, 2019
10:00 - 2:00 pm

Join us on November 23rd for the Mac Family Farm Day!

This is a FREE event for all families and friends to see what the University of Arizona is doing to advance agricultural production. There will be food trucks and vendors, raffle tickets, corn maze, and more!

You won't want to miss the fun! We hope to see you there!

For more information visit the event Facebook here!

Funding Opportunity

FCHS Extension Development funds are available for programming this fall. The objective of the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Development Fund is to provide support and enhance FCHS programs where regular annual university budget allocations are unavailable. Funds are to be utilized by or through FCHS Extension programs to enhance county or statewide Extension educational program efforts.

Up to $2,000 will be made available to fund projects or programming. The maximum budget is $2,000 per project.  PI eligibility: FCHS agent, FCHS specialist, full-time FCHS program staff; program staff must have their supervisor approve their application. Co-PI eligibility: FCHS, 4-HYD, or ANR agent, specialist, or FCHS program staff. Apply for these funds through the following link:

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria: description of the identified problem, benefit to FCHS, and sustainability. 

The deadline for submitting proposals is November 26th at 5pm. An announcement of the winning proposals will be made after December 17th in TMN. Funds must be expended between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 (details regarding access to funds will be sent to those funded). For more information please contact Kate Speirs (

Another funding opportunity to support professional development will be released in spring 2020. This will also be announced in Tuesday Morning Notes. 

Educational Communication: Cooperative Extension YouTube Channel 

In the "digital age" - with the quest for information, but shorter attention spans - educational organizations are communicating more and more via social media, websites, and using digital communications, like Zoom.

Arizona Cooperative Extension is working to be at the forefront of this trend, in communicating with short, to-the-point videos.

                           Check out the Arizona Cooperative Extension YouTube Channel:

Please make sure you're helping us advance the Cooperative Extension message.  Please like, share and link through your social media channels, and help us do all we can to share with all stakeholders and communities.

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