February 19, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Turfgrass Science Video
  3. PSEP Candidate Seminars
  4. "How to Order Marketing Items" recorded webinar
  5. Did you know?
  6. FCHS Candidate Presentations
  7. Master Gardener Spring Plant Sale
  8. Border Health Conference
  9. Bread Baking Class
  10. Range Livestock Nutrition Workshops
  11. Latino Farmer Symposium

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

The Cooperative Extension System (CES) is a very diverse organization in terms of programs and we are widely dispersed across all parts of Arizona.  The CES programs connect to every academic unit on campus, every county Extension office, and each of our experiment station units. 

The CES is one of the three fundamental pillars in the Division of Agricultural, Life, and Veterinary Sciences & Cooperative Extension; along with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the new College of Veterinary Medicine.

We are planning to hold an Extension Conference in Tucson on 6-7 August 2019.  The 2018 planning committee consisted of volunteers who did an outstanding job of developing an excellent conference program.

We are now soliciting volunteers from anyone in the CES, faculty or staff, to serve on the 2019 Extension Conference Planning Committee.  Please communicate your interest in serving on this planning committee to Kristie Gallardo (gallardo@cals.arizona.edu).

We look forward to working with you on the development of a great Extension Conference for 2019.


What is Turfgrass Science...and why is it important?

Click here to check out this short video about turfgrass science, on Cooperative Extension's Facebook page - and if you haven't yet, "like" and "follow" Cooperative Extension.

PSEP Candidate Seminars

Interviews will be held February 26th and 28th at the Maricopa Agricultural Center for the position of Assistant in Extension, Pesticide Safety Education.  The candidates and their respective interview dates are:

Jennifer Weber:  February 26

Mike Gaspar: February 28

Candidate seminars will be presented at 9:15am in English and repeated at 1:15pm in Spanish.  Seminars will be streamed via ZOOM for faculty and staff that cannot attend.  Time is available for faculty and staff to meet with the candidates and can be reserved by contacting Paul Brown or Dawn Gouge.  

'How to Order Marketing Items' Recorded Webinar

There's a new procedure through the University of Arizona to order marketing items for your programs or events, through a new website:  https://shop.arizona.edu/direct/

Cooperative Extension hosted UA Marketing & Brand Management via a zoom webinar last week with participants' live questions about the process.

If you missed it.... check out this link to learn more about the ordering process:

And, for *more* marketing resources - check out our employee intranet 'Marketing Resource Pages':

(*****Remember, you'll need a "VPN" connection, and your net i.d.to log in*****)

Did you know?

Did you know Arizona Cooperative Extension has a site dedicated to Extension personnel with information and resources to some common questions and inquiries?  Launched last year, Arizona Cooperative Extension Knowledgebase has been the home of policies and procedures, how-to articles, team spaces, and frequently-asked questions from within Extension.  And now, with contributors to the site in almost every county, we have grown our content considerably, with more coming.  
Be sure to check it out and let us know what other information you’d like to see in this platform, which focuses on Extension personnel, resources, and internal communications.  
NOTE:  Access to the site is given to anyone with an Extension appointment and who is accessing from a UA Network or through VPN.  If you meet these criteria and are unable to get in, reach out to drodriguez1@email.arizona.edu.

Candidate Presentations - FCHS Area Assistant/Associate Agent for Coconino and Mohave Counties

Recordings of candidate presentations for the position of FCHS Area Assistant/Associate Agent are available. The link below will take you to a folder with all 3 recordings of “My Vision and Priorities for Family, Consumer and Health Sciences in Coconino and Mohave Counties”


Sally Cassady
Mary Gaul
Christie Stuth

Please contact Hattie Braun if you would like to view the candidates' CVs.  Evaluation forms should be submitted to Hattie no later than Thursday (2/21/19).

Master Gardener Spring Sale at Maricopa Ag Center

March 2, 2019   8:00  am - 1:00 pm

Maricopa Ag Center - 37860 West Smith-Enke Road

For event information - please contact 
Master Gardener Office - 520-374-6263

Border Health Conference May 16 & 17

Registration is open to attend Border Health: Information for Action, that will take place on May 16 and 17 in Nogales, Sonora. This is a forum, a space, and an opportunity to celebrate the programs, research, policies, and community activities strengthening the health and well-being of our border communities, coordinated by the University of Arizona College of Public Health. Registrations can be made through: https://bhinfoforaction.eventbrite.com

You can also submit abstracts here.

If you have any questions feel free to email us.

Bread Baking Hands-on Class at the Garden Kitchen

Calling all bakers, no matter your skill level or baking interest - head over to the Garden Kitchen! During this inspiring class you will learn the proper mixing techniques, kneading, and all the essential to make delicious bread at home!

Soda Bread
Whole Wheat Bread to bake at home
A variety of toppings will be provided for lunch with breads made in class

Class fee is $55.00 per participant, includes lunch of dishes made.

Skills taught: how to make a yeasted bread and a quick bread

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Class fee $55.00 per participant, includes lunch of all dishes made.

To register go to: https://thegardenkitchen.org/events_page/

All proceeds from these classes go towards our free programming, empowering Pima County residents to build community wellness and make healthier choices through food, fitness, and gardening education.

2019 Range Livestock Nutrition Workshops

Registration for the 2019 Range Livestock Nutrition Workshop series is now open. This one-day workshop includes presentations focused on Arizona beef cattle production. Presentations will  include: beef cow nutrition, forage, mineral supplementation and more. Presenters will include University of Arizona Extension personnel in beef and range, as well as industry representatives. We have three locations and will also be including a BQA certification course at each location.

March 5, 2019 in Willcox, AZ
March 6, 2019 in Prescott, AZ
March 7, 2019 in Holbrook, AZ

For more information 

Registration Fee: $25 including lunch
Registration closes February 25, 2019

Latino Farmer Symposium - February 20, 2019

Latino Farmer Symposium. for Hispanic farmers, including new and beginning farmers, aspiring farmers, and young farmer entrepreneurs. This event is hosted in partnership with UA Yuma, Arizona Western College, and Southwest Ag Summit on Wednesday, February 20th. Check out the program here

TMN Submittal Process

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

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