Edition Topics

July 5, 2022

  1. Message from Interim Director Ed Martin
  2. The 25th International Pepper Conference
  3. National Extension Climate Initiative - July 6 Professional Development
  4. WRRC 2022 Annual Conference 
  5. Tip of the Week
  6. New Extension Publication

Message from the Interim Director of Extension

We have some important work ahead of us. As we plan for investments in Extension, Extension Administration will be looking for input. This will include participation from our Directors, Department Heads, faculty, staff, and stakeholders. The Extension Directors and Department Heads will be meeting just prior to our Annual Conference to discuss hiring priorities. I encourage all faculty and staff to offer input to your supervisors as we begin to formulate our plan forward. In addition, I will be looking for recommendations to meet with key stakeholders. I think the current term being used is key informants. This simply means interviews with people who know what is going on in our communities. The challenge will be to strategically invest within our system to maximize the impacts of our current programs and look for new programmatic thrusts to increase our capacity to meet the needs of our clientele. This is a unique opportunity for Arizona Extension, and I look forward to working with all of you to ensure we take full advantage of it.

The 25th International Pepper Conference is coming to Tucson, Arizona in 2022!

Where: Tucson Marriott University Park
When: September 26-28

Registration required. Please visit:  https://extension.arizona.edu/ipc/

We want to encourage all faculty and students in the diversity of colleges and departments to consider submitting abstracts for poster or oral presentations. A welcome reception and sponsor display will be on Monday, Sept. 26. Farm tours of varietal testing and mechanical chile pepper harvesting demonstrations will be on Tuesday, Sept. 27th. The general session is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th, followed by the closing banquet dinner and live music by Tucson’s own Ronstadt family musical group.

The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to July 15, 2022. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to showcase your Capsicum research and outreach.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, a virtual option is available for participation and presentations as outlined on the registration page.

The abstract submission portal can be accessed at https://extension.arizona.edu/ipc/abstract-submission

The deadline for early-bird registration is August 26, 2022.

Feel free to contact Stephanie Walker (New Mexico State University) or Joshua Sherman (University of Arizona) for additional information

National Extension Climate Initiative - July 6 Professional Development

Join us tomorrow for the July 6th Professional Development Meeting!
NECI Professional Development Meeting
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
3:00 PM (ET) // 2:00 PM (CT) // 1:00 PM (MT) // 12:00 PM (PT)

Meeting Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86507705225?pwd=cGpaZkQrcDZxK251OVlkYXJqWndyUT09

Join us Wednesday, July 6th, from 3:00 - 4:00 PM (ET) for the NECI Professional Development meeting. Our guest presenter will be Dr. Karletta Chief, from the Department of Environmental Science at the University of Arizona in Tucson for Unique Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S.
Karletta Chief's presentation provides an overview of climate change impacts on tribal water resources and the subsequent cascading effects on livelihoods and cultures of American Indians and Alaska Natives living on tribal lands in the U.S. It first presents a hazard and vulnerability framework for understanding these impacts. Next, the article provides context on the framework components, including climate, hydrologic, and ecosystem changes and tribe-specific vulnerability factors, which when combined with hazards lead to impacts. The article finishes with regional summaries of impacts around the U.S.
Learn more about this month’s speaker 

Can’t get enough of NECI?

For climate resources, to view previous recordings and more, visit the NECI website.

Looking for climate-related Extension programming and assets?

Peruse the National Registry of Cooperative Extension Programs and Assets AND enter your own Extension programs and assets.

WRRC 2022 Annual Conference   

July 12-14

Join us for the WRRC 2022 Annual Conference, Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability, on July 12-14! This year we’re offering a hybrid format, with FREE online registration for the Livestream of the in-person programming on July 12 and virtual sessions on July 13-14. Late registration is available online starting July 1 for $85. You may also register in person at the event.

Register to attend in person on July 12

($60 standard, $25 students, $85 after June 30)

New Extension Publication

When establishing a farm or ranch business, many people wonder how to protect their business trademark, whether it be a name, logo, or your brand for marketing purposes. A brand and/or logo is important for any business since it will be how people recognize and remember you and your products

Tip of the Week

Do you need to get started on adding your program content to the Extension website https://extension.arizona.edu/? Or maybe it has been a while and you need to update?

Are you curious about website feedback or what the public is asking, as it pertains to your subject area?

Set up a Zoom website work session today!!

Contact: Kelly Arizmendi

TEN Submittal Process

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

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