May 21, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Welcome Nate Brawley
  3. Congratulations Ruth Jackson
  4. You Asked... We Answered:  Marketing Resources
  5. Save-the-Date:  Live Q & A Webinar, June 11
  6. Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
  7. Desert Horticulture Conference
  8. Maricopa County Newsletter

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

Next Monday 27 May, Decoration Day -- now known as Memorial Day -- is traditionally celebrated by adorning the graves of U.S. Service Members killed in battle and memorializing them with parades, services, and ceremonies.  

All of us should take some time this coming weekend to remember the many men and women who have died in the act of preserving our American freedoms and defending democracy around the world.

Memorial Day is commonly considered as the start of summer for many people, and I hope the long weekend offers you a chance to relax and spend some time with family and friends.  

I encourage everyone in the Arizona Cooperative Extension System to take the time and enjoy the long weekend, and whatever you do, it is most important that you do it safely.  


Welcome Nate Brawley to UA Cooperative Extension

Nate Brawley is the new Assistant in Extension in livestock production in Graham and Greenlee Counties.  He is a third generation rancher from southeastern Arizona, and says he grew up with a lot of experiences that have taught him the value of hard work. 

"Along with my education, I've been blessed to be around great men and women in the livestock industry," Nate says. He says he looks forward to creating positive relationships with the producers in Graham and Greenlee Counties.

Welcome, Nate!

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Science 2019 Hall of Fame Recipient

Ruth C. Jackson, FCHS Agent, Emeritus, will be inducted into the NEAFCS 2019 Hall of Fame at their Annual Conference this coming fall in Hershey, PA.  Her dedication to her community in Maricopa County, to Arizona, and nationally throughout her many years of service to help families improve their lives through health, nutrition, and physical activity education has been a labor of love and commitment.  We stand with you and we congratulate you, Ruth, in this very well-deserved honor!

You Asked….We Answered 

Need help ordering business cards?  Need new Cooperative Extension E-letterhead?  How about a template for a flyer?

Head to the Cooperative Extension Marketing Resources page.

Have other marketing-resource needs?

Check out the link above, where you can also find social media “tips & tricks”, postcard templates, and other tips and resources, as well.

(***Remember:  You’ll need your “net id” to “log in”.****)

Save-the-Date:  Live Q&A Webinar

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant

USDA-RD-CFTAT-2019 (Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant) @ encourages applications that will help improve life in rural America and consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in infrastructure, partnerships and innovation. Key strategies include: • Achieving e-Connectivity for Rural America • Developing the Rural Economy • Harnessing Technological Innovation • Supporting a Rural Workforce • Improving Quality of Life.

Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
Award Ceiling: $150,000
Award Floor: $0 - $50,000

Desert Horticulture Conference

The 28th Annual Desert Horticulture Conference will be held on May 31, 2019 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson

Register now:

Maricopa County Newsletter

Catch up on the latest news from the Maricopa County Extension office.

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