June 18, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. Did you miss it?
  3. Training Repository Suggestion Box
  4. 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference
  5. Educate Yourself on "Controversial Issues in Higher Education"
  6. Darcy Dixon Honored
  7. Candidate Presentations
  8. Positive Discipline Program
  9. Registration for the 2019 Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

In several recent Tuesday Morning Notes, I have provided summaries describing the basic funding that supports the entire Cooperative Extension System (CES) and how it is distributed among several aspects of the organization. 

This week, I am presenting the following figure that provides a description of personnel supported by the CES operational budget in FY19, which consists of all funds in the organization.  

This information reflects the CES in early April 2019 and although there are constant fluctuations in total personnel, the general distribution among the categories of personnel is less variable.

As of early April 2019, there were 619 funded positions in the CES, which is essentially a “head count” at that time.

The total number of personnel in the entire Division of Agriculture, Life, and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) in April was 1,885.  Thus, the CES represents 33% of all ALVSCE personnel.  In the CES, 65% of the total personnel in the organization are off-campus in county and Arizona Experiment Station units.

Staff represents 73% of the total personnel in the CES while faculty represents the second largest group at 17%.  Both elements are important and inter-dependent.   However, it is clear that the CES staff are valuable to the foundation this organization.

Every element among the Arizona CES population represents critical and fundamental elements to the CES and our capacity to deliver on our mission.


Did you miss it?

Did you miss last week's Quarterly Q & A webinar with Dr. Jeff Silvertooth?

Did you miss an edition of Tuesday Morning Notes?  Or, need to see another quarterly webinar?

Head here for archived Tuesday Morning Notes: https://extension.arizona.edu/tuesday-morning-notes

Head here for past Live Q & A Webinars: 

Training Repository Suggestions Box

How would you like to have a one stop shop for all things training related?
    • A place where you could let others know of training and professional development opportunities you already know about that you think are useful
    • A place where you can request training that may not yet exist
    • A place where you can request existing training that you are not sure where to look for it
    Look no more!  The Training and Development Task Force is pleased to announce the training repository suggestion box .  

    Your entries will be automatically emailed to the Training and Development Employee Engagement Task Force, Pam Denney, Hanh Do, and Karen Pizzuto, as well as the leaders of the employee engagement initiative, Heather Roberts-Wrenn and Dominic Rodriguez.

    2019 Women in Agriculture Conference

    The 2019 Women in Agriculture Conference registration is open. This year’s conference is held in Tucson, July 11th and 12th at the Westward Look Resort. The featured keynote speaker is Michelle Miller, also known as “The Farm Babe”, an online social media writer and speaker about the food and farm industry. Additionally, Dr. Paul Brown will be speaking about water in the state of Arizona, and Dr. Sam Garcia from the UA’s Food Product and Safety Lab will be presenting in the Arizona Roundabout session.
    Registration and hotel reservations are due by June 20th, please consider joining us!


    Educate yourself on ‘Controversial Issues in Higher Education’

    The Dean of Students Office invites all faculty, staff, and student to attend the Symposium ‘Controversial Issues in Higher Education - June 27, 2019’

    Register before 6/20/2019 – admission is free for UA employees and students.


    Darcy Dixon Honored

    On June 3rd, the Santa Cruz Regional Partnership Council of First Things First honored Darcy Dixon with the 2019 Champion for Young Children Award. 

    The Santa Cruz Regional Partnership Council chose to recognize Darcy because she truly embodies what it means to promote early childhood development and the work of First Things First in Santa Cruz. 

    They noted her passion for her work with children and child care providers and feel lucky to have her in the region. The Council expressed congratulations and gratitude for her dedication to Santa Cruz’s youngest children and their families.

    Candidate Presentations

    Candidate Presentations - Commercial Horticulture/Small Acreage Area Agent position in Yavapai/Coconino Counties.

    “My Vision for Creating, Delivering, and Evaluating Extension Commercial Horticulture/Small Acreage Education Programs in Yavapai and Coconino Counties”
    The link below will take you to both candidate presentation recordings:

    Candidates and CV links

    Hank Mager     https://cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/temp/MagershortCV.pdf
    Isaac Mpanga  https://cals.arizona.edu/yavapai/temp/MpangashortCV.pdf
    The link to the candidate evaluation form can be found here:  Agent Evaluation Form.pdf
    Please send completed evaluation forms to Karen Pizzuto, pizzuto@email.arizona.edu  or mail to 840 Rodeo Drive, Bldg. C. Prescott, AZ, 86305 by June 20.

    Positive Discipline Program

    Approximately 20 FCHS faculty and staff attended a two-day training of the Positive Discipline program – funded by the ESIP grants.

    Positive Discipline teaches parents how to decode their child’s behavior and respond in a way that not only reduces problems but empowers children. Facilitators will offer this valuable curriculum in Coconino, Cochise, Gila, Pima, Pinal and Santa Cruz Counties.

    Registration for the 2019 Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference is now open!

    The planning committee is excited to announce that you can now register for our upcoming conference!  Below are some links that will route you to the portal, registration, and to submit for session proposals, poster sessions, and award nominations:

       Conference Portal
       Register for the Conference
       Breakout Session Proposal Submission
       Poster Session Submission Form
       “Heart of Extension” Award Nomination Form

    We look forward to seeing everyone at this year’s event on Tuesday, August 6th and Wednesday, August 7th!

    TMN Submittal Process

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

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