March 19, 2019
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth 
  2. Save-the-Date:  Next Live Q & A Webinar, March 26, 1:30
  3. Arizona's Bounty: A Celebration of Arizona Food & Wine
  4. You Asked...We Answered:  Marketing Flyers Available
  5. Sustainable Landscapes Expo
  6. Fit First Saturday
  7. Agricultural STEM Presentations
  8. AZ-NV Academy of Science

Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director  

In the climate and engagement surveys that we have conducted in the Cooperative Extension System (CES) in the past several years, there appears to be a rather strong and consistent level of interest in leadership.  We recognize that we have a rich pool of talent in the CES and there are many opportunities for people to seek leadership positions. 

Even though many people recognize the importance of leadership, it is often a challenge to step up beyond the program level and further invest oneself in a leadership capacity that serves to benefit the unit and the CES organization.  There are several excellent leadership development programs available that we are glad to help people enroll and participate in.  One good example is the Western Extension Leadership Development (WELD) program.  Quite a few people in the Arizona CES have participated and benefited from this program.

I encourage people to consider leadership positions within the CES, as they can open exciting new career opportunities and provide people a chance to put their strong convictions to work in an active manner. 

The CES will always need leadership at every level to help facilitate advances with the mission of Cooperative Extension in all parts of the state and the organization.

Arizona's Bounty

Join Us at Old Main on April 12 for Arizona's Bounty: A Celebration of Arizona Food & Wine!
Join CALS and the Arizona Wine Growers Association for a fun(d)raising event!

Enjoy a gorgeous spring evening of wine, food, and music as you mingle with Arizona grape growers, winemakers, and fellow wine enthusiasts at the historic Old Main building - all while you support the reinvigoration of the University of Arizona Wine Library. We'll be offering tastings of more than 30 different wines from member wineries, as well as craft beer provided by Public Brewhouse. You'll pair your wine with delicious, tapas-style bites created by University of Arizona Executive Chef Michael Omo using locally sourced (AZ) ingredients. There will also be live music by award-winning guitarist Eduardo Minozzi Costa and a silent auction whose proceeds benefit the wine library.

Tickets are $95 when purchased before March 22 and $105 when purchased March 23-April 12, and include a custom-etched 16-oz crystal wine glass. 

Purchase website:

You Asked...We Answered:  Marketing Flyers Available

Two customizable flyer inserts have been created – that are available to all Cooperative Extension personnel. 

You can fill in your program specifics, and even print on your office printer.
Those flyer inserts can be found at:

***Remember:  You'll need your net id, and a  VPN connection, to access the pages***

Sustainable Landscapes EXPO! March 23

Family Friendly & Free!  The Sustainable Landscapes Expo features over 30 exhibitors with demonstrations, hands-on activities for kids and adults, food trucks, “environmental” magic & live music. Attendees will learn about efficient water use to create savings in natural resources, costs, maintenance, and energy while ensuring sustainability of our urban desert community.  Enter our free raffle for prizes & take home one of 100 free trees from Civano!  March 23, 10 a.m. - 2:00 Pima County Extension, 4210 N. Campbell Ave. Entrance from Roger Road.


Fit First Saturday at the Garden Kitchen

April 6, 2019- Fit First Saturday

Class Line-up!

Join us for our FREE monthly fitness, cooking, and gardening classes at the Garden Kitchen! An opportunity to come together as a community in support of creating healthier, more well-balanced lifestyles.  Hope to see you there!

Agricultural STEM Candidate Presentations

Below is the link to the presentations of the two candidates for the Agricultural STEM position.

Candidates Gigette Webb and Chelsea Corkins:

Presentation Title: My vision of an Ag. STEM program integrating innovated instruction and Classroom Science Standards

For more information - contact Ed Martin

Please fill out the evaluation form and email to Ed Martin by March 26.


AZ-NV Academy of Science

The Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science (ANAS) is hosting its annual conference on April 6, 2019 in Yuma, Arizona for the very first time because SWES's own Dr. Paula Rivadeneira will become the President of the organization at the meeting! 

This conference is one of the most student-friendly conferences in the country and promotes all aspects of science. Students can do an oral presentation or a poster presentation/lightning talk. Lightning talks are new this year - students will get 3 minutes and 3 slides to tell the audience about their internship, research, interests, and goals. It's a great way to get them to commit to an elevator speech, and industry is welcome to attend to find their next new hire superstars! We are encouraging all students, even those not presenting a poster, to do a lightning talk.

Register here and encourage ALL of your students to attend and present. Time to start working on those student resumes! If you have questions, please contact Dr. Paula or 928-919-2611.

Dr. Paula has arranged for ALL students who register for the ANAS conference to do so for FREE


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