April 24, 2018
Edition Topics

  1. Message from Dr. Silvertooth
  2. NRULPC Webinar
  3. Mushroom Workshop
  4. CEAC Seminar

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Message from the Associate Dean and Extension Director

One of our many challenges in the direction and delivery of Extension programs is the balance of activity versus productivity.  Extension program productivity can include a very broad array of items.  The Cooperative Extension System (CES) workload guidelines outline basic expectations of productivity from Extension faculty and can be referenced on the college website at the following url:


The workload guidelines for Cooperative Extension (CE) faculty also includes a listing of scholarly/creative works that are commonly involved in a wide range of programs across this organization.  Workload guidelines and program productivity should always be considered in relation to the position description and indexed to a 1.0 FTE appointment in CE, considering the actual Extension appointment of the faculty member’s program.

The annual review process provides an opportunity to consider what we are really accomplishing and what kind of productivity can we identify from our work, time, and efforts.  Program productivity is an important aspect of our professional responsibilities and accountability in all aspects of the CES.

NRULPC Webinar

NRULPC Presents a Special Webinar on WOTUS with Mr. Jim Burling, Esq.

Waters of the United States – Evolution of a Quagmire and the Supreme Court

April 24, 2018 @ 11:00am - Noon

ENR2 S107 (refreshments provided)


Mr. James S. Burling is the Vice President of Litigation and principal attorney in the Pacific Legal Foundation’s Property Rights practice group.  His cases have focused on environmental and land use regulations, eminent domain, and Indian law.  He has successfully argued a property rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court and is currently involved in Waters of the United States litigation. There will be time for questions following Mr. Burling’s presentation.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, contact:  Barbara Hutchinson

Fundamentals of Small-Scale Mushroom Production

Dr. Barry Pryor (Professor, School of Plant Sciences) and Thom Plasse (Instructional Specialist, PCCE, Tucson Village Farm) are excited to announce an upcoming workshop. Fundamentals of Small-Scale Mushroom Production is being held Wednesday, May 9th from 1 - 5pm at the University of Arizona South Campus in Sierra Vista. 

The 4-hour workshop will cover all aspects of growing gourmet mushrooms for sale in Arizona, from cultures, spawn, and petri dishes to substrate, growing environments, and the mushroom market. All participants will also receive a colonized mushroom grow-bag to cultivate at home, as well as a Oyster Mushroom petri culture. To register.  For questions, email tplasse@email.arizona.edu or call the Pima County Cooperative Extension at 520.626.5161.

Fundamentals of Small-Scale Mushroom Production

May 9th, 2018
1:00 - 5:00pm
University of Arizona South Campus, 1140 N Colombo Ave. Sierra Vista AZ 85635

Cost: $20

CEAC Seminar

The next installment of the Covering Environments seminar series will be this Friday April 27th

AgLanta - City of Atlanta's Policy and Programming Toward Local Food Resilience: Urban Farming Initiatives

Mario Cambardella, PLA - Director of Urban Agriculture, 
Mayor’s Office of Resilience, City of Atlanta, Georgia

CEAC Covering Environments Seminars are held from 4:15 PM to 5:15 PM in the CEAC Classroom.

A networking, get acquainted session, with light refreshments, will take place between 3:45 to 4:15 pm at the CEAC lecture room (1951 E Roger Rd, Tucson). A Q&A period will follow the talk.

If you are unable to attend in person, the seminar series will be available via the web.  Register on our website

We will also record this seminar and upload it on our YouTube page.

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