SEASON OF "EXTENSION ENGAGED" BEGINS IN SEPTEMBER
September will mark the launch of the new season for our on-going
satellite broadcast series, "Extension Engaged. On
September 12, from 9:30-10:30 we'll be taking a look at the
new "Extension Meeting Management
and Program Support" (EM2+PS) unit, with unit manager Detlef
Decker, who will highlight his approach to Event and Meeting management
and talk about some of the new capabilities his office has to offer.
October 31, we'll be featuring some of our Food
Safety programs with Extension Food Safety Specialist Val Hillers.
This program will feature a look at the recently completed "Thermy"
project on how to use a food thermometer, which was funded by a
grant from USDA, and features a booklet, video and recipe cards.
November 7, the focus of the program will be on "Fund Raising
for Cooperative Extension. CAHE and Extension Development
Director Patrick Kramer and his staff will present some tips and
guidelines for effective fund-raising for Cooperative Extension
are underway for possible future programs on the "Governor's
Commission on Sustainable Communities," "Retirement Options
for Extension Faculty and Staff," "Sustainable Agriculture
in Cuba," and several others.
The statewide Extension county chairs meeting is planned for September
30 to October 2 at the SeaTac DoubleTree. The meeting is in conjunction
with the joint Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) and
Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) convention at
SeaTac DoubleTree. The County Chairs meeting will start at 1:00
pm on the 30th and conclude by 12:00 noon on the 2nd. Room reservations
can be made by calling 206-246-8600. A block of rooms has been reserved
under the group name Washington State Administrators Meeting.
Room reservations should be made by September 10th to guarantee
the conference rate.
program information and goals will be sent out in mid-September.
This program will help plan the future of Extension in Washington
and is based on the needs chair's needs assessment conducted earlier
this summer. Please plan to attend.
PRIORITIES PROCESS BEGINS
Now is the time to pull together the proposals for WSU Federal Priorities.
Federal Relations instructions from last year are posted on the
Web site: http://www.olympia.wsu.edu/Federal/FedRelations.stm.
Follow the similar format, substituting FY05 or watch for the updated
forms any day now. Here is the sketch of the timeline this fall,
note the Federal requests are due October 31st so work with the
Dept. Chairs, Program Directors, Center Directors, and District
Directors between now and mid-October. Extension generated federal
priorities proposals must come through Linda Fox in the Extension
Dean and Directors office by October 15.
2-5: Workshop on Federal priorities process (all four campuses)
- new step and not yet confirmed.
2-October 31: Campuses and Colleges develop and submit federal requests
to Director of Federal Relations.
12-December 1: Vice Provost for Research (Jim Petersen) and Director
of Federal Relations (Kristi Growdon) review federal requests Executive
committee review of federal request with deans - new step and not
17-December 1: Council of Deans input of final priorities - new
step and not yet confirmed.
8-16: President and Provost review notebook - set University priorities.
17-19: Share President's priority ranking of federal request to
Chancellors and Deans - new step and not yet confirmed.
12-16: Director of Federal Relations visit with delegation staff
to preview WSU federal priorities notebook.
28 or 29-February 4 or 5: Delivery of notebooks to Delegation by
President, Vice Provost of Research, and Director of Federal Relations.
Delivery of notebooks to Chancellors, Deans and Administration.
9-13: Selected federal request presented to delegation staff - new
step and not yet confirmed.
4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONER APPRENTICESHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Congratulations to our 4-H Youth Development colleagues, Carris
Booker, Brian Brandt, Jana Ferris, MaryJean Meyer, Gena Royal and
Janet Schmidt for being selected to participate in the National
4-H Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship Certificate Program
beginning in September, 2003.
Youth Development Practitioner Apprenticeship (YDPA) is an education
and training program for youth workers. Through a structured apprenticeship
program, which includes Related Instruction and On-the-Job Training,
youth practitioners develop the skills they need to effectively
serve youth in their communities. The YDPA Initiative, spearheaded
by the Department of Labor, and co-sponsored by National 4-H Council
and NAE4HA, targets practitioners who deliver comprehensive services
to youth. YDPA is intended to strengthen the field of youth work
and improve service delivery through quality training opportunities
for youth practitioners.
Meyer and Royal will be in the first cohort of Apprentices from
four other states: Idaho, Montana, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Booker,
Ferris and Schmidt will serve as Master Youth Development Practitioners
for the Apprentices. The program is two to three years in length.
DATE AND DEADLINES FOR 2004 NRI RFA TO BE ANNOUNCED
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 National Research Initiative (NRI) Request
for Applications (RFA) is on the way
although it will come
out later than usual. Cooperative State Research, Education and
Extension Service (CSREES) Administrator Colien Hefferan announced
Friday, August 15, that the FY 2004 NRI RFA would be delayed due
to changes in the programs size and scope that were authorized
by Congress in FY 2003. The changes included increased funding,
coupled with an opportunity to use as much as 20% of the total available
funding to support integrated research, education, and extension
activities. When the added funds became available in FY 2003, the
NRI published a supplemental RFA to announce a number of new funding
FY 2004, the NRI will publish one consolidated RFA that will
most of the NRI portfolio of programs. The release of additional
RFAs for programs offered jointly with other agencies is also
Revised submission deadlines will be included in the new RFA, with
the earliest deadlines occurring no sooner than six weeks after
publication. A projected release date for FY 2004 NRI RFA will
provided in the near future.
On September 3, 2003, Dean and Director Michael Tate will undergo
surgery here in Pullman. We anticipate full recovery and return
to work in early October. Get well cards should be sent to the following
address: WSU Cooperative Extension, P. O. Box 646230, Pullman, WA
99164-6230. Due to allergies please do not send flowers or plants.
Dr. Linda Kirk Fox will be the Acting Dean and Director of Extension
in Dean Tates absence.
week Linda will be in Pullman. Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.
Linda Kirk Fox, PhD
Associate Dean and Associate Director
Washington State University
PO Box 646230
Pullman WA 99164-6230
(509) 335-2933 Office
(509) 335-9223 Desk/Voicemail
FAX (509) 335-2926