Topics in today’s issue of Extension Update:
4-H Publications Satellite Broadcast
Beginning October 1st, major
changes will be forthcoming in
how our 4-H Publications will be distributed. Upon successful
completion of the enrollment process, the 4-H volunteer will
receive a CD with the 4-H publications (that WSU owns) on it
and how to obtain 4-H materials like CCS (Cooperative Curriculum
System) which we cannot put in the CD. For the short term
we will have available, through the regular bulletin order process,
4-H publications while those supplies last. During the October
3rd (Eastside) and October 4th (Westside) 4-H
Program Management Days details of this new process will be discussed
and CD’s distributed.
A satellite videoconference on
the 4-H CD Catalog will be Thursday, October 5, 7:00 - 9:00
- Pat BoyEs, Director, WSU Extension 4-H/Youth Development
- Rob Stout, Assistant Director, Extension Publications Production
and Distribution, Information Department
- Nancy Mordhorst, 4-H Program Coordinator
CAHNRS UPDATE – AUGUST 31
Please be sure to join us for the
first CAHNRS UPDATE videostream broadcast of the new school year
on August 31, from 9:30 to 10:30 am.
Joining host Scott Fedale will be Dean of CAHNRS, Dan Bernardo,
Dean of WSU Extension Linda Fox and John Winder, the Associate
Dean of WSU Extension.
Topics being discussed include:
- The Food and Agriculture and the Biofuels/Bioproducts legislative
- The WSU Extension Integrated Marketing
- The WSU Capital Campaign
- The new WORQS accountability and reporting system
There will also be an introduction of new CAHNRS and Extension
faculty and staff.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the live broadcast
in room T-101 of the Food Science and Human Nutrition Building
so they can ask questions about how they can be involved in supporting
both the legislative initiatives and the capital campaign effort.
Those attending should plan to be in their seats by 9:20 and
are asked to turn off their cell phones when entering the studio. For
those at other WSU locations across the state, this broadcast
will be available via videostreaming from the Information
Department videostreaming site at http://caheinfo.wsu.edu.
You can watch using either RealPlayer or WindowMedia player. The
stream will not be available until 10 minutes prior to the broadcast.
For questions about this event, contact program host/producer
Scott V. Fedale.
CSREES PARTNERS NEWS UPDATES
The recent issue of the Cooperative
State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) Update is online and contains several items of interest.
Two Journals Seek Papers
Special issues of two professional journals will examine links
between sustainable agriculture, community development, and rural
quality of life.
Community Development: Journal of the Community Development
Society is seeking papers for a special issue on “Connecting
Community Development and Sustainable Agriculture: Sustaining
Community Innovation.” This theme stems from the Sustainable
Community Innovation Grants program, co-sponsored by Southern
SARE and the Southern Rural Development Center. Papers may highlight
impacts from the program or explore the conceptual framework
that guides successful community innovation strategies.
A special issue of Southern Rural Sociology (SRS) is seeking
papers on “sustainable agriculture and the quality of life
in rural communities.” This special issue of SRS will focus
on sustainable agriculture and community and how the two intersect
in the South.
The deadline for calls for abstracts for both journals is October
Small Farms and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Policy
August 3, 2006, the USDA's Office of the Chief Economist released
a Departmental Regulation (9700-001) called "Small Farms
and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Policy." This regulation
sets forth the policy of the USDA with regard to the importance
and role of small farms, ranches, woodlots, and beginning farmers
and ranchers to U.S. agriculture and the establishment of strategies,
systems, and a Departmental framework for achieving and maintaining
the viability of small farms and beginning farmers and ranchers. This
replaces Departmental Regulation (9700-1, dated September 8,
1999) to include "beginning farmers and ranchers." Go to the
read the regulation.
Office and staff changes:
Several office moves at WSU Spokane campus have occurred and have
been announced in the weekly “Extension
Update.” Here are additional changes:
As a result of reorganization Linda Loos, former Principal Assistant
to Ed Adams and Extension Ag and Natural Resources is now the
Principal Assistant to Vickie Parker-Clark, NE District Director.
In addition, a portion of her time
will be devoted to support Kelsey Gray,
Extension Organizational Specialist, Community and Rural Sociology.
The new offices for the NE District, Linda Loos, Vickie and Kelsey
as well as Brigitta Jozefowski, Principal Assistant for the Policy
Consensus Center are in the new Academic
Center, Suite 309.
Mary Enquist, former Principal Assistant to the NE District,
has moved on a temporary basis to the Area Health Education Center
to support Charlotte Hardt, Interim Director. The AHEC offices continue
to be in the Health Sciences building on the Spokane Campus.
WSU Extension WRICOPS (Western Regional Institute for Community
Oriented Public Safety) is now located on the 4th floor and Megan
Riebe, WSU Extension and CAHNRS Interim Director of Development,
is located on the 5th floor of the Academic Center.
It appears we all need to visit the WSU Spokane campus and see
the new office locations of our Extension colleagues!
Linda Johnson, MA, Clinical Assoc Professor/Asst Director, Interior
Effective: August 16, 2006
Funding: 100% Teaching
Amit Dhingra, PhD, Assistant Professor/Assistant Scientist
Horticulture & Landscape
Effective: October 1, 2006
Funding: 30% Teaching / 70% Research
Cheryl Druffel, Assistant to the Dean and Director, WSU Extension
Employee Type: Administrative Professional
Next week Linda will be in Pullman all week. John will
be in Pullman Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and in Spokane attending
the Diversity Catalyst Team meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Linda Kirk Fox, PhD
Dean and Director
Washington State University Extension
PO Box 646248, 411 Hulbert Hall
Pullman WA 99164-6248
(509) 335-2933 Office
(509) 335-9223 Desk/Voicemail
FAX (509) 335-2926