RangeFlash - November 13, 2012
Hotlist: Announcements & Deadlines
Temporary changes to the RangeFlash: Due to the high volume of news items in each RangeFlash, content will alternate each week between regular SRM announcements and news items pertaining to the SRM Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show. An archive of RangeFlashes is now available at: http://rangelands.org/rangeflash.shtml. This page is also available on the Quick Links menu.
Strategic Grazing Management for Complex Adaptive Systems
Nov. 29 - 30, 2012
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO The deadline for hotel reservations at The Hilton has been extended to Nov. 20. Online registration ends Nov. 14. You won't want to miss this!
Sign Up Now for A Booth at the 2013 SRM Trade Show
A-Bar Bunkhouse Band
The Society for Range Management Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Trade Show invites range clubs, agencies, private companies and organizations to register for a booth for the 2013 Trade Show. This is an opportunity to interact with more than 1,500 range practitioners including scientists, agency personnel, ranchers, students, consultants and more.
The trade show will set up on Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and open on Monday from 8am to 6pm and Tuesday from 7am to 6pm. Monday evening a Trade Show Mixer will be held from 6pm to 8pm featuring appetizers, cash bar and The A-Bar Bunkhouse Band. This popular band is from the bluestem country of Oklahoma and will be an attraction that no one will want to miss.
To register for your booth go to the website: http://rangelands.org/oklahoma_city2013/trade-show.html
This site will provide you with everything you need. Remember December 10th is the early registration deadline.
Call for SRM Nominations of Officers
My career in rangeland management has been varied and exciting to say the least, but without doubt, the highlight was the time I served as a member of the Board, and ultimately as president of the Society for Range Management. Membership in this professional society has afforded me, challenge, opportunity, and a continued learning environment I would not have been able to find without actively participating in the
As chairman of the Nominating Committee, I am asking all members to consider serving on the board, or as an officer in SRM. While the process may seem a bit daunting - no one likes to stand for election - it is well worth the time and effort. I can honestly say that for every minute I spent, more than that was returned to me in time. And, as I have said to many others in the society, there are literally hundreds of people who would make outstanding board members.
As important as this is to all of us, it is incumbent on the Sections to forward names of potential officers and board members as well. In recent years, we have not done that job as effectively as we should. Way back when I was nominated, it was done by the Wyoming section; I encourage section leaders to step up to that challenge. The other opportunity lies with members who know each other best - please forward your ideas for leadership.
Within the next few months, I would like to build a roster of candidates for board and leadership positions. It is my expectation that this roster could be used and added to in the future, and that it might serve as an opportunity for leadership development efforts within SRM. Please let me hear your ideas, either by email or phone (below). It is always the right time to move the Society and the profession forward.
Bob Budd - SRM Nominations Committee Chair
Office: (307) 777-8024 / Cell: (307) 349-5387 / [email protected]
Do You Tweet? 2013 SRM Oklahoma City Annual Meeting Goes High Tech with Twitter (#SRM2013)
Welcome to the 21st century. The 2013 planning committee has decided to go high tech for the annual meeting in Oklahoma City with the new Twitter hashtag #SRM2013. This is a chance for social interaction on the internet about all things SRM OKC in 2013. Let's hear some tweets from the membership.
A couple of important items regarding the meeting, which is scheduled for Feb. 2 - 8, 2013: anything and everything you will need to know is located on the website (http://rangelands.org/oklahoma_city2013/). On the webpage, several items have been added, including the program at a glance.
Registration is now open but after Dec. 12, 2012 registration fees increase. Information regarding hotel and travel are also on the website. Don't wait to register or reserve your hotel room. Make plans to attend this meeting, you won't want to miss it.
Registration is Now Open for the SRM 2013 Annual Meeting, Technical Training, and Tradeshow
Be sure to register and get hotel reservations soon to take advantage of cheaper rates. This year's meeting will be held, February 2-8, 2013, in the heart of Oklahoma City.
The 2013 OKC SRM Planning Committee has organized a great event and we hope you will experience the excitement of Oklahoma by adding time to take one of the social or technical tours we have planned.
For more information, visit our website at http://rangelands.org/oklahoma_city2013
For more hotel and transportation information, click here.
This year we are awarding two Young Professionals Conclave Travel Scholarships in the amount of $500 each!
Please note that the deadline for scholarship applications has been extended to DECEMBER 1, 2012. We have only had 1 applicant for the scholarship so far so chances of receiving one this year are good!
You can either mail your application in or email it to is [email protected] or [email protected].The application materials are posted on our website (http://www.rangelands.org/ypc/pdf/YPC_Travel_Scholarship.pdf) and are due back by Dec. 1, 2012
The Redd Fund for Rancher Sponsorship - Deadline Dec. 1
Are you a rancher or do you know ranchers who would be interested in attending the SRM annual meeting? Help is out there!
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Excellence in Rangeland Management Entries Due Dec. 15th
Don't miss your opportunity to recognize an Excellent Rangeland Manager from your section! The Excellence in Rangeland Management poster contest is an excellent way to showcase the "best of the best" at the international SRM meeting. For more information, visit the SRM Awards website at: http://www.rangelands.org/awards/awards_handbook11.shtml
2013 SRM Job Fair
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
BLM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
BLM Volunteers needed to man the BLM booth at the SRM 2013 Annual Meeting, Technical Training and Tradeshow
Calling all available BLM personnel to volunteer their time at the BLM Booth in the Tradeshow from Feb. 2-8, 2013.
Please contact Marc A. Pointel, 2013 Job Fair Coordinator at 775-482-7850 or e-mail at [email protected]
STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FOR 2013 SRM JOB FAIR
The 2013 SRM Job Fair is requesting assistance of two volunteer university students for customer service and administration of the job fair. The volunteer must be a dynamic, enthusiastic and outgoing person with a great sense service to the students and staff at the job fair. The purpose of the volunteers is to increase the involvement of students in the activities of the job fair and gain organizational and administrative skills as well. Please submit a letter of recommendation, resume and a cover letter on "Why I want to be a volunteer at the 2013 SRM
Job Fair." Please contact Marc A. Pointel, 2013 SRM Job Fair Coordinator at 775-482-7800 or [email protected] (with subject line - Job Fair Volunteer).
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PREPARING FOR ACADEMIC INTERVIEWS
Would you like to eventually obtain a position in academia or at a University? Are you currently a Ph.D. student? Join us on the first day of the SRM Meeting (Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013; 5 pm to 6 pm) to learn about:
- How c.v.'s are different than resumes
- What is expected from the seminar presentation
- Meeting with interest groups
- How to dress during academic interviews
- How to negotiate salary, benefits and start-up funds
Please reserve your spot in the workshop by contacting Dr. Megan Clayton, Assistant Professor & Extension Range Spc., Texas AgriLife Extension Service/Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at [email protected] or 361-265-9203 or Marc A. Pointel, 2013 SRM Job Fair Coordinator at 775-482-7800 or [email protected]. Spread the word to your students or fellow classmates! Room location for the workshop to be announced at a later date.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
In addition to the successful Student Employment Workshop (now called the Rangeland Employment Workshop), where you can ask questions on how to really succeed in the job market, SRM is planning to host additional career development workshops. All workshops will be one to two hours in length and will be offered concurrently with the 2013 Rangeland Job Fair on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3, 2013 from 1 pm to 6 pm. Top professionals from both the private and public sectors of rangeland management have volunteered to guide these workshops to benefit SRM members.
2013 SRM Endowment Fund Silent Auction
The Endowment Fund Development Committee requests your participation in the 2013 Silent Auction! At the 2012 Silent Auction in Spokane, over $10,000 was raised for the Endowment Fund by auctioning 120 items. All proceeds from the Silent Auction each year are added to the Endowment Fund. The Silent Auction will operate during the Trade Show hours in the Trade Show Area/Hall. Auction close out and item pick up will occur Tuesday evening.
For more information on the 2013 SRM Silent Auction or if you have an item for the Auction but are not able to transport it to the meeting, contact Meribeth Lomkin at [email protected] or call 208-358-1533.
International Affairs Committee Symposium
SYMPOSIUM: "Women as Change Agents in the World's Rangelands"
Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The International Affairs Committee invites you to attend the symposium it is sponsoring at the annual meeting in Oklahoma City. The all-day symposium is "Women as Change Agents in the World's Rangelands" and will be held on Tuesday, February 5. Dr. Layne Coppock has arranged an excellent group of speakers who will review changing roles for women in the world's rangelands. Rangeland populations have historically been marginalized in terms of their access to public services and lack of exposure to the outside world. Social, economic, and technological forces are rapidly altering this situation, however. Women are now having larger profiles as community leaders, range managers, and professionals in research, extension, or agency administration. This symposium will take stock of such trends and ask ourselves what these gender dynamics imply for new frontiers in rangeland research, outreach, education, and rural development strategies, both overseas and in North America.
Click Here for the Program