September 22, 2014
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Extension Programs Awarded $8.6 Million in Grants
  • Utah State University Extension was recently awarded $8.6 million in grants to support programs that help Utahns become self-reliant and that help children, adults and families be successful. The three-year grants were awarded by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program through the Division of Workforce Services (DWS), the state agency responsible for administering the TANF funds. Click here to read the story. 

Western Extension Directors Association Centennial on the Summit
  • The WEDA Centennial  on the Summit 2104, held Sept. 22-24 in Mt. Hood, Oregon, will include live webinar presentation simulcasts. The summit will honor and celebrate the 100th year of the Smith-Lever Act, but most of the event will focus on learning innovations and creating a 21st Century Extension System. The Summit will be streamed live via a free webinar. All university administrators and Extension employees are invited to participate in the event as their schedule permits. Click here for links and schedule. 

USDA Celebrates Extension's 100th Anniversary
  • Dr. Martin Draper, national program leader, opened the ceremony by reading a proclamation from President Obama marking Extension's 100 years, and NIFA Director Sonny Ramaswamy delivered an address about the history and future of Cooperative Extension. Click here to see the video.

     

Food $ense Program Becomes a Way of Life
  •  Kerry Garvin became both a Food $ense program employee and a user within two weeks' time. The Box Elder County resident was the mother of three and in need of employment after a divorce more than three years ago. She took a part-time job with the Food $ense program assisting in their office, and as she learned about the program, she realized what a great help it would be to her own family. Click here to read the story.

     

Save the Date    
  • Utah Prepare Conference and Expo, Sat., Sept. 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., South Towne Expo Center in Sandy. Click here for information.
             Email calendar submissions to Julene Reese 
New Employee
  • Fatima Dirie is a new Extension educator in Salt Lake County. She was born in Somalia and lived in Kenya for several years before coming to the United States. She moved to Utah with her family in 1997 and has lived here since. Fatima speaks five languages including Somali, Mai, Mai, Chimini, Swahili and English. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with a master's degree in social work with an emphasis in international social work. Fatima has 8 years of on-the-job experience supporting youth enrichment programs and working with the refugee and immigrant populations. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. She loves to travel and meet folks from different cultural backgrounds, and she loves to lead by example and works hard to strengthen families and youth in her community. 

Tech Tip
  • You may love Google Docs but not everyone has or wants a Google account. Here's how to share your Google Doc with a non-Google user:

  • Email it. With the Doc open, click the File menu and choose Email as Attachment.
  • Share a link. With the Doc open, click the Share button at the top right, and     then select Change under the Who has Access section of the Sharing settings dialog. Select Anyone with the link. 

  Tech Tip provided by Dennis Hinkamp

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