2018 Annual Conference Committee
Committee Chair — Dan Devlin, Director, Center for Agricultural Resources and the Environment (KCARE)/Kansas Water Resources Institute (KWRI)
Vice Chair — Martin Draper, Department Head, Plant Pathology
Past Chair — John Ruberson, Department Head, Entomology
Marie Blythe, Retiree
Rachael Boyle, Agriculture and Natural Resources/4-H Agent, Phillips-Rooks Extension District (Kansas Joint Council of Extension Professionals)
Gregg Hadley, Director for Extension
Debbie Hagenmaier, Assistant Director, K-State Global Campus
Krista Harding, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Horticulture Agent, Southwind District
Gloria Holcombe, Editor, Communications and Agricultural Education
Sharolyn Jackson, Family and Consumer Sciences Specialist, Northeast Area (Healthy You Leadership Team)
Jaime Menon, Community Vitality Specialist, Agriculture and Natural Resources (Kansas Association of Community Development Extension Professionals)
Susan Metzger, Senior Executive Administrator
Ernie Minton, Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Interim Director of K-State Research and Extension
Dennis Patton, Horticulture Agent, Johnson County (Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents)
Kaitlin Peine, 4-H Youth Development, Douglas County (Kansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents)
Paula Peters, Associate Director for Extension Programs
Jamie Rathbun, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Midway District (Kansas Extensions Association of Family and Consumers Sciences)
Nadine Sigle, Community Vitality Specialist, Ag and Natural Resources (Epsilon Sigma Phi)
Stacey Warner, Leader for Extension Operations
Wade Weber, Head of the Department of 4-H Youth Development and 4-H Youth Development Program Leadert
Erin Yelland, Assistant Professor, Family Studies and Human Services
2018 Conference Objectives
• Share ideas on how to lead through challenging times.
• Focus on applying our core competencies.
• Build personal and professional relationships through networking with colleagues.
• Recognize outstanding programs and contributions by faculty and staff.