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Tentative 2018 Conference Schedule

Tuesday, October 16

TimeSessionRoom
9:00amRegistration opensSecond Floor Concourse
9:00am – 5:00pmIT Help Desk ExpressSecond Floor Concourse
10:00 - 11:30amState Benefits UpdateUnion
10:00 - 11:30amFederal Benefits UpdateUnion
10:45 – 11:30am Kansas Association of Extension 4-H Agents (KAE4-HA) CommitteesUnion
  Lunch 
11:45 – 1:00pm Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP) Business Meeting and Box LunchFlint Hills Room
 Noon - 1:00pm Kansas Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (KEAFCS) Board Location, TBD
12:15 – 1:00pm Kansas Association of County Agricultural Agents (KACAA) Board Location, TBD
Afternoon
1:00 – 4:00pmKAE 4-HA Business MeetingLocation, TBD
1:00 – 1:25pmKansas Association of County Agricultural Agents (KACAA) Standing CommitteesLocation, TBD
1:30 – 1:55pmKACAA Professional Improvement CommitteesLocation, TBD
2:00 – 4:00pmKansas Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (KACDEP)Location, TBD
2:00 – 4:00pmKEAFCS Membership MeetingLocation, TBD
2:00 – 4:00pmKACAA Business MeetingLocation, TBD
Evening
4:00 – 5:00pm

Kansas Joint Council of Extension Professionals (KS-JCEP) Committee Meetings

Location, TBD
4:00 – 6:00pmBlood Pressure Checks, Healthy You, Wellness in the WorkplaceLocation, TBD
4:30 – 6:00pmResource Fair/Reception/K-State Research and Extension Silent Auction – Cadence A Cappella Entertainment performance at 5:00 pm Main Ballroom
6:00 – 7:30pmESP Recognition Dessert ReceptionLocation, TBD

 

Wednesday, October 17

TimeSessionRoom
7:15amRegistration opensLobby outside Forum Hall until 10 am, then Second Floor Concourse
8:00am – 5:00pmIT Help Desk ExpressSecond Floor Concourse
8:00 – 8:05amOpening Remarks, Dan Devlin, Conference ChairForum Hall
8:05 – 9:20amErnie Minton, interim director of K-State Research and Extension and interim dean of the College of Agriculture; Gregg Hadley, director for extensionForum Hall
9:20 – 10:00am

Speaker

Nancy Franz, Professor Emeritus, Iowa State University
Forum Hall
10:00 – 10:30amBreakCourtyard, Ground Floor
10:30 – 11:10amConcurrent Session #1 – Understanding Core Competencies

 
  
1A  Strengthening Cultural Competence Using the Intercultural Developmental Inventory (IDI)
Nozella Brown, Wyandotte County; Deryl Waldren, 4-H Youth Development Specialist

Diversity/Pluralism/Multiculturalism

In today's world, K-State Research and Extension professionals need cultural competence to work with a variety of diverse audiences. The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), formulated from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) provides a framework for understanding how people confront and manage cultural difference. Using Mitchell Hammer's DMIS model, William Bennet developed the IDI, a reliable and validated instrument. The IDI has been rigorously tested and has cross-cultural generalizability, both internationally and with domestic diversity. As a developmental model, the IDI emphasizes the process of worldview development, rather than specific skill sets or attitudes. The model charts the course from monocultural mindsets to intercultural mindsets. It also focuses on the role cultural difference plays in one's everyday interactions with others. Using an interactive group activity during this session, participants will understand how the mindsets affect personal interactions. The session also provides opportunities for participants to reflect on their personal mindset and consider ways to increase their effectiveness.

 
  

1B Engaging the Adult Learner: An Andragogical Approach
Christopher Petty, Flint Hills District; Chuckie Hessong, Southeast Kansas SNAP-Ed 

Engagement

As K-State Research and Extension professionals, we are regularly tasked with teaching the adult learner. However, adults learn and engage differently than children. Therefore, our approach to teaching the adult learner should be different than the approach we use to teach children. This session will explain the principles of "andragogy" a popular school of thought on the subject of adult learning. Session leaders Chuckie Hessong and Christopher Petty are current and former students, respectively, of the Adult Learning and Leadership Master's Degree program at Kansas State University. Hessong and Petty will provide basic background information, principles, critiques, and follow-up information about "andragogy,"an adult learning theory popularized by Malcolm Knolwes. An understanding of these principles can help better engage an adult audience.

 
  
1C Light a Fire in Your Extension Programs with SPARK Videos
Jennifer Wilson, Riley County; Kylie Ludwig, Wildcat District 

Information and Education Delivery

This session will introduce participants to Adobe Spark and its useful applications in programming. Participants will: learn about the various capabilities of Adobe Spark; learn how to script, produce, record and publish videos using the application; brainstorm uses within their programming; make a short video, if time allows. Spark videos can be used to teach concepts, provide information, or publicize programs and services.

 
  
1D The Art of Listening is a Soft Skill Core Competency for Every K-State Research and Extension Professional
Bruce Chladny, Wyandotte County

Interpersonal Relations

Facilitators are responsible for creating a process that is respectful, positive, and useful. However, often overlooked are the "soft skills" that include verbal communication, active listening, and understanding human interactions that create an environment that is safe and welcoming. Because most people listen with the intent to reply and not to understand, this session will explore the art of listening and apply the rule of "Seek first to understand then to be understood" to facilitation and all K-State Research and Extension work. The 40-minute session will include some lecture but will mainly focus on the "art" of listening and will practice the skill by utilizing a fun listening ice breaker, a self assessment, three practice listening exercises designed to build listening skills, and a goal setting exercise to help prioritize listening skill development for future professional improvement.

 
11:20 – NoonConcurrent Session #2 – Understanding Core Competencies

 
  
2A Los Verde Clovers: Engagement and Retention of New Youth and Families in 4-H 
Aliah Mestrovich Seay, 4-H Youth Development; Ruddy Yanez Benavides, College of Human Ecology

Diversity/Pluralism/Multiculturalism

Understanding the impact and resourcefulness of community connections and an "outside-the-box" type of thinking is conducive to a successful culturally inclusive program. With the support of Kansas 4-H, as well as agents and volunteers represented in Riley County 4-H, the first multilingual/multicultural 4-H Club in the state was founded and chartered in Manhattan. The Verde Clovers (Green Clovers) provide a unique 4-H youth development experience: meetings focus on educational activities, the pledge is recited in two languages (English and Spanish), the entire family attends, and a meal is provided every time. Attracting primarily Latina families and youth in the community, the Verde Clovers have adopted English and Spanish as their primary languages; although, other languages are represented as well, such as Mandarin, Russian, and French. The Verde Clovers consists of first-generation children ages 5-17, their parents, siblings, and in some cases, even cousins. The core volunteer group is comprised of parents, college students, professional staff, and community friends. The success of the Verde Clovers stems from overcoming a great number of obstacles early in the club's formation. The club experienced language barriers and cultural differences, disconnect between 4-H and individuals outside of ìtraditionalî audiences, and transportation challenges. These obstacles were embraced with cultural sensitivity, even though many of these issues continue to be a part of the ongoing club narrative. One of the focuses of the club has been college and career readiness opportunities. Using STEM activities as a vehicle, youth are engaged in potential career fields including robotics, computer code, chemistry, and more. Youth engage in local and statewide 4-H events, while adopting new ways of running their club and tailoring it to their specific needs. Parents form a support network thanks to safe meeting places like the local Catholic Hispanic Ministry. Older youth in the program are experiencing the benefits of having a college student mentor who is first-generation as well; they begin to see college as an accessible goal, no longer a distant dream. With community and university partnerships, the Verde Clovers have attended civic learning events, career readiness programs, and summer educational experience camps at K-State. In this workshop, you will be engaged in empowering dialogue on diversity, community engagement, and inclusivity. Discuss recruitment strategies for volunteers from all walks of life, their retention, and passion for giving back. Explore how to approach further training for K-State Research and Extension professionals on intercultural competence and effective outreach to new youth and adult audiences. Discover how you can find those community connections and resources unique to your own programming location and how to engage your cultural advocates: your ultimate guides and bridge-builders into culturally sensitive programming and outreach.

 
  

2B Building Capacity through Collaborative Partnerships 
Kaitlyn Peine, Douglas County; Susan Johnson, Roberta Wyckoff, Tom Buller, Douglas County

Information and Education Delivery, Engagement

In order for K-State Research and Extension to broaden it's reach to new audiences, collaboration is key. Collaboration can look many different ways. The team at K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County works together each year to offer a youth development program. The team of agents works together to identify a programming void and a target audience. After researching educational youth development programs being offered in Douglas County and meeting with the 4-H Youth Development PDC, our team noted a lack of STEM and agriculture-related programs and a need for programs for the 5-9 age range. In 2018, agents and staff hosted Science University, a science- based program open to 5-9 year olds. Agents, staff and volunteers collaborated to offer five, four-hour long sessions. Topics included S.T.E.M., environmental acience, plant science, animal science, and food acience. By participating in 20 hours of instruction, participants demonstrated of a variety of science skills. Extension Master Gardeners, Extension Master Food Volunteers, and 4-H volunteers assisted with facilitating the programs. Community partners including the Douglas County Conservation District also assisted with teaching. Science University reached 56 youth ages 5-9. 92 percent of the participants had not previously participated in a program hosted by KSRE-DG. In our session, the team will share the following: *Marketing strategies for reaching young families. *Lesson plans and outcome evaluation tools for all five science-themed sessions. *Strategies on how to collaborate internally and externally,including how to involve all program areas for a youth development program. *Ideas on how to engage current volunteers with program delivery. *Opportunities to include technology in program delivery.

 
  
2C DIY Audio Production for Local Radio and Podcasting 
Jason Hackett, Eric Atkinson, Jeff Wichman, Richard Baker, Communications and Agricultural Education

Information and Education Delivery

Audio is the one communication medium that people can safely consume while driving a tractor, tending a garden, or walking a dog. It's never been easier or cheaper to record, edit, and deliver your own audio content. If you've had an opportunity to produce your own spots for local radio or have thought about starting a topical podcast that's relevant to your local audiences but haven't had the time to research how to get started, this is the session for you. We'll cover the types of hardware and software you'll need, point out options for every budget level, and offer tips to help you avoid common pitfalls so you can create quality sound and harness a new medium.

 
  
2D Brokering Community Conversations – Specialization with Broad Appeal 
Marlin Bates, Douglas County; Lindsay Jorgenson, Johnson County

Interpersonal Relations

While most people recognize the importance of increasing human and social capital within their community, the avenues by which they build such capitals can markedly differ. Even so, any given community priority, as diverse as they can be, carries potential to bring together stakeholders with different narratives, interests, and approaches for enhancing their communityís vitality. Leveraging that potential requires the skillful convening of diverse audiences. Agents' role in public education positions them to lead transdisciplinary efforts that channel ideas into lasting and wide-ranging policy, systems, and environmental change. With limited time in our schedules, it is easy to forgo opportunities to participate in these larger conversations, let alone convene them. However, a reprioritization of our efforts to emphasize higher-level programming will serve Extension well in the long run. In a day where the value of agent specialization is increasingly recognized, it is critical to accept that we cannot gain traction in forming targeted partnershipS ones that tangibly develop the Community Capitals by parceling out our time and expertise to reach several different sorts of audiences. Instead, we must channel our efforts into addressing broad-encompassing issues that affect numerous sectors. This may mean taking a look at issues further from the ground than we are used to in issues that are complex and uncomfortable. These issues are woven into the Policy, Systems, and Environments that we and our neighbors operate in. Identifying exactly what goals your community can rally around will differ throughout the state, but how you equip multi-sector groups to engage in actionable conversation doesn't change. Extension Professionals are uniquely positioned to garner community support and develop a reputation as a convener of groups who aims to tackle complex issues. Our history, reputation, Land-Grant status, and character all provide an open door to these conversations because of the trust and respect that come along with our positions. This is the door of opportunity in relationship development. So, how do we leverage this opportunity before us? Extension is not unique in the individual programmatic efforts that we offer. Where our strength resides is in the total programming effort we extend to our communities. With this in mind, we must better complement our colleagues' work in order to elevate community conversations. Extension Professionals who look to their colleagues' efforts to frame the issues that are addressed through Extension programming avail themselves to a larger pool of partners and collaborators. Similarly, when we frame the total effort of an Extension unit in a way that complements the activities of potential partners, we succeed in forging the new teams necessary to tackle community-wide issues. In order to do this, we must be able to think beyond the short- and medium-term goals of our programming and think more holistically about our approach and recognize the value of collaborative effort over individual success. This session will highlight the efforts of two Extension Professionals working to advance local food system development work in Northeast Kansas. The energy that is exerted in developing relationships with critical partners will be highlighted. Strategies for success in interpersonal relations will be shared with participants in a way that is easily-adoptable, tangible, and empowering. Combining the liberation of specialization with the professional satisfaction that accompanies success in moving community issues along, this presentation will provide participants with the confidence needed to shift into a new way to work.

 
Lunch
Noon – 1:15pmKansas Joint Council of Extension Professionals
(KS-JCEP) Luncheon and Meeting
Location, TBD
Afternoon
1:30 – 2:10pmConcurrent Session #3 – Understanding Core Competencies

 
  
3A New Kansas Land Values and Lease Information Sources
Mikel Taylor, Agricultural Economics; Robin Reid, Agricultural Economics 

Engagement

Kansas land values and lease rates continue to be one of the top issues that K-State Research and Extension agricultural agents across the state receive questions on. While current material tops the downloads at the KSRE bookstore and www.AgManager.info, this year new resources provide even more information to equip agents to handle these frequent questions. One is a new 55-page Kansas Land Values book published jointly by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. The other is a recent survey that gathered in-depth information from Kansas Farm Management Association farms on the characteristics of the leasing arrangements they were engaged in. Both resources will be extremely helpful to agricultural agents but could also serve as material for them to present at local meetings. The presenters, Mykel Taylor and Robin Reid, will explain the methodology behind these resources, present key findings, and take questions on the material.

 
  
3B Communication Skills Needed to Help Consumers and Other Stakeholders Reduce Food Waste 
Londa Nwadike, K-State Olathe; Nancy J. Larson, Pollution Prevention Institute Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

Information and Education Delivery

Food waste is a major problem in the United States. In fact, it is estimated that 31 percent of the available food supply in the U.S. goes uneaten, with the average American wasting 429 pounds of food per year (in 2010). The US Environmental Protection Agency estimates that in the year 2014 alone, the US wasted 38 million tons of food, while 48 million people are facing hunger. Farmers and food producers work very hard to produce enough food for everyone to eat, but then much of that food is wasted, so is not benefiting anyone, and can instead harm our environment through the production of methane gas when thrown into landfills. Food waste is also an economic issues as it is estimated that at the retail and consumer levels in the US, food loss and waste totals $161 billion dollars. This session will highlight the communication skills that are needed to help guide behavior change among consumers and other stakeholders to help reduce this food waste, and will also provide information on resources available through KSRE to help businesses and consumers reduce food waste. The session will provide information on how to better communicate with audiences on topics such as composting at home, understanding 'best by' and 'use by' dates on food product labels, and safely donating food to food pantries and soup kitchens.

 
  
3C New Approaches to Video 
Jason Hackett, Communications and Agricultural Education; Brad Beckman, Communications and Ag Education; Erin Petersilie, Walnut Creek District

Information and Education Delivery

Across the state, several extension professionals are communicating effectively through video in new ways on Facebook and Facebook Live (a whole different beast!), with Adobe Spark, and even on local cable TV and broadcast affiliates. This session will feature a panel of video communicators from top-performing districts and counties including Post Rock District, Walnut Creek District and more. They'll share what they have learned, how they use various video editing tools, some on their smartphones, and how they have built local partnerships to leverage video to reach their constituents.

 
  
3D Managing and Developing Volunteers in Times of Change 
Shane Potter, 4-H Youth Development

Volunteerism

One of the few constants in extension work is change. In fact, we are often seen as change agents, championing new and innovative practices and techniques. As exciting and valuable as change can be, it can also cause stress and conflict especially for many of our long-term volunteers. As an extension professional, how can you help your volunteers effectively cope with the increasing pace of change? Through this workshop you will gain tactics to utilize the science of change management, identify different types of change, and understand the triggers which can lead to perceived resistance to change. The session will also identify opportunities and resources which can be used for additional professional development and ready-made volunteer training.

 
  
3E Diversity in Action: Creating Culturally Competent Future 
Zelia Wiley, Diversity Programs Office; Linda Lamb, College of Human Ecology; Deryl Waldren, Northwest Research-Extension Center; Melinda Daily, Sunflower District; Debra Bolton, Southwest Research-Extension Center; Gregg Hadley, Director for Extension; Stacey Warner, Leader for Extension Operations; Paula Peters, Associate Director of Extension Programming; Charlotte Olsen, College of Human Ecology; Nozella Brown, Wyandotte County

Diversity/Pluralism/Multiculturalism

Diversity in the workplace has become a growing focal point for extension programs. As diversity increases, cultural competence among employees is an essential component of creating a healthy working environment and meeting the need of underserved audiences. Kansas State Research and Extension (KSRE) is a statewide network of educators sharing research, analysis and education to achieve a safe sustainable food system in Kansas communities. To meet this need, KSRE has made strides to increase cultural awareness of its workforce through a training, Navigating Difference. One of its goals is to enhance cultural competence skills for new and seasoned agents. Since inception, there has been a total of 13 trainings. This session will summarize the results, share successes and engage participants in activities.

 
1:30 – 4:30pmResearch Session (description coming soon)Wildcat Chamber
   
2:20 – 3:20pmConcurrent Session #4 – Understanding Core Competencies

 
  
4A Livestock Emergency Preparedness 
Lori Bammerlin, Flint Hills District; David Hogg, Kansas Department of Agriculture; Carla Nemecek, Southwind District; Abbie Powell, Marais des Cygnes District 

Information and Education Delivery

Agricultural emergencies threaten not only the health and well-being of animals, but also the health and well-being of humans. These incidents, especially those involving a foreign animal disease, could lead to a wide range of consequences, including the loss of large numbers of livestock and agricultural products and a decrease in food quality and security, and could potentially result in devastating human health consequences affecting the community. For these reasons, it is critical that we take necessary precautions to prepare our state and our communities for these types of incidents.

 
  
4B Words Make All the Difference: Telling the K-State Research and Extension Story with One Voice 
Megan Macy, Communications and Agricultural Education

Information and Education Delivery

Thank for making these first two years with the new K-State Research and Extension wordmarks, branding guidelines and marketing templates successful, but our work is just beginning. Building a brand is more than looks, it's about what we say, what we do and how we do it; having a consistent voice across all of our parts. Learn how messaging the words establishes and supports our brand and moves us to being a best-known secret.

 
  
4C Everyday Mindfulness 
Donna Krug, Southwind Extension District; Debra Bolton, Southwest Research-Extension Center; John Krug, retired chiropractor

Information and Education Delivery

"Everyday Mindfulness" is based on the KSRE fact sheet and leaders' guide by the same title published in July 2018. The term, "mindfulness" seems to be everywhere - it is touted as the new yoga, the answer to stress, or the alternative to prescription drugs. But beyond the buzz, this session will help participants understand the concepts of mindfulness. Mindfulness has many definitions. One is: "Having nonjudgmental awareness in which each thought, feeling and sensation is acknowledged and accepted in their present state. This steady and non-reactive attention usually differs from the way people normally operate in the world." This session will share the seven principles of mindfulness with participants, and explain the many benefits of incorporating mindfulness activities in ones' daily life. The powerpoint presentation shares how mindful meditation has proven effective in school settings, as well as corporations, hospitals, military bases and prisons. The session will end with a short meditation to help participants relax and focus on the present moment.

 
  
4D Leading through Change ~ Case Study: 4-H Shooting Sports 
Pam Van Horn, 4-H Youth Development; Ray Bartholomew and Patsy Maddy

Volunteerism

Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports is one of the fastest growing educational programs across the state. Nearly 3,500 youth participate in the ten disciplines led by 525 certified volunteer instructors. These volunteers are passionate and enthused about sharing knowledge with young people. They are excited about introducing 4-H Shooting Sports locally, but often have questions about equipment, facilities, and insurance. Many times, Extension Agents are overwhelmed with the 4-H Shooting Sports requirements therefore, during this session the goal is to answer the questions which obstruct and bog down Extension Agents and volunteers alike in growing a thriving program. 1) What are the basic requirements needed for implementing a thriving 4-H Shooting Sports Program? Extension Agents are curious of what are basic needs for starting and maintaining a vibrant 4-H Shooting Sports program within the county or district. This session examines the fundamental components required for starting a 4-H Shooting Sports Program including volunteer certification requirements and utilizing volunteers for enhancing the program. 2) Where does one learn about risk management, equipment and funding sources? Overwhelmed with questions of liability insurance, funding needs and safe environments? Extension Agents, especially those who are thrown into a project outside of their experiences, are bewildered when asked if the 4-H Building allows air rifles to be shot in the large open-spaced room. During this session, Extension Agents will learn about facility requirements, appropriate tools, and funding sources for extending the 4-H Shooting Sports Program. 3) How does 4-H Shooting Sports incorporate educational learning opportunities beyond competitive events? Educational value is key to a vibrant, thriving 4-H program; however, 4-H Shooting Sports seems inundated with practice sessions, qualifying matches and state competition. Where are the educational components beyond marksmanship? Come learn alternative pathways for youth to share their mastery of 4-H Shooting Sports in this session and join the conversation for furthering the program.

 
3:20 – 3:50pmBreakCourtyard
3:50 – 4:30pmConcurrent Session #5 – Understanding Core Competencies

 
  
5A Government Grants to Help Local Rural Communities Nancy Daniels, Community Vitality
Nancy Daniels, Community Development; Jessica Bowser, USDA Rural Development; Debbie M. Beck, Kansas Department of Commerce

Engagement

Government Grants to Help Local Rural Communities A panel composed of: ***Jessica Bowser, USDA Rural Development, will talk about the loans, grants and loan guarantee programs available in rural communities. If the local project qualifies for USDA RD funding, USDA RD sends a specialist to assist with the funding request. **Debbie M. Beck, Community Development Block Grants allow the Department of Commerce to distribute federal funds to Kansas cities and counties to improve their community. These programs often cooperate on local projects. USDA population requirements vary by program, generally serving communities as large as 35,000. CDBG serves all cities and counties in the state with the exception of the following: Kansas City, Overland Park, Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka, Wichita, Leavenworth and all of Johnson County.

 
  
5B Educational Deliveries: Experiential, Interactive, & Adaptable 
Sarah Maass, Central Kansas District; Lindsey Mueting, McPherson County

Information and Education Delivery

In this session, participants will experience a hands-on workshop which is designed to share experiential learning techniques. These techniques can be adapted across all extension programs. Learn about education delivery techniques that will engage and educate your audience in a different manner. Participants will go home with a minimum of two activities that can be adapted in several ways. They will also receive additional resources they can take home and implement in their local extension unit programming. The intent of this session is not only to help extension agents enhance their program delivery skills, but to also help their program participants be more engaged to increase their learning capacity. The instructors will be sharing what they have learned, their ideas, and resources from the Buckeye Leadership Workshop in Ohio.

 
  
5C Engagement – Not Just for Weddings Anymore 
David Carter, Yvonne Cook, Ryan Hamel, Engineering Extension 

Engagement

The Kansas Energy Program within Engineering Extension has fostered many overlapping engagement opportunities with several organizations in Kansas and beyond. This presentation will highlight these engagement opportunities and describe the methods by which these relationships are nourished.

 
 
5D Determine Impact through Ripple Effects Mapping
Nadine Sigle, Community Development

Information and Education Delivery

The Ripple Effects Evaluation process is an effective and engaging way to get information out of a person's brain and on to paper in a visual way. In this presentation we will demonstrate how to use mind-mapping to draw the stories and ripple effects of a program and to code it to measure outcomes. The purpose of ripple effects mapping is to better understand the ripple effects and relationships of an extension program on individuals, groups, communities and regions. Using appreciative inquiry, questions are asked to determine how things are different as a result of this program? What are people doing differently? What effect did participation have on attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and action? The information gained is hand written into a mind map. When mapping, capturing detail allows for the richness of the project to be captured. Once completed, the hand written map is transferred to a computer software program for ease of reading and understanding. Following the mapping activity, participants are asked to reflect on the process and identify the most significant changes which occurred. The map will allow extension personnel to tell their story about a program and how they are making a difference. It also gives them an opportunity to identify next steps and who this information should be shared with. And lastly, it gives personnel an opportunity to explore where there are gaps.

 
 
Evening
5:00 – 6:00pmAg Smixer Social
(address: Blue Hills Room 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd)
off campus
6:00pmAg Smixer Dinner
(address: Blue Hills Room, 2317 Tuttle Creek Blvd)
off campus
6:00pm

FCS Friendship Night Party on the Prairie Cost is $25. This covers the meal, a hay rack ride, a program including cowboy poetry and other entertainment.
(address: Lazy T Ranch, 2103 Zeandale Rd)

off campus

6:00pm

 

4-H event 

 

 TBD 

6:30 - 8:45pm

KACDEP event
(address: El Tapatio, 2605 Stagg Hill Rd #3162)

 off campus

 

Thursday, October 18

TimeSessionRoom
7:00 – 8:00am

Inspirational Breakfast, Speaker TBD


Location, TBD
7:15amRegistration opensSecond Floor Concourse
9:00am - NoonIT Help Desk ExpressSecond Floor Concourse
8:15amUnderstanding Changing Demographics in Kansas – Matthew Sanderson – Associate Professor of SociologyForum Hall
9:30 - 10:15amPEARS Update
9:30 - 11:30amRetiree Activities with Administrative Update by Director Gregg HadleyTBD
10:25 – 11:45amIndividual Program Focus Team MeetingsLocations
 Adult Development and AgingTBD
 Community VitalityTBD
 Crop ProductionTBD
 Family and Child DevelopmentTBD
 Family Resource ManagementTBD
 HorticultureTBD
 Livestock ProductionTBD
 Natural ResourcesTBD
 Nutrition, Food Safety and HealthTBD
 Youth DevelopmentTBD
Noon – 1:30pmAwards Luncheon, Marty Draper, EmceeMain Ballroom