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  • Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Newsletter: Issue 6

    Our July and August newsletter is here!

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  • Young Farmers in Maricopa County

    More Media Coverage: Millennials Return to the Field

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  • THE 2015 GREAT ARIZONA MOSQUITO HUNT!

    Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) along with Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) need your help for the 2015 Great Arizona Mosquito Hunt.

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    New pest arrival to the Phoenix area, the Fig Whitefly

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  • Play and Learn classes enjoy the outdoors.

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  • Mother and young son reading a book.

    Family Resource Centers Impact Story

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  • Volunteers preparing soil and planting.

    Cultivating Gardeners and Urban Farmers Impact Story

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Cooperative Extension plays a unique role by bringing the University of Arizona to both urban and rural Maricopa County. Maricopa County is home to almost four million people, each with unique needs. Extension provides practical information and education to help people make their lives better. Outreach efforts translate relevant University of Arizona research into effective practices people can put to immediate use in their homes and businesses. A copy of our 2014 Annual Report can be found here and to read our latest newsletter click here.

Our Advisory Board members, appointed by our County Supervisors, help support and direct our programs. The Board advises the County Extension Director and the Extension faculty on community needs to make science useful for people in their everyday lives. A list of our Board can be found here.

For County faculty and staff directory, click here.

 

Cooperative Extension plays a unique role by bringing the University of Arizona to both urban and rural Maricopa County. Maricopa County is home to almost four million people, each with unique needs. Extension provides practical information and education to help people make their lives better. Outreach efforts translate relevant University of Arizona research into effective practices people can put to immediate use in their homes and businesses. A copy of our 2014 Annual Report can be found here and to read our latest newsletter click here.

Our Advisory Board members, appointed by our County Supervisors, help support and direct our programs. The Board advises the County Extension Director and the Extension faculty on community needs to make science useful for people in their everyday lives. A list of our Board can be found here.

For County faculty and staff directory, click here.

 

Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E Broadway Rd
Phoenix AZ 85040-8807
Phone: 602-827-8200
Fax: 602-827-8292
The Roosevelt Early Childhood Family Resource Center
4615 S. 22nd St.
Phoenix AZ 85040
Phone: 602.980.3692

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

6th Annual University of Arizona Food Safety Conference

The School Garden Food Safety Program provides optional trainings on how a school garden can become certified by The Arizona Department of Health S

Brain Builders for Life Training Institute

This interactive training focuses on integrating early brain development and typical child development for children prenatal to age three.

Arizona Project WET

Water is the most compelling issue facing Arizona today.

Desert Institute of Gardening: Crazy for Compost

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Topic: Crazy for Compost

Desert Institute of Gardening: Digging into Desert Soils

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Topic: Digging into Desert Soils

Desert Institute of Gardening: Fall Herb Gardening

Desert Institute of Gardening (DIG) classes are for the public and taught by Master Gardeners.

Topic: Fall Herb Gardening

Business Planning for Beginning Farmers

This 8-week program builds beginning farmer/rancher competencies through classroom and experiential learning.

Brain Builders for Life Training Institute

This interactive training focuses on integrating early brain development and typical child development for children prenatal to age three.

Bee's Amazing Adventure

Arizona Agriculture: Bee’s Amazing Adventure

T3 Vision Screening Training of Trainers

An application is needed to register.

Arizona Project WET

Water is the most compelling issue facing Arizona today.

T3 Vision Screening Training of Trainers

An application is needed to register.

T3 Vision Screening Training of Trainers

An application is needed to register.

T3 Vision Screening Training of Trainers

An application is needed to register.

Mark your calendars!

Field Crops "Tent Talks" will be meeting on September 16th from 7:00 - 9:00am at Pacheco's Farms in Marana, AZ.

These meetings will highlight agronomic and pest management of cotton, small grains and forage crops. .
Presenters include: Drs. Pedro Andrade, Bill McCloskey, Ayman Mostafa, Randy Norton and Mike Ottman.

For more information: https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/resource...

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An avid, Phoenix Brain Builders for Life Training Institute participant, and LTSAE Learn the Signs. Act Early- Autism Training participant came to the February 2015 BB4L training. She reported appreciation for her recent attendance in the LTSAE training. She reported that through the resources, developmental milestone brochures, handouts, and screening tools: M-Chat, Infant Toddler Checklist (ITC), STAT, and CAST that were given at the LTSAE training; she was able to identify a three-year old child who hadn’t been speaking and who was showing atypical signs of development, as well as behaviors. This participant was able to use these screenings to open up a dialogue with the parents which resulted in an Autism diagnosis for the boy. He is now receiving intervention services through SARRC.
If you’re an early childhood provider and would like to attend the LTSAE training, click the link below for an application to apply!

Links to applications:
Maricopa County: http://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/resources...

Northern Counties and Mohave: http://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/resources...

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Start a School Produce Stand!
Offer healthy, local food by starting a produce stand at your school. Let the SNAP-Ed program connect you to Arizona farmers and help manage a weekly produce stand for students, parents, and staff. Contact the UANN SNAP-Ed Food Access Coordinator, Jesse Davenport at 602-827-8212.

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