Wednesday, October 19
Breakout Sessions: 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
1C -- Community Family Board Game Program
Human connection ... the innermost craving a person may experience from the first moment of their birth and through life. Quality time forms the foundation for that emotional need to be nurtured. Our busy lifestyles and technologies have caused a lack of face-to-face interaction. Quality time is fading among family, friends and neighbors.
The Community Family Board Game Program comes as a fun tool to help families, friends, mentor-mentoree develop closer relationships and bonding through board games. The session will share how the program was implemented at Sedgwick County —techniques, photos and materials.
Elizabeth Brunscheen-Cartagena, Family Life & Resource Management
2C -- Learning to Use the Extension Master Gardener Evaluation Tools in Your County
Three new tools have been developed for evaluating Extension Master Gardener training as well as the program as a whole.
This workshop will introduce the tools to you and demonstrate how to use them, collect and analyze the data. We will also share with you how to coordinate the data with the Extension Master Gardener database.
Cheryl Boyer and Ward Upham, Horticulture, Forestry, and Recreation Resources
3C -- 4-H Shooting Sports 101
This session will help units assess local risk management of the shooting sports program and improve consistency from unit to unit. It will provide an overview of the 4-H shooting sports phases by including the following:
- required structure for youth participation;
- adult instructor training and certification requirements;
- youth opportunities — local training, competition, apprenticeship training, collateral opportunities;
- equipment and supplies;
- reporting requirements;
- risk management;
- agent and volunteer certified instructor's responsibilities/interaction.
Come and learn how successful programs continue to grow and reach new audiences.
Jim Adams, 4-H Youth Development; Ray Bartholomew, Reno County, 4-H Shooting Sports Action Team Chair; Susan Schlichting, Ellis County
4C -- Community Youth Development: Building Youth - Strengthening Communities
Recent youth movements have challenged and changed communities around the globe. In Kansas, small towns and rural areas are challenged to attract and retain families with children, and K-State and Extension’s own “Get It – Do it!” program changes the health and social capital of PRIDE communities.
These are all examples of the value of Community Youth Development to build youth and strengthen communities. This session equips Extension professionals with:
- Increased knowledge of community youth development principles
- Increased knowledge of community youth development practices as described by the Innovation Center’s “Collective Leadership Works: Preparing Youth & Adults for Community Change” (workshop participants will be provided with a copy of the Collective Leadership notebook)
- Evaluation tools for community youth development programs
- Knowledge of web-based data resources useful to preparing proposals and engaging stakeholders in community youth development initiatives.
Elaine Johannes and Sean Jefferson, School of Family Studies and Human Services
5C -- Proposed Lesser Prairie Chicken Listing
The lesser prairie chicken will potentially be listed as a threatened or endangered species within the next year and a half. This listing would impact producers in the southwestern third of Kansas. The likely scenario for listing and the opportunities and restrictions that might accompany listing will be discussed.
Charlie Lee, Animal Sciences and Industry; Carol Blocksome, Agronomy
6C -- Northeast Kansas Entrepreneurship Academy: A Success Story
This session highlights a regional effort to promote, sponsor, and host a regional business academy for high school youth in northeast Kansas by the Glacial Hills RC&D, Northeast Kansas Enterprise Facilitation Board, and the Meadowlark Extension District.
David Key, Northeast Area
7C -- “Begin with the End in Mind” Takes on New Meaning
Here's a statistic for you: 100 percent of those reading this sentence will die. Perhaps you would rather not give this truth much thought, but do you really want to leave the end of your life—or the lives of those you hold dear—to chance.
“Begin with the end in mind” and prepare for the future by learning about advance directives for health care. Advance directives are written documents that allow you to outline how you want to be cared for at the end of your life. This is important in case you are not able to tell people what you want because of sickness or injury.
In this session, you will increase your knowledge of advance directives and will gain insight into your own desires for care at the end of life. You will become better prepared to communicate about end-of-life issues and know where to direct others for information and resources.
Take control; be prepared; begin today.
Debra Sellers, School of Family Studies and Human Services
8C -- Disaster Preparedness in Kansas – What Does it Have to do with K-State Research and Extension?
What DOES disaster preparedness have to do with KSRE? How about helping build stronger, resilient families and communities?
Come learn what your colleagues are doing to help their communities be better prepared when disaster strikes. A panel discussion will shed light on
- how one extension educator serves as her county’s emergency manager;
- how agents have teamed with the Kansas Department of Agriculture to help ag producers and businesses strengthen their ability to withstand emergencies; and
- how weather is one of several reasons why KSRE can help Kansans minimize the effects of natural or manmade disasters.
Mary Lou Peter, Communications; Jennifer Ploeger, Brown County; Sandy Johnson, Homeland Security Specialist, Kansas Department of Agriculture; Mike Hanson, Seward County; Mary Knapp, Agronomy and Weather Data Library; Laura Marks, Morris County and/or Kara Mayer, Wabaunsee County
9C -- A Better Place for Pharmacy Waste
Most Kansans know that flushing medications can cause contamination to Kansas aquatic environments, but what should residents do with their excess or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications?
Do you know what to tell clients when they call your local office? This presentation will demonstrate and explain how you can help your clients find "a better place for pharmacy waste."
Nancy Larson, KSU Engineering Extension
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