April 28 message
Good Morning: A few items to share with the MnEDEN Team today:
Temporary employee: During our last meeting I reported that a temporary employee has been hired to assist with the flood recovery efforts in Northwest Minnesota. That person is Pat Frazee who began work on April 16 and will be employed for a six week period.
Flood Information Line: As requested during our last team meeting, I have contacted Tim Arlt concerning the activity level of the flood information line. Tim reports that as of April 22 there have been no calls to the flood information line. Tim has not yet made a decision to go back to the regular Farm Information Line hours.
CSREES Special Needs Grant Proposal: Mike Schmitt is finalizing the grant submission. Items to be funded in the grant as well as the “in kind” efforts are all proceeding.
AMC Extension Committee: I will be making a presentation to the Association of Minnesota Counties Extension Committee on Wednesday, April 29. You can view the presentation handout here.
North American Flu: Greg Coumo convened a conference call yesterday, April 27 to discuss Extension’s role and response to the North American Flu situation. Participating in the call were Katherine Waters, Lee Johnston, Mark Whitney (Lee and Mark are Extension’s Swine team), Dr. Peter Davies, DVM, Aimee Viniard Wiedeman, Dave Preisler and Trudy Wastweet, (Dave and Trudy are with the Minnesota Pork Produces organization).
Katherine Waters and Mark Whitney are giving leadership to crafting the message and content to be shared with the public and producer groups. Aimee VW is coordinating the messaging with University Relations
MnEDEN Team Meeting: Our next meeting is scheduled for May 19.
Have a nice day.