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COVID-19 Continuity of Operations

March 17, 2020

To Whom It May Concern,

The Post Rock District is a dedicated team with a strong skillset, and we will continue to help you solve problems, make sound decisions, and improve quality of life!

Post Rock District programs, meetings, events, and activities will not take place in a face-to-face format, regardless of group size, until further notice. This applies to anything facilitated by staff, volunteers, partners, and directed toward KSRE target audiences. Our team will make reasonable efforts to extend the mission of KSRE to local constituents and to conduct regular business through digital delivery strategies.

Until it is safe for regular face-to-face interaction, the Post Rock District Offices will be implementing a soft closure. This means there will be no walk-in traffic to the offices, and doors will remain locked. Office visits will be granted by appointment only, with social distancing and other relevant health precautions taken into consideration. Additionally, all traffic in and out of the office will be documented, collecting names of all parties and contact phone numbers.

Please visit the Post Rock District website at postrock.ksu.edu for local and district event updates. We are also using email, newsletters, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep you informed.

Contact a local office by phone to access the Post Rock District Team. While complete contact information, including staff emails, can be found at our website, our office phone numbers are:

Beloit: 785-738-3597
Lincoln: 785-524-4432
Mankato: 785-378-3174
Osborne: 785-346-2521
Smith Center: 785-282-6823

The Post Rock District Board has an approved Continuity of Operations Plan in place, and will update the plan as necessary. K-State Research and Extension is committed to the health, wellness and safety of our staff, volunteers, target audiences, and communities during this time of risk related to COVID-19.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Nora Rhoades
Post Rock District Director
nrhoades@ksu.edu

By: Nora Rhoades

4-H Program Coordinator – Local Job Opportunity!

The Post Rock Extension District is enhancing our team! We are currently accepting applications for two part time 4-H Program Coordinators. Each 4-H Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing the 4-H program in Mitchell and Lincoln Counties, respectively. Additionally, the professionals will contribute to extending a comprehensive positive youth development program across the extension district.

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? 4-H Program Coordinators play a valuable role on our dynamic extension team. Contact your local Post Rock District office or visit www.postrock.k-state.edu for responsibilities, qualifications and application procedure. Application deadline: 2/5/2020. K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

By: Nora Rhoades

Livestock Production Extension Agent – We’re Hiring!

K-State Research and Extension is currently accepting applications for a Livestock Production Agent to serve the Post Rock District. Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources.

While enhancing the strong tradition of agriculture, this position will extend the mission of K-State Research and Extension. The professional will provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programs for livestock production, including but not limited to: breed and species selection and management, nutrition, livestock facilities, animal identification, marketing, best management practices and sustainable production techniques.

See www.ksre.ksu.edu/jobs for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure. Application deadline: 02/16/20. K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.By: Nora Rhoades

Family Resource Management Extension Agent – We are Hiring!

K-State Research and Extension is currently accepting applications for a Family Resource Management Agent to serve the Post Rock District. Extension agents are community based faculty of Kansas State University who make a difference by connecting community needs with university resources.

This position will extend the mission of K-State Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences with a focus on family resource management. The professional will provide primary leadership for the development and implementation of research-based educational programming to support successful families and the systems that serve them in communities. Programs may include but are not limited to: financial planning and management, Medicare and insurance education, consumer decision-making, lifestyle and business transition planning, entrepreneurship, and home management to promote independent living.

See www.ksre.ksu.edu/jobs for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure. Application deadline: 02/16/20. K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

By: Nora Rhoades

We’re Hiring!

K-State Research and Extension is accepting applications for a District Director to serve the Post Rock District. The director will serve as the administrative leader of the district’s extension programmi and communities across Kansas.ng giving leadership to budget and fiscal operations, personnel management of local staff, and overall program development and delivery.

Additionally, the professional will have Extension Agent responsibilities, as the district’s 4-H Youth Development Agent. Extension agents are professional educators who serve as a link between Kansas State University

Offices are located in Beloit, Lincoln, Mankato, Osborne, and Smith Center, KS; primary office is negotiable. Application deadline: 11/13/19. K-State Research and Extension is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required.

Learn more about this career opportunity at https://www.ksre.k-state.edu/jobs/. Make a difference in our communities and join our passionate, purposeful, and innovative team!

By: Nora Rhoades

Youth Enrichment Offerings

Each school year, the Post Rock District team offers a variety of opportunities to collaborate with educators and community leaders. Our supplemental activities will provide hands-on learning for students and help you meet academic standards. Youth enrichment offerings are scheduled with the presenting agent on a first come, first serve basis throughout the school year. To view the 2019-2020 youth enrichment offerings contact your local Post Rock District Office or visit www.postrock.ksu.edu under 4-H Youth Development.

By: Nora Rhoades

Free Books Available for 0-5 Year Olds

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is a literacy program for children ages birth to five who are residents of a county with an active program. All counties in the Post Rock Extension District have an active program. These counties include Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne and Smith. Books received through the program are a free gift! There is no cost or obligation to your family. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation graciously provides financial support for the local programs.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed, in your child’s name, directly to your home. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to a child’s home, the Dolly Parton Imagination Library encourages children and their families to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Reading is a valuable experience for young learners as it promotes positive brain development, helps a child understand the world around them, and enhances positive relationships with the caring adults they rely on.

Information about the program and steps to enroll are outlined at https://www.postrock.k-state.edu/home-family/dolly-parton/.

By: Nora Rhoades