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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to wish our District 11 Extension family a Happy Thanksgiving. Everybody looks forward to the thanksgiving feast. The turkey, the pies, and the celebration. However, thanksgiving is incomplete without a moment of reflection. Spare a moment, and say a prayer of gratitude for life's little blessings. For, it is these little blessings that enrich our life.

I hope you can send some quality time with your family this Thanksgiving. If you will be traveling be careful on those busy highways.

Leadership Extension , Application Deadline Due December 1st.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service and San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo have teamed up to sponsor the San Antonio Livestock Exposition-Leadership Extension Program (SALE-LE). This model program allows for a two year, four session (some 90 hours of actual training) comprehensive leadership development program for 32 Extension faculty. Since 1991, the program has utilized some of the most noted experts in leadership development and management techniques as resource people to transform 193 Extension leaders into a group ready and able to assume new leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels.

To apply go to for an application and more information on application process.

AgriLife IT-FirstCall is a centralized help desk service made available to employees of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Research and the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences.

Through this customer portal you can create support request tickets, check real-time status of open tickets, edit your personal profile, and find answers to common issues in the FAQ section. As an added bonus, you can also pull up previous tickets for additional "self-service" support. You just need to create an account to stat using fistcall.

Workman's Compensation:
If you endure an injury during your work duties, please report the injury to me as soon as possible, your injury may not be very substantial at first , however your condition may be more serious than you suspect and by then it may be to late. In order to qualify for workman's compensation benefits you must notify your supervisor within thirty days of the incident.

Major Show Entries due December 1st. Those of you all that are preparing your entries for the major stock shows, please be aware of the December 1st deadlines. It would be a good idea to review your validation information so no one gets left out.