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September 4, 2018

Posted by lindsey.schnelle | September 26, 2019

Upcoming Events and Deadlines

The next IMPA product development meeting will be held today, September 4, 2018 in Ag Sciences 112 at 4:30pm. Hope to see you there!

The UI CALS welcome back picnic will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Parker Farm (1025 Plant Sciences Road). Need a ride? Catch a U of I van on Rayburn Street outside of the Iddings Agricultural Science Building or on Campus Drive outside of the Niccolls Building. Vans will be making the loop from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

University of Idaho Dining will be celebrating National Pizza Day on September 5, 2018. It is $6.50 for all you can eat with the Cinch plan.  Without Cinch, door prices are: $8.50, $9.50, and $10.50. Pizza will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Contact with any questions.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students, the 2018 External Advisory Board Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 6PM at  the Brelsford WSU Visitors Center. Please register here by September 11:

The Agriculture Future of America (AFA) Leaders Conference will be held on November 1-4, 2018. The info/application night will be held on September 6 from 6-8pm in AgSci 62. Learn about all the opportunities within Agriculture Future of America and get assistance on applications for this year’s leaders conference. Questions?  Contact Morgan Meyers

The WSU CAHNRS Fall Festival will be held on September 13, 2018 from 4-6 PM at Spillman Plaza (between Johnson Hall & Hulbert Hall). There will be free food, games, and a chance to visit with fellow students and student clubs. All are welcome to attend!

The Student Section

Register for this falls IFTSA Graduate Programs Virtual Fair. On October 10 IFT is holding a virtual fair for current and future students. Continue to find out more and to register >> more here.

The UI Presentation Skills for Scientists course is open and will be held MW in CNR 2015F at 10:30 AM. This is a hands-on course to master the skills required for oral presentations for research, teaching, and outreach. A detailed examination of all elements that must be integrated and mastered for an effective and engaging oral presentation.

VandalStar at UI will be going live this fall, Advisors will have the opportunity to schedule student appointments through VandalStar as well as see flags and kudos raised by instructors >> more here.

The 67th annual Washington Assn for Food Protection Conference will be held in Chelan, Washington in September 19-21, 2018. Registration is now open electronically using the site “Brown Paper Tickets” for those that wish to pay using a credit card.  You can get to the registration site by clicking on the link or copying into your browser Hotel Block is now open, and you can reserve your hotel rooms by contacting Campbell’s Resort directly at  (800) 553-8225.  Please mention the group #, which is Group # 479754. Rooms go quick so please make your reservations soon >> more here.

Extension Events

Register for the Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics – Regulatory and Technical Considerations Course for September 25-26, 2018 >> more here.

Register for the Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training Course for September 24, 2018 >> more here.

Register for the Aquaponics and Intensive Containerized Hydroponics – Regulatory and Technical Considerations for September 25-26, 2018 >> more here.

Registration is now open for the 2018 International Shrimp School will be held on October 23-25, 2018 and Shrimp Sensory Certification Course on October 26, 2018 at SFS-CAFT Conference Center in Everett Yacht Club Building >> more here.

The HACCP for Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Packinghouses will be held on October 2-3, 2018 and October 25-26, 2018. The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) workshop will help packers of fruits and vegetables learn about the HACCP principles and have an opportunity to apply this knowledge with oversight of instructors that are experts in this field. Register for the HACCP here.

Jobs, Internships, and Scholarships

Click here to view open jobs, internships, and scholarships on the SFS website.

Other Announcements

The National Academies is soliciting applicants for the 2019-20 Jefferson Science Fellowships program.  The program is designed to engage the American science, engineering, and medical communities in US foreign policy and international development.  Fellows will spend one year on assignment at either the State Department or USAID, assisting with foreign policy or international development issues.  Applicants must be an American citizen and a tenured faculty member >> more here.

Faculty member volunteers are needed for their time to give one lecture at the prison at some point over the next year. The lectures happen the second Tuesday of every month, from 1:00 – 2:30pm, but with driving time, security clearance, and set-up, it  works out to be a full-day commitment (11am – 4:30pm).  The topic of the lecture is wide open.  In regards to lecture style, the prison suggests the following: “Local, live “TedTalks” – relevant, interesting, and regional – demonstrate subject-specific discourse (entry-level) and indicate trends in academic research and offer some discussion time with question/answers.” If you are interested, contact Omi Hodwitz at or call at 208-885-2976.