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Kristin Kirkpatrick: May message

Where I live, in Colorado, the trees have begun to bloom, the grass has finally greened, and after a season of storms and confinement, it does feel that the world is opening, if even a little bit, sowing seeds of hope.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: March message

I so enjoyed listening to Dr. Elizabeth Parks last month as she discussed the art and science of ethical, sustainable listening — and the ways that we often miss one another.

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Member spotlight: Robert Flores

Question and answer session with Robert Flores, Professor Emeritus in Agricultural Education and Communication at California Polytechnic State University

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: October message

The fire to the west of my home in Fort Collins continues to ravage the mountainous playground that we all love, the places where we connect with something bigger than ourselves, where we find peace and respite.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: August message

I always think the month of August brings an energy of excitement, with final trips and outings as summer’s days become fleeting and more precious than they were just months before.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: July message

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about quantum changes, because it appears they are happening everywhere I look. In psychology research, a quantum change is a sudden, dramatic, and enduring transformation that affects a broad range of personal emotion, cognition, and behavior.

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: June message

In my garden, the seeds we planted weeks ago have sprouted, growing every day, responding to the attention of my three children. Growing, unaware of the soul-level unrest that thrums across our country.

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Member spotlight: Quentin Tyler

Question and answer session with Quentin Tyler, Associate Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, and National MANRRS Advisory Board Chair

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Kristin Kirkpatrick: April message

Wherever you find yourself consuming this newsletter, I hope it finds you and your teams well – and that your strategies to adapt to the current reality are keeping your stakeholders healthy and able to engage in the work the world needs.

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