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Apr 24

Psychological Health and Resilience of Children in Military Families

1:00 pm EDT

REGISTER BEFORE April 24 to join us in supporting the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) Webinar Series by attending their upcoming free webinar!

Children in military families often face a unique set of stressors such as repeated family separations and exposure to trauma, injury, and death. Current literature notes that three out of every five service members who deploy leave families at home. During this post-war transition time, it's important to recognize and understand the risks and challenges ahead for families of military-connected children. This webinar will explore theoretical insights in current research related to children and military families.  During this webinar, participants will learn to:

  • Describe factors from research data which indicate the well-being and functioning of young military children
  • Examine stressors of young military children exposed to parental deployment
  • Evaluate connections between parental psychological symptoms and children's development and well-being

REGISTRATION AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: Register by going to the "Location" links on this page. Continuing education credit is available from Duke Medicine. You must register on or before April 24, 2014, at 3 p.m. (EDT) to qualify for the receipt of continuing education credit.

Presenter Information:  

Shelley M. MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D., MS, MBA
Director, Center for Families
Director, Military Family Research Institute
Professor, Human Development and Family Studies Purdue University West Lafayette, Ind.

Apr 25

Master Equine Manager Certificate

9:00 am EDT

The Master Equine Manager E-Learning Certificate Program provides horse owners and enthusiasts with a comprehensive educational program that teaches the science of horse management. The program combines focused learning opportunities with a hands-on practical evaluation. The learning modules include
• Welfare of Horses: Understanding Horse Behavior, Facilities and Equipment, Equine Quality Assurance
• Horse Nutrition: Forages for Horses, Feeds and Feeding
• Horse Health: Equine Emergency Treatment, Vaccinations for Horses, Understanding Horse Parasites, and Hoof Care
• Selection of Horses: Conformation and Evaluation, Unsoundness’s and Blemishes
Participants will have access to each module on-line 24/7, which includes video recordings, power point presentations, learning resources, and written assessments. Each topic will have an associated on-line quiz. To become certified an 80% or better is required on the quiz and the quiz can be repeated. Participants are required to attend a “hands-on” evaluation. The practical evaluation will consist of an educational and evaluation component at the chosen location. Participants will perform the required training components and there will be an educator to help you as needed. Evaluators may arrange optional educational clinics and tours of local facilities

Practical evaluations: 4/25 at Iowa State University, 4/25 at University of Nebraska 5/3 at Samantha Zubaks in Waterlloo, IA, 5/15 & 5/16 at the University of Connecticut, 5/18 at Natural Partners in Chesapeake, VI



Peggy Miller-Auwerda

Apr 25

A Day in the Life of a Renewable Identification Number (RIN) for Transportation Fuels

11:00 am EDT

Presented by Dr. Wally Tyner, Purdue University.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to track renewable transportation fuels. The RIN system allows EPA to monitor compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a federal program that requires transportation fuels sold in the United States to contain minimum volumes of renewable fuels.

A great article to review prior to the seminar: The Renewable Fuel Standard - Where Do We Go From Here?

Bioenergy Friday Web Seminars provide expert analysis and interpretation of bioenergy and renewable energy topics relevant today. Seminars are presented on the last Friday of each month at 10 am Central time. The live audience can ask questions of presenters. All seminars are recorded and archived for later viewing Click HERE to view past web seminars . Bioenergy Friday Web Seminars are FREE! A computer with an internet connection is the only technology required. Web seminars are announced at http://learn.extension.org.

Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in Bioenergy and renewable energy.  Extension Educators, Professors, State Agencies, Federal personnel, Teachers, College Students, Bioenergy industry personnel etc.

How To Connect:   

  • Begin connecting 5 minutes prior to the start time.  
  • At the meeting time, copy and paste this URL into your browser to enter the meeting:  https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/agenergy/ 
  • You will find a login page. Choose "Enter as a Guest" and submit your name, and business or institution and click "Enter Room." 
  • The audio portion of the meeting will come through your computer speakers.
  • Any time before the meeting you can visit the following URL to confirm your ability to connect: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/testconnect/  



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