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Dec 06

2016 Personal Finance Year in Review

11:00 am EST

This is a free webinar hosted by the Personal Finance concentration area of the Military Families Learning Network.

This 90-minute webinar will discuss “hot button” personal finance issues in 2016 that will continue to be of interest to consumers and financial practitioners in 2017. Topics to be discussed include: retirement planning, withdrawals and annuities, savings and spending trends, debt, financial fragility, changes in income in 2016, changes in health care premiums and deductibles, the Affordable Care Act, banking scandals, unemployment, government policies impacting finances in 2017, including changes to the Military Care Act and the Blended Retirement System.


AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here. This webinar is approved for 1.5 general CEUs for FinCert Certified Personal Finance Counselors (CPFC).

How to Join the Webinar

You may connect via the APAN Connect system or YouTube Live. For tech support for either system, email us at milfamln@gmail.com.

  • APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

    • To get the URL for the webinar, register in the grey box at the top-right of this page

    • Go mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)

    • If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Live

  • YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)

Visit our How to Join page for full information on viewing options and troubleshooting tips.


Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D-
Financial Resource Management Specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring and Investing on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

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Barbara O'Neill

Dec 06

"Live from the Lodge", it’s Tech Tuesday!

12:00 pm EST

Join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 for a webinar hosted by the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service live from the NAEPSDP conference at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri. We will feature experts from across the country, discussing social media. The Tech Tuesday series is a regularly scheduled webinar covering all things technology for Arkansas Extension personnel, but on December 6th we are opening up the webinar to everyone.

Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (CST)

Topic: Social Media - So What? Perspectives from Across Extension

Presenters: Todd Hurt, University of Georgia; Kevin Andrews, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Karen Jeanette, Military Families Learning Network, and Diane Mashburn, University of Arkansas.

Session Description: Social media platforms have been around for over a decade now, which gives us pause to consider what value do they bring to our organizations and are we effectively measuring their impact to Extension programming?

In this webinar, our team of presenters will discuss their institutions’ purpose in using social media, how social media conversations may be used to drive programming, and which metrics are worth collecting. They will also look at different reporting systems, tools to aid in data collection, and how public value can be discovered through social media engagement.

Registration is suggested
 To register for this Tech Tuesday presentation beforehand or join the morning of (before
 11:00 AM), use the following link:




Todd Hurt, Kevin Andrews, Karen Jeannette, Diane Mashburn

Dec 06

Managing Cucurbit Downy Mildew in Organic Systems in the Northeast

2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic for a webinar on managing downy mildew in cucumber, pumpkin and other cucurbits! The webinar takes place on December 6, 2016 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific). The webinar is free and is open to the general public. Advanced registration is required.

Register now at:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7554546858939226370

About the Webinar

Downy mildew of cucumber, pumpkin and other cucurbits occurs annually in the Northeastern US causing severe losses in yield. This presentation will discuss when the pathogen first arrives in and area and how the pathogen spreads. Additionally, methods for controlling cucurbit downy mildew will be discussed including resistant varieties and cultural controls. Results from studies on the use and effectiveness of organically approved commercially available products for controlling downy mildew will also be presented.

This webinar was organized by members of the NIFA-OREI funded Eastern Sustainable Cucurbit Project, which is a collaboration of growers, researchers and extension agents working to find solutions for the many challenges facing organic cucurbit producers.

About the Presenter

Christine Smart of the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University studies primarily bacterial and water mold pathogens of vegetables, working with growers to combine cultural practices and resistant varieties for disease control. She has been working at Cornell University’s New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva since 2003.

System Requirements

View detailed system requirements here. Please connect to the webinar 10 minutes in advance, as the webinar program will require you to download software. To test your connection in advance, go here. You can either listen via your computer speakers or call in by phone (toll call). Java needs to be installed and working on your computer to join the webinar. If you are running Mac OSU with Safari, please test your Java at http://java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp prior to joining the webinar, and if it isn't working, try Firefox or Chrome.

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