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Mar 06

2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Fire Ant Management Using Baits

2:00 pm EST

Learn how to make the biology of fire ants work for you not against you. This webinar presented by Dr. Lawrence "Fudd" Graham from Auburn University will discuss fire ant baits and other control methods.  It will also provide the latest information on the Pseudacteon phorid flies, natural enemies of fire ants.  Moderated by Charles Pinkston and Bethany O'Rear, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, and Vicky Bertagnolli-Heller, Extension Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator, Clemson University.  Click here to login as a guest and participate in the live event.   Note: on March 6, the link to the live webinar opens about 15 minutes before the webinar.  If you log in earlier, you will get an error message. 

For more webinars in this series, see All Bugs Good and Bad 2015 Webinar Series. The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Imported Fire Ants, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the University of Georgia Center for Urban Agriculture
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Presenters

Fudd Graham, Vicky Bertagnolli, Bethany O'Rear, Charles Pinkston

Mar 06

Novel Livestock Housing

2:30 pm EST

Livestock and poultry housing designs have changed in recent years, spurred by changing policies, consumer attitudes and producer preferences. Regardless of what motivates the change, however, is the need to simultaneously address animal welfare, environmental implications and cost and management factors. This webinar will provide examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing practices, and some of the lessons learned along the way!

An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.

Presenters include:
  • Yuzhi Li, University of Minnesota
  • Erin Cortus, South Dakota State University
  • Hongwei Xin, Iowa State University
  • Curt Gooch, Cornell University
Find out more about this webcast and future webcasts by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).

Presenters

Erin Cortus, Curt Gooch, Yuzhi Li

Mar 09

Getting started with USDA organic certification

7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.  A descriptive flyer and on-line registration and payment for any or all of the webinars is available at http://events.anr.msu.edu/beginningfarmerwebinars/  A registration fee of $10 per webinar, or $100 for all 20 webinars is required.

Getting started with USDA organic certification

Vicki Morrone, Organic farming specialist, Center for Regional food Systems at MSU

Monday, March 9, 2015, 7-9pm (all times ‘eastern time)

In this session, you will learn what is required for USDA National Organic Program organic certification for crop production and animal and animal product (eggs, milk) production. A guide will be offered to help you decide if you want to certify organic or just practice organic and understand the differences in practices and market opportunities. The organic certification paper work and organic farm practices will be reviewed, offering a case example for each; field crops, mixed vegetables, poultry eggs and lamb.  Handouts with check lists and an organic farm plan will be offered with example answers to serve as a guide as you complete the paper work. Q & A will follow the session and can be continued via email after the program.

 






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Presenters

Vicki Morrone

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