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Oct 28

Manure and Soil Health (MaSH) Project

2:30 pm EDT

During this webinar, speakers introduce new MaSH programs and will present ideas on how research and educational programs can be shared across state borders. Information exchange formats will begin with summarizing what is known designated manure and soil health topics and then expand into what research might still need to be conducted.

Presenters include:
  • Todd Whitney, Nebraska Extension
  • Christina Curell, Michigan State University
  • Rick Koelsch, Nebraska Extension
  • Shelby Burlew, Michigan State University
Find out more about this webcast and future webcasts by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).


Todd Whitney, Richard Koelsch, Christina Curell, Shelby Burlew

Nov 01

Retirement Ready? Effective Strategies for Military Families Part I

11:00 am EDT

About this Webinar

This 90- minute webinar is a collaboration between MFLN’s Family Development, Family Transitions, and Personal Finance teams for providers who work closely with Military Families around retirement . This collaborative effort will provide information, resources, and tools necessary to assist families in making a smooth transition from Military to Civilian life.This webinar will include information on:

-The upcoming Blended Retirement System
-Types of retirement savings plans
-Emotional and mental health perspective
-Retirement transitions - decision making for the future

But wait! There is more!! We will have a follow-up session on Tuesday November 8th at 11:00am ET to discuss the topic of retirement! Please join us!

Presenter Information

Sharon M. Danes, Ph.D- Professor in the Family Social Science Department at the University of Minnesota. She has authored over 160 referred research articles, book chapters, and outreach publications emphasizing the intersection of economic and social decision-making. Her Ph.D is in family economics from Iowa State University. She has received over $1,050,000.00 of research and educational grants in recent years; the most recent grant from NSF. She is Past-President of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. She serves on several editorial boards of research journals.

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.

Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT-is the Project Director for the Family Development Team of the Military Families Learning Network. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy
Dept. at Valdosta State University. As a licensed marriage and family therapist (AAMFT clinical fellow), Kacy has worked with families from all walks of life. Her trainings, presentations and courses, however, focus primarily on family violence, trauma, military families, and foster-care transitions. Kacy has been the recipient of honors such as the Chi Sigma Iota (counseling honor society) 2012-2013 Leadership Fellowship. Her former grant work included the Safe Start Project, a joint research endeavor by RAND Corporation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention(OJJDP), which funded treatment programs aimed at reducing negative impacts of violence on children. Kacy’s research endeavors currently focus on military families resilience as well as low-income family resilience factors connected to children’s success.

CEU and Certificate of Completion

Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, etc: We will be providing National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy CE credits. More information on how to obtain CEUs can be found here.

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).

For Certificate of Completion only: After viewing the webinar, Scroll down to the bottom of this page where you will find a link under “Evaluation”. After completing the evaluation, you will be prompted to fill out the information needed for your Certificate of Completion. A certificate will then be mailed to you.

How to Join


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

·       APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

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

o   If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via Ustream.

·       Ustream (broadcast only, limited interaction)

o   Watch at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln

o   Mobile option for Ustream available for Apple and Android devices.

This presentation is not endorsed by the Department of Defense and the information, as well as any opinions or views, contained herein are solely that of the presenter.

Nov 02

Extension21 – Support Modernization for Virginia Cooperative Extension

3:00 pm EDT

Part 1 of a 2-part series on program support projects happening in Virginia and Pennsylvania. If interested, also plan to participate in Part 2 on November 9th, Not your father’s Extension! The transformation of an organizational model. Audience: Extension directors, administrators, communication professionals, program teams and anyone else interested.

Extension21 - Virginia Cooperative Extension has begun a four-year modernization initiative aimed at improving its program support infrastructure to better meet the needs of our Extension professionals, and address the expectations of our clientele. Extension21 will help position the organization for its role in meeting the program support needs of a 21st century educational organization.

Our presenter is Neal Vines. Neal is the Director of Information Technology for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. He directs the central college IT unit which provides IT services to one of the largest and most geographically dispersed academic colleges at the university. As Director he provides leadership for information technology initiatives, strategic planning and budgeting for the college. He represents the college on university and national committees. In addition to his IT director responsibilities, he serves as the chair of the university IT Council. He has been an IT professional for over 30 years, having served as Extension IT director at Virginia Tech, and college IT director at Purdue and Penn State universities before returning to Virginia Tech in 2014.



Neal Vines

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