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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


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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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Presenters

F. John Hay

Apr 25

Building Rural Resiliency: Who Should Help? What Should They Do?

2:00 pm EDT


Despite the importance of rural and agricultural resiliency, few local emergency planning committees include agricultural expertise and organizations. Rural and agricultural resources and capabilities should be cataloged to assist in planning, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from disasters. Thus, a research study was conducted to describe the perceptions of two groups of professionals, one agriculture-focused and the other disaster-focused, regarding organizations that should be involved in the phases of disasters impacting rural areas and agricultural businesses. 

The number and range of organizations identified by the experts demonstrates a wealth of potential social capital within communities. The list of organizations and roles that resulted from this study provides a foundation for decision-makers to examine the organizations involved in their communities, with the goal of strengthening the networks that support disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities. Stronger networks during each disaster phase will in turn lead to increased community resiliency. 
 
Dr. Amy Dronberger, Oklahoma State University will discuss her findings during this 60-minute session. It is open to anyone, and may be of special interest to local governments and agencies involved in emergency operations planning, and to EDEN members.

The webinar will be moderated by Beverly Maltsberger, a professional and community development specialist at University of Missouri Extension.  Please register for this free webinar at http://eden.lsu.edu/Conferences/SCAP/Registration/Registration.aspx Choose "Building Rural Resiliency: Who Should Help? What Should They Do?" from the drop down menu.

Webinar sponsored by eXtension and coordinated by the EDEN CoP.

Presenters

Beverly Maltsberger, Amy Dronberger

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