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Aug 31

The Contribution of Agroforestry to Sustainable Development Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

10:00 am EDT

The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri invites you to participate in the Agroforestry in Action Webinar Series:

The Contribution of Agroforestry to Sustainable Development Goal 2:
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition
and promote sustainable agriculture.

Please join us Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 11:00 AM (CDT) for a live presentation by:

Dr. Florencia Montagnini
Senior Research Scientist
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

For more information about this event, to register,  or to see a schedule of upcoming and previously recorded webinars, please visit:


Please register early, as space in the webinar room is limited.

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*Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar

2. Listen: Once you have successfully logged into the Adobe Connect webinar, you will hear the webinar audio through your device's speakers or headset. Following the presentation, there will be a Q and A session.

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Gregory Ormsby Mori
Education and Outreach Coordinator

The Center for Agroforestry
203 Anheuser Busch Natural Resources Bldg.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Tel: (573) 882-9866 
Email: ormsbyg@missouri.edu 
Web: centerforagroforestry.org

Aug 31

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

10:00 am EDT

MSU Extension’s Capacity Building Work Team in the Children and Youth Institute is excited to partner with Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) based in Boston, MA for the following webinar, Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In March of 2014, the CDC updated the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to one in every 68 children up from one in 150 in 2000. This increase highlights the urgency for youth programs to better understand and serve this population. This training will provide an overview of ASD, including common strengths and challenges. Participants will learn tips for communication, behavior management, role modeling proper social etiquette, and encouraging active participation for youth with ASD. The presentation format will be a mix of content and interactive case studies. Participants will learn practical tips on enhancing the ability of organizations and programs to be more inclusive of individuals with ASD.

This webinar will take place on August 31 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (This will be the same webinar from August 30.)

We will have Kristin Humphrey, Mentoring Director, from Partners for Youth with Disabilities facilitating this webinar.  She oversees the Mentor Match program at PYD to ensure that the program goals are met. A strong proponent of mentoring, she has been involved with mentoring for over a decade, beginning with her role as a volunteer mentor. She is a member of the National Mentoring Resource Stakeholder council and the National Disability Mentoring Coalition. She has worked with youth with disabilities for the past nine years and founded a club at Connecticut College that facilitated group mentoring for siblings of youth with disabilities. She co-authored the manuscript, "Expanding Horizons: A Pilot Mentoring Program Linking College/Graduate Students and Teens with ASD,” which was published in the Journal of Clinical Pediatrics in 2015. She has presented regionally and nationally on the topics of mentoring and inclusion. She graduated magna cum laude from Connecticut College with a BA in Psychology and was a selected scholar for the Holleran Center’s Program in Community Action and Public Policy. She holds a graduate certificate in Human Service Management from Clark University and is currently pursuing a Master in Public Administration from Clark University (MPA expected in 2017).

To join the webinar, please click the link below:


Or iPhone one-tap: 16465687788,898141327# or 14157629988,898141327#

Or Telephone:

Dial: +1 646 568 7788 (US Toll) or +1 415 762 9988 (US Toll)

Webinar ID: 898 141 327

Aug 31

Student Loan Fact Sheets: A New eXtension Resource for Financial Educators

12:30 pm EDT

Student loans have frequently been in the news in recent years. Going to college effectively means going into debt for a majority of American college students. As state funding for higher education has decreased and tuition and fees have increased, many students have had no choice but to select a lower cost college to attend and/or to graduate with more debt. In 2010, outstanding student loan debt rose to over $800 billion, overtaking credit card debt for the first time, as well as auto loan debt. By July 2016, the continually updated student loan debt clock showed an accumulated debt total of approximately $1.38 trillion.

eXtension responded to the student loan crisis with a series of ten research-based fact sheets to help students and their parents understand student loans both before and after they borrow money. Development of the fact sheets followed two studies about student loan decision-making conducted by members of NC2172, a multi-state group of land-grant university researchers. The webinar will briefly describe the NC2172 research group, the format and findings of the two research studies, the content of each fact sheet, how to access the fact sheets, and other reputable sources of information about student loans. The co-presenters are Project Leader Dr. Carrie Johnson (North Dakota State University), Dr. Melissa Welsh (University of Maryland), and Dr. Barbara O’Neill (Rutgers University).


Elizabeth Kiss, Carrie Johnson, Dr. Barbara O'Neill

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