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Apr 24

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Predator Control for your Small Flock

12:00 pm EDT

4/24/19: Predator Control for your Small Flock

One of the chicken lovers worse fears is losing a beloved chicken to a predator. It can happen to the best of us. This webinar will identifiy patterns of predation and how to keep your small flock safe.

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Apr 24

Vital Trends Impacting Personal Finance

12:30 pm EDT

Brent Neiser, who tracks trends/foresight and public policy for the National Endowment for Financial Education, shares emerging trends on the Federal and state levels as well as from nonprofits, think tanks, associations, including international arena that are impacting personal finance.

Brent Neiser, CFP®, AFC® is Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances for the Denver-based National Endowment for Financial Education (www.nefe.org), a private operating foundation that inspires empowered financial decision making for individuals and families through every stage of life. He developed over 100 financial education initiatives with national nonprofit organizations such as the American Red Cross and the National Council on Problem Gambling.  Brent leads Strategic Intelligence for NEFE.  He does public policy and innovation work for NEFE including working with executive agencies and occasionally testifying before Congress. He serves on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Advisory Board.

Apr 25

Journey Mapping: A Tool for Encouraging Conservation Practices

10:30 am EDT

Agenda: Journey Mapping: A Tool for Encouraging Conservation Practices 

Instructors: Laura Warner, Colby Silvert

Webinar elearning

Audience: The intended audience is Extension professionals who conduct urban water conservation programming nationwide, but those who encourage social change in any context may find the material useful.   

Schedule: April 25, 2019, 10:30am – 11:30am

·        Introduction of participants, speakers, and technology

·        Overview of the agenda

·        What is journey mapping?

·        What are the stages of change?

·        Basic overview of this technique

·        Applying journey mapping to good landscape practices: Results of a pilot project

·        Resources available

·        Discussion


Behavior change takes place in incremental stages, and providing information at points of decisions (or touchpoints) is one of the most important design features for effective household behavior change interventions.

A technique known as journey mapping can be used to understand an extension client's point of view and illustrate their journey (for example, from not considering water conservation strategies, to making a decision about irrigation conservation technologies, to installing and using a soil moisture sensor). Journey mapping is used extensively in commercial marketing, but there is minimal documentation of this strategy being applied to social change or extension. We are developing resources to translate journey mapping into a tool that supports individuals' adoption of conservation practices/technologies. This training will share the tools and provide an overview of how to use this technique to understand how extension clients adopt conservation practices.

Participants will: Become familiar with an innovative tool that can be used to understand Extension audiences / Increase knowledge of the key steps used to create journey maps / Examine the use of this technique in a pilot test project / Discuss potential application to extension programs.


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