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Jun 21

Certified Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Webinar

10:00 am EDT

You are invited to a FREE 2 hour webinar that will be accepted by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) as 2 hours of recertification credit for currently licensed CFAs and Trained Technicians. The webinar will occur on Friday June 21 10AM-12PM ET.

 After registration, access the webinar URL and course materials here. https://campus.extension.org/course/view.php?id=1562

After the webinar, you will need to pass a quiz prior to 11:55 PM ET June 22.

Handouts:  Part 1 and Part 2

The basics of soils sampling and what those results mean, as well as PPE, SDS, handling, transporting and storing fertilizers will be detailed. Each webinar participant must register as an individual (note that webinars can still be viewed as a group) and after the webinar each registrant must login individually and successfully complete a survey and quiz in order to obtain their certificate of completion.   You are then responsible for submitting the certificate to VDACS. Instructions for submission are included in this course.

Certified Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Webinar is a cooperative effort of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) and Virginia Turfgrass Council (VTC).

For questions contact: vtturf@vt.edu



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Jun 22

Translating Science: The Journey from Plant Breeders to Storytellers

2:00 pm EDT

To Register, click the 'Location' link

Topic Summary

Join us in the third and final 2018 NAPB webinar focusing on soft skills for plant breeders.

People will advocate for that which they understand. In a world of organic versus conventional, gmo versus non-gmo, natural and “hormone free” foods, consumers are very passionate on where and how their food is produced. It is important in science, technology and agriculture to connect our industry to business partners, customers and consumers to empower them to share our story and bring it to reality. This presentation will highlight some ways we as ag leaders can better communicate topics so that they are engaging and relatable to the public.  


Speaker Bio

Lara leads Science Communications in Monsanto's Plant Breeding Organization. Her passion surrounds translating science into exciting and understandable content for everyone to enjoy. Lara joined Monsanto in 2013 after graduating from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with a master's degree in toxicology.




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Jun 25

Webinar: Understanding the influence of climate information on farm decision-making

2:00 pm EDT

Tune is as Tonya Haigh of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents the results from a recent survey administered to farmers and farm advisors across the US Corn Belt exploring climate services and the public and private pathways to farm decision-making.
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