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Managing manure beyond the farmyard: Manure management for less-typical species and settings

Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:30 pm EST

This month's webinar goes beyond the farm gate and explores how manure and effluent nutrients are handled for some less-than-typical farm-raised animal species. The speakers will share information about raising alligators and deer as well as aquaculture, and how to approach...

Getting started with 'New farm start-up'

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 13-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. A descriptive flyer and on-line registration and payment for any or all of the webinars is available at https://events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr2020/. A registration...

Budget-Friendly Marketing Techniques to Boost Breakfast & Lunch Participation

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST

Promoting meals and target items can increase participation in school meals, but many districts don’t have the financial means to spend a lot on marketing. In this webinar, Dana Boler, the previous School Nutrition Director at Jackson County Central Schools in Jackson, MN,...

Soil Management for Urban Trees

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST

The goal of the webinar is to provide an overview of soil management for urban trees. Specific emphasis will be given to soil assessment. The webinar will introduce soil quality, cover how soil quality can be assessed, and discuss how soil quality assessment can be used for...

Pasture Mixtures to Improve Sustainability of Organic Pasture-Based Dairy: Nutritive Quality and Dry Matter Intake

Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST

Presenter: Dr. Blair Waldron, USDA-ARS Forage and Range Research Lab, Logan, UT Brief overview: Organic and grazing-based dairy continues to make up a larger share of the Western region dairy sector. However, grazing-based dairy is not without it challenges. In fact,...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Intro to Organic Production and Certification

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST

1/8/2020: Intro to Organic Production and CertificationOrganic produce has become very popular in the last 10 years. This webinar will introduce you to organic production methods, pricing and marketing organic products, and the organic certification process.Registration:...

Phosphorus Management Lessons Learned from the Field

Friday, December 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm EST

Management of phosphorus in agriculture continues to challenge the sustainability of animal feeding operations. Three Extension and research leaders for phosphorus management issues will share their experience with us on critical lessons learned about phosphorus ...

Integrating & Sustaining Financial Capability Services in Rural Healthcare Delivery

Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST

Although financial capability support services are available in many rural communities, financial education, coaching, and related programs are not well integrated into health systems. This project explores rural healthcare providers’ perspectives on screening patients for...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Meals on Wheels- Food Trucks, Pop-up Markets, Home Delivery

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

12/11/19: Meals on Wheels- Food Trucks, Pop-up Markets, Home DeliveryConsumers are asking for convenience in their meal preparations, healthy foods but short wait times, and meals in a box delivered almost into their kitchen. How do the new models for marketing to these...

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Reintroduction of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

The red-cockaded woodpecker has been the focus of conservation efforts for many years. Management of their nesting sites is extremely important for reproduction and longevity. In this webinar, we will learn about the behavior, history, and management strategies to bring...

Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Across the US, we are experiencing a youth mental health crisis. With more young people experiencing hopelessness, anxiety, and depression, and a drastic shortage of mental health providers, many teachers are increasingly becoming beacons of hope for their students. Through...

Practical Aspects of Tree Selection for High Desert Climates

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 am EST

Appropriate tree selection is an important part of retaining the health of our urban forests. We recently surveyed 121 arborists in the Intermountain Western region of the U.S. regarding their top ten choices for urban trees in their area. We also asked about the environmental...

Health Benefits of City Trees: Research Evidence & Economic Values

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Dr. Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D., Research Social Scientist, University of Washington, College of the Environment, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, associate: USDA Forest Service, Pacific NW Research StationThe evidence is out now -nature is good medicine. But what about...

Managing Manure to Mitigate Antibiotic Resistance

Friday, November 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm EST

The use of antibiotics in livestock production has been the subject of significant scrutiny in recent years as the emergence and proliferation of antimicrobial resistant organisms fuels worldwide concern about this critical, modern day health crisis. The ability of...

OGRAIN Compass: A tool to help farmers assess the financial impact of converting to organic production

Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

About the Webinar Planning for financial success on a grain farm requires understanding how various crop rotation and production decisions will influence financial returns. Those transitioning to organic may be especially unsure as they move into new realms of production...