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Question Wranglers' Meetup - April 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Beth Raney

An opportunity for state Question Wranglers who help with questions submitted via Ask an Expert by the public at www.extension.org, to get familiar with your role and the tools available to make it easier, ask questions, and share experiences & tips. (for eXtension...

Ask an Expert 2.0 Mock-Up Walkthrough

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT

eXtension is beginning work on a new version of Ask an Expert (AaE). We have an early stage conceptual mock-up designed to capture the user experience and functionality of the new AaE. One of the biggest changes, as described in the eXtension 2012 Strategic Roadmap, is that...

Cooling Strategies During Heat Stress

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter: Dr. Pete Hansen, University of Florida Cooling dairy cows is the most important strategy to improve both milk production and reproduction during summer months. Opportunities that dairy farms can utilize to evaluate the effect of heat stress on their dairy will be...

expired Moodle resources & activities

Monday, April 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jennifer Chilek

***Expired because the Moodle version is out of date*** This session will present an overview of some of the resources and activities including quizzes, feedback, questionnaires, & certificates. We will also discuss course setup, enrollment procedures and course...

Adaptive Management Webcast

Friday, April 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT

The foundation of adaptive management is a rigorous and objective evaluation of management practices at the field level combined with a deliberate process to learn from the evaluations to make better decisions in the next season. The objective of this webcast is to teach...

Phenology: Tracking Minnesota’s ever changing forests

Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT

Phenology is the study of periodic biological phenomena, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions. In other words, it’s all about noticing, and keeping track of, the changes in your woods. (Many Minnesota woodland owners hear John...

Natural spaces: A place for positive youth development

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm EDT

UPDATE: REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. The session will be recorded; check back here afterward for the link to the recording. --- Research suggests that involving youth with nature can positively impact their health, well-being, sense of place and community. This webinar will explore...

Finding and following on online networks

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by John Dorner, Stephen Judd, Bob Bertsch

This is the third webinar in the three-part series "Getting online information to come to you," but stands alone, so feel free to attend, regardless of whether or not you participate in the others. Whether it’s figuring out the next book to read, movie to see, or...

Social Media and Mobile Technology for Ag Businesses webinar series

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 10:00 am EDT - Presented by Jeffrey Hyde

How many times each day do you see requests to “Like Us on Facebook,” “Follow Us on Twitter,” or “Check In on foursquare?” Have you ever searched for a business on Google and found a map to the location? Do you or someone you know use a smart phone to find information about...

Climate, Water, & Agriculture Webinar Series

Friday, April 13, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gerald May

Weather and climate are among the most important uncontrolled variables in agricultural systems. While access to fresh and abundant water is one of Great Lakes Agriculture’s greatest assets, increasing water use to meet the needs of residents, industry and agriculture has the...

Financial Implications of Divorce

Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Barbara O'Neill

Dr. Barbara O'Neill is a Professor and the Cooperative Extension Specialist in Family Resource Management at Rutgers University. Dr. O’Neill is project director for the national Cooperative Extension’s basic investing program, Investing for Your Future. She has written more...

RSS feeds and feed readers

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by John Dorner, Stephen Judd, Bob Bertsch

This is the second webinar in the three-part series "Getting online information to come to you," but stands alone, so feel free to attend, regardless of whether or not you participate in the others. We often find reliable and interesting sources of information, but...

Using Adobe Captivate

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Nick Broady, Karen Watte

Using Captivate in Extension Professional Development Session - 1 hour Objectives: By the end of the session the participant will: Know how to create a Captivate module starting with a PowerPoint deck. Know how to add different quizzes to Captivate Know how to...

e-Agriculture for Improved Livelihoods and Food Security

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm EDT - Presented by Khin Mar Cho

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE’S GLOBAL SEMINAR SERIES -- e-Agriculture for Improved Livelihoods and Food Security: Assessing the Requirements for Electronically Linking Farmers with Markets Join us at this Center for International Programs hosted session to...

Grape Disease Management Basics (and All About Anthracnose) webinar

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT

Downy mildew, powdery mildew, black rot, anthracnose – if left unchecked, these diseases and others can destroy a grape crop and severely compromise vine health and longevity throughout the northern grape growing regions. Fortunately, through cultural practices and timely...