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How to Align Sequences

Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Candice Hirsch

During this webinar, Dr. Candice Hansey, Michigan State University, will demonstrate the problem of sequence alignment and provide examples of software that can be used to align sequences.

CoP Evaluation Efforts: HorseQuest

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Kathy Anderson, Chris Skelly

Please join us in our continuing series on highlighting CoP evaluation efforts. Kathy Anderson and Chris Skelly, from the HorseQuest CoP, will highlight their approach to and results of evaluating their CoP content. This session will be extremely useful for CoP evaluation...

To build or not to build: is a new processor really needed?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Lauren Gwin

When does it really make sense to build a new processing facility? Sometimes finding enough of the right kind of meat or poultry processing can seem impossible. Sometimes it makes sense to build a new plant. But more often than not, it probably doesn’t. Our speakers will...

Creating Spreadsheets (part 2 of 2)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John Dorner

In this session we'll answer any questions related to what was covered in "Creating Spreadsheets - Part 1" and the homework assignment from that session. Then, we'll continue where we left off and learn more of the most commonly used features of Google Docs...

Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup - September 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 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, to get familiar with your role, the tools available to make it easier, and share experiences & tips. (for eXtension Question Wranglers)...

Natural Disasters... What about the Animals?

Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 9:00 am EDT

Sponsored by Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, K-State Research and Extension, and the Family Caregiving and Companion Animals Communities of Practice, members of the eXtension National Initiative. This conference will take place in Manhattan KS and via...

Writing Content For Search Engines to Discover

Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Ivelin Denev, Nick Broady

In this session we will discuss topics pertaining to the appraisal process. The first part will be about how search engines find content, and the second part deals with writing content so that it is discoverable.

Drupal Meetup

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Henrietta Ritchie-Holbrook, Lawrence Lippke, Ivelin Denev

This session is targeted to those who have been actively using eXtension's Drupal content management system ( for either publishing content to our public website, or for other group collaborative efforts. Discussion will focus on tips, tricks, or shortcuts...

Creating Spreadsheets (part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John Dorner

In this session, we'll review the concepts taught in the September 13th session and put them into practice to create a new spreadsheet from scratch. The homework assignment for this session will be to create a useful (to you) spreadsheet. You can use either Google Docs...

For Youth, For Life CoP

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by John A. (Tony) Cook, Jerri Caldwell Hammonds

All eXtension users interested in eXtension youth content are invited to join the For Youth, For Life Community of Practice for updates and a work session on current activities.

How to Use R Software for Data Analysis

Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Heather Merk

During this webinar, Dr. Heather Merk, The Ohio State University, will introduce R software for statistical analysis, including - How to obtain this free software - How to obtain help - How to perform basic commands - How to learn more Dr. Merk will also demonstrate how R...

Handling High Commodity Prices

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT

Dr. Normand St-Pierre will discuss how to control feed costs using various methods. These methods include: getting the full value of forage crops, purchasing ingredients that are favorably priced, inventory management, producing things that you are being paid for, managing the...

Introduction to Spreadsheets

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by John Dorner

This is an introduction to using spreadsheets for people who have never used a spreadsheet or who just want to refresh their memory about the basics. We'll cover how to move around, entering data and performing basic calculations. The focus will be on learning the concepts...

Institutional Team Web Conference

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Terry Meisenbach

Meeting of all members of state eXtension Institutional Teams. Please join us! This month we're focusing on "Starting or Jump Starting Your Institutional Team". We'll be sharing ideas that everyone can use to reinvigorate or bring new teams forward! Join us the...

Developing Aquaculture Courses in Moodle

Monday, August 29, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Vanessa Weldon

This presentation will go over the current online courses being developed for the Freshwater Aquaculture eXtension community, and how to develop a course using the Moodle in eXtension.