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Water Conservation. Turf Management: Best Management Practices and Regulations

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10:30 am EDT

This webinar will focus on best management practices for residential turfgrass. The following topics will be covered. How to select the grass for homeowners' lawns? How long should the irrigation system run? What is the right fertilization schedule? What do the state and local...

Public Value

Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT

You know how your Extension programs benefit your participants, but your programs also create public value when they benefit the rest of the community. Nationwide, participants in “Building Extension’s Public Value” workshops have learned how their programs create public...

Making IT communications accessible to ensure equal participation and success

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT

A broad conversation on types of disabilities with particular focus on how we ensure the accessibility of our communications through our websites, online documents, and multimedia. We’ll also focus on the positive impact that accessible communication practices provide for...

Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup - April 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 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)...

Water conservation for developers – 101

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 10:30 am EDT

Population increase and new real estate development largely determine the water use and stormwater runoff trends in southern states. Can extension programs make a difference in planning of new subdivisions? How can extension agents navigate in the “city” of acronyms and...

Rural Development Policy in the United States: A Critical Analysis & Modest Suggestions

Monday, April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm EDT

The author of “Rural development policy in the United States: a critical analysis and lessons from the ‘‘still birth’’ of the rural collaborative investment program” (Community Development Vol. 42, No. 1, January–March 2011, 56–69) will summarize this paper in about 30...

Solve Your Fire Ant Problems with Help from eXtension

Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 10:00 am EDT

information on fire ant biology and management

Focus Groups with Youth: The Power of Listening

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Autumn Guin, Amy Chilcote

Focus Groups provide ideal media for gathering data and strengthening relationships with youth and adults at several points in the programming and evaluation process. This eXtension Evaluation Community of Practice webinar will provide a description of the focus group process...

Radon: Something You Can Live Without

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jeannie Nichols

Radon: a health risk with a simple fix. Why be concerned about radon? What is it? Why does the Surgeon General have a warning about radon? In this presentation you will learn 1) what radon is 2) discover the concern of having elevated radon levels in your home or work...

For Youth, For Life CoP Work Session

Tuesday, April 19, 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.

Digital and Media Literacy

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:30 am EDT - Presented by Paul Treadwell

Digital and Media Literacy | We'll look at a white paper by Renee Hobbs, that clearly lays out the why's and what's of Digital Literacy. We'll also discuss the implications of digital literacy for extension work. Register at link in View and Participate. We'll email webinar...

Developing iPhone apps

Friday, April 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Chris LaBelle

Have you been wondering what it would take to develop an iPhone application? Is it worth the time and effort? Chris LaBelle, from Oregon State University Extension, shares more about their recent iPhone development project. Some of the topics that will be covered in this...

Innovating with Social Media to Connect Communities: Learning from Disasters, Aiming for Resilience.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT

Dr. Theresa Bernardo from Michigan State University will be presenting. The U.S. was a leader in the development and deployment of 20th Century industrial technologies and organizational systems that provided unprecedented national prosperity. They are becoming inadequate,...

Water and Energy: Can we conserve both?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 10:30 am EDT

Households' water use decisions have direct implications for the energy use in water production. This webinar will discuss the methodology for estimating greenhouse gas emissions associated with water production, and present estimates of reduced electrical use resulting from...

Measuring Excellence in Extension

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Carol Whatley, Scott Cummings

This web conference will be presented by Carol Whatley and Scott Cummings. More about the effort can be found at This Professional Development session is offered in partnership with the ACE Leadership & Management SIG.