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Let's Talk about Race

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Eriks Dunens

How do our patterns of thinking and our shared history influence the way we lead and work? Using personal stories and case studies, we will introduce and examine race, white privilege, structural racism, internalized racism, bias, color blindness, intersectionality, and white...

Curbside Chat: An Important Look at the Financial Realities Facing American Towns

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

Why are so many cities and towns across North America going broke? Our roads are deteriorating. Our governments are in debt. No matter how much we increase them, our taxes are not enough to fix it all. No one seems to be able to agree on how we got here—much less how to...

Finding Inspiration Through the Food Systems Impact Collaborative

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Melanie Weir, Molly Immendorf

Join us on as we explore Food Systems topics and the Impact Collaborative process. Are you looking for innovative ideas? Are you interested in launching, refreshing or rethinking a project or program? The Impact Collaborative is here to provide you with inspiration,...

POTENTIAL RURAL IMPACTS OF PENSION REDUCTIONS

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

This study explores the exposure of rural communities to the rising risk of public and private pension fund insolvency. As rural communities continue to grey, America’s heartlands will increasingly rely on pension incomes to drive their economies. The statuses of private,...

Make your Story Maps shine!

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Shane Bradt

Esri Story Maps have significantly lowered the level of technical skill needed to create and share online stories using a variety of media, including images, videos and maps. However, while the basics of using Story Maps are fairly straight forward to understand, it can be...

Effects of Long-Term Manure Applications on Soil in the Irrigated Northwest

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Amber Moore, April Leytem, Joe Harrison

An eight-year study of manure in crop rotations that include root crops (sugar beets and potatoes) is taking a very comprehensive look at manure use. Researchers are studying everything from yields, soil health, characteristics of the harvested crop, nutrient leaching, and...

Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series: Webinar 6 – Composting Management: Water, Problem Feedstocks

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST

In this webinar, the presenter will explain how to evaluate composting water needs, describe methods for accurately applying water, and how to handle and compost problematic feedstocks to minimize nuisance and environmental concerns. Presenter Gary Felton, ...

Knowledge into Action: MFLN Virtual Conference Follow-up Activity Planning

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST

This discussion-based session is a follow-up to the MFLN Virtual Conference: Learning through Change. All session and keynotes archives are available via the conference homepage.Several participants in the virtual conference expressed an interest in participating in additional...

Open Data and CGIAR’s Big Data Platform

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm EST

Open data is increasingly becoming a priority and requirement from funders like Gates Foundation, NIH, NSF and other federal agencies. Some universities have created systems for compliance such as maintaining repositories under the direction of the university libraries while...

Incorporating Tray Waste Evaluation into Your Smarter Lunchroom

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Erin Sharp, Adam Brumberg

Join Adam Brumberg, Deputy Director of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms National Office, as they explain how to incorporate tray waste evaluation as a quantitative tool for measuring consumption of...

Impactful Financial Education: How Cooperative Extension is Making a Difference

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Erica Tobe, Elizabeth Kiss, Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

Financial educators and practitioners need to provide impactful educational programs and be able to communicate those specific consumer impacts to our constituents at a local, state, and national level. However, providing the evidence of impact can be challenging. Attendees at...

Pilot Your Ideas for Digital Technology in Food Systems

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Jennifer Cook, Molly Immendorf

What gaps or needs are there in your local food system which could be solved by an online organized network, database, or mobile application? Digital Green, a global agricultural development organization, has an interest in helping Cooperative Extension, through working...

Extension Partnerships and Sponsorships: Strategies for Working Together

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:00 am EST

Strategic partnerships are key in being able to reach our target audiences with quality programming that can make a difference. This session will cover ideas for engaging new and existing partners as well working with those partners to appropriately share naming,...

Essential oils: What are they and why use them with poultry?

Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

More and more people are looking for alternatives to antibiotics, especially with the new VFDs making it harder for small and backyard flock owners to get them. Essential oils are often discussed as an alternative. Dr. Anup Johny from the University of Minnesota will discuss...

Conservation Practice Tracking for the Mississippi River Basin

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm EST

This was the November edition of North Central Region Water Network's Current Webinar series. This webinar gave an overview of conservation and water quality tracking across the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River Basin (MARB). Discussion focused on the overall need for tracking...