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Basics of the Endangered Species Act

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT

Basics of the Endangered Species ActSponsored by the Agricultural and Food Law ConsortiumTopic:The Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) protects species identified as endangered or threatened with extinction and attempts to protect the habitat on which they depend. It does so by...

#AgChat topic: Ag Extension & Other Public Ag Programs

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm EDT - Presented by john blue

#AgChat is a weekly chat on Twitter on food and agriculture topics. On August 11, 8-10 pm ET, the chat topic will be on Ag Extension & Other Public Ag Programs.The chat will be moderated by John Blue (@TruffleMedia ). He is looking for resources and links to share in...

Machinery Sharing: Scaling Up Production for Small Farm Growers

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

Learn about strategies small-scale growers are using to scale up production through equipment-sharing models. Topics will include: what to share, how to structure sharing agreements, finding and choosing partners, and potential challenges faced by case study examples. Please...

Hot topic webinar—The Cuba Factor—Agriculture trade with Cuba

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST

Did you know that U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusiness firms have exported more than $5 billion worth of food and agricultural goods to Cuba since 2000? Did you hear about the agriculture coalition that has formed to lobby Congress to lift the embargo? What are the...

Evaluating Disaster Insurance Needs for Rural Homes & Agriculture

Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Scott Cotton

Living rural provides great benefits and gets you closer to nature, but whether you are an agriculture producer or just a rural resident you have different risks than urban and suburban residents. This seminar will utilize criteria from rural insurance firms and...

Why Cooperative Extension? A New Century for Food and Ag Engagement

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:30 am EST - Presented by Tim Cross, Michael Ouart

Attention ‘CUSTOMERS’ Who Use the Cooperative Extension System! This is YOUR Opportunity to Provide Feedback!The National Coalition for Food & Agricultural Research invites members and all interested stakeholders to a dialogue with Cooperative Extension Directors. While...

Heart of the Farm – Why Women’s Unique Family and Farm Business Roles Matter

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST

Women bring different perspectives, values and priorities to the table. This webinar will focus on what aspects of rural life are important to women, how they learn, and how that influences decision-making with regard to production, marketing and land management practices. ...

Hot topic—Immigration action and implications for agriculture

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Join this webinar to learn more about implications of the recent executive order on immigration for the agriculture work force in Florida. The 20 minute presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.Presentation by Craig Regelbrugge, Senior Vice President,...

By the Numbers - What the 2012 Census of Ag Tells us about Women Farm and Ranch Operators

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST

What does the 2012 Census of Ag tell us about women in agriculture? Where are women farmers? What changes have taken place in the landscape since 2007 and 2002?Virginia Harris of NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) will discuss the changing demographics of...

Leading the Way – How Women are Changing Board Rooms and Rural Landscapes

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST

More than ever before, we see women manage farms and ranches, lead agricultural policy, and work at the helm of agribusinesses. The number of farms and ranches owned and operated by women has been steadily increasing over the past several years. In this webinar, Dr. Jewel...

Women in Ag Learning Network Communications Plan Meeting

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Terry Meisenbach

Terry Meisenbach, eXtension Communications and Marketing Leader,will discuss the Women in Ag Learning Network strategic communications planning process. This is a great opportunity for all WIA LN members to have input and participate in developing the learning network's...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture - Estate Planning

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 12:00 pm EDT

Surveys show that the majority of people in the United States do not have estate plans. By creating an estate plan, you ensure that your family and financial goals are met after you die.Ashley Newhall is a legal specialist with the Department of Agriculture and Resource...

Agricultural Energy Audits: E3A Fourth Friday Webinar

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Milton Geiger

Overview of Montana State University's agricultural energy audit program. Presented by Myla Kelly, MSU Extension.

Integrating perennial grasses for sustainable agricultural systems to maximize farm profitability

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm EDT

Presenter Dr. DoKyoung (D.K.) Lee will discuss the potential of agriculture to include a perennial grass-based sustainable farming system within its landscape that will encourage environmental services, decrease use of fossil fuels and chemical products, improve diversity...

Increasing production efficiency through reproductive mgt

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm EST

Dr. Rick Funston, University of Nebraska will discuss the importance of having a high percentage of beef calves born early in “your” calving season, whenever that is. This event, coupled with overall reproductive rate, is a major economic driver in cow / calf operations and...