Sessions Tagged With 'community and regional food systems'

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Resources for research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system: Insights from the 4th edition of MSU Center for Regional Food Systems' Annotated Bibliography

Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:30 pm EST

The fourth edition of the Annotated Bibliography on Structural Racism Present in the U.S. Food System will be available in mid-February; this document provides an up-to-date list of publications and resources on structural racism present in the US the food supply chain. Join...

Foodborne Outbreaks--What You Need to Know

Friday, October 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Soohyoun Ahn

Dr. Soohyoun Ahn will discuss recent outbreak trends, how to report a foodborne illness or outbreak, and how to prevent outbreaks. She'll also provide some general food safety information. Dr. Ahn is Assistant Professor in Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of...

New Legal Resources to Assist Farmers in Direct Marketing

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Rusty Rumley

Farmers face a wide range of legal and business opportunities and challenges when marketing directly to the end consumer. The purpose of this webinar and the Legal Issues in Direct Marketing guides (a new resource) is to educate farmers about the potential scope of their...

Ready Community: Vulnerability and Resilience

Friday, June 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Deborah Tootle

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATEStudies have shown that resilient communities are those that can prepare for, respond to, and rebound quickly from disasters. These abilities do not happen by chance. Dr. Deborah Tootle, Iowa State University Extension, will explain how planning and...

Alternatives to antibiotics in poultry production

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 3:00 pm EDT

Poultry producers are frequently looking for treatment options aside from antibiotics. This presentation by Dr. Irene Hanning-Jarquin will provide an overview of herbs, spices and plant extracts as alternatives to antibiotics. Dr. Hanning-Jarquin -...

2015 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Beneficial Garden Helpers

Friday, May 1, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Mallory Kelley, Ellen Huckabay, Kris Braman

Learn about the helpful insects in your garden and landscape in this webinar presented by Dr. Kris Braman from the University of Georgia. Dr. Braman will explain how to encourage the predators and parasitoids in your backyard. Moderated by Mallory Kelley and Ellen Huckabay,...

Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) for Extension

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT

The webinar describes how Cooperative Extension can build a partnership with the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) to help small businesses be prepared and comply with regulations. Questions can be directed to the FSPCA Administrator, Dawn Johnson at...

Volunteering in under-resourced communities: Challenges for urban Master Gardeners

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Sarah Eichberger

Master Gardeners are experts in gardening and food production. However, how prepared are they to work in urban areas where healthy food access is limited? This webinar will focus on the results of a study that investigated the challenges of the engagement process associated...

Innovative Approaches to Extension in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join eOrganic for a webinar on innovative approaches to Extension in organic and sustainable agriculture. The webinar will take place on April 7, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public, and advance...

Project Finance (Guaranteed Loans) for Rural Energy

Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT

USDA is hosting this training Webinar and applicant assistance on the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).The Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants provides guaranteed loan financing and grant...

Getting started with season extension

Monday, March 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Getting started with season extension Collin Thompson, MSU Extension program instructor/farm manager, MSU North Farm at the Upper Peninsula Research and...

Housing for small poultry flocks

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Phillip Clauer

Thinking about starting a backyard flock? Housing can be a key factor to consider. Phil Clauer for Penn State University will be discussing various issues related to housing for small poultry flocks.

Developing Local and Regional Food Systems in Nebraska

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:30 pm EST

About the webinar: Nebraska has had little activity in building local and regional food systems. The state is large and rural towns are often times located at a good distance between them. This webinar will look at what we learned about the opportunities and challenges of...

Health concerns with backyard poultry flocks

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm EST

The summer of 2014 saw many cases of Salmonellosis traced back to backyard poultry flocks - see CDC website: Dr. Colin Basler of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be speaking about health concerns...

Rotational No-Till, Mulching and Conservation Tillage for Organic Vegetable Farms Webinar

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic for a webinar on no-till, high-residue mulching and conservation tillage on organic vegetable farms, by German farmer Jan-Hendrik Cropp. The webinar will take place on January 20, 2015 at 2PM Eastern Time, 1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time. The ...