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Would you choose an alternative landscape? Understanding the effects of visual appeal and maintenance requirements

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm EST

Presenter: Hayk KhachatryanIt is well documented that in the past several decades, urban sprawl in the U.S. has substantially increased the area of extensively landscaped residential areas. Previous research showed that Florida homeowners consider well-maintained urban...

Alternative Stewardship Strategies for Winter Feeding

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

Participants will learn about winter feeding strategies that save on winter feeding costs and labor, and that can be done in a way that protects or enhances the pasture, the livestock, and other resources. ...

Common money wasters with poultry: Ways to reduce costs

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm EDT

The bottom line of sustainable poultry production is to produce a safe, healthy product with minimal costs. There are little things that can increase costs above what they can be. Ron Kean from the University of Wisconsin will discuss some of these money wasters and provide...

Assessment of Willingness to Supply Dedicated Energy Crops on Marginal Lands in the Northeastern United States to Improve Water Quality

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT

Presenters: Wei Jiang, PhD student, Penn State University, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education According to the Chesapeake Bay Model, planting certain biomass crops (specifically grasses like switchgrass and winter crops like winter rye and...

How Extension Can Help Communities Grow the Maker Movement

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Paul Hill

The Maker Movement is centered in cities and holds potential for unlocking economic growth and spurring entreprenuership. Currently this movement is being fueled by support from local governments. The goal of this webinar is to spark the conversation and action among Extension...

Developing Issues in Agriculture: Economic Issues Related to Big Data in Agriculture

Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm EST

Big data has become a buzzword in agriculture. Big data is seen to have a role in potentially increasing food production and working to make agriculture more environmentally sustainable. As more and more opportunities develop that allow farmers to utilize data...

The Economics of Glyphosate Resistance Management in Corn and Soybean Production

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm EDT

Widespread use of the herbicide glyphosate has led to weed resistance, and recent surveys suggest that the problem is growing. This webinar will summarize the findings of the recent USDA Economic Research Service report The Economics of Glyphosate Resistance Management in Corn...

EcoWillow 2.0 - Updated Economic Analysis of Shrub Willow Crops

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Justin Heavey

Presented by Justin Heavey, SUNY ESFWillow is a Short Rotation Woody Crop (SRWC),being developed as a sustainable source of biomass for the production of bioenergy, biofuels and bioproducts. SRWC are fast-growing, hardwood species with the ability to ...

Homeowners’ Preferences for Landscaping Practices: Are Floridians Willing to Pay More for Eco-Friendly Lawn Fertilizers?

Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 am EDT

While there are socio-economic benefits associated with green urban landscapes, improper landscaping (e.g., excessive fertilization) may result in adverse environmental consequences, such as chemicals runoff into water resources. A recent study conducted by one of the ...

Competition For Land Use: Why would the rational producer grow switchgrass for biofuel?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Keri Jacobs, Iowa State UniversityHost: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USAThis presentation considers the current economics of switchgrass production in the Central...

POSTPONED - 2014 MSU Faculty Research Series - Third City: The Other Dimension

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm EDT

POSTPONED - A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIMEThe term ''third city" is a description of the socioeconomic state of mind for those confined to a social status and economic dilemma that is separate from the traditional mores, manners and norms of America. The...

Switchgrass Economics: Production Cost and Market Value - CenUSA Webinar

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Amy Kohmetscher

Presenter: Dr Richard Perrin, University of Nebraska - LincolnHost: Amy Kohmetschter, CenUSA* quarterly web seminar series: Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USADr Perrin will review current information about expected yields of switchgrass...

Economics of Organic Dairy Farming by eOrganic

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Bob Parsons

Join eOrganic for a webinar on the economics of organic dairy farming with Dr. Bob Parsons on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2 PM Eastern Time (1 PM Central, 12 PM Mountain, 11 AM Pacific Time). The webinar is free and open to the public and advance...

Economics of Heat Stress: Implications for Management

Monday, April 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Albert De Vries

Heat stress costs the American dairy industry approximately 1 billion dollars annually in production losses. Understanding the economic consequences of employing various strategies to reduce the effects of heat stress and how this affects the dairy farm’s profitability is...

Economics of Using and Transporting Manure

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 1:30 pm EST

Transporting manure nutrients out of and using manure in vulnerable watersheds, such as the Chesapeake Bay and the Illinois River basin, has become an issue receiving increased national attention. Researchers have studied sustainable use of manure in these watersheds and...