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Health Concerns for the Overweight Horse

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Colleen Brady

This webcast will discuss health concerns for both under and overweight horses, with an emphasis on the overweight horse. Most horse owners understand the potential issues with horses being too thin, but may not be aware of the issues associated with the other extreme....

State of the GPS “Apposphere” - Navigating Smartphone Data Collection Apps

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Cary Chadwick, David Dickson, Emily Wilson

A simple search for “GPS” apps in the Apple App store or on Google Play will return thousands of results for free or low cost mapping apps now available on your smartphone. So where do you start? This webinar will start to answer that question. UConn CLEAR has been...

Critical Economic Decisions when Raising Heifers

Monday, December 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Jason Karszes

Jason Karszes will discuss some key items every dairy farmer should consider in heifer raising. He will cover the costs involved, factors that influence those costs, the economic impact of the replacement program on the dairy farm's performance, and several other factors to...

Capturing Valuable Nutrients from Manure: Part 2

Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm EST

This month we will continue our 3 -part series of webcasts on nutrient capture from manure. The focus of part two will be on experiences with nutrient capture in Michigan, capture of phosphorus from liquid dairy manure in Washington State and Maryland, and nitrogen capture in...

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...

Disaster Communication Tool Options: Get Digitally Prepared

Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Bob Bertsch

Social media and mobile technologies are radically changing disaster communication. Twitter, Facebook, text messages and apps can be critical to getting the information you need during and after a disaster. Bob Bertsch will talk about the role new media plays in disaster...

Using Technology in Extension

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST

Dean McPheron from the Ohio State University will share his experiences and expectations of social media use for professional educators like us. Like always, our guest and Mark Blevins talk for 20 minutes at 2PM ET on the 2nd Tuesday then answer any questions during the...

Wood and Biomass Pellets for Regional and Global Energy

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by David DeVallance

Presenter: David DeVallance, University of West Virginia Wood pellets have been a growing component of the bioenergy industry in the Northeast United States, and continue to expand as local and international markets develop. Join Dr. Devallance as he discusses the process...

Farm Rental Rates: Setting Them and Paying Them

Monday, December 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm EST - Presented by Mark Cannella

Join Mark Cannella, Farm Business Management Specialist from the University of Vermont, to learn about the different ways to set rental rates for your own property or to evaluate the rates that are offered to you as a tenant. He can't get into the details of each negotiation...

The ACA/Affordable Care Act: Beyond Insurance

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Carolyn Bird

The presentation will focus, as time allows, on a few major provisions of the legislation; including provisions that are designed to provide a coordinated approach to improving our health systems, the medical compensation model, empower consumer decision-making in the...

Establishing regulations for keeping urban poultry flocks

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST

There is a growing interest in keeping chickens in urban areas in North America. Whether or not a family can keep poultry in their backyard depends on state, county, and city ordinances. Community regulations may also come into play. The current regulations vary from city to...

Colorado Water Conservation Board's Approach to Impacts Assessment

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST

Taryn Finnessey, Colorado Water Conservation Board, will talk about how the State of Colorado has incorporated impacts and vulnerability assessment into its drought preparedness and how that information has helped to shape mitigation actions and recommendations for current and...

Public opinion of GMOs, food safety & food security: What happens when people don't believe the facts?

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST

Three of the most contentious issues in agriculture come head-to-head in the PIE Center’s newest public opinion survey and upcoming webinar. Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, have led to genetically modified food, new crop traits and greater control over a food’s...

Citizen Science: Engaging the Community and Impacting Decision Makers

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Trudy Dunham, Jay Staker

How do public officials, and individuals, make decisions? How do you make decisions? It isn't always the factual, logical information that results in your decision. Our heart and emotions are called into play, as well as our values and sense of ethics. The stories we tell,...

Farm to School + Extension Webinar Series #3

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Susan DeBlieck, Matthew Benson

Upcoming: Webinar #3, December 4th, 2013, 1 p.m. ESTThey are t-shirted and tilling up soil in schools across the country. And this year, thanks to a new partnership, FoodCorps service members have USDA at their side. Join us to learn more from Debra Eschmeyer, FoodCorps...