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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...

Engaging Teens & Older Youth

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST - Presented by Molly Frendo

Does your 4-H program struggle to keep 4-H teens and older youth involved? Are you looking for ways to keep teenagers interested and active in 4-H? The 2013-2014 North Central Regional Volunteer e-Forum’s second session has strategies to increase engagement as well as data on...

Trap Cropping in Organic Strawberries to Manage Lygus Bugs in California

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic for a webinar on using alfalfa for trap cropping in organic strawberries, by Diego Nieto of the University of California Santa Cruz. The webinar takes place on December 3 at 2PM Eastern Time (1PM Central, 12PM Mountain, 11AM Pacific Time). It's free and...

Equine Riding Arena Footing & Management

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST - Presented by Ann Swinker

Learn more about the physical principles of arena footing, selecting arena footing materials, and how to manage riding arenas in this FREE webinar, with Dr. Ann Swinker. To register for the webinar, visit:...

Keeping Local Foods Affordable: An optional, open source farmers market lesson for SNAP-eligible populations

Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST

Join Meredith Ledlie Johnson (M.S.W., Virginia Cooperative Extension) and Sarah Misyak (M.S., Virginia Tech) as they share their open source farmers market orientation lesson for SNAP-eligible populations. They will also discuss training opportunities that will enable...

What to Grab When There is Smoke in Your Nostrils, a Howling in Your Ears or Water to Your Ankles

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Scott Cotton

“What to Grab When There is Smoke in Your Nostrils, a Howling in Your Ears or Water Up to your Ankles” is a webinar that explains what essentials are needed for pet owners, livestock owners, and horse owners when confronted with imminent disaster. Based on 30 years of...

Children Under Stress, Part 3: Responding When Children are Aggressive

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Kathy Reschke

CE credit is not available for this webinar.Presentation slides handout: 1* of our series, Children Under Stress, explained the experience of stress in young children as a result of the changes inherent to military family life and why it is expressed...

Using GPS and Bringing the Data into GIS

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm EST - Presented by Leslie Pelch

This webinar will demonstrate how to use a consumer-grade GPS receiver to collect data and then bring that data into both QGIS (free and open source) and ArcGIS. DNRGPS (free!) will be demonstrated as a tool for downloading and transforming GPS data into projected shapefile...

Capturing Valuable Nutrients from Manure

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm EST

Matching the nitrogen and phosphorus content of manure to crops needs can be a challenge. Due to the volatile nature of nitrogen in manure, often times the N:P ratio is not aligned with crop needs. Applying manure to meet the nitrogen needs often results in excess phosphorus...

2013 Virtual Aquaculture Workshop Day 4 - Business Management

Friday, November 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Gary Fornshell, Matt Parker

This session will cover some important areas of managing an aquaculture business including business planning, regulations and permitting for operating, and the certification programs for selling seafood. Each speaker will present for 30 minutes. Business Planning - Matt...

Setting up a Community Chicken Flock

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm EST

With the growing interest in local food, community poultry flocks are becoming popular. Dr. Brigid McCrea at Delaware State University will be discussing things to consider when setting up a community egg production flock.

2013 Virtual Aquaculture Workshop Day 3 - Aquaponics

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Allen Pattillo

This will be a 1 hour session with an additional 30 minutes for questions devoted to aquaponics. The speaker will be Allen Pattillo of Iowa State University.