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Understanding Stress and Depression in Farmers and Ranchers

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT

The Rural Family Support Network is a team of Extension professionals in the North Central Region of the United States whose mission is to address issues related to stress and overall health concerns for farm and ranch families. Supported by a grant from the North Central...

Dreamland: America's Opiate Epidemic and How We Got Here

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm EST

Sam Quinones, Journalist and Author. His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Bloomsbury Press. From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction...

Dimensions of Poverty in the North Central Region of the U.S.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

Without question, poverty is a complex problem that is rooted in a number of factors. The website is designed to examine the mix of forces identified by social scientists as possible contributors to poverty. We draw on a number of poverty studies -- conducted by...

Bringing Co-operatives Back In To The Community Economic Development Toolbox

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST

Extension professionals have an impossible task: sit at the forefront of driving delivery of new public goods and services to overcome community economic development challenges in an era when legislatures everywhere have decided to prioritize slimmer budgets and lower...

Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Driver of the Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

The webinar will cover the role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (AECs) as a driver of the opioid epidemic. Dr. Brumage will review the landmark study as well as local data showing a strong association and reviewing the science of ACEs and how it affects our bodies over a...

Workforce Development in Extension

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

The Workforce Development in Extension Workgroup* (WDEW) has collected information for a benchmark index of cooperative extension-based workforce development programs and resources. This webinar will share results and findings from the effort, and invite undocumented...

A new weapon for farmers: Inter-row mowing for problem weeds in row crops

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm EDT

Conventional farmers are facing a new level of threat from weeds due to the development of multiple sources of herbicide resistance over the past decade. They are starting to feel the pain of organic growers, who have faced a long battle against weeds that is now usually...

NVision Ag: Increasing corn yield and saving nitrogen fertilizer

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 12:30 pm EDT

Nitrogen fertilizer often doubles crop yields; without it we could not feed the current world population. But nitrogen fertilizer is lost from crop fields in wet weather, especially corn fields. The plants become nitrogen-deficient, with light green leaves, and grain...

Dietary Preen Oil as an Anti-Stress Feed Additive for Aquaculture Species

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 12:30 pm EDT

University of Wisconsin researchers are using dietary preen oil to reduce mortality in fish species used in aquaculture production. The research team provides an update on their progress, and discusses new commercial applications and their next steps.Presented by:Jake Olson...

Addressing Mine-Scarred Land in the Upper Mississippi River Mining District

Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Discuss the potential impacts that mine scarred lands in the Upper Mississippi River Lead and Zinc Mining District are still having on local communities, efforts to integrate often forgotten mining records into current planning and development, and how the US EPA...

MORE THAN OPIOIDS: THE SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF DRUG OVERDOSE AND RELATED DESPAIR IN RURAL AND SMALL CITY AMERICA

Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

The Rural Health and Safety Education webinar series “Combating Opioids” is hosted by Purdue University Extension and the NCRCRD as part of a USDA/NIFA grant.* This webinar will summarize recent trends in opioid mortality rates and related deaths of despair (e.g., other...

Farmer to non-farmer – The Role of Farmer Identity on Conservation

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm EDT

The trend to multifunctional rural landscapes in developed countries is characterized, in part, by the contrasting values, land uses and land management practices of rural property owners. In agricultural regions, it seems these trends are, at least in part, an expression of...

Redefining Rural Food Deserts by Transportation Networks

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Our project revealed that existing definitions of food deserts are not sufficiently sensitive to the nature of grocery travel behavior among rural residents. Our research suggests that rural residents employ a range of strategies to overcome the challenge of living at some...

Successful Disaster Recovery Using the Community Capitals Framework

Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

No community is immune from natural disaster. But the steps they take during the recovery phase can impact their degree of resilience for subsequent events. The Community Capitals Framework was used by a five-state multidisciplinary team of researchers and Extension...

POTENTIAL RURAL IMPACTS OF PENSION REDUCTIONS

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST

This study explores the exposure of rural communities to the rising risk of public and private pension fund insolvency. As rural communities continue to grey, America’s heartlands will increasingly rely on pension incomes to drive their economies. The statuses of private,...