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The IMpact of the Opioid Crisis on Hospitals

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

The webinar will cover statistics (commonly reported and not reported hospital data), the ER patient (overdoses, other drugs, “seekers”, dependent and chronically ill and dependent and involved in trauma), hospitalized patient (overdoses, dependent and chronically ill, ...

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...

Results of Virtual Focus Groups on Small Businesses and Rural Communities

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm EST

The NCRCRD hosted virtual focus groups of professionals working with rural businesses (home based, retail, and manufacturing). The virtual interactions included polls and open-ended questions with participants from around the nation. Open-ended responses were analyzed with...

Mental Health Promotion: An Opportunity for Opioid Overdose Prevention

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST

The associations between mental health disorders and substance abuse are well-documented. In a study recently published in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Dr. Schwab-Reese and colleagues found a significant association between depression and opioid overdose...

Reconcepttualizing Quali5y, Affordable Childcare as Public Utility

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST

This webinar will present the results and findings of comprehensive needs assessments of access to quality, affordable childcare (AQACC) in select rural counties in Nebraska and Kansas. Leveraging these data, and exploring the family, child, and economic developmental...

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...