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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...

Climate Change and Human Health

Monday, February 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Whether it is heat stress, air pollution, or the risk of vectorborne diseases, changes in climate and an increased frequency of extreme weather events impact public health. Tune in to our February webinar and hear from Elena Grossman with the UIC School of Public Health and...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Designing cover crops to work for your farm

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

2/27/19: Designing cover crops to work for your farmCover crops can provide a host of benefits, including controlling weeds, reducing erosion, adding nutrients and soil organic matter to soil, providing habitat for pollinators, alleviating soil compaction, and various other...

Developing an Innovator’s Mindset

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:30 pm EST - Presented by Bob Bertsch

When it comes to innovation, mindset matters. Your views of risk, failure, efficiency and creativity influence your approach to innovation. This session will focus on strategies and tools that can encourage divergent thinking, make failing normal, move away from the best...

Selecting and Managing Cover Crops for Organic Crop Rotations in the Western Region

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Please join the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic for a series of eight free webinar trainings on organic farming and soil health in the Western U.S. The webinar trainings will target agricultural professionals including Extension personnel, other agency ...

America Saves Challenge: Twitter Chat and YouTube Live

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Sasha Grabenstetter, Barbara O'Neill, Laura Hendrix, Lorna Saboe-Wounded Head

Our guests for the discussion on the YouTube Live (video chat) and Twitter chat include Dr. Barbara O’Neill, CFP® (Rutgers University), Dr. Laura Hendrix (University of Arkansas), Lindsay Ferguson (America Saves program), Jinnifer Ortquist (Michigan State University), Dr....

Getting started with small farm meat chicken production

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Presenter Dr. Zac Willams, MSU poultry extension specialist will discuss how meat chickens can be a profitable enterprise on a small, diversified farm. Breed selection, growing systems and facilities, nutrition, health and marketing considerations will be considered. ...

Addressing the Barriers and Encouraging Families to Engage in School Wellness

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

Join Vanessa Spero, Elizabeth Shephard, and Angelika Keene of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension as they share strategies for engaging families in wellness programs at schools. Participants will learn...- What family engagement...

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Emerald Ash Borer

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

The Emerald Ash Borer is responsible for millions of dead ash trees in North America causing homeowners, cities, and nurseries many millions of dollars and heartache. Come learn where this exotic pest came from, its life cycle, and management plans being implemented. This...

Using Manure to Improve Soil Health

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm EST

Manure provides tremendous benefits to the soil health when compared to synthetic fertilizer. Soil organic carbon, water infiltration and pH are increased while bulk density is decreased. Manure applications according to crop nutrient requirements and the use of soil...

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...

What kind of chickens should you get for your backyard flock?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST - Presented by Ron Kean

Many people are thinking about getting a small backyard flock. This webinar is a follow up to the Feb 20, 2019 webinar (https://learn.extension.org/events/3611) about what to think about before getting chickens, and will discuss what type of chickens you should get..The...

Getting started with pruning small fruits

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Brambles, blueberries, grapes, saskatoons and other small fruits need proper pruning for plant health and productivity. Retired MSU Extension Educator Steve Fouch will cover the basics and get you started right. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State...

Prescribed Fire is an Emergency

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Every year over 600,000 Americans over 70 years old stop driving. In 1970, blue-collar jobs were 31.2% of total nonfarm employment. By 2016, their share had fallen to 13.6%. The number of days reaching "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" Level or Above on the Air...

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...