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Teaching Agriculture Technology: Educational Resources for Extension Professionals

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm EST - Presented by Monica Jean, Valerie Clingerman, John Schoenhals, Eric Anderson, Chris Long

Precision agriculture is not a new concept, but as advances in technology make it more widely available—and as farm profits continue to tighten—interest among farmers are increasing. What technologies are available, how useful are they, what is the return on investment, and...

Identifying & Managing the Bronze Birch Borer

Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Nicole Sanchez

Pre-register by clicking the 'Location' link above (use a desktop, laptop or the Zoom app on mobile devices). This webinar is part of the Spring 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University ExtensionThe Bronze Birch Borer...

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...

What Specialty Crop Enterprise is Right for You Webinar- MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT

Growing specialty crops can provide a great niche for farms providing an opportunity to diversify and profit.The USDA defines specialty crops as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” By participating in this...

Nature & Health in Communities: A Review of Best Available Science

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT

The research on nature experiences and public health outcomes is emerging as a major influence in community policy and planning. Acknowledging that nature is good for people is not new, but the science can help Extension Agents build a stronger and better case for integrating...

Equipment Sanitation

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Meaghan Anderson, Angie Johnson, Kevin Jarek, Wayne Ohnesorg

Modern production agriculture relies heavily on machinery, large and small, to raise crops. These machines are capable of transporting unwanted pests from one field to another. For example, combines are one of the largest and most impressive machines on a farm. These large...

Mid-Atlantic Composting and Compost Use Webinar Series: Webinar 10 – Compost Quality and Standards

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Please join us for the tenth webinar in our Composting and Compost Use series. In this webinar, the presenter will describe biological, chemical and physical attributes that can be used to categorize the quality of compost. Test methods for evaluating compost quality and...

The National Extension Web-mapping Tool (NEWT)

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Shane Bradt, John McGee

The University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Virginia Tech Center for Geospatial Information Technology collaborated through an eXtension Innovation grant to create the National Extension Web-mapping Tool (NEWT). The goal of...

Turfgrass Tuesday, Doing More with Less in Sports Turf

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 10:00 am EDT - Presented by Michael Goatley

This is the monthly Turfgrass Tuesday hosted by the VT Turf Team. This month we will feature Mike Skelton, from VA Culpeper County Parks and Rec. He will be giving his presentation on "Doing More with Less in Sports Turf". Were he discusses unique tools and...

Conducting On-Farm Variety Trials to Manage Risk for Organic and Specialty Crop Producers Part 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join eOrganic for a 2-part webinar on how to conduct on-farm variety trials to reduce risk on organic and specialty crop farms. The goal of this two-part webinar series is to provide horticultural crop and small grain growers with the skills and information necessary to...

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...

Organic Tomato Foliar Pathogen IPM Webinar

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm EDT

Join eOrganic for webinar on how to manage foliar pathogens organically! Effectively managing foliar pathogens is one of the biggest challenges facing organic tomato growers. This webinar will provide an overview of practices that can help synergistically address this...

Polishing our Protective Shields: Exploring Ways to Protect Youth from Violence

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:00 am EDT

About this WebinarThis 90-minute webinar will focus on three different types of violence impacting youth including bullying, relationship violence in teens, and school shootings. The facilitator will offer information on trauma-informed approaches to polishing the protective...

Programming for Clientele with Developmental Disabilities

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michelle Brill, Jeannette Rea-Keywood

Providing opportunities for Extension educators and volunteers to learn how to effectively engage individuals with developmental disabilities in their programming is essential to our diversity and inclusion mandate. Programming for Clientele with Developmental Disabilities...

Understanding Ag Research Tool Package for Extension Educators- 2017 NC ANR Academy

Friday, March 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Sara Berg, Josh Coltrain, Lizabeth Stahl, John Thomas

Agriculture research is a vital part of an ever-changing industry. As extension professionals, we often present or provide applied research data to audiences who have not been trained in statistics or research interpretation. In an effort to improve basic research...