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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

6/26/19: Putting All Your Eggs in One BasketThis session will cover raising backyard poultry for egg production and sales. Topics covered includes basic nutrition and problems encountered with laying hens. We will also talk about handling eggs and what to do if someone...

Hosting a coop tour

Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

With many areas with increased interest in backyard flocks, some groups have been organizing a 'Tour de coops' to let people know what is involved in having a backyard flock. It is not as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of things to consider. Dr. Mickey Hall from Clemson...

Soil Biology for the Western Region: Organic Practices to Recruit and Nurture Beneficial Biota in the Soil

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

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 ...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

6/12/19: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and ResourcesFarmers experience a wide range of emotional stress that can effect both the individual and their family. This session will share warning signs and resources available to deal with emotional stress. Some topics...

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Batty for Bats

Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Janet Hurley

Bats are one of the most interesting and important wildlife pests we encounter in pest control. At the same time, they play a giant role in agriculture - and eat a lot of our insect pests. Join Janet Hurley, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension as she discusses bat behavior...

“First Look” Reading a Pesticide Label to Protect Bees

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

Pre-register by clicking the 'Location' link above (use a desktop, laptop or the Zoom app on mobile devices).Join us for a special offering in the 2019 OSU Extension Master Gardener Advanced Training webinar series. “First Look” invites Oregon State University students to...

Preventing disease in backyard poultry flocks

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Claudia Dunkley

With more and more people getting small and backyard flocks, disease prevention becomes more and more important. With virulent Newcastle Disease outbreak in California and the ever present risk of avian influenza, flock owners need to have a good biosecurity program. Dr....

Meeting Weather Challenges in the Western U.S.: Organic Practices to Mitigate and Prepare for Climate Change

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

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 ...

How to Bring the DeStress Monday Program to Schools & Communities to Improve Mindful, Healthy Behavior

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT

Join Ron Hernandez, Managing Director of The Monday Campaigns, to learn about the DeStress Monday program and how its practices and creative materials feature mindfulness, deep breathing, positivity, and physical activities that can reduce stress. He’ll describe a case study...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Thought Leadership and Branding on Social Media

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

5/22/19: Thought Leadership and Branding on Social MediaSuccess on Social Media is more than selling a product or service. For the agriculture sector, success is measured by engaged conversations, reaching out beyond our comfort zone and cultivating your personal and...

Project Happy Apples: Reducing codling moth damage in backyard orchards

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Amy Jo Detweiler

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 2019 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension. Seeing 'wormy' apples and...

Reduction and fate of manure pathogens and antimicrobial resistance

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm EDT

Manure treatment, such as composting, and manure land application are generally considered to be effective measures to reduce bacterial pathogens and utilize the manure in an environmentally sustainable manner. However, unlike pathogenic bacteria, antimicrobial resistant...

Managing a backyard chicken flock

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Claudia Dunkley

Small, backyard flocks are becoming more popular around the country. Dr. Claudia Dunkley from the University of Georgia will discuss the general management of a backyard laying flock.

The Relationship Between Opioid Prescriptions & Child Removals

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

One of the many indirect costs of opioid crisis is the impaired ability of parents to care for their children. In the most extreme circumstances, opioid use disorder can lead to children being removed from their homes and placed in foster care. Removal has been associated...

Beyond Hydrology: Exploring the benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

Our May edition of The Current Webinar Series will focus on green stormwater infrastructure. Many folks recognize the benefits of green infrastructure from a hydrological standpoint, but there are many benefits of green infrastructure beyond water quality, from economics...