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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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....

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Getting started with small farm business start-up

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Wendy Wieland, MSU Product Center Innovation Counselor and MSU Extension Educator, has advised many people wanting to start farm businesses, emphasizing realistic goals. She will address the tough questions about your farm plans, markets, and the reasons why you want to farm....

What to think about BEFORE getting chickens for your backyard

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST - Presented by Ashley Wright

Many urban and suburban families are thinking about getting a small flock of laying hens in their backyard. Ashley Wright, an area livestock assistant agent with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service will be the presenter for this 20-minute webinar.Image by...

Reflective Listening

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST - Presented by Erin Sharp

Join Erin Sharp, MS, MAT, Curriculum Designer for the Smarter Lunchrooms Movement National Office, to learn why reflective listening (aka active listening) is an essential strategy for establishing collaborative relationships with stakeholders. She will provide best practices...