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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Protecting Yourself and Others on the Farm

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

3/13/19: Protecting yourself and others on the farmAttend this webinar to learn about some easy steps you can take to protect your and your employees' health, and bring your farm into compliance with the Worker Protection Standard. Communicating clearly with everyone on your...

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...

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...

Marketing & PR 101: How to Promote Your Organization or Program

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

Join Cherry Dumaual, PR & Partnerships Director of the Monday Campaigns, and her colleague Nara Sandberg, Marketing & Partnerships Associate of the Monday Campaigns, as they explain the basics of marketing and public relations (PR) and how these skills can help your...

Getting started with quality hay and pasture

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

Hay and pasture land doesn’t take care of itself. You, in combination with your animals, need to plan for appropriate management. MSU Extension Educator Jim Isleib will provide good farming approaches and common sense to this topic.This program was part of the 12-webinar...

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...

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) and Emerging HSIs in the Midwest

Monday, March 4, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Nationally, over half of all Latino undergraduate students in higher education (64%) in 2015-16 enrolled in the 472 of institutions in the US identified as Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), designated as such because at least 25 percent of undergraduate FTE enrollment...

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 - Presented by Vanessa Spero-Swingle, Elizabeth Shephard

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. This...

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 ...