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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...

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...

Breaking Bad Habits: Integrating Crop Diversity into High Tunnel Production Systems

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic for a webinar to learn what crops other than tomatoes can be grown in high tunnels, and how to integrate cover crops into your high tunnel rotations! The presenter is Cary Rivard of Kansas State University and it takes place on February 19th, 2019 at 11AM...

Getting started with seed saving

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Eric Kampe, owner/operator of the Ann Arbor Seed Company, will speak from experience about growing and processing vegetable and flower seed, including a look at his seed marketing business. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2019...

The What and Why of Extension Customer Relationship Management

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm EST - Presented by Stephen Judd

The success of Extension is built on the relationships we have with our clientele, volunteers, stakeholders, and partners. These relationships are developed by multiple staff, over time, and are often not clear to other staff and decision-makers. Customer relationship...

Communicating about Water

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm EST

As professionals engaged in water-related extension, research and conservation, we all talk about water. So – what works and why? Tune in to this month’s edition of The Current as we hear from a range of speakers as they discuss their research on how we relate to water, how we...

Reconcepttualizing Quali5y, Affordable Childcare as Public Utility

Monday, February 11, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST

This webinar will present the results and findings of comprehensive needs assessments of access to quality, affordable childcare (AQACC) in select rural counties in Nebraska and Kansas. Leveraging these data, and exploring the family, child, and economic developmental...

Getting started with soil physical properties for field and hoophouse

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

MSU Extension Educator Fred Springborn will address the effects of soil texture and structure on water retention and spring warm-up, and how these soil characteristics can be improved. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2019 Beginning...

Lower Financial Risk by Increasing Soil Health

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Join eOrganic and the Organic Farming Research Foundation for a webinar on how to lower your financial risk by increasing soil health by Mark Schonbeck of the Virginia Association for Biological Farming. The webinar is free and open to the public, and takes place on Feb....

NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer: Your Key to International Agriculture

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST

2/6/19: NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer: Your Key to International AgricultureJoin us as we explore NCBA CLUSA’s Farmer-to-Farmer Coffee Systems program in El Salvador, Honduras, and Peru. If you have ever been inspired to volunteer; helping underserved farmers achieve economic...

Bringing presence to community: A positive psychology short course (part 2)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:30 am EST - Presented by Lori Rothstein, Denise Stromme, Jane Haskell

This course is a learning opportunity to strengthen your resilience and wellbeing. It’s just the pick-me-up you need to get through the cold January weather. Discover ways to cultivate positive emotions, increase your engagement at work and in your community and foster...

The Salt Dilemma: Growing Better Urban Trees in Northern Climates

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Can urban trees and city winter weather protocols peacefully co-exist? Join us for a discussion of the latest research findings related to successfully growing trees under these conditions. Dr. Andrew Millward will walk us through his investigation of the surprising decline...

Growing Lavender: A Curriculum for Growers

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 10:00 am EST

This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of a new self-paced online course for lavender growers. Many growers are diversifying their farms and turning to production systems that lend themselves to drawing upon natural amenities and/or instituting agritourism....