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Lessons Learned and Water Saved Through Metering Irrigation Water

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 13, 2018.

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is a wholesale water provider in Northern Utah that provides drinking water to a population of over 620,000 people, water for industrial uses, secondary irrigation water for residential and commercial properties and agricultural irrigation water. David Rice will present an update of what they have learned in the process of metering these connections. Up until 2010, the pressurized secondary irrigation water was unmetered and users were charged a flat rate for water allocated to their parcel.  In 2010, the District began to install meters and provide users with a monthly report on their usage in comparison to an estimated need based on parcel size and weather data.  The results have been significant in reductions considering prior to meter install there was no knowledge of use. Metering is now a top priority to be able to meet long term conservation goals and bring accountability to end users. Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/850020187 Session Start: 2018-12-11T14:00:00-07:00 Session Length: 60 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/y54km1sz8UE at 2018-12-11T14:00:00-07:00

Beyond the Shape Sorter: Playful Interactions that Promote Strong Academic and Social-Emotional Skills

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 11, 2018.

CEU's for this event are no longer available.  However, we appreciate your feedback via the EVALUATION available at this link:

 https://vte.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3TPlSvhXP8YBZIN

A primary way children learn is through their interactions with toys and materials found in their environment. At times, however, children can get “stuck” in a loop, and they don’t continue to find new and more sophisticated ways to play. This impacts all levels of development and learning from fine motor to executive functioning. It also impacts the quality of interactions with caregivers and peers. This webinar will provide information on seven learning progressions that set the foundation for children’s success in school and in life. Recommended practices for what to do when children get stuck and evidence-based strategies for helping them expand their play with objects, will also be provided.

Objectives:

  • To learn how to support children’s development and learning through play with familiar adults and with interesting toys and materials
  • To use knowledge of why children might struggle to create better matched learning experiences where children benefit from play
  • To identify the steps for supporting children when they struggle with social interactions and with playing in more complex ways

How to obtain CEUs:

  • This FD Early Intervention webinar offers CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois. 
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the CE credits we offer: Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and for service coordinators in Washington.

How to Join

You may connect via the APAN Connect system or YouTube Live. For tech support for either system, email us at milfamln@gmail.com.

  • APAN Connect (direct interaction with presenters and audience)

    • To get the URL for the webinar, register in the grey box at the top-right of this page

    • Go mobile by viewing on the Adobe Connect app (Android & iPhone compatible)

    • If you cannot access APAN Connect, view via YouTube Live

  • YouTube Live (broadcast only, limited interaction)

Visit our How to Join page for full information on viewing options and troubleshooting tips.


About the Presenter:

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a {r}evolutionary speaker, researcher, and play advocate. Through podcasts, blogs, free resources, and trainings, Kristie inspires and supports early educators in {r}evolutionizing their teaching. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and now trains and coaches early educators worldwide. Kristie is a Past President of the Division for Early Childhood and works with intentness and determination to sort through the clutter and chaos to join seemingly disparate ideas. She also aims to celebrate differences and shared attributes to achieve solutions. You can access her latest solutions at http://kristiepf.com.




The cover image "Shape Sorter" by Andy is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.




Location: https://connect.apan.org/r9irtr2qp69/?launcher=false Session Start: 2017-12-07T11:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/PTZHfq_7sN0
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Weed Management in the Garden & Landscape: Understanding Herbicides

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 11, 2018.

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 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.


Master Gardeners receive many questions about herbicide use in gardens and landscapes that can be tricky to answer. Join Kaci Buhl (OSU Extension) for a session focused on understanding how herbicides work, how to choose the 'right' herbicide, debunking myths, and sharing safe application techniques. Resources for further reading will be shared.

About the presenter: Kaci Buhl is an Associate Professor of Practice at Oregon State University (OSU). She coordinates the Statewide Pesticide Safety Education Program, working to educate professional pesticide applicators. On the national level, Ms. Buhl is the Deputy Director of the Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative, which creates pesticide manuals, exams, and other resources for professionals. She studied integrated pest management (IPM) at Michigan State University and previously coordinated the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC).

Photo credit: avias14 via Flickr CC BY 2.0 Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/189114564 Session Start: 2018-12-17T11:00:00-08:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Pantry Pests

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 10, 2018.

Kitchen pantries tend to stay full over the holidays with company passing through and more baking! Don't let pantry pests get the best of you! Join Dr. Dan Suiter, Extension Entomologist, UGA Extension  as he discusses the identification and biology of pantry pests to make control easier.  Moderated by Taylor Vandiver and Marcus Garner, Regional Extension Agents, Alabama Extension. The recorded link is here: https://youtu.be/eGPc9JYCrrs
 
For more webinars in this series, see 2018 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series.  The webinars are brought to you by the following eXtension Communities of Practice: Ant Pests, and Urban IPM; and by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Clemson Cooperative Extension and University of Georgia Extension.
Photo Courtesy Dani Carroll, ACES
Location: https://youtu.be/eGPc9JYCrrs Session Start: 2018-12-07T14:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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The Emerald ash borer: strategies for conserving ash in the urban forest

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

Utah State University presents their Learn at Lunch Webinar Series:

In cooperation with the TREE Fund, USU Forestry Extension presents the November Learn at Lunch Webinar. This presentation will review research that provides scientific basis for EAB management and conservation of ash in urban environments. Results of multiyear insecticide trials with soil applied, trunk injected, and bark applied systemic insecticides show that protection of even very large caliper ash trees is a viable option to consider as part of an integrated management program for EAB. The EAB Cost Calculator and tree inventories can be used to integrate treatments with removal schedules to develop proactive, strategic management programs for ash and the EAB “death curve” in the urban forest.

Dan Herms is Vice President of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company. Prior to joining Davey, Herms was a professor in the Department of Entomology at The Ohio State University from 1997-2017. He received his B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from Ohio State University in 1982, his M.S. in both Horticulture and Entomology, also from Ohio State University in 1984, and a PhD from Michigan State University in Forest Entomology in 1991. His research and outreach programs have focused on the ecology and management of insect pests of trees in forests, urban forests, and ornamental landscapes.
Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/538195778 Session Start: 2018-11-28T12:00:00-07:00 Session Length: 60 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/lE4GJKEsRB4
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Prescribed fire policy barriers: Findings from a JFSP project on challenges and strategies on federal lands across the West

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

USU Forestry Extension and the Southern Rockies Science Network present this special webinar: 

Prescribed fire is an essential management tool for restoring and maintaining fire-dependent ecosystems; however, land managers are unable to apply prescribed fire at the necessary levels. Past surveys have identified a range of policies and regulations that managers say limit their ability to conduct prescribed fire. We are conducting a project investigating barriers to prescribed fire across the West for the BLM and the US Forest Service. Our goals are to identify the origin and range of interpretation of perceived policy barriers (i.e. whether these reside in law, agency guidance, culture, or individual discretion) and characterize the opportunities and mechanisms that are available to overcome barriers at various scales. The first phase of our project involved a legal analysis and interviews across the 11 Western states with BLM and Forest Service fire and fuels managers and state-level air quality regulators. We report on the diversity of regulatory approaches, policy barriers, and strategies for overcoming challenges across the West, based on our legal review and interviews. While air quality regulation limits managers’ ability to conduct prescribed fire, it is only one of many issues that managers say affect their programs; other significant challenges include capacity limitations, a lack of incentives to increase accomplishments, and individual risk aversion. We will discuss the importance of governance and communication strategies for overcoming the challenge of integrating air quality and land management concerns and discuss other suggestions from interviewees that would afford managers greater opportunities to get more prescribed fire on the ground.

 

Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/584531268 Session Start: 2018-11-27T12:30:00-07:00 Session Length: 60 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/_2tjDndbZpQ
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Breaking Bad Habits: Integrating Crop Diversity into High Tunnel Production Systems

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 07, 2018.

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 Pacific, 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central and 2PM Eastern Time, and will use Zoom.

Regiter now at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n8DufEGBT8O1BU9tNdj4ew

About the Webinar

High tunnel production has continued to grow in the midwest providing an engine for local food production. However, many growers choose to utilize these structures primarily (or even exclusively) for tomato production leading to very little room for crop rotation. At K-State, we have been working on research projects to determine the feasibility of high tunnels for other high-value crops like strawberries, sweet potato slips, melons, and others in addition to cover cropping strategies for high tunnel growers. During this presentation, we will explore some of these options and discuss different strategies for incorporating diversity into high tunnel production.

About the Presenter

Cary Rivard is an Associate Professor and Director of the Kansas State University Olathe Horticulture Center. His research program focuses on vegetable production in high tunnels and he oversees the www.hightunnels.org website.

Location: Register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_n8DufEGBT8O1BU9tNdj4ew Session Start: 2019-02-19T14:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 75 minutes
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Feeding a small and backyard poultry flock

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Dec 06, 2018.

There are a lot of people trying new ways of feeding including feeding whole grains, soaking/fermenting feed or grains, mixing your own feed, probiotics, prebiotics, essential oils, etc. The pros and cons of these different feeding programs will be discussed by Dr. Jacquie Jacob from the University of Kentucky.

Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/124851763 Session Start: 2018-12-04T15:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 60 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/0yIW7bqTg5I
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Bringing presence to community: A positive psychology short course (part 2)

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 30, 2018.

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 healthy relationships as you deliberately integrate tools that will help you bring your best you to your life.

 

Four elements of the short course

  1. Dive into learning. The short course will take a look at positive psychology research tips and tools that will help you live and lead with intention.
  2. Connect with others. You’ll be grouped with other participants in Mindful Learning triads. These partnerships will give you a chance to meet others and learn together.
  3. Compete in a challenge. Each day will offer an opportunity to earn points as you put what you learn into practice.
  4. Engage with a supportive community. Participants will be part of a Facebook group.

 

Program schedule

  • Week 1: Live online session Wednesday, January 9 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST.
  • Week 2: Intentional practice; engage with Mindful Learning triads.
  • Week 3: Continue intentional practice.
  • Week 4: Continue intentional practice and engagement.
  • Week 5: Live online synthesis session Wednesday, February 6 at 10:30 am- 12:00 pm CST.

Note: Participants should register for both synchronous sessions on January 9 and February 6. Your registration is also your invitation and commitment to the entire challenge, including engagement with mindful learning partners and in the Facebook group.

Register for the January 9 session at: https://learn.extension.org/events/3564.

Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/664164228 Session Start: 2019-02-06T10:30:00-05:00 Session Length: 90 minutes
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Bringing presence to community: A positive psychology short course (part 1)

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 30, 2018.

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 healthy relationships as you deliberately integrate tools that will help you bring your best you to your life.

 

Four elements of the short course

  1. Dive into learning. The short course will take a look at positive psychology research tips and tools that will help you live and lead with intention.
  2. Connect with others. You’ll be grouped with other participants in Mindful Learning triads. These partnerships will give you a chance to meet others and learn together.
  3. Compete in a challenge. Each day will offer an opportunity to earn points as you put what you learn into practice.
  4. Engage with a supportive community. Participants will be part of a closed Facebook group.

 

Program schedule

  • Week 1: Live online session Wednesday, January 9 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST.
  • Week 2: Intentional practice; engage with Mindful Learning triads.
  • Week 3: Continue intentional practice.
  • Week 4: Continue intentional practice and engagement.
  • Week 5: Live online synthesis session Wednesday, February 6 at 10:30 am- 12:00 pm CST.

Note: Participants should register for both synchronous sessions on January 9 and February 6. Your registration is also your invitation and commitment to the entire challenge, including engagement with mindful learning partners and in the Facebook group.

Click on "webinar URL" to register to register for this short course.

Register for the online session on February 6 at: https://learn.extension.org/events/3565



Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/677920315 Session Start: 2019-01-09T10:30:00-06:00 Session Length: 90 minutes
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The 2018 Version of Money Smart for Adults: Building Financial Skills and Confidence through Knowledge and Practice

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 28, 2018.

The FDIC’s 2018 version of the instructor-led Money Smart for Adults curriculum is being released in November 2018! This full replacement of the 2010 version provides participants with practical knowledge, skills-building opportunities, and resources they can use to manage their finances with confidence. It features basic financial topics, and includes updated information, expanded content on topics such as mobile banking, creative ways to save money, as well as credit reports and scores. This unbiased, free resource also includes:

  • More interactive learning experiences. “Try It” and “Apply It” activities have been added for a more engaged training
  • Vibrate graphics.
  • An updated Guide to Presenting Money Smart for Adults.
  • Updated Scenarios for Financial Inclusion Supplement.
  • Familiar tools –instructor guide, participant guide, presentation slides.

www.fdic.gov/moneysmart.

Presented by David Ramos and Tina Queen.

David Ramos, Community Affairs Specialist, Outreach and Program Development, Division of Depositor and Consumer Protection, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

David is responsible for the Spanish language financial education curriculum within the office of Outreach and Program Development. Prior to joining the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), David served in various retail, commercial and community development roles in the banking industry. He most recently served as Vice President and Regional Multicultural Banking Director for the Mid-Atlantic regions of BB&T Bank.

David is currently serving a four-year gubernatorial appointment to the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) as part of his civic engagement. Throughout his career he has held positions in branch management, credit underwriting, commercial lending, portfolio management, community development, and public relations.

David has played significant roles in charitable and community development organizations. He has served as a board member for George Mason University’s University Life Advisory Board (ULAB), the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Ayuda Immigrant Services, the DC Cancer Consortium L.A.T.I.N.O. Project, and The Chief’s Council on Diversity Recruitment for Fairfax County Police Department.

David holds a bachelor of science in finance from George Mason University and is a graduate of The BB&T Banking School at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Tina M. Queen took office on January 12, 2011, as a member of the Division of Depositors and Consumer Protection (DCP) at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in the role of Community Affairs Specialist. The FDIC preserves and promotes public confidence in the U.S. financial system by insuring deposits in almost 8,500 banks and thrift institutions. Ms. Queen facilitates training of the FDIC Money Smart Curriculum, serves as a project manager and as oversight manager of multiple contracts within the Community Affairs Branch. The Community Affairs Branch helps supports the FDIC’s mission to promote stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by encouraging financial institutions to identify and be responsive to the credit and banking needs of the communities they serve, and by leading/facilitating initiatives that protect and inform consumers.

Prior to joining the FDIC’s DCP area, Ms. Queen served seven years as the Administrative Assistant to a FDIC Board Member and Director Thomas J. Curry until he transitioned into the role of Comptroller for OCC. She also served as Team Leader within the Division of Administration Special Services Section and  in multiple other roles.

Ms. Queen spent earlier years within the banking community from 1984 to 1991 at several Credit Unions, one which includes the FDIC Federal Credit Union. She started as a lead teller then on to lead Member Service Representative.

She has a master’s degree in Business Management, a master’s certificate in Managerial Business with Strayer University and a Program Management certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Location: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_99v_jAPbS3C17hb799hmaA Session Start: 2018-11-28T12:30:00-05:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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The weird and wonderful world of plant galls

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 21, 2018.

This webinar is part of the 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

Join Melodie Putnam (Chief Diagnostician at the Oregon State University Plant Clinic) for a visual tour of common plant galls found in the PNW. Learn how these unusual plant growths are formed, who the common culprits are (fungi, bacteria, insects or mites?) and if the gall is of concern or just an interesting oddity.

Photo credits: OSU Landscape Plant ID website and Flickr (Scot Nelson, Ishikawa Ken and pop.uw23)

Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/201859722 Session Start: 2018-11-19T11:00:00-08:00 Session Length: 60 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/_RqufsKAG0U
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America Saves

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 21, 2018.

America Saves, initiative of the Consumer Federation of America, has the resources, tools, and supports to enhance the work you’re doing around saving and financial capability. In addition, hear how other Cooperative Extension Services across the country have engaged with America Saves and past America Saves Week.

Carolyn Pemberton joined America Saves in August 2018 as Senior Program Manager. In this role she is responsible for managing the Split to Save Program, assisting with the planning and implementation of America Saves Week and Military Saves Week and helping to develop new strategic partnerships and alliances. Prior to joining America Saves Carolyn worked as the program coordinator for the American Savings Education Council where she led the council’s work in educating the American public about the need to plan and save for retirement. Carolyn has more than 25 years’ experience in public relations, sales and nonprofit/association management working with the Employee Benefit Research Institute, The Society of Nuclear Medicine, Alexandria Hospital, Capitol Hill Hospital, and ConventionPlanit.She received her B.A. in Journalism from Pennsylvania State University.

Visit America Saves at americasaves.org on Twitter and Facebook

Location: https://uaex.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6igxESxRQGyasbXDqg6IRg Session Start: 2018-10-24T12:30:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/9YKXa29cmXY
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DINE: Creating a Culture of Wellness in Durham, North Carolina

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 20, 2018.

Durham’s Innovative Nutrition Education Program (DINE) is a school and community-based nutrition education program that serves the people of Durham, NC through all stages of life. DINE is jointly funded through Durham County Department of Public Health and SNAP-Ed and reaches low-income, diverse populations. DINE follows a multi-faceted approach of nutrition education, community partnerships, and implementing policy, systems and environmental changes. This webinar will focus on the DINE Schools program and how it works to create a culture of wellness in elementary and middle schools. 

Presenters: 
Raina Bunnag, MPH, RD, LDN · Durham County Department of Public Health, Nutrition Specialist

Kayla Welch, MS, RD, LDN · Durham County Department of Public Health, Nutrition Specialist 

Kamaria Mason, MS, MPH, RD, LDN · Durham County Department of Public Health, Adolescent Nutritionist 

Objectives:
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1) Understand how to apply the socioecological model to deliver a multi-faceted nutrition program to elementary and middle school students. 
2) Describe how to utilize community partnerships to implement policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) changes in schools.
3) Understand how to use the DINE curriculum and know where to access lesson plans and other resources on the DINE website.
4) Give examples of ways to evaluate outputs and outcomes of direct nutrition education and PSE Location: https://cornell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VozO-2AlT2aWE-1dueviSQ Session Start: 2018-11-07T14:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 30 minutes Recording: https://articles.extension.org/pages/74746/dine:-creating-a-culture-of-wellness-in-durham-north-carolina
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Intersections of Environmental Management and Biosecurity in Animal Agriculture

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 20, 2018.

Environmental management and biosecurity are strongly linked; those who advise the livestock and poultry industry on environmental issues are positioned to not only understand their role in biosecurity, but to also better incorporate biosecurity advice into their consulting. Additionally, there are common themes around risk perception and tolerance in decision making regarding adoption of environmental and biosecurity best practices. A consortium of institutions, led by University of Vermont, is conducting in a multi-year USDA CAP project titled, “A human behavioral approach to reducing the impact of livestock pest or disease incursions of socio-economic importance.” Two issues emerging from this research present themselves as relevant to LPELC audiences. 1) the potential of service providers and supply chain partners in animal industries to be vectors in the spread of disease causing pathogens, as demonstrated through hog supply chain modeling and 2) social science findings on producer concepts of risk and adoption of biosecurity practices.

An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) will be submitted.

Presenters for this webinar include:
  • Scott Merrill, University of Vermont
  • Gabriela Bucini, University of Vermont
  • Tommy Bass, Montana State University
Handouts (PDF format) will be available the day of the webinar at the live webcast information page.

Find out more about this webinar or future webinars by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).


Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/695900586 Session Start: 2018-12-14T13:30:00-06:00 Session Length: 70 minutes
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Plant Genetics: Plant Breeding and Variety Selection

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 19, 2018.

Please join the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic for a series of 9 webinars focused on the topics covered in their new Soil Health and Organic Farming educational guides: building organic matter, weed management, conservation tillage, cover crops, plant breeding and variety selection, water management and quality, nutrient management, and more! This series is recommended for farmers, extension agents, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in building soil health.

Mark Schonbeck and Diana Jerkins of the Organic Farming Research Foundation will review the most recent research on soil health practices and explore how organic growers can build healthy soils on their operations. The webinars will provide practical guidelines for growers, in-depth analysis of research outcomes, and an opportunity to get your questions answered.

Register now at https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/onstage/g.php?PRID=8c89e175509c9d5e881644245dd5c9d2

May 9, 2018: Building Organic Matter for Healthy Soils: An Overview

We will discuss the attributes of healthy soil, the central role of organic matter, and how to monitor and enhance soil health in organic production. The presentation will outline key organic practices for building soil organic matter and optimizing soil functions in relation to fertility, crop yield, and resource conservation.

June 13, 2018: Weed Management: An Ecological Approach

This webinar will focus on integrated organic weed management tools and practices that give crops the edge over weeds, build soil health, and reduce the need for soil disturbance.

September 19, 2018: Practical Conservation Tillage

This webinar includes the impacts of tillage on soil health, including practical, soil-friendly tillage practices for organic systems. We will discuss several newer tillage tools and approaches that reduce adverse impacts on soil life and soil structure.

October 17, 2018: Cover Crops: Selection and Management

This webinar will focus on selecting the best cover crops, mixes, and management methods for soil health, including crop rotations and cropping system biodiversity.

November 14, 2018: Plant Genetics: Plant Breeding and Variety Selection

This webinar will cover plant breeding and variety selection for performance in sustainable organic systems, including nutrient and moisture use efficiency, competitiveness toward weeds, and enhanced interactions with beneficial soil biota. We will also discuss heritable traits that could directly benefit soil biology and soil health.

January 9, 2019: Water Management and Water Quality

This webinar will focus on the role of soil health and organic soil management in water conservation and water quality.

February 20, 2019: Nutrient Management for Crops, Soil and the Environment

This webinar includes a discussion of the role of soil health and the soil food web, including practical guidelines for optimizing crop nutrition, minimizing adverse environmental impacts of organic fertility inputs, and adapting soil test-based nutrient recommendations (especially N) for organic systems.

March 20, 2019: Organic Practices for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Carbon Sequestration

In this webinar, we will discuss the capacity of sustainable organic systems and practices to sequester soil carbon, minimize nitrous oxide and methane emissions during crop and livestock production, and enhance agricultural resilience to weather extremes. The presentation will include practical guidelines for optimizing the organic farm’s “carbon footprint” and adaptability to climate disruptions already underway.

May 22, 2019: Understanding and Managing Soil Biology for Soil Health and Crop Production

This webinar will examine the functions of the soil food web and key components thereof in promoting soil health and fertility and sustainable organic crop production. Research-based guidance on organic practices and NOP-approved inputs for improved soil food web function will be discussed.

About the Presenters

Mark Schonbeck has worked for 31 years as a researcher, consultant, and educator in sustainable and organic agriculture. He has participated in on-farm research into mulching, cover crops, minimum tillage, and nutrient management for organic vegetables. For many years, he has written for the Virginia Association for Biological Farming newsletter and served as their policy liason to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. He has also participated in different research projects to analyze, evaluate and improve federally funded organic and sustainable agriculture programs. In addition, Mark offers individual consulting in soil test interpretation, soil quality and nutrient management, crop rotation, cover cropping, and weed management.

Diana Jerkins is the Research Program Director of the Organic Farming Research Foundation. She has decades of experience in agricultural research, federal program management, university administration and hands-on farming. She was a National Program Leader with the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) between 2002 and 2014, and she helped implement the agency’s first sustainable and organic agriculture programs.

Thank you to the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation for supporting this project.


Location: Register in advance at https://oregonstate.webex.com/oregonstate/onstage/g.php?PRID=8c89e175509c9d5e881644245dd5c9d2 Session Start: 2018-11-14T14:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 75 minutes Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF7QlOXi2Q8
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Reducing Tree (and soil!) Damage During Construction

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 19, 2018.

USU Forestry Extension and TREE Fund present December's Learn at Lunch Webinar:

As the pace of urban development increases, urban greenspaces and in particularly urban trees come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.

With careful early planning and an understanding of how tree damage occurs, strategies for tree and most importantly soil preservation can allow for trees to coexist within the built urban environment.

Nina Bassuk obtained her PhD in Horticulture from then University of London, UK and is currently a professor and program leader of the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University. She also sits on the board of the New York State Urban Forestry Council. Nina is co- author of 'Trees in the Urban Landscape,' a text for landscape architects and horticultural practitioners on establishing trees in disturbed and urban landscapes. A native New Yorker, Nina's has authored over 100 papers focusing on the physiological problems of plants growing in urban environments, including
improved plant selections for difficult sites, soil modification including the development of 'CU-Structural Soil' and improved transplanting technology. She is on the Technical advisory committee of the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) and works closely with municipalities to help implement best practices in urban forestry management. Nina helped to develop the Student Weekend Arborist Team (SWAT) to inventory public trees in small communities.

Image credit: Tim Tucciarone at the U.S. / Mexico Border; https://flic.kr/p/26j5m9s


Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/896589339 Session Start: 2018-12-13T12:00:00-07:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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Manure Sampling Considerations in Different Animal Production Systems

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 19, 2018.

Manure characteristics vary by animal species and age and time of sampling. Farm management practices, i.e., manure handling and storage also influence manure characteristics. Sampling practices need to consider all these sources of variability to ensure manure land application rates follow agronomic recommendations. The guest speakers in this webinar will each address manure sampling challenges in a different species and recommendations to reduce sampling error.

An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) will be submitted.

Presenters for this webinar include:
  • Mark Rice, North Carolina State University
  • Karl Van Devender, University of Arkansas
  • Aaron Nygren, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Handouts (PDF format) will be available the day of the webinar at the live webcast information page.

Find out more about this webinar or future webinars by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).

Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/464307951 Session Start: 2018-11-16T13:30:00-06:00 Session Length: 70 minutes Recording: https://articles.extension.org/pages/74751/manure-sampling-considerations-in-different-animal-production-systems
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Forest Management Affects how Beetle Outbreaks and Wildfire alter Ecosystems: Lessons from Northern Colorado and the Fraser Experimental Forest

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 15, 2018.

Unlike the predictable vegetation and ecosystem changes typical after wildfire or timber harvesting, the outcomes of insect outbreaks remain poorly understood. Historic forest management alters stand structure, species composition and tree susceptibility during beetle outbreaks. For example, forest mortality and stream N export are lower in multiple-age stands compared to old-growth watersheds with proportionally more, large lodgepole pine trees. Tree regeneration and nutrient cycling following combined bark beetle and wildfire disturbances are also modified by historic harvesting. These current studies underscore the legacy of forest management and how it contributes to post-disturbance responses.

Chuck Rhoades studies the biogeochemical processes that regulate delivery of clean water and that sustain productive soils and forests. His current research involves soil and water responses to fuel reduction treatments, post-fire rehabilitation activities, and wild and prescribed fires. For the past decade, much of his research has related to the watershed effects of extensive bark beetle outbreaks and associated forest management activities. Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/645576131 Session Start: 2018-10-30T12:00:00-06:00 Session Length: 60 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/4Ff-5RdYDoU
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Oak Management Webinar & Symposium

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 15, 2018.

Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii) is a widespread species found throughout the U.S. Southwest and southern Rocky Mountains. While the species has been widely studied in Arizona and New Mexico, comparatively little is known about Gambel oak at the northern extent of its range (Colorado, Utah, southern Wyoming). Research in this geographic region is particularly important given substantial differences in growth form across the species’ range (tree vs. shrub), and because potential habitat for Gambel oak is likely to spread northward under future climate scenarios. In this webinar, we will discuss the current state of knowledge on the ecology and management of Gambel oak in the southern Rocky Mountains, with a focus on silviculture, wildfire, and post-fire.

SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 9:20 am: Gloria Edwards
9:20 - 9:40 am: Dan Huisjen
9:40 - 10:00 am: Jonathon Coop
10:00 - 10:20 am: Kyle Rodman
10:20 - 10:35 am: BREAK
10:35 - 10:55 am: Einar Jensen
10:55 - 11:15 am: Claire Volk
11:15 - 11:35 am: Marin Chambers
11:35 - 11:55 am: Seth Ex
11:55 - 12:25 pm: Question & Answer

Image Credit: James St. John, https://flic.kr/p/vZB6uT Location: https://extension.zoom.us/j/272975349 Session Start: 2018-11-13T09:00:00-07:00 Session Length: 120 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/UeEi9PWnEEo?list=PLUF3cFT5aBZgoWN28SVQKelJfo486xTyc
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Meals on Wheels- Food Trucks, Pop-up Markets, Home Delivery

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

12/11/19: Meals on Wheels- Food Trucks, Pop-up Markets, Home Delivery

Consumers are asking for convenience in their meal preparations, healthy foods but short wait times, and meals in a box delivered almost into their kitchen. How do the new models for marketing to these customers work? What are the advantages and disadvantages to these types of marketing outlets? Are any of these marketing models really profitable? Join us to look at these options, discover possible variations that might work with your marketing, and see examples of each type operating around the country.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-12-11T12:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Excel and Spreadsheets on the Farm

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

11/13/19: Excel and Spreadsheets on the Farm

Excel is powerful software that can help record, organize and sort your farm data. This webinar will provide an overview of excel spreadsheets and ideas on how to organize them for farm use.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-11-13T12:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Yes, It's Time for Twitter. Really.

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

10/23/19: Yes, It's Time for Twitter. Really.

Of all the social media platforms in use today, this presenter believes Twitter is the most valuable for the agriculture sector. Learn what is new in Twitter and how to grow your influence on the platform and join in conversations which can positively impact how others view agriculture.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-10-23T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Understanding Your Credit and Credit Scores

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

10/9/19: Understanding Your Credit and Credit Scores

Understanding credit is as important as knowing when to plant your crops. Credit defines your trustworthiness in repaying your debt. This webinar will provide an overview of how credit is used in your everyday life. Knowing how to obtain your credit report and correct mistakes are important steps in improving your credit score and reducing the amount of interest you pay on loans. It is also an important step in protecting you identity. Join us to develop a greater understanding of credit, how it impacts your life, and steps you can take to improve your credit score.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-10-09T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Managing Your Forested Farmland

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

9/25/19: Managing Your Forested Farmland

This webinar will outline how farmers can best profit from and maintain their forested acres. Learn about the Maryland forestry legal framework and how you can benefit from creating a forest conservation plan.

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Location: Please register for lilnk Session Start: 2019-09-25T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Your Ag-Role for Media Requests

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

9/11/19: This Just In. Your Ag-Role for Media Requests

Have you been asked for an interview by a print or broadcast reporter or comment on a local or ag-related issue? How should you prepare? What do you wear? What is the reporter looking for? Embrace this opportunity and control the message and image you provide for your family and farm. We'll go over techniques on how to optimize your role in the interview and stay focused on your message.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-09-11T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Boost Your Email Newsletter Open Rates

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

8/28/19: Boost Your Email Newsletter Open Rates

While some claim they are “dead,” email marketing still has one of the highest engagement rates and returns on investment of any marketing strategy. The success of your email newsletters is dependent upon their open rates. Learn a few simple strategies to increase your chances of someone opening your e-newsletter instead of clicking the dreaded “delete” button.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-08-28T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Farm Liability Insurance and Farm Business Structures

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

8/14/19: Farm Liability Insurance and Farm Business Structures: How they can work together to protect you and your farming business

Bewildered by the many types of farm insurance? Confused about the difference between a sole proprietorship, an LLC, a corporation, and a cooperative? Join us as we sort through your options. Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, wil explain the basics of insurance and business structures for your farm, and will zoom in on how farm liability insurance and your choice of business structures for your farm can work together to protect you and your farm.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-08-14T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

7/24/19: Introducton to Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management (IPM), is a broad-based approach to keeping pests population below economic injury level. This webinar will review basic IPM pinciples, control tactics, and how to diagnose problems.  

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-07-24T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Water and Water Reuse in Agriculture

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

7/10/19: Water and Water Reuse in Agriculture

Water is so important on the farm – but not all water sources are the same. This webinar will go over recent research on water quality differences between river, pond, and recycled water as well as explaining how recycled water could be a reliable alternative for irrigation water. We will also provide information on new publications and multimedia materials related to recycled water in agriculture.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-07-10T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

6/26/19: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

This 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 wants to sell them.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-06-26T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

6/12/19: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources

Farmers 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 covered include financial stress, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-06-12T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Thought Leadership and Branding on Social Media

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 13, 2018.

5/22/19: Thought Leadership and Branding on Social Media

Success 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 professional brand into a trusted Thought Leader. There's an abundance of conversations about agriculture on social media and not all of them are positive. Be empowered to enter the conversation and make a difference.

Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com

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Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-05-22T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
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Grass-Fed Dairy: Opportunities and Challenges in this Rapidly Growing Market

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

Join eOrganic for a webinar on Grass-Fed Dairy: Opportunities and Challenges in this Rapidly Growing Market, by Heather Darby and Sarah Flack. The webinar takes place on December 12, 2018 at 11AM Pacific, 12PM Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern Time. It's free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-DAEfW4FSj2FPQe4IqqQFQ

About the webinar

Heather Darby (University of Vermont) and Sarah Flack (Flack Consulting) have been working with local cooperatives and dairy farmers to identify both the opportunities and challenges found with grass only milk production. Through funding provided by USDA Northeast SARE and USDA NERME grants they have been able to develop baseline production data from grass-only farms in the Northeast. This presentation will cover the recent history and rapid growth in grass-only milk markets in the U.S. In addition, preliminary data that highlights the range of production/management systems on these dairy farms will be presented. Finally the webinar will share goals and objectives of the newly funded USDA OREI grant led by UVM, UNH, USDA ARS, and Tufts University to further explore grass only dairy in the U.S.

About the presenters

Heather Darby is an agronomist at the University of Vermont Extension where she conducts applied research and outreach on farm-based fuel, forage, and grain production systems in New England. Heather's research has focused on traditional and niche crop variety trials, weed management strategies, and cropping systems development. Her farmer outreach programs have focused on soil health, nutrient management, organic grain and forage production, and oilseed production. In addition, Heather leads the eOrganic dairy team and also operates a certified organic farm with her husband in northern Vermont.

Sarah Flack is a national consultant on grass-based livestock farming and lives in Fairfield, Vermont. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Agriculture and Biology and her Masters of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont (UVM). She also has post graduate training in organic certification, business management, Holistic Management, animal welfare, organic production practices and much “on-the-job” farm experience. For the past 14 years, she has worked as an independent organic certification inspector, and has also served on OMRI's Livestock Review Panel for the past 2 years. For 8 years, she worked as an organic livestock technical assistance provider for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) and for 5 years she was the Vermont Pasture Network Facilitator at the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Sarah grew up on a grass-based livestock farm in northern Vermont and farmed with her family for many years where she gained hands-on experience with sheep, dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, poultry, and goats as well as with vegetables, medicinal herbs, pasture management and forest management.

About eOrganic

The eOrganic eXtension website at http:www.extension.org/organic_production is for farmers, ranchers, agricultural professionals, certifiers, researchers and educators seeking reliable information on organic agriculture, published research results, farmer experiences, and certification. Our current content is focused on general organic agriculture, dairy production, and vegetable production. The content is collaboratively authored and reviewed by our community of University researchers and Extension personnel, agricultural professionals, farmers, and certifiers with experience and expertise in organic agriculture.

Location: Register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-DAEfW4FSj2FPQe4IqqQFQ Session Start: 2018-12-12T14:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 90 minutes
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Breeding Multi-use Naked Barley for Organic Systems

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

Join eOrganic for a webinar about naked (or hull-less) barley by Brigid Meints of Oregon State University. The webinar will take place on December 18th at 11AM Pacific Time (12PM Mountain, 1PM Central, 2PM Eastern Time). It's free and open to the public, and advance registration is required.

Register now at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2nzGTTGBRM6v26bNUx-nKw

About the Webinar

Barley is a versatile crop with three principal end-uses: feed, food, and malt. Organic barley is produced for all three uses and fetches a significant premium over conventional barley. Most of the barley grown in the United States has an adhering hull, but a small percentage of the barley grown is hull-less, or ‘naked’. Naked barley shows potential as a crop that can be used for food, feed, and malt. The project that this webinar focuses on is directed at discovering paths to create accepted multi-uses for organically-grown barley varieties. The goal will be most readily accomplished by plant breeders developing and releasing naked multi-use varieties with modest β-glucan levels suitable for organic production. Organic producers, processers, and consumers with strong interests in innovation, health, and sustainability stand to benefit directly from the adoption of new multi-use barley varieties. This webinar will cover research on naked barley applications for multiple end-uses and the breeding work being done to develop multi-use naked barley for organic systems.

About the Presenter

Brigid Meints is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Barley Breeding program at Oregon State University focusing on breeding multi-use naked barley for organic systems. She earned her MS from OSU in Crop Science with a focus in Plant Breeding & Genetics and her PhD in Crop Science at Washington State University.

The webinar will be recorded and archived on the eOrganic YouTube channel, and will be conducted using Zoom.

Location: Register in advance at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2nzGTTGBRM6v26bNUx-nKw Session Start: 2018-12-18T14:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 90 minutes
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Military Family Financial Transitions: Handling Changes in Income, Benefits, & Money Management

From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

Military service members and their families encounter numerous transitions throughout their military careers, including entering active duty, deployments, transferring from one duty station to another, leaving active duty to enter the reserve component or making the transition back to civilian life. Each of these transitions impact a military family’s financial situation. This 90 minute interactive webinar will review research on military family financial issues includingfamily transitions on pay, benefits, and money management practices. Spousal financial concerns will be discussed. Resources will be shared.


How to join the Webinar:

    *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

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    For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 


    CEUs

    AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

    Certificates of Completion

    Participants interested in earning a Certificate ofCompletion can do so by completing the webinar evaluation, via a link given at the end of the webinar.

    Speakers

    Jenny Rea is in the PhD program at the University of Minnesota in the College of Education and Human Development, Family Social Science Department. Her area of research interest is in financial readiness and financial conflict in military couples.  As a military spouse, Jenny sees herself assisting young military couples in becoming educated about their finances and their future.

    In support of her interests in low-income families, Jenny prepared a research report on families and poverty titled Poverty and Family Finances and was published in AFCPE’s The Standard. In June 2015, Jenny published a journal article in the Contemporary Family Therapy Journal titled The Role of Social Networking Sites in the Lives of Military Spouses. Jenny is currently working on publishing a manuscript on college couples and money with Dr. Virginia Zuiker and Dr. Tai Mendenhall. She is also working on publishing a manuscript on student veterans and social support. Jenny has collaborated with Dr. Joyce Serido and Dr. Virginia Zuiker on a peer-to-peer financial mentoring program titled Financing Post-Secondary Education: The Reality Experience.


    Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.


    The Cover image Military Saves Week by Langley Air Force Base, Airman 1st Class Areca T. Wilson for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

    Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork1 Session Start: 2015-10-13T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rBZGGOOMSk
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    Predatory Lending Practices & How to Avoid Them

    From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

    Dr. O'Neill and Marcus Beauregard will present a 90 minute webinar on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network that will focus on the practices and schemes associated with predatory lending, as well as tips for educators and practitioners to share with clients to help them avoid becoming victims of these practices.
    In July of every year, Military Consumer Protection Day is celebrated. To tie in with this theme, the Military Families Learning Network personal finance team is offering a webinar that will describe various types of predatory lending practices. Part One will include a definition of predatory lending and characteristics of predatory loans. It will also describe several common types of high-cost loans including payday, car title, and pawn shop loans and other forms of subprime lending. Part Two of the webinar will explore the impact of predatory loans on military families and regulations in place to protect against fraud
    Of particular importance, this webinar will focus on the Regulation (32 CFR Part 232), which implements the Military Lending Act (MLA), which has been going through a significant revision so that the limitations in the MLA are effectively applied to credit available to Service members and their families.

    How to join the Webinar:

      *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

      • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
      • Login as a guest
      • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
      • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
      • If you become stuck at the “connecting to the server” page, refresh your page
      For those who cannot connect to the DCS webinar room, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 

      CEUs

      AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

      Speakers

      Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

      Marcus Beauregard, Colonel, USAF (Retired) is the Chief of the DoD-State Liaison Office (DSLO) within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy.  Together with a Senior Liaison and 8 Regional Liaisons, he works with state governments on a slate of key issues important to Service members and their families.  Additionally, he is one of two individuals responsible for the Military Lending Act and updating the DoD regulation required to implement the law.  
      He spent 27  years in the U.S. Air Force, having assignments as a SquadronCommander, the Director of Financial Management for Air Force Services and the Director of Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He retired in July 2003 and continued to work as a contract employee from August 2003 to April 2010, at which time he became a civil service employee.  
      Mr. Beauregard developed the Financial Readiness Campaign in 2003, while on active duty as the Director of MWR Policy.  Following his retirement, he continued to work on financial readiness for DoD and helped establish the DSLO. In 2006, he was given the responsibility to oversee the implementation of the Military Lending Act.  

      The Cover image Payday Loans Neon Sign by Jason Comely for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.
      Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork1 Session Start: 2015-07-28T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/H6Yy4JIbcNI
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      The Ins and Outs of Target Date Funds & the TSP Lifecycle Funds

      From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

      Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Kevin Laird will present this 90-minute webinar on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network's Personal Finance Concentration Area.

      Target date funds are mutual funds with a date in their name (e.g., 2030) and portfolios that change automatically according to a pre-determined glide path. Also known as lifecycle funds because they “age” as their investors get older, they have increased in popularity in recent years. Rutgers University professor and Extension specialist, Dr. Barbara O’Neill, will discuss the basics of target date mutual funds, including how they work, their advantages and disadvantages, historical performance, risk factors, and use as a default investment option in employer retirement savings plans. Kevin Laird will discuss the composition and characteristics of the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) Lifecycle (L) fund available to service members and federal government employees. Also included will be a discussion of the upcoming change of using the L fund as the default TSP investment option.

      How to Join

      *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

      • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
      • Login as a guest
      • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
      • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
      • If you become stuck at the “connecting to the server” page, refresh your page

      For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 

      CEUs

      AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

      Speakers

      Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

      Kevin Laird joined the staff of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board in November 2007, and currently manages the TSP Training and Agency Liaison team. Kevin is a veteran of the United States Army. He holds a Master of Science degree in family financial planning from the University of Nebraska and a Master of Arts degree in education from Truman State University, and he has earned the Retirement Plans Associate (RPA) designation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Financial Planner® and a member of the Financial Planning Association and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.

      The Cover image On Target by viZZZual.com for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.
      Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/3a0561d3fb37d77db57b836e755a8d95 Session Start: 2015-05-26T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GpLxPicnsk&feature=youtu.be
      at 2015-05-26T11:00:00-04:00

      Student Loans: What Financial Practitioners Need to Know

      From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

      This 90-minute webinar will focus on providing financial practitioners with tools and resources to aid clients in selecting student loans. The webinar speakers will discuss research findings related to student loan research and student loan/financial aid education best practices and experience.


      How to join the Webinar:

        *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

        • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
        • Login as a guest
        • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
        • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
        • If you become stuck at the “connecting to the server” page, refresh your page
        For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 

        CEUs

        AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

        Speakers

        Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

        Dr. Carrie Johnson draws upon her vast experiences as a veteran financial educator and mother of four to provide engaging family resource management programing for households of all shapes and sizes.  She earned a B.S. from Dakota State University in English, M.S. from South Dakota State University in Family Financial Planning, and Ph.D. from Iowa State University in Family and Consumer Science Education. She has worked as a financial aid counselor at South Dakota State University from 2003-2008 and then in 2009 started working for SDSU Extension as a FCS County Educator, Field Specialist, and is now the State Family Resource Management Specialist. As a FRM Specialist, Dr. Johnson draws upon her experiences as a veteran financial educator to provide engaging programming for households of all shapes and sizes.

        Elizabeth Coogan, Senior Advisor, Customer Service Experience, Federal Student Aid , U.S. Department of Education. Her role is to develop key strategies to help students and families make well-informed financial decisions regarding higher education. Elizabeth is a member of the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Financial Literacy and Education Commission which is comprised of 22 government agencies tasked to develop a national strategy on financial education. Prior to joining FSA, Elizabeth was an administrator for over 25 years in the financial services industry.  Elizabeth owned and operated a small business that provided enrichment education programs for young people and spent 7 years in the classroom teaching Personal Finance to students at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. Elizabeth regularly speaks to community groups where she shares her knowledge and enthusiasm for how good personal financial habits can provide a solid foundation to build a lifetime of financial well-being.

        The Cover image Black Female College Graduates Bennet College by Steven Depolo for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.
        Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork1 Session Start: 2015-11-10T11:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llN9PQYavJE&feature=youtu.be
        at 2015-11-10T11:00:00-05:00

        Estate Planning Basics & Advanced Directives

        From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

        To view the location of the webinar, please register in the box to the right.

        Dr. Barbara O'Neill and Attorney Mary Benzinger will present this 90-minute webinar on estate planning on behalf of the Military Families Learning Network's Personal Finance Concentration Area. Topics to be discussed in this webinar include: probate and probate avoidance, the advantages and limitations of wills, trusts, estate taxes, blended families, life insurance beneficiaries, states that have transfer on death for vehicles and real property, poor planning & minor children, testamentary trusts, and estate planning resources.

        How to Join

        *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you useGoogle Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

        • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
        • Login as a guest
        • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
        • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
        • If you become stuck at the “connecting to the server” page, refresh your page
        • Troubleshooting tips are available at http://www.extension.org/pages/73081.

        For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 

        CEUs

        AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

        Speakers

        Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

        Mary M. Benzinger has served as the Senior Attorney for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon Army and Air Force Legal Assistance Office since 2009. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. and received her Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law, The American University, Washington, D.C. She has been a Member of the Virginia State Bar since 1987. Before coming to the Army, she was in private practice in Northern Virginia for 19 years with her primary practice being Family Law. Ms. Benzinger is the former President of the Arlington County (Virginia) Bar Association, former Chair of the Virginia State Bar Lawyer Referral Service, currently Vice Chair of the Virginia State Bar Conference of Local Bar Associations and member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Military Law Section. Ms. Benzinger is a frequent lecturer on many legal issues of concern to Service members including Family Law, Family Support and Custody, Estate Planning, Service members Civil Relief Act, Landlord/Tenant and the Uniform Services Former Spouse Protection Act and a guest lecturer at The US Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School.

        The Cover image Family Favourite by Gareth Williams for this webinar is licensedCreative Commons CC BY 2.0.

        Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork1 Session Start: 2015-09-15T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjZk3tQzGOQ
        at 2015-09-15T11:00:00-04:00

        Entrepreneurship Essentials for Service Members and Military Spouses

        From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

        This webinar will discuss entrepreneurship as a career option for service members and military spouses. Rutgers University professor and Extension specialist, Dr. Barbara O’Neill, will discuss characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, advantages and disadvantages of self-employment, a comparison of working as an independent contractor versus as an employee, and five business and financial planning issues that entrepreneurs need to address: writing a business plan, managing
        irregular cash flow, income taxes, health insurance, and saving for retirement. The second presenter, Jaime Wood, from the Small Business Administration, will provide additional information about entrepreneurship and discuss entrepreneurship opportunities and resources for military families.

        For information on how to join this webinar, click here.


        CEUs

        AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

        Speakers

        Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

        Jaime L. Wood joined the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in 2014. She is the Director for Policy and Engagement for the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD). At SBA, Ms. Wood develops, promotes and employs policies and programs that support veteran owned small business. Her efforts focus on SBA veteran related programs for active duty and reserve service members, service disabled veterans, and military dependents and survivors.

        Most recently, she worked as the Chief of Strategy and Integration for the Office of Communication and Engagement, U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. She worked with NATO allies, partner nations, and U.S. inter-/intra-agencies to develop communication strategies that enhanced European theater defense activities and was a lead strategist in refining the EUCOM key leader engagement process.

        While in Germany, she also served as a senior strategist for the EUCOM Office of Strategic Communication; as the deputy director for the Secretariat of the Joint Staff; and, as a civilian public affairs specialist with both U.S. Africa Command Public Affairs and EUCOM Public Affairs and in support of Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR). Her duties included several deployments to Africa and within Europe.



        The Cover image Child Entrepreneur Lemonade Stand 50 Cents Each Qiqi Lourdie June 24, 20111 by Stephen Depolo  for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

        Location: https://connectcol.dco.dod.mil/milfamlearningnetwork Session Start: 2015-04-14T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/-ueUL97t-tw
        at 2015-04-14T11:00:00-04:00

        2015 Personal Finance Year in Review

        From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

        This 90-minute webinar will discuss “hot button” personal finance issues in 2015 that will continue to be of interest to consumers and financial practitioners in 2016. Some key topics include increasing rates of personal data hacking and tax refund identity theft, changes in credit scoring, stock market volatility, and continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The webinar will conclude with a discussion of strategies to reduce federal and/or state income taxes while there is still time and preview 2016 changes in income tax, estate tax, Social Security, and other government regulations.


        How to join the Webinar:

          You may connect via the Department of Defense DCS system or Ustream.

          • DCS (direct interaction with presenters and audience)
            • First time on DCS? To connect to DCS, you must install two security certificates if you are not on a military installation. Instructions can be found here.
            • To get the URL for the webinar, register in the grey box at the top-right of this page.
            • Additional information about connecting to DCS can be found at http://www.extension.org/pages/70592
          • Ustream (broadcast only, limited interaction)

          CEUs

          AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

          Speaker

          Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications. She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

          The Cover image Presea europea by Javier Micora for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.
          Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork1 Session Start: 2015-12-01T11:00:00-05:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIK3pGfd_gc&feature=youtu.be
          at 2015-12-01T11:00:00-05:00

          Financial Therapy Insights for Financial Counseling & Education

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

          Today, everyone is focused on how to create behavior change that lasts; this webinar offers insights into the new field of financial therapy that stems from the world of psychology, where behavior change has been proven. This session will explain what financial therapy is and how it differs from financial counseling, coaching, and planning. You will learn some of the specific techniques and models used in financial therapy and even some tips on how to incorporate some of these techniques into your sessions to help facilitate the opportunity for lasting financial behavior change with your clients. This is a seminar you won’t want to miss that covers a new and exciting field and offers insights on how to bring value to your practice and clients. This 90-minute webinar is part of the 3-day Military Families Learning Network's Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event.

          How to Join

          *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

          • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
          • Login as a guest
          • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
          • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
          • If you become stuck at the “connecting to the server” page, refresh your page

          For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 

          CEUs

          AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  

          Speaker

          Dr. Mary Bell Carlson is a is a leading researcher in military financial behavior and the principal of Silverbell Solutions, L.L.C., a financial therapy and consulting firm based in Arlington, VA. She’s a Certified Financial Planner® and holds both the Accredited Financial Counselor™ and the Certified Retirement Counselor® designations. In addition to her academic publications, Dr. Carlson has given numerous presentations to a wide variety of audiences in order to help simplify complex financial topics, encourage lasting behavior change, and improve relationships. Dr. Carlson has become a sought-after speaker and consultant given her wealth of experience and expertise in financial behavior change. She cares deeply about people and is committed to helping others understand more about money, communication, and relationships. For more information on Dr. Carlson and her services, go to www.Silverbellsolutions.org

          The Cover image 14296 counseling & psychology by Texas A&M University Marking Communications Photography for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.

          Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork Session Start: 2015-06-03T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://youtu.be/ZrmbdEj4veA
          at 2015-06-03T11:00:00-04:00

          Financial Coaching

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

          Continuing the Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event's focus on effective behavioral change approaches, this 90-minute webinar will concentrate on Financial Coaching. The webinar will look at the historical emergence of coaching and consider the place that financial coaching has in the emerging contemporary framework for understanding financial well-being and the development of financial capacity. The distinctions between financial coaching, counseling, and education will be explored. We will then examine the primary role and tasks of the coach and explore the common core elements that underlie various coaching approaches. Finally, we will examine common core coaching techniques, as well as explore how some of these can be usefully incorporated into financial counseling and financial education efforts.

          How to Join

          *To connect to this webinar, it is strongly suggested that you use Google Chrome for both PC and Mac connections. If this is not an option, Internet Explorer may be used if connecting via PC. Safari and Firefox have not been successful in accessing this webinar platform.

          • Minimum Adobe Flash Player version 11.2
          • Login as a guest
          • Allow Adobe Flash Player to access your computer
          • Please allow time for the moderator to grant you access to the room
          • If you become stuck at the “connecting to the server” page, refresh your page

          For those who cannot connect to the Adobe site, an alternative viewing of this webinar will be running on Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/channel/milfamln 

          CEUs

          Speaker

          Jerry Buchko,  MA, AFC®, is a Counselor, Coach, & Tutor of Personal Finance who is pursuing a private practice serving clients using video conferencing and other online collaboration spaces. Prior to entering private practice, he worked for almost 14 years in the employee assistance field, providing financial counseling to clients from a diverse range of life circumstances and experiences, including military Service Members and their families. Jerry has a B.A. in psychology, an M.A. in counseling psychology, and is an Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®). He is an active member within the eXtension Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) and Network Literacy Community of Practice. Jerry currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), and also currently serves as a Practitioner Consultant with the MFLN Personal Finance team.

          The image More Shops by Mr. Nixter is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0 Location: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/milfamlearningnetwork Session Start: 2015-06-04T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: http://youtu.be/OQHYRsOZ2vw
          at 2015-06-04T11:00:00-04:00

          Investing With Small Dollar Amounts

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 09, 2018.

          This 90-minute webinar will discuss how to get started as an investor when you only have small dollar amounts to invest and how small sums of money can grow steadily with compound interest.  Specific investment products that require $1,000 or less to purchase will be discussed, along with employer-provided investment opportunities. Examples of low-minimum deposit investments include Treasury securities, U.S. savings bonds, and many stocks and mutual funds.  The webinar will also discuss ways to “find” money to invest through increased income and reduced spending and resources for beginning investors with small amounts to invest.

          For information on how to join this webinar, click here.

          CEUs

          AFC-credentialed participants can earn 1.5 CEUs. More information about this process is available here.  To receive CEUs, watch the recording of this webinar and complete the evaluation. A link to a post-test is available at the end of the evaluation. Complete the post test and score 80% or higher to receive a Certificate of Completion via email.

          Speaker 

          Dr. Barbara O’Neill, financial resource management specialist for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, has been a professor, financial educator, and author for 35 years. She has written over 1,500 consumer newspaper articles and over 125 articles for academic journals, conference proceedings, and other professional publications.  She is a certified financial planner (CFP®), chartered retirement planning counselor (CRPC®), accredited financial counselor (AFC), certified housing counselor (CHC), and certified financial educator (CFEd). Dr. O’Neill served as president of the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education and is the author of two trade books, Saving on a Shoestring andInvesting on a Shoestring, and co-author of  Investing For Your Future,Money Talk: A Financial Guide for Women, and Small Steps to Health and Wealth.  She earned a Ph.D. in family financial management from Virginia Tech and received over three dozen awards for professional achievements and over $900,000 in funding for financial education programs and research.

          The Cover image Spare Change by Spring Dew  for this webinar is licensed Creative Commons CC BY 2.0

          Location: https://connectcol.dco.dod.mil/milfamlearningnetwork Session Start: 2015-03-17T11:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 90 minutes Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IULi17ipe8s
          at 2015-03-17T11:00:00-04:00

          MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Keep it Legal!: Legal Considerations for Marketing Your Farm on Social Media

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

          5/8/19: Keep it Legal!: Legal Considerations for Marketing Your Farm Social Media

          Farmers are being told that they have to get onboard with interactive marketing opportunities such as Facebook, Instagram, websites, blogs, e-mail campaigns, podcasts, and even e-commerce. But there are legal traps for the unwary in cyber land. Learn how to avoid legal landmines by learning the legal parameters concerning postings, dealing with negative feedback, posting pictures, and on-line offerings.

          Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com

          For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

          Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-05-08T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
          at 2019-05-08T12:00:00-04:00

          MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Predator Control for your Small Flock

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

          4/24/19: Predator Control for your Small Flock

          One of the chicken lovers worse fears is losing a beloved chicken to a predator. It can happen to the best of us. This webinar will identifiy patterns of predation and how to keep your small flock safe.

          Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com

          For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

          Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-04-24T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
          at 2019-04-24T12:00:00-04:00

          MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Estate and Transition Planning Success

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

          Estate and Transition Planning Success! Real Life Examples of How to Develop a Plan to Transition Your Farm to the Next Generation

          Do you have a plan to transition to the farm to the next generation of managers? Does it accomplish all your goals? Are you considering adopting one for the first time? Join this session to look at some real-world examples of how to develop a plan to transition the farm to the next generation successfully and those plans that have failed to handle those stresses.

          Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com

          For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

          Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-04-10T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
          at 2019-04-10T12:00:00-04:00

          MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Soils and Salts: From Fertilizer to Tidewater

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

          3/27/19: Soils and Salts: From Fertilizer to Tidewater

          Salts are a natural component of soils. In fact most nutrients and fertilizers exist in salt forms such as potassium chloride (KCl). Salts can have a negative effect on plant growth, reducing their ability to pull water from the soil. Although the East usually has enough rainfall to keep salt levels low, fertilizer placement, irrigation water, and flooding in the low lying areas of the Mid-Atlantic can all have detrimental effects. We will discuss how to read salt sources, understand fertilizer placement, and implement remediation for gardens and row crops.

          Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com

          For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

          Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-03-27T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
          at 2019-03-27T12:00:00-04:00

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

          From eXtension Professional Development Sessions. Published on Nov 07, 2018.

          3/13/19: Protecting yourself and others on the farm

          Attend 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 farm about your pest management practices is extremely important both to prevent accidents and to live up to your legal responsibilities as an employer. Even if you use organic practices, you still have some responsibilities under the Worker Protection Standard.

          Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com

          For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

          Location: Please register for link Session Start: 2019-03-13T12:00:00-04:00 Session Length: 60 minutes
          at 2019-03-13T12:00:00-04:00
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