Learning Opportunities in December 2012 and Beyond

Many great options are available in December and early 2013 for your personal professional development or to share with your customers who want to keep current.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the sessions listed at Learn (learn.extension.org). Review the full listing of online events. Log in with your eXtensionID to “Follow”, and plan to attend. Share links to online events in your area of expertise so that others can learn with you. Encourage your customers to also sign in with their Facebook, Twitter or Gmail account to Follow, and plan to attend. Additional sessions may be added at any time, so check back to see what’s new, or add your web-based sessions.

Popular topics coming up include…

Critical Conversation: Personal vs. professional identities in social media on December 7. I’ve heard many questions about handling our personal lives and our professional activities in social media. Special guest, Evan Brown (@internetcases on Twitter), attorney from Chicago, will join several Extension professionals to discuss these considerations.

Financial Frauds & Scams on December 18. This 90-minute web conference will provide participants with an overview of financial frauds and scams including the many disguises. Conference attendees will learn about fraud statistics including trends and patterns, types of financial frauds, fraud protection measures including identifying “red flags,” and steps to take when fraud strikes including resources.

Upcoming Sessions (December 2012 – March 2013) by general topic

ACE (Association for Communication Excellence)
1/15/2013 Essential Graphics/Design Concepts for Non-Designers

Backyard Poultry
12/4/2012 Poultry break even calculator for small and backyard poultry flocks
1/15/2013 Winter care of small and backyard flocks
2/14/2013 So you want to raise turkeys
2/27/2013 Participating in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference
3/27/2013 Coaching a 4-H poultry judging team
3/28/2013 Producing poultry meat on pastures

Caregiving
12/6/2012 Caregiver Communication Skills: A Voice for Change

Companion Animals
12/6/2012 Considerations for Feeding Raw Diets
12/13/2012 Obesity Management

Dairy
12/7/2012 Feeding Systems for Group-Housed Dairy Calves
12/10/2012 Hoard’s Dairyman Webinar Series: Consistent, efficient TMR feeding
1/14/2013 Potential and Pitfalls for Genomic Selection
2/12/2013 Better Milk Quality from Better Mastitis Therapy Decisions
3/18/2013 Far Off to Fresh Cow Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance

Diversity
1/24/2013 Building Trust with Latino Audiences

Entrepreneurship
12/4/2012 Gathering the Stakeholders: The Process of Community Engagement
1/10/2013 Getting Action from Website Landing Pages

eOrganic
12/11/2012 Orchard Floor Management in the Intermountain West Webinar
12/18/2012 Bovine Milk Fats: A Look at Organic Milk
1/8/2013 The “Ancient” Grains Einkorn, Emmer, and Spelt: What We Know and What We Need to Find Out Webinar

eXtension
12/4/2012 Institutional Team Web Conference – December 2012
12/17/2012 Ask an Expert v2.0 Orientation
12/18/2012 Question Wranglers’ Meetup – December 2012
1/14/2013 eXtension Overview – Immersive Learning Launch
1/22/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meetup – January 2013
2/26/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meetup – February 2013

Feral Hogs
12/18/2012 Current and Future Feral Hog Research

Fire Ants
2/1/2013 Don’t be Bugged: Fire Ant Home Remedies – What Works, What Doesn’t
3/1/2013 Don’t Be Bugged: Ants! Ants! Ants!

Food Safety
12/13/2012 Best Practices for Food Safety in Value-Added Foods

Horses
12/18/2012 Horseplay! A Talk
1/22/2013 Is it Coping or is it a Vice? A Review of Cribbing, Weaving and Other Stereotypic Behaviors in Horses
2/26/2013 Horse Showing Trends from a Judge’s Perspective

Horticulture
12/4/2012 New Plants for Georgia

Manure
12/7/2012 Clearing the Air on Biofilters

Military Families – Pesonal Finance
12/11/2012 Planning Your Financial Recovery
12/18/2012 Financial Frauds & Scams

Moodle
12/4/2012 Developing Online Learning Through Moodle 2–Session 3
12/6/2012 Developing Online Learning Through Moodle 2–Session 4
12/11/2012 Developing Online Learning Through Moodle 2–Session 5
12/13/2012 Developing Online Learning Through Moodle 2–Session 6

Network Literacy
12/7/2012 Critical Conversation: Personal vs. professional identities in social media
12/11/2012 Social Networking: Navigating the Privacy Setting Maze
1/11/2013 Google+ Quickstart

Social Media & Mobile Technology for Ag Businesses webinar series
1/17/2013 Mobile Usage and Payment Technology
1/24/2013 Introduction to Linkedin & Pinterest
1/31/2013 Maps & Apps, Mobile and Location-based Marketing
2/7/2013 Social Media Analysis Tools
2/14/2013 Top 10 Trends and Cool Tools in Social Media
2/21/2013 Keeping Up with the ‘Technology’
2/28/2013 Using Content in Multiple Forms
3/7/2013 Getting the Most from Facebook
3/14/2013 Pinterest for Your Business

Volunteers
12/4/2012 From Interest to Reality: Keeping Volunteers Interested Webinar
2/11/2013 Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders webinar

Youth
12/3/2012 Click Activism: Youth Civic Engagement Through Online Participatory Cultures
12/6/2012 4-H Guiding Principles #7: Youth Grow and Contribute as Active Citizens
12/11/2012 Social Networking: Navigating the Privacy Setting Maze
12/13/2012 Building Community Relationships Webinar

Questions and Comments? Contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org.