Learning Opportunities in January 2013 and Beyond

Many great options are available in early 2013 for your own professional development or for you to share with your customers who want to keep current on topics of interest.

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:

Essential Graphics/Design Concepts for Non-Designers on January 15. The focus will be on importance of resolution, tips on scanning images properly, screen captures, image formats, bleeds, binding, linked vs. embedded images, how to organize your files, copyright basics and graphic design fundamentals. Recommended for everyone interested in producing print projects correctly from the technical perspective.

Top 10 Trends and Cool Tools in Social Media on February 14. Hear what’s new in social media. This fast moving session goes beyond the latest statistics to demonstrate what’s working and show you how to benefit from the latest social media trends and tools.

Upcoming Sessions
(January – April 2013) by general topic

ACE
1/15/2013 Essential Graphics/Design Concepts for Non-Designers

Ag Energy
1/24/2013 Factoring Sustainable Agriculture into the Food vs. Fuel Debate

Conflict Resolution/Difficult Conversations
1/10/2013 Conflict and the Culture of Avoidance in the Workplace
1/24/2013 Handling Difficult Conversations

Backyard Poultry
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
4/24/2013 Cooking your way to the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

Dairy
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
4/8/2013 Economic Analysis Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs
4/22/2013 New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

Diversity
1/24/2013 Building Trust with Latino Audiences

Engagement
1/10/2013 Getting Action from Website Landing Pages
1/24/2013 Building Trust with Latino Audiences
2/11/2013 Engaged Advisory Committees: Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders (SEAL) webinar

eOrganic
1/8/2013 The “Ancient” Grains Einkorn, Emmer, and Spelt: What We Know and What We Need to Find Out Webinar

eXtension
1/8/2013 Institutional Team Web Conference – January 2013
1/14/2013 eXtension Overview – Immersive Learning Launch
1/22/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meetup – January 2013
1/29/2013 Ask an Expert and Search: What you need to know
2/5/2013 Institutional Team Web Conference – February 2013
2/26/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meetup – February 2013

Farm Safety
2/20/2013 Staying Safe Around Manure Storages

Fire Ants
2/1/2013 Don’t Bug Me: Fire Ant Home Remedies – What Works, What Doesn’t
3/1/2013 Don’t Bug Me: Ants! Ants! Ants!
4/5/2013 Don’t Bug Me: You Have Fire Ants Where?

Health
1/8/2013 The Affordable Care Act: Guidance for Alabama Employers on What to Expect in 2013 and Preparing for 2014

Horses
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
3/26/2013 Developing Youths’ Life Skills Through Equine Activities
4/23/2013 Developing Real Sportsmanship in a Reality Show World

Horticulture
1/8/2013 Pruning with the Pros

Manure
1/25/2013 Manure Application Risk Management Tools and Advisory Systems

Military Families – Financial Literacy
1/3/2013 Selection of Your Estate Executor
2/7/2013 So Now You’re An Executor

Network Literacy
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

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