Learning Opportunities in April 2013 and Beyond

Over thirty different learning events in April are listed at Learn.extension.org for your own learning or for you to share with your audiences. By participating in an event you can extend your knowledge and keep more up-to-date on conversations in your areas of expertise and 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:

“Critical Conversation – The role of evaluation in determining the public value of Extension” on April 25. In an era of tightening budgets it is essential for Cooperative Extension to determine and articulate the “public value” of its programs and services. Public value is created when a service “advances valued social and economic outcomes” (Stoker, 2006). Offered by the Network Literacy CoP.

“Financial Statements and Record-Keeping” on April 15 and “Financial Ratio and SWOT Analysis” on April 22. Parts 1 and 2 of a 2-part series on building skills and confidence to help service members to access timely, accurate, and trustworthy information about assessing their financial position and making strategic cash flow decisions. Offered by the Military Families Learning Network.

Upcoming Sessions (April – July 2013) by general topic:


4/26/2013 Bioenergy Crops Production Trials Update

Climate Change

Climate Change: Values, National Security, & Free Enterprise


4/2/2013 Building Capacity Webinar: Supporting the Change Journey

4/3/2013 Why the 2013 Farm Bill and Federal Funding Matter to Community Food Systems

4/12/2013 CSA workshop planned for Cheyenne

5/9/2013 A Whole System Approach to Increase Local Foods Consumption

Companion Animals

4/18/2013 Taking Your Members and their Dogs Beyond the Local 4-H Show

5/16/2013 Rally Obedience for 4-H Clubs

Dairy Cattle

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

4/22/2013 New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs


4/30/2013 Superstorm Sandy Animal and Agriculture Response: Lessons Learned for Improving Planning


4/11/2013 Food Safety for Farmers Market Vendors

5/9/2013 Tracking Sales to Learn What Customers Really Think

6/13/2013 Are You a Supermarket Vendor or a Super Market Vendor?


4/18/2013 Supplementing the Organic Dairy Cow Diet: Results of Molasses and Flaxseed Feeding Trials

eXtension Ask an Expert

4/23/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meet-Up

5/28/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meet-Up

6/25/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meet-Up

7/23/2013 Question Wranglers’ Meet-Up

eXtension Institutional Team

4/2/2013 Institutional Team Web Conference

5/7/2013 Institutional Team Web Conference

6/4/2013 Institutional Team Web Conference

7/2/2013 Institutional Team Web Conference

eXtension Moodle

4/24/2013 Moodle Meet-Up

5/29/2013 Moodle Meet-Up

6/26/2013 Moodle Meet-Up

Families, Food & Fitness

5/1/2013 Celiac Disease and Gluten Related Disorders – What’s the Difference?

Farm Bill

4/3/2013 Why the 2013 Farm Bill and Federal Funding Matter to Community Food Systems

Farm Safety & Health

4/10/2013 Confined Spaces of Grain Bin Entry

Fire Ant

4/5/2013 Don’t Bug Me Webinar: You Have Fire Ants Where?

5/3/2013 Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Protect Your Loved Ones From Fire Ants

6/7/2013 Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Get Rid of Those Bed Bugs

Food Systems

4/9/2013 UC Global Food Systems Forum to address challenges of feeding the world


4/2/2013 No-water Gardening for Higher Elevations (above 7500′)


4/23/2013 Developing Real Sportsmanship in a Reality Show World


4/4/2013 Bats and Bat Management


4/17/2013 Strategic planning and thinking: What is it good for?

5/20/2013 Sharing the Best Advisory Leaders Have to Offer: Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders (SEAL) Panel Session

Manure Management

4/3-5/2013 Live From Waste to Worth 2013 (only specific sessions are webcast)

Military Families

4/15/2013 Financial Statements and Record-Keeping

4/16/2013 Intentional Connection: Establishing Positive Relationships Between Child Care Providers and Military Families

4/17/2013 TBI options: Promoting Knowledge

4/22/2013 Financial Ratio and SWOT Analysis

5/21/2013 Paying for College – Part 1

6/19/2013 Debt Basics & Advanced Strategies

7/10/2013 Behavioral Economics

Network Literacy

4/25/2013 Critical Conversation – The role of evaluation in determining the public value of Extension


4/15/2013 Raising guinea fowl

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

5/21/2013 Raising exhibition poultry

6/4/2013 Preparing poultry for show

Social Networking

4/16/2013 Introduction to Social Networking

5/20/2013 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism

6/4/2013 Social Networking: Boundaries and Professionalism


4/4/2013 The important papers in your life

Questions and Comments? Contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org. If you have web sessions that you’d like included on this list, please add it at Learn.extension.org.