Learning Opportunities in September 2014 and Beyond

It’s “Back to School” time of year! Not that we ever stop learning as professionals, but it’s an opportunity to see what Extension is offering that will enhance your knowledge in your areas of interest and expertise. Check out the learning events listed at Learn (Learn.extension.org). These are for you or for you to share with your audiences! Extend your knowledge and keep more up-to-date on conversations in your areas of interest.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the events listed at Learn (learn.extension.org) as they match your interests. Please sign into Learn with your eXtensionID then Follow specific learning events to get notifications and plan to attend. Use each session’s unique URL to share links to online events in your area of expertise or interest 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, and please add web-based sessions you have planned to teach or at your institution.

Topics for August through December
These live learning opportunities are somewhat categorized and include some from August for which recordings are available, and many upcoming. Find a topic of interest and extend your learning. A few of these sessions are part of ongoing series around a topic. Plan to attend associated ones during the year!

All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar Series
August 1, “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Minimize Mosquito Problems,” has a recording.
September 5, “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Kudzu Bug Takes Over the Southeastern U.S./Brown Marmorated Stinkbug — All Bad.”
October 3, “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Alien Invasions, Zombies Under Foot, and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants.”
November 7, “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone? Hope for the Future.”

Backyard Poultry
August 21, “Avian anatomy and how to perform a necropsy,” has a recording.
August 7, “August meeting of the Small and backyard flocks CoP,” has a recording.
September 25, “Winter care of backyard poultry flocks.”
October 2, “September meeting of the Small and Backyard Flocks CoP.”
October 21, “Basics of poultry processing.”
December 11, “Coaching a 4-H Avian Bowl team.”

Child and Family
August 28, “Redefining Differences: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Addressing Special Needs,” has a recording.
November 13, “Data Visualization to Communicate Impact.”

September 5, “”Green Agritourism” – Power of Business Friday 15.”

eXtension Innovation/Institutional Teams
August 5, “Innovation/Institutional Team Web Conference – August 2014,” has a recording.
September 16, “Institutional Team Web Conference – September 2014.”
October 7, “Institutional Team Web Conference – October 2014.”
November 4, “Institutional Team Web Conference – November 2014.”
December 16, “Institutional Team Web Conference – December 2014.”

eXtension Question Wranglers
September 16, “Question Wranglers’ Meetup – September 2014.”
October 28, “Question Wranglers’ Meetup – October 2014.”
November 18, “Question Wranglers’ Meetup – November 2014.”
December 16, “Question Wranglers’ Meetup – December 2014.”

Family Caregiving
November 12, “Overview of Suicide Risk Assessment & Prevention.”

Farm Safety & Health
September 19, “Online Resources You Can Use to Promote Agricultural Safety and Health.”
September 25, “Cultural Competency Overview.”

Food Safety
November 20, “Food Safety for the Holiday Season.”

September 10, “Sustainable Roses Series: Cultivar Selection: Right Plant, Right Place for the Right Person.”
November 12, “Sustainable Roses Series: Integrated Pest Management of the Rose.”

August 19, “Teachers, start your mapping! Free online GIS in the classroom from Esri and ConnectEd,” has a recording.

Grant Writing
September 17, “Easy as PIE Webinar: Grant writing as a collaborative process.”

Healthy Communities
August 19, “My Health County: Take Action, Change Lives,” has a recording.

Healthy Food Choices
August 21, “Exploring the Movement to Healthy School Meals Through Farm to School,” has a recording.
September 16, “Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference!

Invasive Species
August 20, “Easy as PIE Webinar: Public opinion of endangered and invasive species,” has a recording.

September 29, “Is It Educating or Lobbying? — How to Communicate Programmatic Impact to Stakeholders.”

August 15, “Livestock Mortality Composting: Beyond the Basics Part 1,” has a recording.
September 19, “Livestock Mortality Composting: Beyond the Basics Part 2.”

MF Caregiving
August 20, “Caregiver Compassion Fatigue,” has a recording.
September 17, “Give Care. Take Care.”
October 29, “Handling Marital Conflict Constructively.”
December 10, “Medicaid and Military Families: An Introduction.”

MF Network Literacy
September 17, “Finding the True Value of Twitter.”
September 18, “Online privacy tune-up: Facebook’s settings.”

MF Personal Finance
August 12, “Cliffs Notes from the Journal of Financial Counseling & Planning,” has a recording.
September 23, “Financial Planning for the Second Half of Life.”
September 29, “How to Help Military and Veterans Families: For Financial Professionals.”
October 21, “How to Read a Mutual Fund Prospectus.”
November 25, “Current Personal Finance Issues for Financial Practitioners.”
December 9, “Year-End Tax Planning Strategies.”

September 22, “100 Years of Extension: Extending Knowledge Changing Lives from One Century to the Next.”
October 21, “Evaluating Social Media Activity in Extension Educational Programming.”

Personal Finance
August 13, “Developing Children’s Financial Habits and Behaviors,” has a recording.

September 16, “Giving Your Horse the Best Chance During Disasters.”
September 19, “Disasters and Horses: What Extension Professionals Need to Know.”
October 7, “Keeping Your Financial Records Secure.”
December 4, “Are You Prepared for Winter?

August 12, “Tips and Tools for Recruiting Volunteers,” has a recording.
September 23, “Equipping Volunteers to Understand Differences.”

Women in Ag
August 15, “Go for the Goal” Finance for Farm Women,” has a recording.
August 19, “Your Body, Your Tools,” has a recording.
September 16, “Direct Marketing Meats.”

August 13, “Project Youth Extension Service (YES)!,” has a recording.
September 12, “The Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain Development.”

Go to Learn (learn.extension.org) to see more sessions in 2014, and to add learning opportunities being offered by you or your institution so you may include more for participation and learning!

Questions and Comments? Contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org. If you have web-based events for which you would like more participation, please add them at Learn.extension.org for others to join in!