Learning Opportunities – Fall & Winter 2014

As autumn weather is arriving in many parts of the country, so are some timely, live online learning events being offered by your Extension colleagues and others. 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 October through December
These live online learning opportunities are somewhat categorized and include some from September 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 and Bad Webinar Series
September 5, “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Kudzu Bug Takes Over the Southeastern U.S./Brown Marmorated Stinkbug — All Bad,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1379
October 3, “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Alien Invasions, Zombies Under Foot, and Billions of Decapitated Fire Ants,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1374
October 7, “All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Where Have All the Honey Bees Gone? Hope for the Future.,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1375

Backyard Flocks
September 25, “Winter care of backyard poultry flocks,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1479
October 2, “October meeting of the Small and Backyard Flocks CoP,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1704
October 21, “Basics of poultry processing,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1707
November 6, “Starting a small-scale commercial poultry operation,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1747
November 11, “Small egg production flock: Cost evaluation of different housing systems,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1748
December 9, “Feeds and Feeding of pullets and layers,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1749
December 11, “Coaching a 4-H Avian Bowl team,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1690

Beginning Farmers
October 22, “Getting started with vegetable plasticulture,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1754

October 22, “Biofuels Policies: Why a Clean Fuels Standard and Other Government Policies Are Important to Bringing the Advanced Biofuels Industry to Scale in the Northwest,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1742
October 31, “BioChar and Beyond,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1753
November 12, “Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest: Biochemicals the First Steps Toward Commercialization,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1743

Community Development
October 20, “Arts and Community: Funding Opportunities and Resources from the NEA,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1766
October 21, “Community-based social marketing,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1746

Dairy Cattle
October 6, “Effective Management of Farm Employees,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1731

September 19, “Disasters and Horses: What Extension Professionals Need to Know ,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1705
October 30, “Keeping Your Financial Records Secure,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1706
December 4, “Are You Prepared for Winter?,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1711

October 22, “”I don’t see color” and other harmful statements: Moving toward climates that support positive dialogue about race,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1733

September 5, “”Green Agritourism” – Power of Business Friday 15,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1702
October 3, “Hudson Valley Distillers – POB Friday 15 Chat,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1739

eXtension Institutional Teams
October 7, “Institutional Team Web Conference – October 2014,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1347
November 4, “Institutional Team Web Conference – November 2014,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1348
December 2, “Institutional Team Web Conference – December 2014,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1349

eXtension Question Wranglers
October 28, “Question Wranglers’ Meetup – October 2014,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1685
November 18, “Question Wranglers’ Meetup – November 2014,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1686
December 16, “Question Wranglers’ Meetup – December 2014,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1687

Family Caregiving
September 17, “Give Care. Take Care.,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1636
October 29, “Handling Marital Conflict Constructively: It Starts with Me, — Begins with ‘I’,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1688
November 12, “Overview of Suicide Risk Assessment — Prevention,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1712
December 10, “Medicaid and Military Families: An Introduction,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1698

Farm Safety and Health
September 19, “Online Resources You Can Use to Promote Agricultural Safety and Health,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1725

Food Safety
November 20, “Food Safety for the Holiday Season,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1708

Geospatial Technology
October 16, “Remote sensing basics,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1726
November 6, “How to select the best imagery for your remote sensing project,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1727
December 4, “Assessing the accuracy of remotely sensed data,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1728

September 17, “Easy as PIE Webinar: Grant writing as a collaborative process,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1697
Healthy Food Choices in Schools
September 16, “Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Parents Making a Difference!,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1718
October 1, “Stuck on Fruits and Veggies: Putting Classroom Nutrition Lessons Into Practice,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1741

September 29, “Is It Educating or Lobbying? ‘ How to Communicate Programmatic Impact to Stakeholders ,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1709

September 19, “Livestock Mortality Composting: Beyond the Basics Part 2,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1683
October 17, “Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1755

Master Gardeners
November 12, “Sustainable Roses Series: Integrated Pest Management of the Rose,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1666

Military Families Trauma-Informed Care
October 23, “Trauma-informed Care: Implications for Prevention — Clinical Practice,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1734
October 30, “Using Trauma-informed Care with Children,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1735

September 22, “100 Years of Extension: Extending Knowledge Changing Lives from One Century to the Next,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1647
November 13, “Data Visualization to Communicate Impact,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1646

Natural Resource Development
October 28, “Webinar: Evaluating Impacts of Natural Resource Development,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1767

Network Literacy
September 18, “Online privacy tune-up: Facebook’s settings,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1691
October 29, “Takeaways from the 2nd Machine Age Conference – Critical Conversation,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1764

Organic Production
October 14, “Using Cover Crop Mixtures to Achieve Multiple Goals on the Farm Webinar,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1740
November 11, “Diversity by Design: Using Trap Crops to Control the Crucifer Flea Beetle Webinar,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1769
November 18, “Dehulling Ancient Grains Webinar,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1770
December 2, “IPM in Crucifer Crops: Focus on the Yellowmargined Leaf Beetle Webinar,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1771

Personal Finance
September 29, “How to Help Military and Veterans Families: For Financial Professionals,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1724
October 21, “How to Read a Mutual Fund Prospectus,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1674
November 25, “Current Personal Finance Issues for Financial Practitioners,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1714
December 9, “Year-End Tax Planning Strategies,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1675

October 8, “Ideas for Enhancing Sheep Production,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1765

Social Media
September 17, “Finding the True Value of Twitter,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1720
October 8, “Shameless Social Media,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1744
October 22, “Pinned Perfect- How Agriculture is Using Pinterest,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1762
November 5, “Productive Pinning- Adding Pinterest to your Digital Toolbox,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1763
November 5, “How to Use Images in Social Media Activities to Increase Engagement and Outreach,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1761

Social Media Evaluation
October 21, “Evaluating Social Media Activity in Extension Educational Programming,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1645

Teaching Methods
November 13, “2014 MSU Faculty Research Series,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1729

Tribal Land Development
October 30, “Webinar: HEARTH Act,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1768

September 30, “Beyond Certificates and Plaques: Volunteer Recognition,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1745
September 23, “Equipping Volunteers to Understand Differences,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1696

Women in Ag
September 16, “Direct Marketing Meats,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1694

Youth Development
September 12, “The Ins and Outs of Adolescent Brain Development,” recording at Learn.extension.org/events/1710
November 19, “Is it bullying or sexual harassment?,” at Learn.extension.org/events/1732

Go to Learn (learn.extension.org) to see more sessions in 2014 and 2015, 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!