Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category

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:


Bioenergy

4/26/2013 Bioenergy Crops Production Trials Update

Climate Change

Climate Change: Values, National Security, & Free Enterprise

Community

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

Disasters

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

Entrepreneurship

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?

eOrganic

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

Gardening

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

Horses

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

IPM

4/4/2013 Bats and Bat Management

Leadership

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

Poultry

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

Wyoming

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.

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Learning Opportunities in March 2013 and Beyond

Thirty-five (or more) different learning events in March are listed at Learn (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…
“Pinterest for Your Business” on March 14. Just when you thought you’d gotten a handle on social media by getting on Facebook and maybe giving Twitter a try, along comes Pinterest. Pinterest is now the number three most-popular social network in the U.S., behind only Facebook and Twitter, according to Experian’s Digital Marketer Trend and Benchmark Report. Offered by the Entrepreneurs and Their Communities CoP.

“Critical Conversation – Digital Badges” on March 25. Digital badges are a way for a person to signal achievements, successes, and experience to others. Digital badges can contain data that validates who issued the badge, what was done to earn the badge, when it was earned, etc. As Extension and, in particular 4-H, begins to experiment with badges, it is important to understand what badges represent and how they may be of value to learners. At the same time, we must critically examine how badges fit in with informal and emergent learning. Join our panel in a conversation around digital badges, their role in Extension, and lifelong learning in general. Offered by the Network Literacy CoP.

Upcoming Sessions (March – May 2013) by general topic:

ACE
3/1/13 Motivating employees — A discussion based on the book Drive (Leadership & Management SIG)
3/13/13 Introduction to JQuery Mobile (Information Technology SIG)

Ag Energy
3/5/13 Energy Efficient Milk Production
3/19/13 Optimizing Irrigation Efficiency
3/29/13 Modern Biodiesel Production, fuel quality, BMP’s, and Success Stories
4/26/13 Bioenergy Crops Production Trials Update

Dairy Cattle
3/4/13 Outcome Driven Health Management
3/18/13 Far Off to Fresh Cow — Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance
4/8/13 Economic Analysis Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs
4/22/13 New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

EDEN
4/30/13 Superstorm Sandy Animal and Agriculture Response: Lessons Learned for Improving Planning

Entrepreneurship
3/7/13 Getting the Most from Facebook
3/14/13 Pinterest for Your Business

eOrganic
3/5/13 Organic Benefits and Challenges in the Face of Climate Change
3/11/13 NRCS Conservation Practices, Organic Management and Soil Health
3/13/13 National Organic Program (NOP) Update Webinar
3/26/13 Organic Farming Systems Research at the University of Nebraska

eXtension
3/5/13 Answering “Ask an Expert” Questions and Configuring Your Settings

3/5/13 Institutional Team Web Conference – March 2013
4/2/13 Institutional Team Web Conference – April 2013
5/7/13 Institutional Team Web Conference – May 2013

3/27/13 Moodle Meet-Up
4/24/13 Moodle Meet-Up
5/29/13 Moodle Meet-Up

Farm Safety and Health
3/6/13 Enhancing Safety Training in Dairies: A Cultural Anthropological Perspective
3/26/13 NIOSH 2013 Pesticide Handler Personal Protective Stakeholder Meeting: Motivating Best Personal Protective Equipment Practices
4/10/13 Confined Spaces of Grain Bin Entry

Fire Ants
3/1/13 Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Ants! Ants! Ants!
4/5/13 Don’t Bug Me Webinar: You Have Fire Ants Where?
5/3/13 Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Protect Your Loved Ones From Fire Ants

Home Energy
3/15/13 Green Roofing Webinar

Horses
3/7/13 Best Practices for a Safe and Efficient Equine Facility
3/26/13 Developing Youths’ Life Skills Through Equine Activities
4/23/13 Apr 23, 2013 Developing Real Sportsmanship in a Reality Show World

Horticulture
3/12/13 Landscape business, “Startup to a Million Dollars”

Local Foods
3/20/13 Buying Local Food: Public Perceptions and Impacts

Military Families- Child Care
4/16/13 Intentional Connection: Establishing Positive Relationships Between Child Care Providers and Military Families

Military Families- Personal Finance
4/15/13 Financial Statements
4/22/13 Ratio Analysis
3/4/13 Investing For Your Future 1: Basic Concepts and Investment Products
3/14/13 Investing For Your Future 2: Mutual Funds and Tax-Deferred Investments

Network Literacy
3/12/13 Creating and Editing a Wiki page
3/25/13 Critical Conversation – Digital Badges
4/25/13 Critical Conversation – Evaluation

Personal Finance
3/7/13 Who Gets My Personal Stuff

Poultry
3/27/13 Coaching a 4-H poultry judging team
3/28/13 Producing poultry meat on pastures
4/15/13 Raising guinea fowl
4/24/13 Cooking your way to the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference
5/21/13 Raising exhibition poultry

Urban IPM
4/4/13 Urban IPM on Bats

Volunteerism
3/14/13 Tips and Tools for Recruiting Volunteers
4/16/13 Introduction to Social Networking
5/20/13 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism
5/20/13 Sharing the Best Advisory Leaders Have to Offer: Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders (SEAL) Panel Session

Youth
3/25/13 Examining Pieces of the Immigrant Paradox Puzzle

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.

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Learning Opportunities in February 2013 and Beyond

Check out the many learning opportunities listed in “Learn” that provide professional development for you or which you may wish to share with your customers who want to keep current on topics of interest.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the online sessions listed at Learn (learn.extension.org). Sign in to Follow, and plan to attend. Share links to online events in your area of expertise so that others can learn also. 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 add your web-based sessions.

Popular topics coming up include…
Engaged Advisory Committees: Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders (SEAL) on February 11. This SEAL webinar will focus on successful public engagement exploring a framework to ensure we are intentional and realistic in incrementally increasing the level of engagement of our advisory committees and the public.

Ask an Expert and Search: What you need to know on February 14. This session will discuss: 1) Writing discoverable answers. 2) The kiss of death for Ask an Expert: Duplicate Content 3) Links: You’ve GOT to have them.

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.

Pinterest for Your Business on March 14. Just when you thought you’d gotten a handle on social media by getting on Facebook and maybe giving Twitter a try, along comes Pinterest. Learn how to better utilize Pinterest for your business.

Upcoming Sessions
(February – May 2013) by general topic:

Ag Energy
February 12 – Switchgrass, Miscanthus, and Arundo growth on Surface Mines in West Virginia
February 12 – Managing Field Cropping to Lower Energy Costs
February 22 – Current and Emerging Biodiesel Feedstocks
February 26 – Energy Efficient Grain Drying
March 5 – Energy Efficient Milk Production
March 19 – Optimizing Irrigation Efficiency
March 29 – Modern Biodiesel Production, fuel quality, BMP’s, and Success Stories
April 26 – Bioenergy Crops Production Trials Update

Dairy
February 12 – Better Milk Quality from Better Mastitis Therapy Decisions
March 18 – Far Off to Fresh Cow — Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance
April 8 – Economic Analysis Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs
April 22 – New Tools for Dairy Reproduction Programs

EDEN
February 1 – The National Disaster Response Framework (NDRF) and Drought Response Across Agencies and Organizations Webinar
April 30 – Superstorm Sandy Animal and Agriculture Response: Lessons Learned for Improving Planning

Entrepreneurship
March 14 – Pinterest for Your Business

Estate Planning/Financial Literacy
February 7 – So Now You’re An Executor
February 7 – So Now You’re An Executor
March 7 – Who Gets My Personal Stuff

eXtension
February 14 – Ask an Expert and Search: What you need to know
February 26 – Question Wranglers’ Meetup – February 2013
March 5 – Institutional Team Web Conference – March 2013
April 2 – Institutional Team Web Conference – April 2013
May 7 – Institutional Team Web Conference – May 2013

Farm Safety and Health
February 20 – Staying Safe Around Manure Storages
February 28 – Visual Impairments and Their Relevance to Agriculture

Fire Ants
February 1 – Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Fire Ant Home Remedies – What Works, What Doesn’t
March 1 – Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Ants! Ants! Ants!
April 5 – Don’t Bug Me Webinar: You Have Fire Ants Where?
May 3 – Don’t Bug Me Webinar: Protect Your Loved Ones From Fire Ants

Horses
February 26 – Horse Showing Trends from a Judge’s Perspective
March 26 – Developing Youths’ Life Skills Through Equine Activities
April 23 – Developing Real Sportsmanship in a Reality Show World

IPM
February 20 – Growing Healthy Shade Trees with IPM

Leadership
February 11 – Engaged Advisory Committees: Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders (SEAL) webinar

Network Literacy
February 12 – Intro to Google Spreadheets
February 19 – Creating Spreadsheets with Google Drive (part 1 of 2)
February 26 – Creating Spreadsheets with Google Drive (part 2 of 2)

Organic
February 4 – Effects of Climate Change on Insect Communities in Organic Farming Systems
February 12 – Management for High-Quality Organic Wheat and Ancient Grain Production in the Northeast

Poultry
February 14 – So you want to raise turkeys
February 27 – Participating in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference
March 27 – Coaching a 4-H poultry judging team
March 28 – Producing poultry meat on pastures
April 24 – Cooking your way to the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference

Social Media
February 7 – Social Media Analysis Tools
February 14 – Top 10 Trends and Cool Tools in Social Media
February 21 – Using Content in Multiple Forms
February 28 – Keeping Up with the ‘Technology’
March 7 – Getting the Most from Facebook

Volunteerism
May 20 – National Extension Conference on Volunteerism

Water
February 20 – Public Opinion of Water Issues in Florida

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.

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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.

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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.

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Iowa State Honored with 2012 eXtension Partnership Award

Iowa State University’s Extension & Outreach Technology Web Conferencing Team has won the eXtension Partnership Award.

eXtension Governing Committee Chair Jimmy Henning (l) presents the eXtension Partnership Award to Jeanne Wiebke and Brian Webster of Iowa State

Team members are:

Jeanne Wiebke
Robin Brekke
Lisa Scarbrough
Brian Webster
Bridget Hart

According to nominators: “If you have ever been involved in an Adobe Connect Session, conducted an eXtension webinar, attended an eXtension Virtual Conference, or participated in eXtension Learn sessions, you’ve been touched by this team.

They’ve helped all of us in eXtension and throughout Cooperative Extension as we’ve moved through the world of video conferencing technology with their patience, skill, and expertise.”

The award recognizes truly exceptional service or support to one or more of the eXtension components and/or Communities of Practice.

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August 2011 Extension Professional Development

Interested in learning about Facebook pages? Grantsmanship? Using Drupal? CoP budgets? Helping to answer or wrangle questions in Ask an Expert? Using social media smarter? Using spreadsheets? Caring for animals during natural disasters?

Professional development offered by colleagues on each of these topics is listed at http://learn.extension.org. Pick a topic, and attend through your computer’s web browser! If you or your colleagues offer professional development online that’s open to others in Cooperative Extension, please add the information at Learn.extension.org by logging in with your eXtensionID and click “Create a new PD event.”

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

AUGUST

August 9 at 8:30 a.m. ET Systems Science Grantsmanship Workshop (free, but registration required)
August 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Using Drupal to Create Content for eXtension
August 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Preparing eXtension CoP Budget
August 16 at 12:00 noon ET, For Youth, For Life CoP (work session)
August 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Using Drupal to Create Content for eXtension
August 23 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – August 2011
August 24 at 2:00 p.m. ET, PowerPoint: Friend or Foe?
August 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Stop Broadcasting and Start Having a Conversation

SEPTEMBER

September 6 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Institutional Team Web Conference
September 9 at 11:00 a.m. ET, Using Drupal to Create Content for eXtension
September 13 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Introduction to Spreadsheets
September 20 at 12:00 noon ET, For Youth, For Life CoP (work session)
September 20 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Spreadsheets (part 1 of 2)
September 24 at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, Natural Disasters… What about the Animals?
September 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Question Wrangler Monthly Meetup – September
September 27 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Spreadsheets (part 2 of 2)

OCTOBER

October 4 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Charts & Graphs with Google Docs Spreadsheets
October 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET, Institutional Team Web Conference
October 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET, Creating Charts & Graphs with Excel
October 17, 18 and 19, National eXtension Virtual Conference

Please share this announcement with others and encourage them to pick a topic and try it out. All sessions are open to all Cooperative Extension faculty, staff and employees. You may indicate your interest on the page for each PD Event at http://learn.extension.org (log in with your eXtensionID). These are great opportunities to learn together.

For complete descriptions and details go to http://learn.extension.org/. See information for each session, an overview of upcoming eXtension Professional Development sessions, links to historical sessions (and recordings once they are available). Log in with your eXtension ID to indicate your interest in and attendance of the offered sessions. Add your professional development events that are open to extension.

Include your favorite session links in Twitter, Facebook and more! If your extension service or CoP has held professional development and has an open recording available, add it at learn.extension.org!

Any web-based professional development sessions open to Cooperative Extension may be listed at http://learn.extension.org. Look there under Upcoming Events (http://www.extension.org/learn/events/upcoming), browse by recent tags, or search to find professional development in your areas of interest. If you know of professional development events that are open to Cooperative Extension but not yet listed there, please add them by clicking “Create a new PD Event.” Each event then has a URL that may be used to share with colleagues! Each PD event page includes the title, description, presenters, link for participation and recording, as well as a check box to show your interest and/or participation in the event.

If you have questions or comments please contact Beth Raney at beth.raney@extension.org

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CoP Workshop Registration Open

eXtension is excited to offer the National Community of Practice (CoP) Workshop this summer in Louisville, Kentucky, June 28-30. Review the agenda and register for the conference. Pre-registration ends June 1. So don’t delay get registered today!

Communities are encouraged to take advantage of their time together and schedule either pre or post meetings at the host hotel by contacting Carla Craycraft to schedule meeting space.

A Content Management Board (CMB) meeting is scheduled pre-conference on Monday at 2:30 p.m. If you are a member of the CMB please plan to attend.

Hotel accommodations should be reserved no later then May 27. If you have never attended an event in downtown Louisville we think you will find it convenient to the Louisville International Airport and ideal for walking off-site for dinner with your colleagues and friends.

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2011 CoP Workshop Call for Abstracts

Join us and submit an abstract for presentation June 28-30, 2011 at the National eXtension CoP Workshop in Louisville, Kentucky.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 8TH:
Abstract Deadline: March 8TH. Read more about it and Submit your Abstract.

Six target areas for presentation:

  • Innovation in Community Leadership and Collaboration
  • Engaging, Retaining, and Empowering Your Audience
  • Funding and Partnerships
  • Content Strategies
  • Evaluation and Impact Reporting
  • For the Good of the Order
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    What Are You Reading? 17 Books from ACE 2010

    Readers gathered to talk books at the Association for Communication Excellence June 15 in St. Louis.

    #1 recommendation The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity by Richard Florida, 2010

    Other books recommended by the session leaders
    Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today by Susan Scott, 2009
    Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin, 2010
    The Power of Pull: How Small Moves, Smartly Made, Can Set Big Things in Motion by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison, 2010
    Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, 2010
    The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life by Richard Florida, 2003
    Socialnomics: How Social Media Transforms the Way We Live and Do Business by Erik Qualman, 2009
    World Wide Rave: Creating Triggers that Get Millions of People to Spread Your Ideas and Share Your Stories by David Meerman Scott, 2009

    What those attending the session are reading or recommend
    Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk, 2009
    The Death of Distance: How the Communications Revolution Is Changing our Lives by Frances Cairncross, 2001
    Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynn Truss, 2006
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson and Reg Keeland, 2009
    Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain Revised and Expanded Edition by Oliver Sacks, 2008
    The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig, 2006
    Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University by Mark Kramer and Wendy Call, 2007
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell, 2002
    The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan, 2006

    Looking forward to new books
    Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky, was released June 10. He is the author of Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, 2009.

    David Weinberger is working on a book. He is the author of The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual, 2000.

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