Webinar: The Extension Sustainability Database: Connect with Your Colleagues on a National Level

This webinar is scheduled for Aug 3, 2017 3:00 pm US/Eastern.

The Climate Learning Network and the ANREP Climate Science Initiative are hosting this webinar on a new national database of sustainability-focused Extension programs. Dr. Roslynn Brain-McCannon will go through the use and potential applications of this 170+ entry databases that includes Extension programs from 41 states. Continue reading

Abstracts for Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation Due June 30

The Journal of Extension Board, in partnership with eXtension, is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts for the Journal of Extension Special Issue on Innovation. The 200-word abstracts are due June 30, 2017. Continue reading

Got Data? Learn About Tools for Infographics and Data Visualization

There are many tools, both free and for-cost, for creating infographics and data visualization. Join us on March 2, 201,7 at 3:00 p.m. EST as Dr. Scott Cummings with Texas A&M University highlights tools and examples of Extension program data visualization. Learn strategies for translating your text and data into visually attractive and understandable images that tell the story in less time. This webinar is one of the eXtension series.

This webinar was specifically requested by the members of the Diversity & Inclusion Issue Corps and the information will be useful to all Extension Professionals. The presentation will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing. Register for the webinar… Continue reading

All Bugs Good and Bad webinar series begins Friday

The 2017 webinar series All Bugs Good and Bad starts this Friday. Please join us for this webinar series for information you can use about good and bad insects.  We used your feedback to bring topics that you suggested.   We will discuss troublesome insects such as invasive ants, landscape pests, vegetable pests, and house dwellers as well as arachnids too.  Not all insects are bad, though, come and meet some of our native pollinators!   Continue reading

Webinar on Ensuring Crop Pollination in US Specialty Crops starts Jan. 24

This webinar series will provide an overview of pollination requirements and strategies to ensure pollination of different specialty crops. Farmers and gardeners rely on crop pollinators, including honey bees, alternative managed bees like the blue orchard bee, and wild bees. Pollination experts will discuss how to support these pollinators on almond, blueberry, tree fruit, pumpkin, and watermelon farms. Learn how to connect to the webinar series via the Bee Health page on eXtension.org.

NIFA Announces $1.85 million for Potato Breeding Research

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced the availability of $1.85 million in funding for regional potato breeding research to support the development of superior-performing varieties that can be brought to market as soon as possible. The United States is one of the top potato producers worldwide, and industry sales estimates topped $3.6 billion in 2015.

“Potatoes constitute a significant proportion of our diets, and there’s urgent need to continue to develop varieties with value-added traits, including a nutrient profile that promotes growth and development in children,” said Sonny Ramaswamy, director of NIFA. Continue reading

Experts to present webinar series on crop pollination

The majority of U.S. specialty crop growers depend on bees for pollination of their crops. Growers know that without adequate pollination, they would not be profitable. But what are the best pollination strategies for fruit, vegetable, and nut crops? What farm management practices can growers use to support bees and the crop pollination they provide? Experts in crop pollination working under the Integrated Crop Pollination Project will present on these topics and will report on their recent research in this project as part of a webinar series titled: Ensuring crop pollination in US specialty crops. The webinar series will examine the role of wild bees, honey bees and other managed bees in supporting crop pollination and yield in almond, blueberry, tree fruit, pumpkin, and watermelon.  Continue reading