Wednesday, December 10, 2014

NACAA Seeks Editor for Journal of the NACAA

NACAA is seeking to fill the (3-Year) Special Assignment of Editor for the Journal of NACAA beginning July 29, 2016 following the 2016 AM/PIC held in Little Rock, Arkansas. (This is a correction from the original email sent)

A brief summary of the position job description can be found at:  http://www.nacaa.com/journal/chair_description.php

A copy of the application can be found at:  http://www.nacaa.com/committees/journal_chair_application.docx
and must be submitted by no later than March 15, 2015 and sent directly to NACAA Secretary Matt Herring electronically at HerringM@missouri.edu

Current Editor Stephen Brown from Alaska will be concluding his current 3-year term at the end of the 2016 meeting in Little Rock, and has done an outstanding job serving in this capacity.  The NACAA Board of Directors would like to select a new Editor at the Spring Board Meeting (early April, 2015) so that ample time can be taken to cross-train with Stephen to make the transition seamless during the one year period.

For more information regarding the position, please feel free to contact Stephen Brown at 907-745-3360 or scbrown4@alaska.edu or by contacting NACAA Executive Director Scott Hawbaker at 217-794-3700 or nacaaemail@aol.com

Monday, November 24, 2014

RFP for Editorial Service for The Journal of Extension

Extension Journal, Inc. seeks proposals for editorial oversight and practices for publication of
the corporation’s flagship product, the Journal of Extension. The Journal of Extension (JOE)
creates opportunities for professionals and students to publish intellectual, creative work;
nurtures and develops emerging scholars and new authors in the publication process; encourages
professional development; and advances the theory and practice of the Cooperative Extension
System.

Detailed information regarding the position can be found at:  http://www.nacaa.com/positions/RFPforJOEEditoralService.pdf

2015 National Extension Energy Summit - April 7-10 2015


2015 National Extension Energy SummitClimbing Toward Energy Sustainability
The National Extension Energy Summit (NEES) 2015 is an opportunity for Extension professionals to share experiences and information, learn from successes and challenges, and build new partnerships for energy programs. The Summit will bring together expertise from Extension supporting: sustainable and renewable energy, home and farm energy efficiency, biomass energy programs, and other exciting energy areas.

More information can be found at:  http://events.cahnrs.wsu.edu/2015energysummit/

Monday, November 3, 2014

Save the Date - National Conference on Protecting Pollinators in the Ornamental Landscape

Save the Date!  The First National Conference on Protecting Pollinators in the Ornamental Landscape will take place October 13 and 14, 2015 at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersonville, NC.  Hosted by Michigan State University and North Carolina State University, this conference is intended for extension educators, academic and industry researchers, growers, and representatives of related industries interested in or involved with ornamental plant production or maintenance.  Sessions will include research presentations and discussions on topics such as: Function of urban pollinators, threats to pollinators, impacts of neonicotinoids and other pesticides, pollinator-safe products and strategies, and educating the public about pollinators.  For more information, visit http://www.ornamentalpollinators.org/ and look for more details to come!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

October 2014 Edition of "The County Agent" now available on-line

The October, 2014 edition of "The County Agent" is now available for viewing at http://www.nacaa.com/countyagent/2014-03.pdf

For those of you who are on the mailing list to receive a printed copy - copies were officially mailed on October 2, 2014 - so your edition should arrive shortly.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DAIReXNET Upcoming Webinars


Philip Durst and Stanley Moore
October 6th, 12:00 PM Central Time
Durst and Moore will discuss the results of phone interviews with 158 employees from 11 dairy farms, including:
· Employee turnover rate and employee engagement
· Management makes a difference
· Focus employees on achieving performance standards
· Providing opportunities to learn and develop
· Language and cultural barriers

Dairy Cows Need Adequate but Not Excessive Amounts of Trace Minerals


Providing the correct amounts of bioavailable trace minerals in diets is necessary for healthy, productive dairy cows. Negative impacts relative to the cow, environment, and profitability can occur when inadequate or excessive amounts of bioavailable trace minerals are fed. The 2001 Dairy NRC established requirements for cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), iodine (I), iron (Fe), manganese (Mn), selenium (Se), and zinc (Zn), and since 2001, substantial research has been conducted regarding chromium (Cr) supplementation of dairy cow diets. The mineral requirement in most, if not all, U.S.-based nutrition models come directly from the NRC. 

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NACAA 2014 AM/PIC Evaluation - Now Available

The 2014 NACAA AM/PIC Evaluation on-line Survey is now available for your input.  Please go to https://uaex.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7VedZPX3ikvqXQh to complete.  The Evaluation/Survey will be available through September 12, 2014.
 
Please take a few moments to give your input as this information is vital to future AM/PIC planning.
 
If you had a spouse/guest or son/daughter attend - please make sure to pass on the link to them as well.
 

An email blast was sent out 2 weeks ago to AM/PIC participants - direct from Arkansas - but we have determined that many of you may have not received that notice.