Wednesday, April 20, 2016

First Timer Webinar - Recorded Link

For members not able to participate in yesterday's First Timer's Webinar - here's a link of the recorded session.
 
 
Once viewed - the participant and viewer evaluation link is: 
 

Recordings of this webinar and other webinars held throughout the past several years can always be found at:  http://www.nacaa.com/countyagent/Webinars.php 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Applications for Committee Chair / Vice Chair Positions 2017-2019

OPEN COMMITTEE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR POSITIONS 2017 - 2019
Committee work and related activities is the essence of what it takes to achieve NACAA’s mission. Historically NACAA has been fortunate to have committed, hard working members fill those leadership positions.  This year as every year there is an opportunity for members to expand and share their leadership and professional improvement skills by applying for committee positions that are open.  Becoming active in the NACAA committee structure will provide you with a wealth of both professional and personal growth.  Give serious consideration to any of the state and national committee positions that are available.

Application/nominations are e available on the NACAA web site at

http://www.nacaa.com/leadership/application.php


Original deadline was March 1st...but there's still time to submit - as the NACAA Board will be reviewing and selecting appointments at their upcoming Spring Board Meeting - March 14th.....so apply today!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Device - WEBINAR - Feb. 16

The NACAA Teaching & Educational Technologies has a Webinar scheduled for
February 16, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (CST)
 
 

Getting the Most Out of Your Mobile Device
By Aaron Esser, Washington State University Extension Agronomist

In Extension we all have busy schedules and are mostly not looking for something else to do. This webinar will focus on how mobile devices (IPad Mini focus for this presentation) are making Extension work more efficient and working smarter and not harder. We will touch on a couple of the basics like e-mail and calendars that link to your office computer to help stay connected away from the office. Mobile devices are also a great tool for utilizing social media to further your outreach.  Facebook and Twitter are two common social media outlets and Hootsuite is a mobile App (a computer program designed to run on mobile devices) that helps enhance your social media management. Mobile devices allow you to have the internet available at the touch of your finger, and setting favorite web pages (it looks like and act very similar to an App) to your home screen for quick easy access is a great way to save time. During this presentation we will also briefly look at purchasing an App and I will demonstrate some of my favorite ones (there is an App for almost everything!) used on the job. This webinar will be interactive and sharing of ideas will be welcomed. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

National eXtension Conference Registration Available






National eXtension Conference Registration Available


All Extension professionals—agents, educators, faculty and specialists as well as directors, administrators and other Extension leaders—are invited to attend eXtension’s National eXtension Conference 2016 (#NeXC2016) March 22-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk. Information and registration is available at conference.extension.org.


The conference will focus on the priorities of eXtension’s new i-Three Initiative: Issues, Innovation, Impact. The conference will be conducted on two tracks:


Professional Development—peer-developed and taught offerings in traditional and new formats, including Workshops, Ignite sessions and Knowledge Caf├ęs on topics such as social media strategies, impact measuring and reporting, storytelling, Citizen Science, effective presentations, spotting emerging issues and more


i-Three Issue Corps —an intensive 2.5 day session exclusively for the 126 new members of eXtension’s i-Three Issue Corps to advance their 72 individual and team innovation projects on the issues of climate and food systems Professional Development track attendees will share several sessions with i-Three Issue Corps members and have an opportunity to learn about their projects and process. All attendees will also receive early insights into eXtension’s 2016-2017 plans, opportunities and partnerships.


If you have any questions, please contact Beth Raney bethraney@extension.org.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

DAIReXNET Upcoming Webinar: Using Social Media to Deliver Extension


DAIReXNET



The source for reliable dairy information.

Upcoming Webinar: Using Social Media to Deliver Extension 
The use of social media in public engagement and extension is a relatively new phenomenon, and many scientists are cautious about using it professionally. Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam will join us on December 15th to discuss the prevalence of social media in extension work, how she and her colleagues at UC Davis have used it, and some of the potential risks and pitfalls of using various platforms.

Watch the recording of Dr. Proudfoot’s webinar, in which she discussed what makes animal handling so important! In addition to the whys, you can also learn how to tell when your farm could use a training program.

New Feature Article: Simplified Scoring System to Identify Respiratory Diseases in Dairy Calves
Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), also known as shipping fever or pneumonia, is a significant problem for dairy replacement heifers. According to reports from the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), 18.1% of pre-weaned dairy heifers experienced respiratory disease (USDA 2012), but respiratory problems accounted for 22.5% of deaths in unweaned heifers and 46.5% in weaned heifers (USDA 2010). That means respiratory disease is the single greatest cause of heifer deaths after weaning.

Bovine Leukosis Virus
Bovine Leukosis Virus, also sometimes referred to as “Bovine Leukemia Virus” or BLV has been recognized as a cancer-causing virus in cattle for over 4 decades. Despite widespread distribution in the United States, the virus usually has a minor economic impact on commercial dairies and has thus been ignored while attention is focused on more obvious issues such as lameness, mastitis, breeding problems, and infectious diseases such as BVD (Bovine Virus Diarrhea) or Johne’s disease (Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis). However, with a recent report that BLV could be associated with breast cancer in women, we may no longer have the luxury of treating BLV as a virus confined just to animals. Now we may be forced to deal with it as a public health concern.

Feeding Frosted Forages
During the fall of the year, the risk for frost poses some concerns for forages fed to dairy cattle. The damage from the frost can certainly affect the levels of dry matter (DM) and nutrients in the plants, but depending on forage type, the risks for prussic acid or nitrate poisonings may exist.

Follow us on Twitter for updates and conversation on the dairy industry.

Information on upcoming webinars and everything you need to know to attend.

An archive of all of our past webinars, with recordings and PowerPoint files.

Visit the DAIReXNET home page to see other relevant resources.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Snow Control Tools Webinar - December 2, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015


Join Us for Two WebinarsSNOW CONTROL  TOOLS

10:00—10:45 A.M. (CENTRAL TIME)

n  WEB DECISION TOOLS 

1.      Cost-Benefit Tool (value of these snow control measures)
·         Modifying road ditches
·         Planting living snow fences
·         Leaving standing corn rows
·         Installing structural snow fencing
2.      Snow Fence Design Tool (where snow fences are placed)
n  WORKING WITH FARMERS/LANDOWNERS
n  INVOLVING 4-H AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS IN HAND PICKING STANDING CORN ROWS
n  TO REVIEW THE WEB TOOLS: snowcontroltools.umn.edu

SHRUB-WILLOWS FOR LIVING SNOW  FENCES
1:00—1:45 P.M. (CENTRAL TIME)
n  ESTABLISHMENT
n  DESIGN
n  FUNCTIONALITY AND SNOW CAPTURE
n  POTENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS


TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR(S):
z.umn.edu/snowtools
 
PRESENTERS:



Diomy Zamora
Extension Educator
Eric Ogdahl
Research Assistant
Gary Wyatt
Extension Educator

Thursday, October 22, 2015

October Edition of The County Agent - Posted

October Edition of The County Agent

The latest edition of The County Agent magazine (October/2015) is now available for viewing/download at http://www.nacaa.com/countyagent/2015-03.pdf

Printed copies (for those of you who request a hard copy) have been mailed and should be arriving any day via the U.S. Postal Service delivery (realize this takes up to 10 days or so for everyone to receive).