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)


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)

1:00—1:45 P.M. (CENTRAL TIME)


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

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).

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

JCEP Leadership Conference Proposals – November 2 Deadline

Don’t forget! Deadline For JCEP Leadership Conference Proposals – November 2

JCEP’s Leadership Conference will be February 10 and 11, 2016, at The Tropicana in Las Vegas.  “Leadership Across Generations” is the theme for the 2016 conference.  The planning committee is seeking proposals for concurrent sessions, “Ignite” Sessions, and Roundtables discussions that will enhance the leadership skill and abilities of Extension Professionals.  Proposals are being accepted now. If selected, you will have an outstanding opportunity to present at a national meeting to your peers from across the country.  Go to for details. November 2, 2016 is the deadline for proposals, so act now!

Deadline for Public Issues Leadership Development Conference Concurrent Session Proposals - November 6
The 2016 Public Issues Leadership Development Conference planning committee is seeking proposals for oral presentations for next year’s conference, April 12-15, 2016; at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Virginia. This year’s Theme is “Innovation: The Story of Extension.”  The focus of the proposals should be on the professional development of Extension professionals and volunteers rather than being program reports. 

This is an excellent opportunity to share in methods used in communicating the value of Extension programs and building partnerships to enhance programming efforts. Go to to get additional information about this opportunity to present at this outstanding conference that is sponsored by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals.  Keep in mind that the deadline for submissions is Friday, November 6, 2016. Submit your RFP today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference - October 1 Deadline

The deadline for registration is October 1, 2015 …. We now have 184 people signed up – so only 16 seats left. 3 seats left on the Biltmore tour.

If you are interested see the link for registration ASAP !!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

2015 AM/PIC Proceedings Now Available On-line

The 2015 AM/PIC Proceedings has now been posted online and can be found at

Thursday, August 20, 2015

2015 AM/PIC Survey Now Available for your Input

NACAA Members,
Here's a link for the 2015 AM/PIC Survey
We would like all NACAA members to participate, whether you attended the 2015 AM/PIC or not, as there are questions which will pertain to you, and will help NACAA for future meeting planning.
The survey will be active for the next two weeks and information will be summarized and shared with the NACAA Board.
Thank you for your membership in NACAA.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Protecting Pollinators In Ornamental Landscapes Conference

Protecting Pollinators In Ornamental Landscapes Conference
The early registration deadline – Aug. 1 – for the Protecting Pollinators in Ornamental Landscapes Conference is quickly approaching. This conference, hosted by Michigan State University Extension and North Carolina State University, is Oct. 12-14, 2015. It 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.
Experts from across the country and from Canada and the United Kingdom are presenting at the conference on how to protect pollinators in managed landscapes, yards and gardens. Speakers will share research-based information on the factors contributing to bee decline of native bees and managed honeybees. The largest session, “Pesticides and Pollinators,” will offer talks from seven leading researchers on the impacts of pesticides on pollinators in landscapes. Speakers will also highlight programs that they have designed to engage consumers in the national conversation on pollinator health.
In addition to the 23 educational sessions, the conference will offer a poster session open to all attendees to share their research, outreach and achievements with their colleagues. The posters must demonstrate conservation, education, extension/outreach, regulatory perspectives or research about protecting pollinators. The posters must be submitted for review by Sept. 1, and authors will be notified of their acceptance by Sept. 15.
An optional tour to Biltmore, the 8,000 acre estate of George Vanderbilt, will feature a one-hour horticultural tour to learn how Biltmore Gardens addresses pest management and protects and encourages pollinators. Attendees will then have a two-hour, self-guided visit inside the Biltmore house, gardens and conservatory, as well as the village, farm, winery and legacy exhibit at Antler Hill. The Biltmore Horticultural Gardens Tour is rapidly filling up, so register today to get a spot!
If you register for the conference before Aug. 1, the cost is $180. After Aug. 1, the cost of the conference is $250. Registration for the conference closes Oct. 1, 2015. Registration for the conference is limited to the first 170 participants! Register online for the Protecting Pollinators in the Ornamental Landscape Conference.
Lodging is not included with registration. Participants will need to reserve their rooms ($115/person/night for double room; $150/person/night for single room PLUS $5 registration fee) as soon as possible as space is limited. Reserve your hotel now.
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Thank you to our current conference sponsors:
  • Gold: Bayer CropScience, Valent
  • Silver: Biobest
  • Bronze: American Floral Endowment, MPS