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Feature Series: Healthy Afterschool Programming Resources

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 21, 2017

Afterschool programs provide an opportunity to engage students in healthy projects and activities such as lessons, fundraisers, school gardens, and physical...

Agenda for Waste to Worth 2017

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 20, 2017

  Using Your Smartphone for Live Streaming or Capturing Video in the Field Overview of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge (Hema Subramanian and Joseph...

Feature Series: Farm to School and Local Food Procurement

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 20, 2017

This content series highlights the goals, challenges and successes of procuring and serving local foods in school meal programs. Interested in buying local...

From Farm to School: Increasing Children’s Fruit and Vegetable Intake through School Food Co-ops

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 20, 2017

Despite many public health efforts, fruit and vegetable intake among US children is still below recommendations, particularly among racial/ethnic minorities...

Feature Series: School Gardens

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: April 19, 2017

Many students participate in after school activities to extend their learning opportunities and spend more time with friends during the day... READ MORE“I’ve...

Resources from NEWBio: The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 18, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.The Northeast Woody/Warm-season Biomass Consortium (NEWBio) is a regional network of universities, businesses, and governmental...

IPM in Schools for Building Maintenance Staff

Why should maintenance staff be involved in school IPM?  This module has the answer. Maintenance staff are the only staff members who regularly see every...

IPM for School Facility Managers

Facility managers perform many different functions to ensure that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people who work in them. Some of these...

IPM for School Administrators

Do you feel that as an administrator, pest management is not your business?  Think again. A school IPM program involves everyone in the school, and as an...

FAQs about Perennial Grass (Switchgrass) Production for Biofuels

Farm Energy Updated: April 18, 2017

Funded by AFRI. Learn More. It’s important to buyers, who rely on predictable quality and quantity of feedstocks. Because feedstocks are hard to...

IPM in Schools for Food Service Staff

Food service areas are some of the most pest-vulnerable areas in a school because they provide pests with food, water, and shelter.  Clean and...

IPM in Schools for Nursing Staff

Schools depend on nurses for their clinical knowledge and judgment to provide health care to students, and also to serve as a link between school staff,...

IPM in Schools for Teachers

Do you feel that teaching takes up all your time, and pest management is the last thing you want to have on your to-do-list?  Think again.  Teacher...

IPM in Schools for Landscape and Grounds Managers

Most schools place great importance to the landscape and grounds associated with their buildings. A healthy and functional landscape complements the school...

Personal Finance Webinars

Personal Finance Updated: April 18, 2017

Join us for free webinars featuring experts in personal finance. During our upcoming live webinars, you can interact with presenters and pose your own...

Humane handling

Small Meat Processors Updated: April 18, 2017

On October 2, 2015, this content was automatically unpublished and marked as inactive. Please feel free to rework this page, along with properly indicating...

Waste to Worth Conference Social & Networking Activities

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 18, 2017

One of the most valuable aspects of a face to face conference is the opportunity to meet and get to know other people working in your area/s of interest. As...

Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Presentations, Publications, and Virtual Tours

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 18, 2017

This mini-workshop will highlight tools and techniques for revving up posters, publications, or demonstrations through augmented reality (AR). AR is...

Recovery of Proteins and Phosphorus from Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 17, 2017

The recovery of phosphorus and proteins from manure could be advantageous to both offset costs and to improve and lessen the environmental impacts of manure...

Microarthropods as Bioindicators of Soil Health Following Land Application of Swine Slurry

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 17, 2017

As producers of livestock and agricultural crops continue to focus significant efforts on improving the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of...

Aeration to Improve Biogas Production by Recalcitrant Feedstock

Why aerate biogas digesters?Most agricultural waste is largely composed of polymers such as lignin and complex carbohydrates that are slowly or nearly...

School IPM for Cleaning Professionals

Custodians are among the most important people for IPM in a school. Through their activities, they can directly affect the quality of the learning...

Introduction to School IPM

Providing safe and healthy school environments is a high-priority for communities everywhere.  Schools are considered to be sensitive environments, in which...

Panel Discussion: A Look at Extension Programs Working with Commercial Manure Haulers

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 15, 2017

Commercial manure haulers are an important link in the nutrient management process. Panelists from different areas of the country will discuss how they work...

Using Your Smartphone As a Tool for Live Streaming and Capturing Video In the Field

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 15, 2017

This workshop will introduce tips and equipment for using a smartphone to obtain live video in the field, whether from workshops, farm visits,...

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