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Darrin Karcher

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: February 08, 2017

I am the Poultry Specialist at Purdue University. I work with backyard flocks and conduct research focused on laying hens and turkeys for the commercial...

Tony Pescatore

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: November 15, 2016

Anthony (Tony) Pescatore is an Extension Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. Tony specializes in poultry...

Are We Approaching a Post-Antibiotic Era? If so, What’s the Connection to Animal Agriculture?

 The introduction to a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report asks people to imagine a “post-antibiotic era,” in which common infections and minor...

Ronald Gardner, Cornell University

Updated: November 02, 2016

Ronald D. Gardner (Ron)He is a Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University in the Pesticide Management Education Program where his primary job is the...

Kamala Glenn-Taylor, MFLN Family Development Guest Blog Author

Updated: March 24, 2016

Kamala Glenn-Taylor earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from the Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica W.I. and a Bachelors of Arts in...

The California Drought: Everybody’s Business

  If you ate your five servings (or more) of vegetables or snacked on a handful of walnuts or grapes today, chances are they all grew somewhere in...

Salmonella and Backyard Chickens

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: December 14, 2015

Outbreaks in humans of Salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, linked to live poultry in backyard flocks continue to occur. In an outbreak occurring during...

Polar Vortex, California Drought, Alaskan Heat Wave, Climate Change: What’s With the Weird Weather?

Updated: November 16, 2015

Will “polar vortex” top the charts as 2014’s Word of the Year? Most Americans had probably never heard the term for the strong, frigid winds that normally...

Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E): Creating Jobs, Building Community

Updated: September 29, 2015

 “The people have spoken. Let’s make these projects into priorities.” *When established businesses stagnate, fail, downsize, or relocate elsewhere,...

Tabitha McCoy, MS, MFLN Family Development

Updated: August 21, 2015

Tabitha McCoy, MS earned her Master of Science degree in Marriage & Family Therapy at Valdosta State University and is currently the Social Media and Webinar...

Christina Rackley Herron, MS, MFLN Family Development

Updated: August 21, 2015

Christina Rackley Herron, MS, was hired by the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration area as a web design & blog specialist....

How Extension Can Serve The Maker Movement

Updated: August 04, 2015

 Extension was created over a century ago in part to help the American people progress through a wildly changing time—the industrial revolution. Today, we...

AVIAN INFLUENZA – How Will It Affect Me?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: June 10, 2015

Avian influenza has hit the American egg and turkey industries hard in the last few months with over 45 million chickens and turkeys killed. Several backyard...

Anne Mims Adrian, Auburn University

Network Literacy Updated: May 18, 2015

Anne is an eXtension Associate Director and the New Programs Leader for with the Military Families Learning Network. She is housed at Auburn University and...

Kyle L. Kostelecky

Updated: May 18, 2015

Kyle is the Project Director for the Military Families Learning Network and Director of the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher...

Kacy Mixon-MFLN Family Development

Updated: May 16, 2015

Kacy Mixon, PhD, LMFT is an Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Dept. at Valdosta State University where she teaches and provides clinical...

Kimberly Hile, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: May 07, 2015

Kimberly, Ed.M., has worked in the field of early intervention for 11 years as both a service coordinator and developmental therapist. She gained a greater...

Robyn DiPietro-Wells, MFLN Family Development Early Intervention

Network Literacy Updated: April 22, 2015

I have worked with children as long as I can remember both formally and informally.  I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education (1999) from the...

Michaelene Ostrosky, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: March 09, 2015

I am the Head of the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a professor with research interests in the areas...

Amy Santos, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: February 18, 2015

I am a professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  As a faculty member, I am actively engaged in...

Jenna Weglarz-Ward, MFLN Early Intervention

Updated: February 18, 2015

Jenna Weglarz-Ward has worked in the field of special education and early childhood for the past 18 years in a variety of roles including preschool teacher,...

Erica Arambulo, MFLN Family Development

Updated: February 05, 2015

Erica Arambulo has recently been hired by the Military Families Learning Network Family Development concentration area. She was hired as support staff member...

Eat Local. What’s the big deal?

Updated: December 01, 2014

Heading into the season of holiday feasting, consumers can’t escape the message: “Eat local.”Local is big. Robust buy/eat-local campaigns have sprung up in...

Dipayan Biswas, PhD, University of South Florida

Updated: November 17, 2014

Dr. Dipayan (Dip) Biswas (Email: received his Ph.D. in Marketing from University of California, Irvine, and is currently Associate Professor...

Blayr Gourley - Oklahoma State University

Prescribed Fire Updated: October 27, 2014

Blayr Gourley is the Oklahoma State University Natural Resource Ecology and Management Web Specialist. Her background includes a bachelor of science degree...

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