Out in the Sun: How to Plan and Put On an Engaging, Informative and Successful Field Day

Organic Agriculture June 20, 2019 Print Friendly and PDF

Watch the webinar on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz_eYUbnmHM

About the Webinar

This webinar is the third in the Excellence in Organic Extension webinar series organized by Dr. Julie Grossman, Alan Meijer, and Thanwalee (JiJY) Sooksa-nguan of North Carolina State University, and eOrganic will host the webinars. It took place on October 21, 2013.

Research station experiments can be a valuable resource to demonstrate many of the ecological principles that underlie organic production practices.Charlie White of Penn State Extension and Molly Hamilton of North Carolina State Extension will share examples of engaging and hands-on field day activities that lead participants to discover and synthesize the ecological phenomena of different organic cropping system practices. They will talk about planning an extension event, advertising, and practical logistics. They will also discuss how to choose topics, locations, and speakers. You will also hear, from experience, how to make the event go smoothly (and learn from their mistakes).

Slides from the webinar as a pdf handout

Resources mentioned in the webinar:

Gareau, T.P.,R. G. Smith, M.E. Barbercheck, and D.A. Morensen. 2010. Spider Plots: A Tool for Participatory Extension Learning. Journal of Extension. October 2010, Volume 48, Number 5 // 5TOT8

Adult Learning Methods and Technology Resources from Northeast SARE


About the Presenters

Charlie White is a Sustainable Agriculture Extension Associate with Penn State Extension. His work focuses on soil health, nutrient cycling, and the use of cover crops in organic and low-input farming systems.

Molly Hamilton was born and raised in rural North Carolina. She studied Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, and received a Masters of Crop Science at NC State University. She has worked with the Organic Grain Program at NCSU for 9 years, planning, implementing, and evaluating Extension outreach for the program.

Find all upcoming and archived eOrganic webinars at http://www.extension.org/pages/25242



This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.

eOrganic 9805

Connect with us

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • YouTube


This is where you can find research-based information from America's land-grant universities enabled by eXtension.org



This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.