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What types of advertising media are best for my business?

Entrepreneurs & Their Communities Updated: September 04, 2015

The best type(s) of advertising for your business depends on geographic area, target customer demographics, the product(s) and/or services being sold, and...

Rangeland Grazing Management Guidelines

Updated: September 04, 2015

Cattle graze in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains.  Photo courtesy of Rachel Frost.Written by Rachel Frost and Jeff Mosley, Montana State UniversityLivestock...

Economics of Drought Management in Livestock

Drought affects ranches directly in terms of the amount of forage produced and water availability for livestock. Lost forage production is the most critical...

Virtual Economics: Bitcoin and Beyond

The myriad voices publicly explaining, debating, arguing, sniping, and prognosticating about the future of the new digital “cryptocurrency”  Bitcoin,...

Cabernet Sauvignon (Spanish)

Grapes Updated: September 04, 2015

Pronounced: CAB-er-NAY SAHV-een-YONCabernet Sauvignon es la variedad más importante de uva cultivada para producir grandes vinos como el Bourdeaux en el...

National AgrAbility Project

Ag Safety and Health Updated: September 04, 2015

AgrAbility is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide direct services to farmers and ranchers with disabilities or long-term health...

What happens to fire ants during a flood?

Imported fire ants live in colonies in the soil. If a colony is flooded during a rainstorm or other high-water situation, the ants cling together and form a...

Webinar: Animal Welfare Standards and Commercial Aquaculture Operations

Program description:  Environmental and ethical considerations are playing an increasing role in the food purchasing decisions of consumers and retailers....

Dealing with Toddler Temper Tantrums in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Temper tantrums are common in child care, especially in groups of toddlers. Children typically throw temper tantrums out of frustration. Understanding why...

What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Identifying Physical Abuse

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

In order to protect children who are being abused, child care providers need to learn the signs of physical abuse. Physical abuse is any kind of...

What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Identifying Emotional Abuse

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Identifying possible child abuse is one of the most stressful responsibilities of a child care provider. Emotional abuse is not as easy to identify as...

What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Identifying Neglect

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

 Neglect is the most common type of child abuse. Child care providers need to know how to identify neglect in young children.Child neglect is a failure to...

What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Identifying Sexual Abuse

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

The possibility that a child could be experiencing sexual abuse is frightening for many child care providers. Knowing how to identify the signs of sexual...

What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Identifying Abuse and Neglect

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Child care providers are often the first people to notice that a child is being abused or neglected. Because child care providers spend so much time each day...

Recommendations for Giving Medications to Children in Child Care Programs

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

From time to time, children may need to take medications while in child care. Child care directors and providers must be careful to handle medications...

Tips for Parents to Handle Separation Anxiety When Leaving Your Child in Child Care

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 04, 2015

As young children grow and develop, they become more aware of the adults in their lives. Around 9 months of age, children learn how to distinguish one...

Suggestions for Child Care Providers to Meet Infants' Needs

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Providing child care for infants is different than caring for older children.  Babies have special ways of communicating, specific nutritional needs, and...

Guidelines for Child Care Providers to Prepare and Feed Bottles to Infants

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Infants in child care programs have special feeding needs, and developing a feeding plan should be an important part of enrolling an infant in child care....

Guidelines for Child Care Providers Talking with Children about Suspected Abuse or Neglect

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Hearing a disclosure — a child telling you that someone has abused or hurt him — can be scary for child care providers. Many thoughts may run through your...

Basic Tips to Keep Children in Child Care Safe Outdoors

Child Care Updated: September 04, 2015

Children love to play outdoors. It is a wonderful place to test one's physical abilities and to just have fun. Keeping children safe outdoors requires some...

Horses Community of Practice

Horses Updated: September 04, 2015

 This group of horse experts includes over 50 (and still growing) extension horse specialists from around the country including teaching and research...

Supporting Both Large Motor and Small Motor Development in Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 03, 2015

The child care program is a wonderful place to help children develop motor skills. "Motor skills" is a broad category that includes a wide variety of...

What Should I Do When My Child is Bitten in Child Care?

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 03, 2015

Biting is a frustrating problem, both for parents and child care providers. As a parent, it is not easy to see your child come home with bite marks....

Why Do Some Children in Child Care Bite Others?

Child Care Military Families Updated: September 03, 2015

Few behaviors upset and anger child care providers and parents more than a child who bites. Although many children never bite, biting is not uncommon among...

Ways to Encourage Self-Help Skills in Children

Child Care Updated: September 03, 2015

Children have a drive to be independent and do things on their own. This is a healthy part of normal child development. As children grow, they learn to do...

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