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Heritage and Ancient Wheat: Varietal Performance and Management Webinar

Organic Agriculture Updated: January 29, 2015

This webinar was recorded on January 27, 2015As consumer interest in locally/regionally grown heritage and ancient wheat has grown, so too has the need for...

Plants for Water-Wise Pollinator Gardens: Beardtongue (Penstemon species)

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 29, 2015

Until recently, penstemons belong to the Figwort or Snapdragon family (Scrophulariaceae).  Penstemons are now classified in the Plantain (Plantaginacea)...

Food, Fun, and Education: How to Include Healthy Foods in Classroom Games

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 29, 2015

Education is getting more complex for the teachers, yet the need for healthy lifestyle choices is constantly growing. Everyone loves a good game, whether...

Plants for Water Wise Pollinator Garden: Ninebark (Physocarpus species)

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 29, 2015

Rose Family (Rosaceae)  Mallow or Mallow-leaved ninebark (P. malvaceus), Common or Eastern ninebark (P. opufolius)  There are several native ninebark...

Top Ways to Tweak Dairy Nutrition Management to Improve Profitability: Part 1

Dairy Updated: January 28, 2015

This article is part of our series of original articles on emerging featured topics. Please check here to see other articles in this series.Well-designed and...

Judging Horses - Conformation Classes

Horses Updated: January 28, 2015

Conformation is defined as the correctness of bone, musculature, and proportions. This is often referred to as "form to function." It relates directly to the...

Safety in Agriculture for Youth

Ag Safety and Health Updated: January 28, 2015

Safety in Agriculture for Youth (SAY) is a grant project funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute for Food and Agriculture to...

Energy Savings Through Lean Thinking: Videos and Presentations

Wood Products Updated: January 28, 2015

An important component of manufacturing cost is energy. The goal of this asynchronous online training is to introduce the concept of lean thinking and...

Current and Past Issues of eOrganic Updates Newsletter

Organic Agriculture Updated: January 27, 2015

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Growing the eOrganic Community: Annual Report 2014

Organic Agriculture Updated: January 27, 2015

ContentsDownload a pdf of this annual report here.eOrganic is the Organic Agriculture Community of Practice at Our goals are to...

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Updated: January 27, 2015

Use the Ask an Expert form and get a fast, personalized, expert answer to your question. We have experts from Universities around the country ready to answer...

Feedstocks for Biofuel Production - Table of Contents

Farm Energy Updated: January 27, 2015

 FACT SHEETS and ARTICLES Feedstock Plots at Kellogg Biological Station. Photo: Dennis Pennington, MSU NEWSWEBINARSVIDEOFAQssee all Farm Energy News

What is a feedstock?

Farm Energy Updated: January 27, 2015

A feedstock is any raw material that is used in the production of other goods. In agriculture, bioenergy feedstocks refer to the crops and other source...

eOrganic Updates

Organic Agriculture Updated: January 27, 2015

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with...

Power of Business - Monthly Business Tips and Ideas

Entrepreneurs & Their Communities Updated: January 27, 2015

Upcoming Webcasts - Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 27, 2015

Past webcasts are available at Webcast ArchiveThe one-hour webcast seminars are typically held on the third Friday of each month at 2:30 pm (eastern), 1:30...

Cougar Cupboard – Addressing Hunger through Community Support

Healthy Food Choices in Schools Updated: January 27, 2015

School food service staff and teachers on the frontline in their communities are aware of the prevalence and impact that hunger causes among students. One...

Samples Into Sales Presentation Slides

Food Safety Women in Agriculture Updated: January 27, 2015

SamplesIntoSales.pdfHere are the slides from the January 20, 2015 "Marketing Your Products: Turning Samples into Sales," webinar, presented by the eXtension...

Resources from CenUSA - Sustainable Production and Distribution of Bioenergy for the Central USA

Farm Energy Updated: January 26, 2015

Funded by AFRI. Learn More.CenUSA Bioenergy is a coordinated research and education effort investigating the creation of a regional system in the Central...


Women in Agriculture Updated: January 26, 2015

AgMRC - Agricultural Marketing Resource CenterAnnie's ProjectAg Decision Maker: An Agricultural Economics and Business Website  - Iowa State University...

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Women in Agriculture Updated: January 26, 2015

The mission of the Women in Agriculture National Learning Network (WIA LN) is to help women in agriculture improve their quality of life by providing them...

Poultry Processing Regulations and Exemptions

Poultry processing regulations can be confusing, especially for small operations. Here we walk you through the federal law and small-scale exemptions and...

The Estrous Cycle

Beef Cattle Updated: January 26, 2015

  This module takes a closer look at the endocrinology and the physiology of the estrous cycle in beef cattle. It also has illustrations that help aid in the...

Linking Feed Management to Whole Farm Nutrient Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 26, 2015

Nutrients in feed is the primary source of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium that is imported to livestock and poultry farms. This webcast highlights a...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 26, 2015

Topics for this webcast include: fate of euthanasia drugs during composting; can composting destroy prions; and mortality composting worker safety...

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