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Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Contents

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 27, 2015

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Technologies for Anaerobic Digestion of Flushed Swine Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 27, 2015

Hog farmers face a unique challenge to implement digestion -- namely the low volumetric methane yield of wet swine manure.  The most common digester used on...

Recent Publications About Biochar

Farm Energy Updated: April 27, 2015

There is a lot of interest in biochar as a soil amendment and for its role in carbon sequestration to help ameliorate the effects of climate change. Research...

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

Farm Energy Updated: April 27, 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 Making News in Agriculture

Women in Agriculture Updated: April 27, 2015

At helm of Ohio Cattlemen’s, Elizabeth Harsh works to ‘be fearless daily’NC Meat Mom Delivers Grass-Fed BeefIowa Veteran, Farmer and Local-Foods Advocate...

Beef Sire Selection Recommendations

Beef Cattle Updated: April 27, 2015

  Summary: Selecting the right bull is critical to the success of a genetic selection program, and should be based on traits important to each breeding...

Color Patterns in Crossbred Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle Updated: April 27, 2015

  Summary: Understanding the genetic basis of coat color can help create more uniform progeny groups and aid in marketing crossbred calves.Crossbreeding...

UC Cal Fresh has Article Published in JNEB

Community Nutrition Education Updated: April 26, 2015

 The UC CalFresh Nutrition Education had a research article published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, “Food Resource Management Education...

Community Nutrition Education In This Resource

Community Nutrition Education Updated: April 26, 2015

Missouri -- Show Me Nutrition Newsletters

Community Nutrition Education Updated: April 26, 2015

Show Me Nutrition is a comprehensive nutrition curriculum that teaches youths from preschool through junior high how to have a healthy lifestyle. The...

Montana EFNEP in the News

Community Nutrition Education Updated: April 26, 2015

 Montana EFNEP in Yellowstone County was featured in the Billing Gazette for the nutrition education classes that they are providing to adults and children....

Food Safety from Garden and Farm to Preschool

Community Nutrition Education Updated: April 26, 2015

Enhancing Biosecurity at Fairs and Shows

 This webinar was presented by Scott Cotton, University of Wyoming Area Educator and EDEN Chair-elect, and Curt Emanuel, Purdue Extension Educator and Boone...

Webinar Registration and Archive

Plant Breeding and Genomics Updated: April 24, 2015

Register for upcoming webinars and view past recordings. The Plant Breeding and Genomics Webinar Series describes and demonstrates widely applicable...

Articles and Fact Sheets

Enhancing Rural Community Capacity Updated: April 24, 2015

The following are articles and fact sheets which might be of interest to you. If you have an idea for future topics we would love to hear from you. Can't...

Additional Resources for Fire Ants Youth Module

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 24, 2015

Imported Fire Ants Youth Content

Imported Fire Ants Updated: April 24, 2015

The following learning lessons explain where fire ants came from, and discuss fire ant biology and behavior. Instructions for hands-on experiments and...

Decreasing Generation Interval to Increase Genetic Progress

Beef Cattle Updated: April 23, 2015

  Summary: To see the greatest return on investing in genomic-enhanced EPDs, cattle breeders must decrease the average age of sires and dams.The factors...

The Random Shuffle of Genes: Putting the E in EPD

Beef Cattle Updated: April 23, 2015

  Summary: Why are EPDs imprecise for young animals? How can genomics be used to track the random shuffle of genes?Even though expected progeny differences...

In this Resource Area Contents Women in Ag

Women in Agriculture Updated: April 23, 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...

Susan Kerr, Washington State University

Dr. Susan Kerr received degrees in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University. After 7 years in mixed rural private veterinary practice,...

Agricultural Safety and Health Mobile Apps

Ag Safety and Health Updated: April 23, 2015

Mobile apps—computer applications that run on mobile devices such as smartphones—can be educational, fun, and easy-to-use, and they can help users improve...

Karen Chapman-Novakofski, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Military Families Updated: April 23, 2015

Dr. Chapman-Novakofski is an internationally recognized expert in the area of nutrition education, and has specifically addressed issues related to the older...

Robin Allen, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Military Families Updated: April 23, 2015

Robin Allen has been a Registered Dietitian since 1980 and is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the Nutrition and Wellness group for the Military...

MFLN Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event

Personal Finance Military Families Updated: April 23, 2015

The Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event (VLE) will connect personal finance managers working with military service...

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