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8/21/2014 8/22/2014


Category:
Professional Development
Contact Email:
rvl@ksu.edu
Description:

A two day conference hosted by the Department of Agricultural Economics at KSU, with three general sessions covering economic outlook, farm programs, and Grain and Livestock Outlooks. There are also 20 breakout sessions.  

The conference will begin Thursday, August 21 with a trade show of displays and information by vendors specializing in goods and services for producers and agribusinesses, followed by the first keynote speaker. Breakout sessions will take place in the afternoon. The evening session will feature a Kansas farmer, in a session moderated by Eric Atkinson. 

After breakfast, Friday's general session will feature Extension marketing specialist Glynn Tonsor who will share his Livestock Outlook, and Dan O'Brien will offer his Grain Outlook. Breakout s

Target Audience:
Extension professionals wanting to develop farm management, marketing and production skills and understanding, producers, and ag lenders.
Professional Development Manhattan Rich Llewelyn
8/25/2014 8/28/2014


Category:
Professional Development
Contact Email:
ppeters@ksu.edu
Description:
FCS Update is an opportunity for professional development for Kansas Extension Agents with responsibilities for  programming in the listed program focus areas.   This three to four day training will help agents become familiar with current trends, educational resources and research in many program focus areas, which may vary from year to year.  In addition, it is a time to build rapport and working relationships among specialists and agents, as well as others from the College of Human Ecology and beyond.  The new FCS Annual Series Lessons will be presented during this time.
Target Audience:
Any Extension Agent or Specialist with responsibilities for programming related to the listed program focus areas.
Professional Development Manhattan Paula Peters
8/26/2014


Category:
Events
Contact Email:
gcramer@ksu.edu
Description:
• Welcome and Introductions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gary Pierzynski, Gary Cramer
• Review of Wheat and Canola Variety Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G. Cramer, Mike Stamm
• Herbicide Programs for Inzen-Z Grain Sorghum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Thompson
• Drought Tolerant Corn Performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stu Duncan
• Cotton Prospects & New Technology in South Central Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rex Friesen
• Crop and Technology Selection and the Kansas Water Vision. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Josh Roe
• Dryland Grain Sorghum Varieties for South Central Kansas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
DateTime
8/26/2014 5:00 PM -
Events 10702 S. Dean Road, Hutchinson (Three miles east o Gary Cramer
8/27/2014


Category:
Events
Contact Email:
gillen@ksu.edu
Description:
Management of summer-grown crops
Url:
wkarc.org
DateTime
8/27/2014 9:00 AM -
Events KSU Agricultural Research Center-Hays Bob Gillen
8/28/2014


Category:
Events
Contact Email:
gillen@ksu.edu
Description:
Annual Fall Field Day - Tours and Seminars highlighting research being conducted at the Center.
Target Audience:
Agents, Farmers and Ag. Business Representatives
Events Southwest Research and Extension Center, 4500 East Bob Gillen
9/1/2014 9/30/2014


Category:
Professional Development
Contact Email:
mhiggins@ksu.edu
Description:
Each September, a two-day conference is held by the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) of Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, the Arkansas Geriatric Education Center (AGEC), the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
 
In Sept 2013, the course was about: (day 1) Nutrition and aging: Heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia; (day 2) Update on geriatric medicine; and (day 3) Long term care.

For this and their other conferences throughout the year, check with the website, http://www.uams.edu/cme/calendars/default.asp
Target Audience:
Extension professionals, nutrition educators, college faculty
Professional Development exact dates to be determined; Little Rock Arkansas Mary Meck Higgins
9/2/2014 9/3/2014


Category:
Events
Contact Email:
marci@dccda.org
Description:
Agenda
Tuesday, September 2nd ~ 8:30 – 4:30 pm
Part 1. The presenters will provide training on the TPOT
instrument, key definitions, and scoring guidance. Participants
will practice the scoring of indicators.
Wednesday, September 3rd ~ 8:30 – 3:30 pm
Part 2. The presenters will complete the training on the TPOT
instrument and participants will view an entire TPOT
observation/interview on video (2.5 hours) and score the TPOT
to check reliability with the gold standard score. While the
majority of participants are expected to complete all activities
by 3:30 pm, it is possible that some individuals might need
additional time to complete scoring.
Prerequisites:
In order to participate in the TPOT workshop, all attendees
should be familiar with the Pyramid Model and have
completed some Pyramid Mode
Target Audience:
About the Workshop
The Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT) reliability
workshop prepares participants in the use of the instrument to
gather information on preschool teacher implementation of the
Pyramid Model practices. This is an intensive workshop that
requires prerequisite knowledge, preparation, and
participation in the entire workshop. Participants who
successfully complete the workshop and meet reliability
standards will receive a certificate i
Url:
www.eventbrite.com Keyword: TPOT
Events Blue Valley School District 15020 Metcalf Ave Over Kansas Pyramid Collaborative
9/3/2014 9/4/2014


Category:
Professional Development
Contact Email:
rvl@ksu.edu
Description:
The 2014 Farm Bill Conference will address the details, decisions, analysis, impacts, and educational efforts surrounding new farm bill programs to help Extension professionals prepare to educate producers, landowners, ag professionals, and other individuals and groups. The 2014 Farm Bill includes substantial changes in farm commodity policy, crop insurance, conservation programs, and other titles that affect producers, landowners, ag professionals, and others. This conference will go beyond a general overview of farm programs to discuss the details and decisions facing farm program participants and the broader impacts of those programs and decisions. Conference participants will learn from experts across a range of policy areas and explore numerous educational materials, tools, and analyses, including the development of the national farm program decision tools built through agreements with the USDA Farm Service Agency. The conference agenda will cover the range of farm bi
Target Audience:
The conference is a train-the-trainer event for Extension professionals nationwide.
Professional Development Kansas City, MO Rich Llewelyn
9/4/2014


Category:
Events
Contact Email:
flamm@ksu.edu
Target Audience:
Producers and the general public.
DateTime
9/4/2014 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Events Northwest Research-Extension Center, Colby Freddie Lamm