Previous Trainings & Events

Marketing Cooperative Extension Organizations and Extension Local Foods Educational Programs: A Review of Online Practices Used Across the South

September 6, 2018 @ 11:00am CT/12:00pm ET

What you will learn in this webinar

  • Discover how Extension Services are using Facebook, Twitter, and websites to market ANR, 4-H, FCS, and Community Development Programs
  • Learn the types of content Extension Services are using on Facebook, Twitter and websites to promote Local Foods Extension Programs
  • Learn the key factors that determine an effective website for promoting Local Foods Extension programs to increase engagement among consumers, producers, and communities
  • Learn how to clarify your marketing message for your Local Foods Extension Program to reach more clientele
  • This research was created as part of Sera 47 - Strengthening the Southern Region Extension and Research System to Support Local & Regional Foods Needs and Priorities.
  • This applied research was financially supported by Mississippi State University Extension, the Department of Agricultural Economics, and the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University.

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Helping Individuals and Communities in the Wake of a Disaster: 2 Part Webinar Series

Part 1: Post-Disaster Stress in Individuals and Communities

February 15, 2018 @ 9am CT/10am ET

In this webinar, Dr. Breanda Wiens from the University of Florida, will describe common stress responses experienced by individuals and communities following a disaster event. Attention to the psychological aspects of disaster is a crucial element in building effective community-wide response plans, especially in rural communities that may lack many of the resources found in urban areas.

Part 2: Supporting Communities in Times of Disaster

February 16, 2018 @ 9am CT/10am ET

In this webinar, Dr. Heidi Radunovich from the University of Florida, will provide information about best practices for providing support to those impacted by disaster. Recommendations for communication strategies will be provided, with special attention being given to the needs of specific audiences (e.g., children, first responders). Finally, a tool that is useful for working with communities after disaster, Triumph Over Tragedy 2nd Edition, will be described.

Webinar Link // Webinar Recording: Part 1 // Webinar Recording: Part 2

Estimating the Economic Impact of Programs: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

October 3, 2017

A brief overview of approaches used to estimate program impact. How IMPLAN has been used in Extension will be shared as well as best practices and lessons learned.

Presenters are Nancy Bowen and Greg Davis. Nancy Bowen is a Community Economics Field Specialist focusing on community economic development programming and issues affecting communities throughout Ohio. Specialization areas include impact analysis, community and regional planning, BRE, entrepreneurship, and renewable energy development. Greg Davis serves as Assistant Director, Ohio State University Extension - Community Development. In this capacity he leads field-based Extension specialists and educators engaged in the development of community, organizational and individual capacity to improve civic, environmental and economic conditions throughout Ohio.

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