The Nitrate QuikTest is a qualitative field test that can be used to determine presence or absence of nitrate in small grains, annual forages, and weeds.  It is only available for use by trained, certified individuals within the NDSU Extension system.  The initial training and certification process will be conducted through face-to-face training sessions, and subsequent recertification will be conducted on an annual basis utilizing an online format.  Trainees will be expected to learn and demonstrate an understanding of the following information:

a.       Protocol and safety measures for utilizing the Nitrate QuikTest

b.       Conditions leading to nitrate accumulation and forage management strategies to reduce risks

c.       Nitrate toxicity in livestock and general feeding management/recommendations

d.       Proper sampling and interpretation of laboratory analysis for nitrate content of feedstuffs


The Montana Municipal Institute is a 4.5-day training conference for Montana municipal officials. Participants include municipal clerks, treasurers, finance officers, and elected officials. This online course serves as the academic portal for the Institute, where participants can find presentation materials, quizzes, and presenter biographies.

Instructor/Contact: Ashley Kent, Montana State University Extension’s Local Government Center, ashleykent@montana.edu

OBS allows you to stream video to FB. Learn more in this self-paced free class full of resources and tutorials. Course developer: Jen Chilek

This course is intended to satisfy the annual ethics training requirements for the City of Bozeman employees, elected officials and appointed officials. The training is based on the Montana Code Annotated and City of Bozeman policy, and will educate participants in laws, policies, and best practices.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Ashley Kent, Montana State University Extension, ashleykent@montana.edu

Strengthening Communication Skills will strengthen the communication skills of agricultural students, which aligns with the USDA Higher Education Challenge (HEC) program goal to enhance the quality of instruction in food, agriculture, natural resources, and human (FANH) sciences. Instruction will focus on Crawford et al.’s (2011) seven specific communication areas, using industry-specific examples and learning opportunities that allow students to reflect and compare their communication techniques with industry expectations.

For more information or to enroll please contact Audra Richburg with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at audraw@tamu.edu

This course provides learners with a self-paced library of video clips, links and other resources to introduce and fine-tune educators use of video for outreach education and promotional content. For information contact Jen Chilek 

We are pleased to announce a new online civil rights training. The goal is to assist you in supporting diversity and inclusion in Extension research and education while eliminating discrimination across programs and hiring practices. The training consists of five lessons reviewing civil rights laws and resources that you can apply to your Extension work. Together, we can surpass civil rights expectations and to continue our commitment to making the U.S. Cooperative Extension System an organization that welcomes and supports diversity, inclusion and equity.

This training was created by University of Minnesota Extension, and we thank Dean Beverly Durgan for making it available. For information email alisonh@umn.edu

Enrolling in this course requires entry of an Enrollment Key. Enter your institution email domain name (the text before 'edu'). If you are not sure what to use, see http://bit.ly/crcenrollment

This is a set of forums designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas, questions, and suggestions among all those who are involved in the development, teaching, grading, delivering, and supporting online courses hosted at eXtension's online campus.  For questions about enrolling in this course or its purpose, please contact Dr. Larry Lippke, llippke@extension.org.

Communicating Across Cultures is a blended course designed for the public. Participants will gain an understanding of what diversity is, why it's important, and how awareness can impact your life and those who are around you in a positive way from taking this course. 

Course fee:  $50  Click here to purchase and enroll in the course.


For more information or to enroll please contact Dr. Pamala Morris, Purdue University, at pmorris@purdue.edu

The focus of the course is interpersonal relations.  The audience will learn about culture, dealing with bias, workplace discrimination, and size discrimination.

Course fee:  $50  Click here to purchase and enroll in the course.


For more information or to enroll please contact Pamala Morris, Purdue University, pmorris@purdue.edu

Extension professionals, university faculty and staff, and the general public will learn about the concept of oppression in the United states.  Immigration, race and religion will be looked at through the lens of of oppression with a historical perspective.

Course fee:  $50  Click here to purchase and enroll in this course.

For information contact Pamala Morris, pmorris@purdue.edu


UGA's Ev-OWL-uation Resource Page is for Extension Agents who will learn how to design and use program evaluation tools

For more information or to enroll please contact: Todd Hurt, University Of Georgia, thurt@uga.edu<mailto:thurt@uga.edu>

Got questions? Reach out to Dr. Nick ("Ranger Nick") Fuhrman, Associate Professor, at fuhrman@uga.edu 

This self-paced course highlights new features in Moodle and provides links and videos for additional instruction and information. Additional videos and self-help resources are available at https://www.youtube.com/user/moodlehq

For assistance contact campushelp@extension.org

This is a short introduction to Facebook, which learners are free to go through on their own. After taking this course users will understand what Facebook is and how it can be used.

This is a short introduction to Twitter, which learners are free to go through on their own. After taking this course users will better understand what Twitter is and how it can be used.

This online course consists of six units which address various topics relevant to municipal government in Montana. Each unit contains required readings and/or other media, discussion boards, a quiz. It is anticipated that participants will complete each unit in approximately two hours for a total of 12 credited Institute hours.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Ashley Kent at Ashleykent@montana.edu, at Montana State University.

Municipal clerks and treasurers in Montana who take this course will participate in assessments for each of the sessions held during Municipal Institute 2017. For more information or to enroll contact Ashley Kent, ashleykent@montana.edu, at Montana State University.
This is a course that quickly showcases some tools that can be used to repurpose PowerPoint presentations into flash, a format that works well in moodle. For assistance or more information contact moodlehelp@extension.org or contact Jennifer Jahedkar, eLearning Specialist, Texas AgriLife Extension.

The Strengthening Extension Advisory Leaders (SEAL) program is targeted for advisory leader volunteers and those that work directly with them.Volunteers that support Extension (a.k.a. Advisory Leaders) ensure Extension’s future by making sure Extension programs are relevant and responsive to the needs of citizens.By partnering with Cooperative Extension and assisting with marketing, programming, and advocacy efforts, volunteers have proven to be an invaluable part of our organization.The SEAL program works to continue developing new curriculum and related resources to support volunteer involvement.

The topics found in the UGA Extension Foundations of Communications Classroom are prerequisites to the face-to-face trainings. Modules cover a wide range of topics and services offered by the Office of Communications and Creative Services (OCCS). For technical issues or to report problems contact Program and Staff Development at extodev@uga.edu . For more information or to enroll please contact Todd Hurt, University of Georgia, thurt@uga.edu
This classroom is for UGA Independent E-Studies for the Office of Communications and Creative Services and the Office of Information Technology. 

For technical issues or to report problems contact Program and Staff Development at extodev@uga.edu  For more information or to enroll please contact Todd Hurt, University of Georgia, thurt@uga.edu

In this course, teams will learn how to prepare educational messages and develop various tools to carry out those messages to targeted audiences.

For more information or assistance, contact Bob Bertsch, robert.bertsch@ndsu.edu, or Becky Koch, becky.koch@ndsu.edu