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Corn Rootworm Management Educationis an online resources for growers, consultants, extension educators, and post-secondary students teaching fundamental concepts related to resistance management strategies for the corn rootworm. These modules will teach science-based concepts related to current knowledge on corn rootworm biology, behavior, IPM strategies, resistance management strategies, toxicology,
and population genetics.

For more information contact Doug Golick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln dgolick2@unl.edu


This course provides strategies for school meal program leaders to identify and implement healthy initiatives, find funding to support those initiatives, and measure and communicate successes to students and other stakeholders in the community.

This course has three sections and will take about one hour to complete. For each section you will be asked to read a short introduction and watch the corresponding video (approximately 20 minutes). Once you've have completed the video, you must correctly answer a comprehension question to move on to the next section.  


Upon adequate completion of the three sections, please fill out the brief questionnaire to receive your certificate of completion. If you are a member of the School Nutrition Association you may earn one Continuing Education Credit by completing the course. In the final questionnaire, please indicate your SNA membership number and the certificate will be emailed to you. You may also use this course towards USDA's School Meal Professional Standards requirements.

 
For more information about the course please contact Katie at healthy_food_choices_in_schools@cornell.edu

Category: 4-H & Youth

The Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! online course is a self-directed and engaging training course for teachers, volunteers and Extension. It serves as a dynamic professional development opportunity and a new, multimedia curricular option for the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! curriculum.  The online curriculum & training will include a series of easy-to-follow, weekly modules that let you see how to implement the research/evidence-based program over 10 weeks.  Each weekly module will include: a brief Sharpening Science component to provide the teacher/leader with some helpful garden science and food science background information, and two Classroom Lessons to actually show each of the LGEG lessons being modeled by a teacher in a public school classroom.

For more information, contact Randy Seagraves at Texas A&M Agrilife Extension at seagraves@tamu.edu

Category: Master Gardener

The audience for this course is: Those who work with or in school meal programs. 

By taking this course, students will learn: This course takes a deep dive into the Smarter Lunchroom Scorecard including how to use it, how to complete a school site visit with the Scorecard and how the Scorecard strategies can be refreshed over time to increase participation in the school meal program and increase selection and consumption of healthy foods. Part three showcases the implementation of one of the Scorecard strategies: using flavor stations to promote fruits and veggies. 

For more information or to enroll please contact: Katie at healthy_food_choices_in_schools@cornell.edu

Category: 4-H & Youth
10 Minute Education Series: 4-H Name and Emblem is a self-directed course designed for 4-H and Extension Youth Development Staff. Participants will where the guidelines for 4-H Name and Emblem come from, what the guidelines are, and how local offices can use these guidelines. For more information contact 4-H National Headquarters, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA at 4HNE@nifa.usda.gov
Category: 4-H & Youth

Confused about how to deal with lead-based paint?

"12 Steps to Lead Paint Work Safety" is a self directed, video course for extension paint contractors. Participants will learn the steps that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires in the Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule (RRP), to ensure any renovation dealing with lead paint is done safely on homes and child-occupied buildings built before 1978. It covers the basics of Lead-Safe Weatherization Minimum Standards and the EPA Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule (RRP) and goes through a typical lead-safe job from start to finish. The video discusses similarities and differences of the RRP Rule and the U.S. Department of Weatherization’s Lead Safe Weatherization standards.  You may view it at no charge, but to test and obtain a certificate of completion, there is a $30 fee. This pass key may be purchased at MSU Extension's online store at http://msuextension.org/store by selecting item #7008. Click Here for a direct link. For more information contact Mike Vogel at mvogel@montana.edu or (406) 994-3451. For assistance with enrollment or purchasing, contact Millie Veltkamp at mvogel@montana.edu

This course is designed to assist pest management companies in training new employees.  In addition, untrained personnel from local and state governments, industry, and institutions (such as school districts) will benefit greatly from participation in this training program. The goal of this course is to provide technician apprentices and other employees with an opportunity to receive 20 hours of in-depth training relating to the 20 hours of “classroom” training required by the Texas Department of Agriculture Structural Pest Control Service. Topics covered include: Applicator Certification and Licensing, State and Federal Laws, Environmental Protection, General Safety, Entomology, Pesticide mode of action, Pesticide Label Comprehension, Application Equipment, and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

For Questions or to enroll contact Mark Matocha - mmatocha@ag.tamu.edu - 979-845-1099. 

Apprentice – According to Structural Pest Control Laws and Regulations, an apprentice is a person, who is registered by a business or noncommercial entity to train for a technician license, has not passed the technician examination, and who performs pest control services under the direct supervision of a licensed technician or a certified applicator. An apprentice may work only for the business or noncommercial entity for which they are registered.

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:  Define three different learning styles, Identify elements of the Experiential Learning Model and Understand 4-H's "Learn by Doing" Motto. For more informaton contact Landon Summers - landons@ext.msstate.edu , Julie S. Sexton, Ph.D or Michael E. Newman, Ph.D

Category: 4-H & Youth

AgSafety4u – Level 1 provides an overview of identification and control of hazards common to farms and agriculturally related rural businesses, focusing on hazards associated with machinery, structures, equipment, animals, chemicals and outdoor environment. Learning objectives for Agricultural Employees, Employers and other rural workers who take the course are to a) Describe principles of hazard identification and control and b) Recognize hazards found on farms and in agriculturally related rural businesses. 

Additional information about the course can be found at: http://www.extension.org/pages/65080/agsafety4u-certificate-course

Course Fee: $10.  Click here to purchase and enroll in  this course:

For additional information, contact Aaron M. Yoder (aaron.yoder@unmc.edu).

Category: Safety & Health

This course serves as a tool for small flock, backyard, homestead, and hobby poultry owners to become more informed on avian influenza (AI). You will learn how AI can affect you and your flocks, biosecurity measures that should be practiced to prevent disease and how to respond and recover in an event of an outbreak. Upon completion of this course you may take the final exam to receive your Avian Influenza Biosecurity Certificate. This course material may be reproduced free of charge for public use, however, it is not be be used for profit or financial gain. 

Any questions about this course should be directed to Nathaniel Tablante at nlt@umd.edu

To learn more you may want to visit the eXetension Avian Influenza Homepage or the Avian Influenza Facebook Page

Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Emergency Responders is a self-directed certification course designed for emergency response personnel. Participants will gain vital information on bio-security measures and emergency management procedures that are necessary to prevent, contain, and recover an avian influenza outbreak. For more information contact Nathaniel Tablante, University of Maryland at nlt@umd.edu.

Avian Influenza Biosecurity for Youth and 4-H members is a self-directed course designed for 9-19 year-olds and members of 4-H. Participants will gain important information about the avian influenza virus as well as biosecurity measures that are necessary to prevent the spread of disease. For more information contact Nathaniel Tablante, University of Maryland at nlt@umd.edu.
Category: 4-H & Youth

Basic Beef Cattle Production is a self directed online course.  Upon completion of the course materials and the final exam a certificate of completion will be provided to the student.

For more information or to enroll contact Dr. Dan Hale, Extension Meat Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, at 979.845.2053 or email dhale@tamu.edu

For technical assistance with the course contact campushelp@extension.org

Category: RanchTV U

Knowing general information about horse welfare, behavior, nutrition, health and regulations is essential to keeping your horse happy and healthy. This learning module gives an overview of the care and management of horses, with information ranging from daily health checks to management & control of diseases and parasites.

For more information contact Colleen Brady, Purdue, bradyc@purdue.eduFor technical assistance email campushelp@extension.org

Category: Horses

Basic Prescribed Fire Training is an online course for landowners, land managers, state/federal agency personnel.  In this course participants will develop a basic knowledge of the use, application and effects of prescribed fire.  For more information or to enroll, contact John Weir, Oklahoma State University, at  john.weir@okstate.edu

Category: Rangelands

Basic Radio 101 for North Dakota Emergency Responders is a self-directed course for paid and volunteer people who serve in EMS, law enforcement, firefighting and other first responder activities. Participants will learn how to use their radios appropriately, protocols to follow and how to troubleshoot common problems. For more information, contact Brenda Vossler, N.D. Department of Emergency Services training and exercise officer, at (701) 328-8106 or blvossler@nd.gov. For technical support, contact Becky Koch, (701) 231-7875 or becky.koch@ndsu.edu, with North Dakota State University Agriculture Communication.

Basics of Feeding Horses is ideal for any horse enthusiast who want to simply understand how to feed horses. This course covers the horses’ digestive system., appraising the nutritional status, requirements, feed tags, what to feed and the nutrients and nutraceuticals. There are 4 lessons to complete with text, videos and “test yourself questions”, along with a final quiz so you can receive a certificate. 

For more information contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska, at kanderson1@unl.edu

The fee for this course is $20. To purchase and enroll in it, click the button below:

Category: Horses
Becoming a Brand Ambassador is a self-paced course developed with the support of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) and the National Extension Directors and Administrators.

By the end of this course students will be able to:
  • Compare brand communications and brand meaning.
  • Explain the importance of branding in Extension.
  • Articulate Extension’s Brand Promise.
  • Communicate their own Brand Story.
This course provides a CEU certificate for 12 Continuing Education Units for the Nebraska Beef Cow Basics Plus Course.  You must first successfully complete that course, and then pay an extra $120 fee to enroll in this course and obtain this CEU certificate.  Direct enrollment in this course is not available.

Beef Literacy is a self directed online course. Upon completion of the course materials and the final exam a certificate of completion will be provided to the student..

For more information or to enroll contact Dr. Dan Hale, Extension Meat Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, at 979.845.2053 or email dhale@tamu.edu


Category: RanchTV U

Beef Quality Assurance is a self directed online course. Upon completion of the course materials and the final exam a certificate of completion will be provided to the student.

For more information or to enroll, contact Dr. Dan Hale, Extension Meat Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, at 979.845.2053 or email dhale@tamu.edu


Category: RanchTV U

Beginning Horseman: 4-H Advancement Level 1 is a course for youth 8 to 18 years old

Youth will learn correct and safe handling and riding principles for the beginner horseman.

For more information contact: Lena Luck at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, email address at lena.luck@unl.edu

Category: 4-H & Youth

This course explores how the principles of behavioral economics can increase selection and consumption of healthy foods in school meals though increasing taste expectations, managing portion size, and setting smart pricing strategies for a la carte items. It also covers how these strategies can be adapted in compliance with the USDA's Offer vs Serve provision. 

This course has three sections and will take about one hour to complete. For each section you will be asked to read a short introduction and watch the corresponding video (approximately 20 minutes). Once you've have completed the video, you must correctly answer a comprehension question to move on to the next section.  

Upon adequate completion of the three sections, please fill out the brief questionnaire to receive your certificate of completion. If you are a member of the School Nutrition Association you may earn one Continuing Education Credit by completing the course. In the final questionnaire, please indicate your SNA membership number and the certificate will be emailed to you. You may also use this course towards USDA's School Meal Professional Standards requirements.

For more information please contact: Katie at healthy_food_choices_in_schools@cornell.edu

Category: 4-H & Youth
As part of the Healthy Food Choices in Schools Community of Practice, this course provides tools and resources to plan for procuring fresh, local foods that are National School Lunch Program compliant. The course also highlights some easy to implement best practices for marketing nutritious target foods to students, to increase school meal program participation.

This course has three sections and will take about one hour to complete. For each section you will be asked to read a short introduction and watch the corresponding video (approximately 20 minutes). Once you've have completed the video, you must correctly answer a comprehension question to move on to the next section.  

Upon adequate completion of the three sections, please fill out the brief questionnaire to receive your certificate of completion. If you are a member of the School Nutrition Association you may earn one Continuing Education Credit by completing the course. In the final questionnaire, please indicate your SNA membership number and the certificate will be emailed to you. You may also use this course towards USDA's School Meal Professional Standards requirements.u. 

For more information contact Katie at healthy_food_choices_in_schools@cornell.edu 


Category: 4-H & Youth

As part of the Healthy Food Choices in Schools Community of Practice, this course explores the problem of youth hunger from an academic and behavioral perspective and provides tips and resources for combating hunger in schools and school communities by increasing the access and appeal of nutritious foods as well as enacting more in-depth hunger reduction programs. 


This course has three sections and will take about one hour to complete. For each section you will be asked to read a short introduction and watch the corresponding video (approximately 20 minutes). Once you've have completed the video, you must correctly answer a comprehension question to move on to the next section.  

Upon adequate completion of the three sections, please fill out the brief questionnaire to receive your certificate of completion. If you are a member of the School Nutrition Association you may earn one Continuing Education Credit by completing the course. In the final questionnaire, please indicate your SNA membership number and the certificate will be emailed to you. You may also use this course towards USDA's School Meal Professional Standards requirements.

For more information please contact: Katie at healthy_food_choices_in_schools@cornell.edu

Category: 4-H & Youth
Michigan State University Extension is offering a non-credit pre-recorded online course on biological control intended for greenhouse growers and others interested in learning the fundamental concepts of biological control and the challenges and opportunities associated with a biological control pest management program. The covers introductory to more advanced concepts such as utilizing banker plants. 


The 4-hours of pre-recorded lecture and video demonstrations are divided into six units: 

  • Unit 1: Introduction to Greenhouse Biological Control 
  • Unit 2: Commercially Available Biological Control Agents 
  • Unit 3: Using Banker Plants in Biological Control Programs 
  • Unit 4: Implementing a Biological Control Program 
  • Unit 5: Interactions of Pesticides and Biological Control Programs 
  • Unit 6: Greenhouse Examples of Biological Control Systems: Application Strategy and Costs 
The course is taught on the eXtension campus by Heidi Wollaeger, Greenhouse and Nursery Extension Educator, with Michigan State University Extension. Dr. Raymond Cloyd (Kansas State University Extension) was a co-author and provided supplemental video content. 

Individuals enrolled in this self-paced course will take a pre-test and a final exam to assess their progress on the topics. Self-assessment quizzes will engage individuals with the material. Links are included to provide additional resources on pertinent biological control topics. 

 *Once individuals have paid for the course, completed the pre-test, final exam, and the post-course evaluation, they will be eligible for a $20 refund. Individuals have must completed all coursework by January 13 and emailed the instructor, Heidi Wollaeger, wollaege@anr.msu.edu by January 13 to receive the refund. If all conditions are met, the cost of the course is $109.

Cancellation policy: Due to the online nature of this course, individuals wishing to cancel registration are subject to a $129 fee.

To take the summer session of this course (June, July, August 2017), register at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/BiologicalControlforGreenhouseGrowers/

For more information contact the instructor, Heidi Wollaeger, at wollaege@anr.msu.edu

Category: Greenhouses

Bluebonnet Feeds Equine Nutrition  Course is offered from the HorseQuest CoP for Bluebonnet Feed dealers and clients to learn the basics of equine nutrition.

For more information please contact Kathy Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, at  kanderson1@unl.edu.

Click this button to enroll in this course:

Category: Horses

The City of Bozeman Advisory Board Member Training is intended for the City Advisory Board Members of Bozeman, Montana. This is a self directed course, which should take less than one hour to complete. This course is intended to educate employees and public officials in best practices and legal requirements. It details specific ethical requirements and provides guidance on obtaining information and filing complaints. For detailed instructions on how to login and enroll in this course, take a few minutes and read through the Enrollment Instructions & Helpful Tips document.

For questions or concerns regarding this course, contact Brenda Sweeney, Deputy City Clerk, at (406) 582-2320 or bsweeney@bozeman.net.

Category: Montana

The audience for this Buying a Tractor course is Farmers and land owners who are interested in learning how to select the correct tractor for the intended purpose.

For more information or to enroll please contact: Mark Hall, Auburn University/ Alabama Cooperative Extension System, at hallmah@auburn.edu

The purpose of this course is to provide a go-to resource for those developing and teaching courses at campus.extension.org.

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