Tag Archive: Webinar

Alabama Online Beef Course, Weed Control Webinar, and New Cattle Publication

AL Beef headerJanuary News and Updates from AL Beef Systems Extension


Enrollment Now Open for Beef Basics Online Course

The Beef Basics online course is a self-paced, comprehensive course containing lessons on cattle production management strategies in the Southeast. The course contains eight sections which must be completed in an eight week window. Successful completion of the course earns participants a Beef Basics Certificate for 8 hours of training credit. This course covers topics such as getting into the cattle business, forages, nutrition, health, breeding, genetics, and consumer perceptions of the beef industry. Email mullemk@auburn.edu to enroll today. As the course becomes live to the public, you will be notified by email with a link to start the course in January.

2016 Animal Science and Forage Webinar Series

The Alabama Animal Science and Forage Team is hosting a 2016 webinar series focused on livestock management topics on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am CST.

Join us on January 13 at 10:00 AM CST for the first webinar of the year from Dr. Steve Li regarding winter weed control in pastures and hayfields. Can’t watch live? Visit the link below to view the archive after the scheduled date.

Connection Information and Full Schedule

New Publication – Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle

The starting point of a good nutrition plan is understanding the basic requirements of the beef cattle herd. Download and review this newly revised publication for information on how the nutrient requirements of beef cattle change with various stages of production!

ANR-0060 Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle



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Stocking Rates and Forage Management for Winter Grazing Webinar September 9

AL Forage HeaderForage Focus Webinar Series

Tune In: September 9, 2015 @ 10:00 A.M. CDT

Extending the grazing season into the winter months can result in significant input cost savings for cattlemen. Understanding grazing management tips, tricks, and what to expect when using winter forages is key to making this work in your operation.

Tune in as Drs Jennifer Johnson, Extension Forage Specialist, and Kim Mullenix, Extension Beef Cattle Systems Specialist, Auburn University and Alabama Cooperative Extension System, discuss this important topic and address commonly asked questions related to determining appropriate stocking rates when using cool-season forages.

Mark your calendars for The Forage Focus Webinar Series, held the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 am. CST.  Join us for timely updates on Forage related topics from members of the Animal Science and Forage Extension Team.


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Jennifer M Johnson
Alabama Forage Extension Specialist





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UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series

Chris Prevatt, UF/IFAS Beef and Forage Economics Regional Specialized Agent
Chris PrevattSoutheast beef cattle producers are encouraged to tune-in to the upcoming UF/IFAS Beef Cattle Economics Webinar Series. The event is hosted by the Range Cattle Research and Education Center and the South Florida Beef-Forage Program. The webinar series is being conducted to discuss ways to increase your herd’s production, performance, and profitability. Cattle producers saw record feeder calf prices and profits in 2014 that changed the dynamics of the cow-calf industry. The goal of this webinar series is to provide timely production and economic information that can help producers operate in this volatile marketplace.
This series of presentations will take place on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:00 pm ET (5:30-6:00 CT) during June and July. The following lists all the scheduled webinars:
  1. June 24th, 2015 – Beef Cattle Market Outlook

  2. July 1st, 2015 –  Marketing Opportunities for Feeder Calves

  3. July 15th, 2015 – UF 2015 Cow-Calf Budget

  4. July 22nd, 2015 – Projecting 2015 Cow-Calf Profitability

  5. July 29th, 2015 – Replacement Heifer Economics


Ona CowsParticipants will be able to interact with the presenter by submitting questions and comments, and will be able to make recommendations for topics at future webinar sessions. Each program can be viewed on your individual personal computer with access to the internet. Registration is open and free to all, but is limited to the first 100 participants.

To register, please visit:

Beef Economic Webinar Series Registration

If you incur problems registering please contact:
Chris Prevatt
863-735-1314 ext 215


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Webinar: Farmers Making a Smart Choice for Health Insurance

Jackson Farmer's MarketDate: January 28, 2015

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 Eastern Time (12:00-1:30 pm CT)

Presented by national expert:
Dr. Roberta Riportella, Kansas State University Extension

A panel of experts have been invited to answer questions, including:

  • IRS

  • SBA

Participants will learn how the Affordable Care Act affects farm/ranch families as individuals (consumers), as business operators, and their farm workers. Enrollment assisters who work with farmers and ranchers are also encouraged to attend.

Webinar Link: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/acafarmers/

Call-in Number: 888-469-1349/ Participant Passcode: 5724564



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Webinar: Public Opinion of Florida Consumers of GMO Food

Webinar:  Public Opinion of Florida Consumers of GMO Food

PIE Center logoPublic opinion of genetically modified food

January 28 – 1:00 to 2:00 Eastern Time (12;00-1:00 Central)

What do Floridians think about genetically modified food?  Do Floridians know which foods contain genetically modified ingredients?  Do Floridians plan to purchase genetically modified foods in the future?  Join this session to learn the answers to these questions and more about the public perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of genetically modified foods as Joy Rumble discusses the latest public opinion survey results. Alison Van Eenennaam will provide insights into the results based on her extensive experience working in the field of biotechnology and pose a few questions to generate discussion on how the results of this survey may be put to use.GMO Opinion graphic


Joy Rumble, Assistant Professor Department of Agricultural Education and Communication, PIE Center, University of Florida

Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Animal Genomics and Biotechnology, Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis

Register to participate:  PIE Center GMO Opinion Webinar



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Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar December 17

What are the food safety actions that Floridians do and do not practice?  What food safety issues are Floridians concerned about?  What do people think about the safety of organic or local food?  The Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar will focus on the results of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) recent public opinion survey.  Joy Rumble, PIE Center Researcher will discuss the latest food safety survey results. Doug Archer, IFAS Associate Dean of Research will provide insights into the public’s perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of food safety, based on his extensive experience working in this field.  He will also pose a few questions to generate discussion on how the results of this survey may be put to use.

Source:  UF/IFAS PIE Center's food safety public onion survey.

Source: UF/IFAS PIE Center’s food safety public opinion survey.


Only 19 percent of Floridians consider themselves extremely worried about bacteria in their food, even though the microorganisms cause the vast majority of foodborne illnesses. Substances such as additives and preservatives ranked higher among those extreme concerns but have not been linked to illnesses. As Floridians’ more moderate concerns are factored in, research shows residents hold about the same level of fear for the substances.  Floridians are also incorrect about which foods are the most or least safe. About three-quarters of residents believe fresh fruits and vegetables are safe, but produce contributes to almost half of all foodborne illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Only half of Floridians believe seafood is safe, while CDC data shows that seafood is only accountable for 6 percent of foodborne illnesses. More than half of Floridians are not worried about food prepared in their kitchen, compared to 18 percent who are unconcerned about the safety of food when eating out. While CDC data indicates about half of outbreaks occur at restaurants or delis, most foodborne illnesses go undiagnosed or unreported.
UF/IFAS PIE Center Public Opinion Survey


Register and participate in the free webinar series, on Dec. 17 at 2:00 PM Eastern (1:00 PM Central) to hear a discussion of the results of the study and the public’s surprising reactions. Space is limited, so register now!

Use the following link to register for the Public Opinion of Food Safety Webinar:





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Webinar: Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Stem maggot damage on Bermudagrass

Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot

Webinar February 6 at 10 A.M. CST

Bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive pest, has been found across much of the Southeast.  First identified in Georgia in 2010, bermudagrass stem maggot is a pest that forage and hay producers need to learn how to manage.  A webinar, “Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot”, will be held at 10 a.m. CST on Wednesday, Feb. 6.  This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattle and forage producers to get an update on the bermudagrass stem maggot.

Drs. William Hudson and Dennis Hancock from the University of Georgia will discuss the status of this new invasive pest and provide research-based information on what is known about its biology and management.  Questions for the speakers can be submitted during the webinar via e-mail and will be answered during the webinar.

Information on how to connect to the live stream can be found at www.aces.edu/events/index.php. Bookmark this page now so you can check back for connection information.  The webinar will be recorded so it can be viewed at any time after Feb. 6

This webinar is brought to you by the Forage Focus program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.



Bermudagrass stem maggot compared to human thumb. Photo Credit: Doug Mayo


For more information on bermudagrass stem maggot, download the article written by Dennis Hancock in 2012:  http://www.caes.uga.edu/commodities/fieldcrops/forages/Ga_Cat_Arc/2012/GC1207.pdf

Adult Fly that lays eggs of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot.


Doug Mayo

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Free Beef Cattle Webinar: Part 2 Managing High Feed Prices


Part #2 of the Free Webinar Series:  Managing High Feed Prices with Less Common Feedstuffs

Title:  Managing High Feed Prices: Less Common Feedstuffs

Date: Monday October 29th

Time:  9:30-11:00 am ET (10:30 AM -12:00 Noon Central)

URL: https://connect.uky.edu/lcf/

Login in as a guest and enter your name.

 Session will be recorded for later viewing.

Description:  In this second seminar, specialists from the Southeast region will provide an overview of less common feedstuffs such as peanut products, recycled poultry bedding, sweet potato products, and cull vegetables.  Discussions  will cover nutritional aspects and how these products best fit into supplementation programs for beef cattle.

SERA-41 Beef Cattle Production Utilizing Forages in the Southeast across State Boundaries Co-Sponsored Webinar

Doug Mayo

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Free Webinar: Managing High Feed Prices: Know Your Options

Title:  Managing High Feed Prices: Know Your Options

Date: Monday October 15th

Time:  9:30-11:00 am ET

URL: https://connect.uky.edu/mhfp/


Description:  In this first seminar, Beef Cattle Extension Specialists from the Southeast region will provide an overview of available co-product feedstuffs and molasses-based supplements.  Discussions  will cover nutritional aspects and how these products best fit into supplementation programs for beef cattle.  Presenters will include: Dr. John Arthington (Univ. of Florida), Dr. Lawton Stewart (Univ. of Georgia), Dr. Matt Poore (North Carolina State Univ.), Dr. Darrel Rankin (Auburn Univ.), Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler (Univ. of Kentucky).

Directions:  Sign on at the URL listed above and log in as a guest.  The name request if for identification to address questions.  The Univ. of Kentucky is hosting the event using Adobe. connect


A SERA-41 Beef Cattle Production Utilizing Forages in the Southeast across State Boundaries co-sponsored webinar.

Doug Mayo

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