Participants are eligible for 5 hours of Soil and Water Management credit in the Ohio Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Program and 1 hour of Nutrient Management credit, also in the CCA program.
For more information, contact Hoorman at 419-523-6294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UW CALS ‘Shadow Day’ is April 4
The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) invites high school juniors and seniors to its Shadow Day on April 4. Students will be able to learn about majors and careers in four general areas: environment and energy; agriculture, food and nutrition; business and the community; and animal and human health. Shadow Day will include classroom shadows, extended tours, lunch with advisors, hands-on breakout sessions and more.
Register at go.wisc.edu/calsshadow by March 21. Sign up soon; space is limited. For more information contact a CALS Ambassador at email@example.com.
National AgrAbility workshop set in Kentucky
Farmers and other professionals with disabilities can receive training and learn about issues related to disability in agriculture at the 2014 AgrAbility National Training Workshop.
The workshop will be March 31 to April 3 at the Downtown Lexington Hilton, 396 W. Vine St., Lexington, Ky. Participants can attend preconference sessions, breakouts, tours and special events. Participants can also attend a banquet with a benefit auction for farmer and rancher scholarships.
A keynote address will be given by Josh Bleill, a Marine corporal and community spokesperson for the Indianapolis Colts. Bleill is a disabled war veteran who was activated for a tour of duty in Iraq in 2006 and lost both of his legs. He is author of a book, One Step at a Time: A Young Marine's Story of Courage, Hope, and a New Life in the NFL.
"The AgrAbility National Training Workshop is a great opportunity for farmers, rural health professionals and AgrAbility staff to come together to network with each other and to participate in special tours and breakout sessions regarding farming with disability," said Kylie Hendress, AgrAbility engagement coordinator based at Purdue University.
Session topics include beekeeping; aquaponics; agritourism; marketing products; assistive technology for agriculture; veterans in agriculture; women in agriculture care giving; and how to manage and cope with disability.
Hotel rooms are available at a conference rate of $95 per night. Online hotel reservations must be made by March 7. Participants can get detailed conference information at http://workshop.agrability.org/2014/ and register with the online registration form at www.conf.purdue.edu/agrability. Early-bird registration ends March 7, and final deadline is March 28. There will be no on-site registration.