University of Illinois College of ACES
Extension webinars offered July 28 to August 10

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[August 05, 2020]    The following webinars are currently being offered by the University of Illinois College of ACES Extension.  To read more about each webinar and to register for attendance, click on the title.

Local Government and Business

August 6 | Noon:
Public Service Motivation: Local Government Education Webinar

This webinar will cover the theory and research on public service motivation that accounts for employee performance, human resource actions, and professional development. This webinar, part of the Local Government Education series, will also cover the implications of organization commitment, person-organization fit, and prior military service. Coordinator: Nancy Ouedraogo

Personal Finances

July 31 | 6:30 PM:
Let's Talk Money: Make Your Savings Grow

Do you feel alone in your struggle to save? Financial experts have emphasized the importance of saving for unexpected events and long-term financial goals. However, people at different income levels encounter challenges with saving. This webinar addresses this issue and provides practical ways to help you grow and maintain healthy saving behaviors. Presenter: Camaya Wallace Bechard

 


Family Health and Safety

July 28 | Noon:
How Exercise Can Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Now, more than ever, you may be feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed. Learn how you can use exercise to improve your mood and produce lasting changes to your mental health. Coordinator: Chelsey Byers

July 28 | 5 PM:
Recognizing and Managing Stress

Volatile crop prices, global markets, and natural disasters create stress for rural residents, farmers, and ranchers. Even before the current health crisis, rural communities across the Midwest were dealing with additional economic stressors, such as the closing of coal-fired electric plants, off-shore manufacturing, and reduced demand for oil and gas. The ability to recognize and manage stress is crucial. Learn methods for identifying stress and techniques for offering empathy and active listening. Presenter: Pam Schallhorn

August 4 | Noon:
More Than a Gut Feeling: How Diet Impacts Gut Microbiome Webinar

Have you heard of the gut microbiome? Did you know that what we eat can affect these little organisms in our gut? Join Leila Shinn, MS, RDN, to learn about the trillions of bugs that live in our gastrointestinal tract and the role our diets play. Coordinator: Chelsey Byers

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Youth Development

July 29 | 1 PM:
Meet a STEAM Professional: Insects

How can we stop insects from bugging us? Erica Goett with the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research will discuss how exciting a career in science (and bugs) can really be. Coordinators: Judy Schmidt, Emily Schoenfelder

Commercial Agriculture

August 4-5 | 8:30 AM:
Tile Drainage Design & Water Management Online Workshop

This year's conference will be held online and include two days of training. Day 1 includes creating drainage maps with public domain applications. Day 2 includes both introductory and advanced sessions in subsurface tile drainage design. Presenters: Falasy Anamelechi, Rabin Bhattarai, Laura Christianson, Reid Christianson, Richard Cooke

Home Gardening

July 31 | 1 PM:
Summer Plant ID Walk & Talk Webinar

The official start of summer has provided many beautiful days to get out and take a walk around the neighborhood. Perhaps you discovered a native plant on your property or purchased a flowering shrub to incorporate into your home landscape. Learn to identify the native plants, herbaceous flowers, and flowering shrubs of Illinois during the summer plant identification walk and talk webinar. Presenters: Austin Little, Erin Garrett

August 5 | 3 PM:
Good Growing Webinar: Landscaping Fact or Fiction

In our ever-expanding technology and connectedness, we have more information readily available than any human society in history. In our swirling whirlpool of digital communications, it can be hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction. Learn to dispel landscaping myths of products, trends, and management strategies and get to the science of gardening. Presenter: Chris Enroth

August 6 | Noon:
Magic of Growing Microgreens Online Webinar

When space is a limiting factor, gardeners may consider changing their strategy from big backyards to micro gardens. Microgreens are tiny variations of fresh vegetables, herbs, and greens. Though tiny in size, microgreens are packed with flavor and high in nutritional value, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. In USDA tests, microgreens contained about five times greater levels of vitamins and carotenoids than their corresponding mature plant. Presenters: James Theuri, Laurie George

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