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Breakout Session 5  9:30-10:25 a.m.

Digging Out from Under the Mountain of Email with Outlook

Marie Ruemenapp

Are you buried buried under a mountain of email? Do you dread opening your email Inbox knowing that it will be full of new email, no matter how often you try to check it?  Worst yet, you know some of it contains useful, or even necessary information that you need to know for your job, but often too much of it is useless information that just clogs up your Inbox. Attend this session to learn behaviors and habits that can help you manage your email, work load and time more effectively. The focus of the session will be on using Outlook as a tool to assist and support effective email and time management habits. A variety of Outlook tips, tricks and shortcuts will be presented to help participants save time and effectively management their email.

Outlook Presentation

Farm to Fork - Part 1 - Antiobiotics and Hormones

Dan Buskirk and Jeannine Schweihofer

Learn how scientists, producers and others are working together on a global integrated approach to agriculture that will ensure distribution of food to the populations in need worldwide, while maintaining, and even improving, human health.This first session will focus on the use of antibiotics and hormones. These topic are often surrounded by misinformation resulting in consumer concerns. This session will explain how antibiotics and growth hormones are used in food production. A review of regulatory oversight and requirements of these products in meat, poultry and dairy products will be given. The safety of meat, poultry and dairy products will be discussed using results from scientific research. This session is designed to provide more information about modern agriculture and food processing to educators who are not engaged with traditional agricultural audiences so you are better equipped to answer the challenging questions your clients ask with scientific-based information. If you would like to see modern agriculture or food processing first-hand, be sure to register for the Farm to Fork workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1:30-5 p.m.

Antibiotics

Hormones

Continued into session 6

Fundraising and 4-H – Make it Work for You

Barb Duvall, Laurie Rivetto, and Sienna Suszek

Fund-raising can be a double win for 4-H groups.Their members learn valuable life skills and the group adds resources to its treasury for educational, experiential opportunities.  This session will focus on presenting the dos and don’ts of fund-raising as a public entity.  Emphasis will be on fund-raising promotion with transparency and record keeping.

Innovation in Action: Results from the eXtension Foundation

Chris Geith

In this session you will learn about several innovative projects from the national eXtension foundation such as the New Horizon Report and results from the Innovation Fellows program. The eXtension Foundation partnered with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Innovation Task Force and The New Media Consortium (NMC) to prepare a New Horizon Report which outlines nine key trends, nine significant challenges, and 12 important developments in education technology. This report was developed by Cooperative Extension staff from across the country and is a resource for staff to use when creating plans of work. The eXtension Innovation Fellow topic areas will also be highlighted including an overview of makerspaces, the Internet of things, and citizen science. Join this session to learn about innovation happening across the country, as well as learn how YOU can become involved in eXtension.

MicroAgressions in the Workplace (Part 1)

Dorinda Carter Andrews

This seminar will explore the concept of microaggressions in the workplace. Of particular focus are the raced and gendered assaults that women covertly and overtly experience by peers, which cause undue emotional, physical and psychological stress to their daily work lives. Participants will explore strategies for negotiating and resisting these aggressions against their identity and working with colleagues to achieve more culturally inclusive work environments.

Continued into session 6. You must register for both sessions.

Motivational Interviewing: Boosting Your Participants’ Motivation for Change

Maria Millett

Motivational Interviewing is an effective technique for any facilitator wanting to assist participants in finding their internal motivation for behavior change.  This workshop will provide a brief background on Motivational Interviewing, basic skills that can be used immediately, and resources for learning more about this effective style of communication.

Motivational Interviewing Presentation

Motivational Interviewing Questions

Motivational Interviewing Rolling with Resistance

Motivational Interviewing Building Discrepancy

 

Outreach for Military Veterans:  Reaching our Heroes through Shared Experience

Adam Ingrao and Dylan Thomas

Veterans are quickly becoming the target of many outreach and funding efforts in the United States to help them achieve personal and financial wellness as they transition from military to civilian life. Agriculture has been identified as a sector that addresses many of the needs of veterans. However many organizations, institutions and agencies find these individuals to be difficult to reach and/or work with because of the unique needs and qualities of veterans. In this workshop we will explore ways to reach veterans in a productive and respectful way that honors both their service and their personal needs through collaborative relationships and programming. Join Army veterans Adam Ingrao and Dylan Thomas as they share their personal experiences, programming opportunities, and outreach strategies to reach our heroes.

Stress Less - Begin with the Breath

Gail Innis and Holly Tiret

Autopilot is the way we typically respond to stressors. Our brains are wired to go down the same pathways we have used before, to have the same thoughts and feelings, to behave the same way we have before. Mindfulness offers a way out of this trap. In this workshop you will:

  • Learn about the benefits of mindfulness.
  • Pinpoint behaviors that can make you vulnerable or resilient to stress.
  • Learn how stress affects the brain.
  • Experience Mindful Breathing  as a way to reduce stress.

Building Your Stress Resilience

Using Marketing and Research Strategies to Reach “Hard to Reach Audiences”

Jinnifer Ortquist and Erica Tobe

In an effort to increase annual outcomes and reach diverse audiences, the Financial and Homeownership Education Team has incorporated a variety of marketing strategies used for FHE programming promotion. This workshop will incorporate an FHE Work Team Panel that will highlight the variety of tools and techniques that have been used to date, including: an FHE Marketing Committee and corresponding POW, Individual Marketing Plans and SWOT analysis, mass mailings, radio promos, social media, Constant Contact ® and incorporating general business model concepts. In addition, marketing strategies that promoted the Starting Over After Foreclosure Toolkit with key stakeholders process will be explained.

 

Breakout Session 6 10:40-11:35 a.m.

Cultivating Capacity through Volunteers

Jennifer Weichel

Do you want your programs to grow? Embrace the power of volunteers and achieve your goals! Volunteers are a resource that are many times over looked or under utilized.  Join us to hear how you can identify roles, recruit, screen, train, retain, and utilize volunteers to be effective and cultivate the capacity in the communities that you serve. You’ll see the the seeds of success will spread when you engage others in your work and allow them to share their skills. Programs grow when opportunities for involvement increase. The passion of volunteers is contagious so harness that power and will see benefits!

Farm to Fork - Part 2 - Consumer Concerns and GMO’s

Ted Ferris and Rebecca Grumet

Learn how scientists, producers and others are working together on a global integrated approach to agriculture that will ensure distribution of food to the populations in need worldwide, while maintaining, and even improving, human health.This session will cover concerns and perceptions that consumers have about food production based upon national surveys and Michigan Breakfast on the Farm participant surveys including impressions and trust in animal housing and animal care. Environment management, antibiotic use, milk safety and GMO’s. Data will show how consumer impressions and trust change as a result of participating in educational farm tours such as Breakfast on the Farm. Discussion will include information that is presented to the consumer to help clarify misconceptions about modern production and production technologies resulting in their increased trust in modern/conventional farms.This session will expand your resource base of experts so that when you have a question you can’t answer or an issue that needs development across the spectrum of MSU Extension you know with whom to connect. This session is designed to provide more information about modern agriculture and food processing to educators who are not engaged with traditional agricultural audiences so you are better equipped to answer the challenging questions your clients ask with scientific-based information. If you would like to see modern agriculture or food processing first-hand, be sure to register for the Farm to Fork workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 1:30-5 p.m.
Continued from session 5

GMO Presentation

Consumer Concern Presentation

MicroAgressions in the Workplace (Part 2)

Dorinda Carter Andrews

This seminar will explore the concept of microaggressions in the workplace. Of particular focus are the raced and gendered assaults that women covertly and overtly experience by peers, which cause undue emotional, physical and psychological stress to their daily work lives. Participants will explore strategies for negotiating and resisting these aggressions against their identity and working with colleagues to achieve more culturally inclusive work environments.

Continued from session 5. You must register for both sessions.

Personal Safety While Programming

Captain Kelly Roudebush

Even as our programs or events often take us to various locations, it’s still important to consider the personal safety and security of our staff and clientele. This session will provide tips for personal safety both on and off campus and how to avoid dangerous situations. Learn proactive and reactive strategies in the event you find yourself in an emergency situation, develop a plan for how to react to a situation before you’re involved, and identify how you might get away and/or signal for help.

Professional and Personal Value of Exploring International Communities

Barbara DuvallAnn ChastainAndy NorthropDiane Brown-Rytlewski

Learning about other cultures around the world, within the USA, and within Michigan can be eye-opening, bewildering, inspiring, stretching . . . experience the value of:

  • trying new things as you explore how others live, work and play
  • examining yourself more deeply as you interact with other cultures
  • looking at things from a different perspective-from everyday tasks to contemplating life’s big questions
  • understanding and appreciating differences
  • the total journey, including people, transportation, customs and traditions
  • acknowledging that everyone is having their own experience How can this benefit your professional and personal life

Join us to consider the possibilities!

Self-Compassion: A Hidden Factor in High Performance and Work/Life Satisfaction

Lisa Laughamn

Most employees believe that self criticism is the best way to motivate themselves to do good work.  Research is beginning to challenge the assumption that being harsh with yourself leads to your best work product.  It is increasingly evident that you can hold yourself accountable for high quality work/performance without being harsh, demeaning, and critical of yourself. Self-Compassion is an essential emotional resilience skills and a hidden factor in sustainable high performance. This workshop will present an overview of the research on self compassion, illustrate how self compassion can improve your health status and work effectiveness.

Scholarship in Extension

Cheryl Eschbach

This session can help Extension professionals recognize the potential to highlight or engage in efforts that enhance scholarship for the organization. Scholarship in Extension is engaged scholarship. It’s not just about publishing or presenting. It’s about engagement and sharing with colleagues. It’s about raising the bar and going beyond simply delivering a good program to local clientele. In 2016, the promotion guidelines for Step II and III were updated for MSU Extension to include a more expansive collection of scholarship activities. This session will include a panel of experts sharing information on these many types of scholarship. Participants will explore four types of scholarship (Discovery, Integration, Application, and Teaching) and hear examples of each type from Extension professionals. Strategies for documenting and assessing scholarship will also be shared.

Successfully Marketing Your Program or Event

Mindy Tape and Jamie Wilson

MSU Extension Communication professionals will share tips and tricks for successfully marketing MSU Extension programs and events. From community partnerships to website promotion, learn the communication tactics and tools available to every MSU Extension employee.

Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drones) in Agriculture and Other Industries

Bruno BassoRobert GoodwinKristy Oosterhouse and George Silva

The FAA recently eased some of the restrictions placed on drones. As a result the drone industry is poised to expand and attract substantial private investments for research and development. That in effect will spur new innovations and applications. Agriculture and food production would be significant benefactors in drone applications. Other commercial uses pertain to national security, public safety, and applications in environmental, communication, engineering and transportation services. Industry experts estimate the recent rule changes will help generate billions of dollars for the U.S. economy and create in excess of 100,000 jobs in the US over the next 10 years.  Challenges lie ahead as public safety and privacy laws should not be compromised.

In this session the presenters will share the following:

  • Experiences in applied field scale research to improve agronomic management of crops
  • “How do I get involved with Drones?” or “How can I use Drones for education and research?”  MSU RS&GIS unit offering hands-on drone training sessions in spring 2017 in an effort to enable researchers, educators and others.
  • Updates in drone technology and regulations
  • Drones for science and engineering education for kids

Remote Pilot in Command Regulations