Virtual Coffee Shop Webinars
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We are offering an innovative way for you to keep up with important and timely topics in Extension educational program areas by presenting the “TSU Extension Virtual Coffee Shop” monthly public outreach educational webinars.
These webinars are offered the second Wednesday of every month and consist of three, 30-45 minute webinars covering the critical and useful topics in each of the TSU Extension educational program areas. Previous webinars are available in the Webinar Archives.
The first TSU Extension Virtual Coffee Shop webinar begins at 9:00 a.m. (CT) and ends at 9:45 a.m. and covers various topics in the areas of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR). The second webinar begins at 1:00 p.m. (CT) and concludes at 1:45 p.m. and covers important topics in the area of Family, Community and Nutrition Education. The third webinar will starts at 2:30 p.m. (CT) and ends at 3:15 p.m. It covers topics and issues dealing with 4-H and Youth Development.
The topics for the TSU Extension Virtual Coffee Shop, scheduled for Wednesday, September 10, 2014 are:
9:00 am CDT
Livestock Guardian Dogs: Flock Protection from Predators
Predators pose significant dangers to your sheep and goats. Those dangers can be reduced with the introduction of guardian dogs to your farm. This webinar will discuss the benefits of livestock guardian dogs and how farmers can best utilize them.
Webinar Presenter — An Peischel, Ph.D.
Dr. Peischel, affectionately known as "The Goat Lady," is an Extension Specialist for Small Ruminants at Tennessee State University. She works closely with the state's Master Meat Goat Producer program as well as leading educational efforts with the Tennessee Browsing Academy. As a longtime goat farmer herself, Dr. Peischel recently celebrated the birth of her 30,000th goat kid from her personal herds.
1:00 pm CDT
Packing Your Child's School Lunch
— Long lines at the lunch period can be a chaotic scene and many children aren't fans of the menu anyway. So maybe you are considering packing your child's lunch to take to school. This webinar will provide helpful guidelines for selecting nutritious options as well as creative ideas for getting your child to eat the healthy options.
Webinar Presenter — Deborah Goddard, M.S.
Deborah Goddard is the coordinator with the Nutrition Education Programs with Tennessee State University. Through her work, she provides information to individuals to help them make better decisions with their food diets.
2:30 pm CDT
Writing YOUR Story for the Local Newspaper
— One of the benefits of living and working in a small town is that your local newspaper will often run just about any story you submit. But you work in agriculture, not journalism. What should you write about and how should you write it? Join us for this webinar as we discuss tips for making your stories stand out on the pages of your local newspaper.
Webinar Presenter — Stephen Shirley
Stephen is an Extension agent for Technology and Communications at Tennessee State University. He has written more press releases than he can count and he three times he finished as first runner-up for Favorite Columnist in his local newspaper awards contest.
To take part in the webinars, please go to TSU Extension Virtual Coffee Shop. Note that all first-time users must run the Set-up Wizard and Log-in as a participant. Set the Room ID as guest and enter your name as first_last.
For more information contact Stephen Shirley at 615-963-2598 or email@example.com.
Previous presentations can be accessed at Archive Section.