The Year Without a Summer: 4-H Projects in a Pandemic
While teaching a nutrition program series, Dhruti Patel, family and consumer sciences faculty with the University of Maryland Extension (UME), was approached by a single mother with three children. The last thing this mom wanted to think about is putting nutritious food on the plate for her or her children -- she just doesn’t have time, according to Patel. This mom holds three jobs, has a household to run, and a “healthy meal” doesn’t rank as a priority.
University of Maryland Extension (UME) has been working tirelessly during the pandemic to assist Marylanders, helping them to manage stress and create resiliency in their personal lives, their communities, and their businesses. Bonnie Braun, professor emerita in the Family and Consumer Sciences program at UME recently developed a guidebook, alongside Maria Pippidis of University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, to help Extension educators build resilience thinking into their agricultural programming.
COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- A new texting service, developed by University of Maryland Extension Family & Consumer Sciences intern Rebecca Ajiboye, delivers self-care advice to remind caregivers and health service workers to give themselves the same level of care they provide for others.
7 Fundamentals for Antibiotic-free Poultry Growing
This article is reprinted with permission from www.WATTPoultry.com
Growers working in an antibiotic-free environment must focus on the fundamental principles of broiler husbandry to maximize success.
As part of the virtual Midwest Poultry Federation Convention, held on August 12 and 13, 2020, Dr. Jon Moyle, an extension poultry specialist at the University of Maryland, identified seven basic principles for success:
A statewide private pesticide applicator course will be offered online on Jan. 20 through Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. [node:read-more:link]
Join Iowa Learning Farms on Jan. 21 for an in-field look at the importance of oxbows across Iowa. [node:read-more:link]