This is a three-week interactive webinar series that will provide an overview of animal cuts, guidance for working with meat processors, considerations for various markets of your products, lamb carcass fabrication, meat quality assessment, and discuss the relationship of live management to the end product quality.”
Episode 17: What is a Master Gardener?
The Master Gardener concept originated in Washington State in 1972 as a strategy for handling an overload of home gardening questions and Delaware launched its own program in 1986. Today, our state has nearly 300 Master Gardener Volunteer Educators who volunteer more than 20,000 hours each!
Find out how you can become a Delaware Master Gardener with this information-packed episode featuring Carrie Murphy (UD Extension Agent) and Megan Pleasanton (Delaware State University Extension Educator)!
Listen to the Extension302 podcast crew as they discuss Ag Day 2021. https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/about/podcast/
Episode 15: Camping out with 4-H! (with Kaitlin Klair and Jenny Trunfio)
4-H summer camps are an incredible opportunity for Delaware’s youth to have fun, explore various interests and grow into the leaders of tomorrow! Listen to learn all about Delaware 4-H’s annual camp opportunities: https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/about/podcast/
A timely update from UD Extension Specialists on March 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Wheat and barley growers will be itching to get back in the field and can join this brief zoom meeting covering fertility and pest management. 1.0 Delaware and 3.0 Maryland pesticide continuing education credit will be available.
Register online at https://www.pcsreg.com/small-grains-update
Extension302 — Episode 13: High Tunnels with Dr. Rose Ogutu (DSU)
We’re kicking off the 2021 podcast year with special guest Dr. Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist with Delaware State University! In this episode, the team explores the uses, benefits and challenges of using High Tunnels: https://www.udel.edu/academics/colleges/canr/cooperative-extension/about/podcast/
Successful lambing and kidding is critical to the profitability of sheep and goat operations. Lambing and kidding is one of the most stressful time periods during small-ruminant production.
The Delaware Extension Small Ruminant team is pleased to present this session. Dr. Pelzer will cover:
- Stages of lambing/kidding
- How to handle lambing or kidding problems – When and how to intervene
- How to deliver healthy lambs and kids
- Health issues during gestation and after lambing or kidding
Kevin Pelzer, Professor
Production Management Medicine (Clinician) Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech
Photos courtesy of Stephen Cook January 05, 2021
Alumnus Stephen Cook inspires agriscience students through hands-on learning, magnetic personality
Read the full article HERE
DelMarVa Ag clips posted – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) today announced a groundbreaking treatment that prevents anemia, weight loss, poor wool and meat production, and even death in sheep.
for the Ag clip article or jump to: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211320720300464
to read the Journal article.
Episode 11: Quick Guide: Avoid foodborne illness this holiday season
Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans become ill (and 3,000 die) as a result of eating food contaminated by harmful microbes. You might think you know how to avoid foodborne illness, but chances are, you’re routinely committing one — or a few — dangerous food prep or serving mistakes. (We just learned we are!)
In this episode, the crew sits down with Extension Agent and FCS Program Leader Kathleen Splane to review important food safety tips to keep your family safe and healthy this holiday season.
- Article: Keep food safe — It’s in your hands >
- Article: Keep food safe — Guide to refrigerator storage periods >