Spring Professional Development Session


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:30 am registration, 8:15 am - 5:15 pm program

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 7:30 am refreshments, 8:15 am - 11:30 am program

Scheman Continuing Education Building, Iowa State Center, Ames, Iowa

The spring 2015 Professional Development sessions are open to all ANR field and campus staff, plus county staff and regional directors who have interests and responsibilities in work related to agriculture and natural resources.

The April 1 program focuses on profiles of successful programs and tools and resources to develop successful programs. A round of Speed Tables (think speed dating for ANR programs) in the afternoon provides quick snapshots of specific tools, abilities, and successes of 12 different programs. Following that is the opportunity to select from 10 workshops on technology solutions that support communication.

On April 2, following a report from the ANR Futuring Task Force, four rounds of workshops will focus on three timely topics and trends: farm business and rural economics, local foods, and water quality.

Program overview

The table below provides an overview to the two-day program. For presentation descriptions, speaker information and room assignments please view the printable complete program.

During online registration you will be asked to select which communications workshops you are attending on Wednesday afternoon. Please review the program to determine your selections prior to starting online registration.

View complete program.
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Time Topic
Wednesday, April 1
7:30 am Registration, refreshments
8:15 am Program opens
9:45 am Break
10:15 am Program resumes
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:40 pm Luncheon speaker
1:15 pm Futuring discussion
2:15 pm Speed tables
3:15 pm Technology workshops
5:15 pm Social time - snacks, refreshments, cash bar
Thursday, April 2
7:15 am ANR marketing breakfast meeting
ANR mentors breakfast meeting
7:30 am Morning refreshments
8:15 am Futuring task force report
9:00 am Timely topics workshops begin (4 sessions)
11:30 am Program adjourns


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Cost: FREE. Facility, meal and materials costs for the Spring Professional Development session are covered by ANR Extension administration.

Dates: April 1 and 2, 2015

Time: Each day 7:30 am registration and refreshments, program starts at 8:15 am

Location: 2nd floor of the Scheman Building, Iowa State Center, Ames, Iowa

Deadline: midnight, March 25, 2015.

Confirmation: registration confirmations are sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.

Planning Committee

Jamie Benning
515-294-6038 | benning@iastate.edu

Patrick Gunn
515-294-3020 | pgunn@iastate.edu

Christa Hartsook
515-294-4430 | hartc@iastate.edu

Patricia Howard
515-294-3582 | pjhoward@iastate.edu

Ann Johanns
641-732-5574 | aholste@iastate.edu

Chris Mondak
515-294-3197 | cmondak@iastate.edu

Brent Pringnitz
515-294-9487 | bpring@iastate.edu