Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Professional Development is a great time to come together to learn, connect with colleagues and friends, and to renew our shared purpose of impacting the lives of Iowans. The planning committee has selected content and a format that will strengthen skills, introduce you to new tools and provide time for reflection and discussion. There's something for everyone, whether you are a campus faculty or staff, field specialist, county professional or regional director, we hope you will attend and find value to help in your daily work. This activity is free because we want to do our best to encourage every person in the ANR family to attend.
ANR specialists and staff, county professionals, and regional directors are all welcome to attend.
Program is subject to change and adjustment prior to the meeting.
Check-in and morning refreshments
Welcome – Jay Harmon, associate dean and director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach
ANR Update – Jay Harmon, associate dean and director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and Outreach
Concurrent Session A (select one)
1. Principles of user experience design - Stephen Gilbert, associate professor and associate director, Virtual Reality Applications Center, Iowa State University
2. Current trends in video content for social media - Erin Rosacker, communications specialist, Strategic Relations and Communications, Iowa State University; Dave Olson, videographer, Strategic Relations and Communications, Iowa State University
3. Sustainability Panel continued: In-depth discussion and financial and technical opportunities - sustainability panel members
|3:00 pM||Concurrent sessions rotate|
Concurrent Session B (select one)
1. Technologies for engaging virtual presentations - Kris Baldwin, educational technology resources specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
2. Grant writing and funding opportunities - Christa Hartsook, program coorinator, Farm, Food and Enterprise Development, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
3. Planning and conducting needs assessments - Sarah Smith, ANR Evaluation Specialist, Iowa State University
|3:40 pM||Concurrent sessions conclude|
|3:50 pM||Iowa State University Extension and Outreach update – Jason Henderson, vice president for extension and outreach|
|4:30 pM - 6:00 pM||
Science communication and data visualization – Charlie Kostelnick, Morrill Professor, English, Iowa State University
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Statewide Audience Assessment results – Carol Heaverlo, assistant vice president, Operations, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
|11:00 aM||Statewide Audience Assessment facilitated discussion and work session – Jamie Benning, assistant director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension, Iowa State University|
Concurrent Session C (select one)
1. Partnership development and connecting with new partners and audiences - Dan Fillius, commercial vegetable and specialty crop specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
2. Strategies for increasing reach and impact on social media - Patrick Wall, beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
3. Best practices for facilitating ANR programs for county professionals - Rachel Kennedy, program coordinator, Manure Applicator Certification Program, Iowa State University; Erica Svuba, marketing and program coordinator, Pocahontas County, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Stacie Hewett, office/program coordinator, Buena Vista County, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Concurrent Session D (select one)
1. Accessing and building reports in MyData - Phil Heckman, database engineer, MyData, Iowa State University
2. Creating impactful short videos - Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, extension beef field specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Beth Reynolds, program specialist, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University
3. Planning for ANR Programs: Programs available for counties, timing, timeline - Catherine DeLong, water quality program manager, Iowa State University; Alicia Herzog, Master Gardener State Coordinator, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Joshua Michel, field agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Ann Johanns, extension program specialist, Farm Management, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Denise Schwab, extension beef specialist and interim director, Iowa Beef Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach; Kristina TeBockhorst, field agricultural engineer, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
|2:20 pM||Closing message, tour and workshop logistics - Jay Harmon, director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension and associate dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University; Jamie Benning, assistant director, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension, Iowa State University|
Select one during registration.
Post conference workshop
|4:00 pM||Tours and workshop conclude|
2023 Planning committee
October 16-17, 2023
Check-in and refreshments at 9:30 AM
Program begins at 10:00 AM
Registration deadline is midnight, October 10, 2023.
Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, Iowa 50014
A block of rooms is available for Professional Development attendees. The room rate is $119/night. To reserve a room call 800-FOR-AMES by Saturday, September 23, 2023 and mention you are with ISU Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension.
Facility, meal and materials costs for ANR Professional Development are covered by ANR Extension administration.
- Please register prior to midnight, October 10, 2023 to assist with materials and meal planning.
- Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.
- For assistance with registration, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-9487 or email@example.com.
Photos and/or video taken at this course may be used by ISU Extension and Outreach for promotional, commercial, educational and research purposes. If you prefer not to be photographed, please speak with the photographer.