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ANR Academy Virtual - Leadership in Context - Shared screen with speaker view
Randy Taylor
33:11
Randy Taylor - ANR Program Leader, Oklahoma State
Ashley Adair
33:12
Ashley Adair - ANR with Purdue Extension in Montgomery County, IN (Crawfordsville)
Gregory Benz
33:15
Greg Benz - NDSU Dunn County Western North Dakota
Sarah Fronczak (she/her)
33:24
Sarah Fronczak- Environmental Management Educator, Michigan State University
Michael A Schmitt
33:28
Mike Schmitt, Associate Dean and ANR Program Leader at University of Minnesota
Amanda Douridas
33:28
Amanda Douridas- Ohio State Extension, Champaign County ANR Educator
Erica Rogers
33:37
Erica Rogers - Michigan State University Extension, Environmental Management Educator
Rick Rasby
33:40
Rick Rasby - Associate Dean of Extension and Ag Program Leader, University of Nebraska
Anne Nelson U of MN
33:40
Anne Nelson Regional Extension Educator - Water Resources Minnesota
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
33:42
Whitney Prestby - Natural Resources Educator with UW-Madison located in Green Bay
Megan M. Weber
33:43
Megan Weber, Extension Educator in Aquatic Invasive Species, University of Minnesota
Lee Beers
33:47
Lee Beers - Ohio State Extension, Trumbull County ANR Educator
Mary Keena
33:47
Mary Keena, Livestock Environmental Management Extension specialist, North Dakota State University
Joel Larson
33:52
Joel Larson - U of Minnesota Water Resources Center Associate Director and Water Extension Team Leader
Josh Kamps
33:53
Josh Kamps, Crops and Soils Educator, UW-Madison Division of Extension, Lafayette County
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
34:01
Charlie Stoltenow - Assistant Director, ANR Program Leader for NDSU Extension
Anastasia Meyer
34:02
Anastasia Meyer - K-State Research & Extension, Marshall County ANR Agent
Pat Wagner
34:06
Pat Wagner - Entomology Field Specialist, South Dakota State University Extension
Michael Witt
34:11
Mike Witt - Iowa State University - Extension Field Agronomist
Bob Bertsch
34:14
Bob Bertsch, Agriculture Communication, North Dakota State University
Kristina TeBockhorst
34:15
Hello! Kristina TeBockhorst, ISU Extension and Outreach Field Ag Engineer in Southeast Iowa
Heidi J Johnson
34:21
Heidi Johnson, Agriculture Institute Director, UW-Madison Division of Extension
Coy McCorkle
34:44
Coy McCorkle, Hughes and Seminole county ag and 4-H educator, Oklahoma State
Crystal Van Pelt
34:59
Crystal Van Pelt- Ag, Natural Resources, Community Development Educator for Purdue University
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
42:19
If you have questions, please put into chat box so we can address.
Lee Beers
49:32
Extension is a small world, and although official recognition for stepping up isn’t always readily apparent, it is often recognized unofficially with your peers and others in administration.
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
49:41
Meaghan’s comments about being the person behind the scenes getting things done really resonated with me.
Kristina TeBockhorst
56:05
Similar to what Charlie just said.. but any tips for being the lead in pulling together a group of mostly more senior colleagues without stepping on toes?
Crystal Van Pelt
01:01:04
I love hearing "only 4-6 years". I'm reaching 7 years and still feel pretty new, but looking at our state, I'm probably in the middle of the pack in terms of tenure. Two years of retirement buy-outs might have helped a bit.
Erica Rogers
01:03:32
How do you pull in more senior colleagues on campus for research related to what the farmers and ag industry needs when the top down is telling these campus colleagues to do research that brings in the most dollars for the university regardless of how relevant it may be?
Ashley Adair
01:05:20
Hi Erica!!
Megan M. Weber
01:07:37
So great to see you Erica!
Crystal Van Pelt
01:08:56
I need to visit the botanical gardens in Grand Rapids soon if you need a short break to sniff some flowers :)
Dr. Charlie @ NDSU Extension
01:10:28
One of the reasons the ANR Academy was created was to enable you to reach across state boundaries to access the information/collaboration you need.
Erica Rogers
01:16:04
Hi all! Great to see you :)
Michael Witt
01:18:07
At ISU we have had a few "weird, out of box, snake oil topics" that were done in On-Farm and then picked up by campus research and grants were written. Collaboration does not always happen as fast as we want but good ideas bubble up to the top. My 2 cents.
Ashley Adair
01:19:52
I am so glad you mention this because our campus researchers need to do more of the applied, is-this-snake-oil-or-not type of research... I have seen this a lot in the organic grain sphere and your comment gives me hope that it's not only possible but worthwhile to start research from the county level on up
Crystal Van Pelt
01:25:14
Getting the same message to every educator, county office staff, and clients.... Going to be a challenge!
Michael Witt
01:27:48
I have found that Applied research does not always bring in the $$ (as Erica said) but is just, if not more, important. Most of the ideas we use for ISU On farm...Just like UNL and others...comes from actual farmers and county level. Empowering the county people to know their voice matters is key to our success and cant be understated...But it is a hard and slower process that requires a "bull by the horns" mentality. :)
Meaghan Anderson
01:32:58
Oh yes - the other thing I wanted to say is that the flexibility that I've had has been incredible to be able to keep myself safe, my clients safe, and deal with my toddler during daycare closures, etc. I'm especially cognizant of the fact that many I work with don't have that flexibility - county offices stay open virtually all the time - so while I think the virtual programs and flexibility are important, I need to be sure I'm keeping county and client needs in mind to make sure our offices/clients still get the support they need.
Joel Larson
01:33:38
I'd amplify Meaghan's and Jenny's points about the challenges of keeping both online and in-person program without that doubling (or tripling) the workload. This will be a vital conversation for the future of the programs while preventing burnout.
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
01:35:13
The teams I’m involved are burned out after hosting virtual events and while I understand the value in reaching new audiences, I do worry that folks are going to expect both options moving forward since we proved that it’s doable to do these big events online.
Jenny Rees
01:35:29
In spite of the concerns I shared regarding in person vs. virtual, one positive of virtual is all the money saved on mileage this winter though :)
WHITNEY C PRESTBY
01:36:12
Jenny - not to mention minimizing our carbon footprint :)
Pat Wagner
01:36:49
Yes! I also enjoyed not having to drive through any blizzards/ice storms this past winter
Sarah Fronczak (she/her)
01:36:59
You read my thoughts Whitney.
Anastasia Meyer
01:37:00
Agree! I tried to stream an in-person meeting and it was hard to maintain a quality program for the virtual attendants due to hands on presentations (how to properly intervene when calving)
Meaghan Anderson
01:37:16
We've tried to do some virtual/in-person combos pre-COVID with women's groups - VERY hard
Mary Keena
01:40:30
I think this maybe comes from our farm transition program..."fair isn't equal and equal isn't fair". Someone will always be upset.
Pat Wagner
01:40:59
Somebody put that in latin!
Mary Keena
01:41:21
(insert laughing face)
Megan M. Weber
01:42:04
Charlie -- Pat and I might have some questions for you with the change to our team
Randy Taylor
01:42:28
Corb Lund - "S Lazy H" https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwip6fjMhpDwAhX4B50JHb9MBP4QyCkwAnoECAsQAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D2Yb3dRyLMB8&usg=AOvVaw2dFLJymEHOJuq63D8AtpDj
Randy Taylor
01:43:30
"Sometimes right isn't equalSometimes equal's not fair"
Josh Kamps
01:44:51
I would like to meet with my team today briefly following the meeting. I think we do need to regroup and would appreciate an academy representative to assist. Is this close to accurate Erica?
Erica Rogers
01:45:39
Yes, I think you are right, Josh.
Michael Witt
01:46:37
Listening and Hearing people are not the same thing. Far too often people just hear.
Josh Kamps
01:48:52
Jenny and Meaghan, are these skill sets that can be further developed through professional development programing for Extension staff? Our group is working on Ag Policy, which tends to bring about some debate.
Crystal Van Pelt
01:50:25
Community Development Educators do at Purdue. Don't think the other program areas get it as much.
Megan Taylor
02:07:03
All, I have to go teach! Thank you to Jenny, Meaghan, and John! Have a great day everybody, good to see you.
Josh Kamps
02:09:15
Completing others outreach efforts instead of competing is how I view ag industry's message. Farmers are independant thinkers and often desire the opportunity to evaluate their decision making strategies.
Jenny Rees
02:10:07
That's good Josh-and in many ways we have the same message around topics such as resistance mgmt., etc.
Kristina TeBockhorst
02:18:48
Thank you Jenny, Meaghan, and John!!
Amanda Douridas
02:18:51
Thanks!
Anne Nelson U of MN
02:18:51
Thank you!
Erica Rogers
02:18:55
Thank you!