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Strategic Initiative Brief: Food System Resiliency webinar series is off and running

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Building a resilient food system: Webinar series is off and running 

Worried about our food system? Healthy Families and Communities and Sustainable Food Systems Strategic Initiatives are encouraging continued discussions on how to reimagine them. Sign up below and join us for Food System Resiliency webinars on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, through at least November, to continue the discussion.

Please let us know if you're interested in providing leadership or participating in a webinar for this series. Contacts: Deanne Meyer (SYS SI leader) and Lynn Schmitt McQuitty (HFC SI leader). The six-part series covers:

Webinar #1 - Food Safety and COVID-19 (July 14) See Slides (PDF) 

Webinar #2 - California Food Systems: Partnerships and Resources(July 28) See Slides (PDF) 

Webinar #3 - The Ins and Outs of Niche Marketing Meat (Aug 11) register here

Webinar #4 - Beef Supply Chain and Market Disruptions (Aug 25) register here

Webinar #5 - TBD (Sept 8)

Webinar #6 - Victory Gardens Then and Now (Sept 22) register here

Visit the Spotlight webinars page to see recordings. 

Growing Reach and Impact by Enhancing Our Virtual Skills

We continue to explore and develop materials to help us better use virtual tools. Visit the UC ANR Learning & Development Site (UCANR.edu/L&D) to learn more about:

Lucky winners will soon receive one of 20 video production kits supplied in recognition of their video production efforts.(Contacts: David Lewis and David Lile

All of these materials have been developed with input from many, many colleagues. Let us know what skills or tips you found useful and what more you'd like to learn. 

Covid19 is having us explore our virtual delivery options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact:

Jim Farrar (EIPD)

David Lewis (Water)

David Lile (SNE)

Deanne Meyer (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty (HFC)

Mark Bell (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  • Author: Mark Bell

Strategic Initiative Brief: Virtual consultations, food system resiliency, growing reach

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June - sharing skills 

Want to try a virtual consultation? 

Save time, get the job done and keep safe by consulting virtually. Here are some notes from Dan Macon on virtual consultations. Please send any related tips or other suggestions to Mark Bell

Food System Resiliency Webinar Series begins July 14

Join the Sustainable Food Systems and Healthy Families and Communities Strategic Initiative leaders for the Food Systems Resiliency Webinar Series taking place on the second and fourth Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., beginning July 14. 

Webinar presentations will provide up-to-date information and identify resources available for UC ANR and community partners. Ample time will be used for questions and answers, identification of information gaps and connecting people with like interests. 

Food system resiliency will be viewed through food safety, California food systems partnerships and resources and Victory Gardens Then and Now to name a few.  Other perspectives include input from growers, ranchers, shippers, marketing, consumers, farmers markets, CSAs, families and youth.  If you are interested in submitting a panel proposal, link to https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=30391.

July 14, 10 a.m. – Food safety and COVID-19 presented by Erin DiCaprio and Alda Pires

This webinar introduces food safety concerns that have arisen during COVID-10 pandemic. Useful videos, websites and access to print materials will be shared. Additional information on consumer food and garden safety will be shared that have broad application beyond the current pandemic.

Register at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=30589.

July 28, 10 a.m. – California Food systems: Partnerships and Resources.  

Please join moderator Kamal Khaira, UC CalFresh director, as we learn more about programs, resources and services that can support children and families during this unprecedented time. The main topics will cover ways to secure benefits and access nutritious foods. Speakers include: 

  • Brian Kaiser, California Department of Social Services bureau chief for CalFresh and Nutrition Program Family Engagement and Empowerment Division
  • Andy Naja-Riese, CEO Agricultural Institute of Marin
  • Leyla Marandi, program manager for California Food for California Kids Center for Ecoliteracy

Register at http://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=30590.

More information will be posted at https://ucanr.edu/sites/Professional_Development/Monthly_WebANRs.

Growing reach - "Owning YouTube"

Thank you to the more than 180 individuals who participated in the recent four-part video training series. If you missed the training, it is available online. More than 40 UC ANR staff and academics, who participated in the training, accessed funding provided to purchase equipment and software. 

The pipeline for submitting your how-to video productions and having them posted on ANR's main YouTube channels (UCANR and UCANRSpanish) is open for business. Be on the lookout for an ANR how-to video contest in the coming year.

Let us know what skills or tips you found useful and what more you'd like to learn. 

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact:

Jim Farrar (EIPD)

David Lewis (Water)

David Lile (SNE)

Deanne Meyer (SFS)

Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty (HFC)

Mark Bell (Strategic Initiatives and Statewide Programs)

 

 

Posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:37 PM
  • Author: Mark Bell
Tags: June 2020 (20), Strategic Initiatives (24), video (3)

Strategic Initiative Brief: Spotlight on Urban IPM and enhancing our virtual skills

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Karey Windbiel-Rojas shared ideas on how we can all help protect the environment through careful management of urban pest management.

May Spotlight Webinar 

For the May Spotlight webinar, hosted by Jim Farrar of EIPD, Karey Windbiel-Rojas shared ideas on how we can all help protect our rivers and waterways through more careful management of urban pest management. The Spotlight videos offer short, sharp overviews of impact stories from across the state. Watch her presentation at Educating urban audiences to protect water quality (video). 

Growing reach and impact by enhancing our virtual skills

Driven (in part) by the COVID-19 need, the SIs continue to support the building of our organization's skills to deliver virtually through both "how-to" videos and engaging webinars. 

The interest in both topics was high as demonstrated by over 150 people participating in each of the series! 

Owning YouTube

The four-part video webinar series clearly laid out the task that lies ahead. please visit the UC ANR Learning & Development video skills website to find materials that can help you advance your skills.  

Special thanks to David Lewis, David Lile, Linda Forbes, Petr Kosina, Dustin Blakey and Jolynn Miller for all their effort and support.

Webinar tips to better engage your audience. 

This four-part series presented a series of tips and techniques to better use technology (e.g., Zoom) and to better design and run your actual webinars and online training. 

Check the UC ANR Learning & Development site for the webinar tips checklist or to find more about developing your webinar skills

Many thanks to Liliana Vega, Russell Hill, Jodi Azulai and the folds from eXtension for supporting this series

Let us know what skills or tips you found useful and what more you'd like to learn. 

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact

Jim Farrar: Pests EIPD

David Lile: Natural Ecosystems SNE

David Lewis: Water

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems SFS

Lynn Schmitt McQuitty: Families and Communities HFC

Mark Bell: Vice Provost SIs & SWPs

Posted on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 1:30 PM
  • Author: Mark Bell

SI Brief: Want video in your toolkit?

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Now more than ever, the video format can help us expand our educational outreach.

Want to produce Oscar-winning videos?

Well, we can't quite promise that, but we can help you develop your own videos and video skills - producing something you can be proud of and something that can help the people of California.

So where are we in the series?

Part 3 is a self-learning step about Editing Video and Audio. Access and complete the editing tutorial here. This step builds on how you have planned your project with a storyboard or script (Part 1) and captured the video and audio (Part 2). Now, your next step is editing the project. This clinic gives you hands-on experience in both video and audio editing.

But what if I missed Parts 1 and 2?

No problem! The recording of the Part 2 webinar “How-to of How to videos” is available here.

And don't forget Part 1 – a self-learning opportunity where you prepare a rough draft video production storyboard.

  1. Start by reading this factsheet about creating a storyboard and script for a video production by Petr Kosina from UC IPM 
  2. Then capture and organize your ideas for a video project you have in mind

Training resources for continued learning and to support your video projects

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact

Jim Farrar: Pests EIPD

David Lile: Natural Ecosystems SNE

David Lewis: Water

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems SFS

Lynn Schmitt McQuitty: Families and Communities HFC

Mark Bell: Vice Provost SIs & SWPs

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11:32 PM

SI Brief: Want video in your toolkit?

The Strategic Initiatives (SIs), Strategic Communication (Strat Comm) and the Communications Advisory Board (CAB) are teaming up to help UC ANR “own” YouTube (Yep - that's the big goal - at least for our educational content areas).

How can you get involved?

1. Decide. Is video right for your Extension tool-box

Is video the right tool for your extension needs? Are you interested in learning more about how to develop and use video in your extension program?  Much of the educational content throughout ANR could be extended effectively in video format, helping us better reach existing audiences, and potentially reach new ones.  

2. Prepare. Watch the webinars 

Pre-clinic webinarJoin us on March 2 at 10 a.m. for this one-hour webinar to learn about these resources and explore the important question - Is video right for your program and project? You will leave the webinar having learned the key steps in planning and producing an effective extension video. You will also learn how to access and use the resources ANR has coalesced supporting video production. This webinar (posted at https://youtu.be/yz-xaj8YjO0) is offered as both a stand-alone training, as well as pre-work for upcoming hands-on clinics (described below).    

A bonus webinar: Ricardo Vela of our News and Outreach in Spanish is giving a webinar on “Shooting videos with your iPhone” on April 8 from 11:30 a.m. to noon. 

Learn more about the webinars at:

https://ucanr.edu/sites/Professional_Development/Monthly_WebANRs/ 

3. Get Hands-on do-it-yourself experience at the clinics 

For those looking for a more complete and hands-on training to develop skills and knowledge to produce their own 3- to 5-minute extension videos, ANR is offering two hands-on clinics scheduled for April 15-16 and April 21-22 at Hopland REC and South Coast REC, respectively. 

More to follow soon, but a requisite to attending these clinic is to participate in the March 2 pre-clinic webinar discussed above. The pre-clinic webinar will be recorded for those interested in attending the clinics, but with schedule conflicts. 

4. Practice, practice, practice (Brand, brand, brand)

Whether you make it to the clinics or not, access our growing video and branding resources and just practice - individually or in teams. See our existing Learning & Development resources at https://ucanr.edu/sites/Professional_Development/Extension_-_Delivery/Video/.

In the pipeline: Dustin Blakey's online video course! (Due in summer)

Ready to upload? Contact Strat Comm!

5. Let's “own” Youtube - making our great educational content attractive and available. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1XPoOpK1xyLZqN9szc9A6A

For more on the SIs and their activities, contact

Jim Farrar: Pests EIPD

David Lile: Natural Ecosystems SNE

David Lewis: Water

Deanne Meyer: Food Systems SFS

Lynn Schmitt McQuitty: Families and Communities HFC

Mark Bell: Vice Provost SIs & SWPs

 

 

Posted on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 5:36 PM
  • Author: Mark Bell

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