Webinars, Video Conferences, and Events

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Sit at your own computer and learn from the experts. Questions for the speakers can be submitted during the live webinars via the chat session and will be answered during the webinar.

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Identity Theft - The Fast Growing Crime in History

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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Small Alabama Employer Survival Guidance

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Offer Your Employees a Private Exchange Option

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Online Mapping and Spatial Resources for the Private Forest Landowner

Presented by Mr. John Gilbert, Research Associate, Longleaf Pine Stand Dynamics Lab, Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

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Urban Wildlife Management: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Presented by Dr. Jim Armstrong, PhD, Professor and Coordinator, Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources School of Forestry and Wildlife, Auburn University

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Non-timber forest product opportunities

Small-scale private landowners interested in multiple-use-management are often interested in opportunities for regular income in additional to timber production. Many products can be sold on a yearly or short-term basis. There are many opportunities like agroforestry, silvopasture, pine straw production, and hunting leases that could help landowners enhance their property and make additional income. This presentation will highlight opportunities with non-timber products that will provide with information about compatibility with timber production, advantages and disadvantages, potential markets, and success stories.

Presented by Dr. Becky Barlow, PhD, Forestry Extension Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Associate Professor, Auburn University

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Introduction to Woodland Management
October 17, 2013

Alabama forests are predominantly owned by private individuals and families. Many of these are small-scale private landowners who are likely to be more interested in multiple-objectives of land management, recreation, and other products that will generate sufficient revenue. However, generating income from the land and creating economic opportunities is often a challenge. This presentation will introduce views to economic and ecological benefits of forestland ownership and information about planning for sustainable management activities. Topics will include regeneration, thinning, marketing specialty wood products such as poles, and non-timber forest products.

Presented by Dr. Becky Barlow, PhD, Forestry Extension Specialist, Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Associate Professor, Auburn University

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The Past, Present, and Future of Longleaf Pine in Alabama
October 3, 2013

Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) dominated the Alabama landscape for millennia prior to European settlement. As the original longleaf pine forests were harvested, there was little regard for regeneration; "the supply of wood was endless." In response to the demand for fiber and the perceived slow growth of longleaf pine, loblolly pine (P. taeda) plantation management dominated for decades. Today, the southern landscape and markets are changing. Timber markets are no longer what they were. Landowners have objectives beyond management for timber, but few believe longleaf can compete with other southern pines.

Presented by Dr. John Kush, PhD, Research Fellow School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University

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Introduction to Wildlife Damage Management: When Good Animals Go Bad

From the urban landscape to rural farms and forest, the interactions with wildlife are an important, and often unavoidable, part of management. This presentation will highlight over 30 years of experience with wildlife damage and the conflicts between society and wildlife. The conflicts between humans and wildlife can be driven by a multitude of factors and need to be part of a comprehensive management plan. Topics will include predation, crop damage, lethal and non-lethal control, and habitat modification.

Presented by Dr. Jim Armstrong, PhD, Professor and Coordinator, Extension Forestry, Wildlife, and Natural Resources School of Forestry and Wildlife, Auburn University

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Soil applied herbicides for woody plant control in pastures

Spot treatments of soil applied herbicides for woody plant control can be a very effective method for many hard to kill species. However, it is easy to misuse them and cause significant non target injury. This webinar will teach you what you need to know regarding the use and recommendation of soil applied herbicides such as tebuthiuron (Spike 80DF) and hexazinone (Velpar L) in pastures. Instructor: Dr. Stephen Enloe, Extension Specialist and Associate Professor, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University.

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Rural Crime Reduction in Alabama - The 4 Point Plan

In this video, ACES Farm Safety Specialist Dr. Jesse LaPrade explains the importance of citizen participation in reducing rural theft and other crimes. Includes commentary by Sheriff Jay Jones and Investigator Kevin Durick of the Lee County, Alabama Sheriff's Department. Download a .PDF of the PowerPoint presentation.

 

Let's Get Fired Up About Stockpiled Forage!

Extending the grazing season has always been a challenge for producers no matter where they are located. In these trying financial times more emphasis must be placed on implementing better management practices, decreasing stored feed costs, and extending the grazing season. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattleman and forage producers to learn about this method to extend the grazing season.


Alabama Unemployment Compensation (UC) Bootcamp for Employers

With no one to guide you, winning an unemployment claim in Alabama on behalf of the employer can at times appear to be a daunting task. After attending the ACES Alabama Unemployment Compensation Bootcamp for Employers, featuring Alabama Department of Labor General Counsel, Joey Ammons, and Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, employment law attorney, Tommy Eden, you can strengthen your skills to become "fit" enough to navigate the obstacle course and win more claims on behalf of your employer. Part 2 is the Do's and Don'ts rope course. Take advantage of the personal coaching guidance offered by these two seasoned legal professionals to strengthen your grip on even the most challenging discharge scenarios. These sessions are moderated by NFIB Alabama State Director, Rosemary Elebash. Other helpful resources can be found at: www.AlabamaAtWork.com

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Controlling Woody Plants in Pastures and Hayfields - June 19th at 10:00 A.M. CDT

In summer, woody plants such as Chinese tallowtree, green ash, common persimmon, and Cherokee rose can overwhelm pastures. Additionally, woody vines are often very difficult to control in hayfields. A webinar entitled “Controlling Woody Plants in Pastures and Hayfields” will be held at 10 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, June 19. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattlemen and forage producers to learn how to deal with these weeds.
Dr. Stephen Enloe (Extension Weed Specialist) with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will discuss practical control strategies to minimize the effect of these hard-to-control weeds. Viewers will have the option of connecting interactively so they can talk with Dr. Enloe. Alternatively, viewers can watch the live stream and submit questions for the speaker via the chat session.

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The Do's and Don'ts for private employers under the Alabama 'Guns in the Parking Lot' Act.

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Crime in the Workplace - Session 1

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Controlling Summer Weeds in Pastures and Hayfield

Summer weeds such as dog fennel, pigweed, horse nettle, and bitterweed can overwhelm your grass forages. A webinar entitled “Controlling Summer Weeds in Pastures and Hayfields” was held at 10 a.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 1. This webinar is an excellent opportunity for cattlemen and forage producers to learn how to deal with these weeds.

Dr. Stephen Enloe (Extension Weed Specialist) with Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System) discusses practical control strategies to minimize the effect of these summer weeds.

This webinar is brought to you by the Forage Focus program of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.
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Untangling the New Form I-9, I-9 Compliance Training

A new federal I-9 form, which was released March 8, will go into effect on MAY 7.

I-9 compliance, which many business operators, especially small business owners, already find difficult, will get even harder when this new form goes into effect. This training, provided by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Constangy, Brooks and Smith and the National Federation of Independent Business in Alabama, provides employers with all the critical information they will need to meet all of the new requirements associated with this revised form.

After you start the video, you may "Double Click" on the video to make it full screen. Allow time for video to buffer.

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** UPDATED Slide-set with MAY 7 clarification. "Untangling the New Form I-9” I-9 Compliance Training **

Introduction

 

1. Why Is I-9 Training Critical To You And Your Employer?

2 & 3 If Using E-Verify Why Complete Form I-9?

 

4. What Is The Employee’s Form I-9 Responsibility?

5 & 6. What Is The Employer’s Form I-9 Responsibility?

 

7. What About Form I-9 Completion For Employees With Disabilities?

8. Should I Copy The Documents Presented?

 

9. What About Expiration Dates And Revivification?

10. What Are The Form I-9 Retention Requirements?

 

11-14. Tips To Avoid Penalties.

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Forage Focus Program 2013 Webinar Series

What’s the Real Cost of Making and Feeding Hay?

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It costs more to produce and feed a bale of hay than most cattlemen realize. Drs. Walt Prevatt and Jennifer Johnson from Auburn University and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System will help you determine how much it really costs to produce and feed your hay.

Biology and Management of Bermudagrass Stem Maggot


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Bermudagrass stem maggot, a new invasive pest, has been found across much of the Southeast. Drs. William Hudson and Dennis Hancock from the University of Georgia will discuss the status of this new invasive pest, and provide research-based information on what is known about its biology and management.

 


 

The Affordable Care Act: Guidance for Alabama Employers on What to Expect in 2013 and Preparing for 2014

January 8 at 1 P.M. CST
Alabama small-business owners must plan for the impact that changes in federal health care laws will have on their businesses. While the majority of the new taxes, mandates and administrative requirements begin in January 2014, some major provisions take effect in 2013. A webinar January 8 at 1 p.m. will offer practical guidance for business owners. The webinar is sponsored by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System; the National Federation of Independent Business; Constangy, Brooks and Smith, LLP; and Jackson Thornton Certified Public Accountants.

Links to individual segments:

Segment #1 - http://youtu.be/gO9OgZ2A-qI
Segment #2 - http://youtu.be/LPH3VyjcIyA
Segment #3 - http://youtu.be/bgT3EajjzHc
Segment #4 - http://youtu.be/ImBsKFI-Jfc
Segment #5 - http://youtu.be/g50wTD6pVzs
Segment #6 - http://youtu.be/RD0CyVoMwCM

Please submit questions or comments to: careact@aces.edu

ACES Affordable Health Care Constangy Guidance 1-8-12 PDF File

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Alabama Immigration Law Sessions

Labor law expert Thomas M. Eden of the Capell & Howard law firm conducted the webinars, which include an overview of the law, complying with key provisions, and record-keeping.

Alabama Immigration: Keeping your Small Business in Business

http://www.aces.edu/go/226
National Federation of Independent Business and AU Center for Governmental Training session primarily for City Revenue Officers and targeted for Small Business owner compliance information.

Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries sessions:

The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries and the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service webinar targeted to help farmers understand the new immigration law. "We think it's important with any employer in the state of Alabama," said Patrick Moody, a spokesperson with the Department of Agriculture and Industries. "The webinar applies to everything from small mechanic shops to farmers. It will take a complex situation and put it into context."

Homeland Security

http://www.aces.edu/go/232

 


 

Tornado Information for Poultry Producers

Informational Webinar with the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Alabama Poultry and Egg Association, USDA Farm Service Agency, USDA Natural Resources and Conservation Service, Alabama Farmer's Federation, First South Farm Credit, FEMA, SBA, National Poultry Technology center, and other Stage Agencies and partners targeting poultry growers sustaining storm damage in April. http://www.aces.edu/go/155

 


 

View Our Master List of All Archived Recordings:

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For questions or comments, please contact Rusty Presley in ACES/Ag IT. Thank you!