University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agricultural economists and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) will jointly hold producer meetings throughout Georgia from Oct. 8-11. The meetings will address three major government support programs including disaster assistance, trade assistance and farm safety-net programs.FSA representatives and UGA economist Adam Rabinowitz will discuss implications, the producer decision process and related issues for each of the programs.“This is an important meeting for all farmers across Georgia. These programs are essential to the livelihood of our growers, and producers need to understand the impact these issues have on their individual farming operations,” Rabinowitz said. “Hosting these programs all over the state provides farmers in all regions of Georgia the opportunity to come and participate.”Below are the meeting dates, times and locations:Oct. 8, 10-11:30 a.m., Decatur County Extension Office, Livestock Pavilion Classroom, 1300 East River Road, Bainbridge, Georgia (no RSVP required).Oct. 8, 3-4:30 p.m., UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, Room 19, 15 RDC Road, Tifton, Georgia (no RSVP required).Oct. 9, 9-10:30 a.m., Weir Center, 307 East Bryan Street, Douglas, Georgia (no RSVP required).Oct. 9, 3-4:30 p.m., Flint Energies, 3 South Macon Street, Reynolds, Georgia (no RSVP required).Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Burke County Extension Office, 715 West 6th Street, Waynesboro, Georgia (RSVP required, lunch provided. Contact 706-554-2119).Oct. 11, 8-9:30 am., Athens-Clarke County Extension Office, 275 Cleveland Road, Bogart, Georgia (RSVP required. Contact 706-546-2266 or [email protected]).Oct. 11, 1-2:30 p.m., Bartow County Extension Office, Olin Tatum Agricultural Building, 320 West Cherokee Ave., Cartersville, Georgia (RSVP required. Contact 706-546-2266 or [email protected]).The USDA started sign-up for the disaster assistance program for farmers impacted by Hurricane Michael in October 2018, said Rabinowitz. Producers can attend a meeting to learn about program specifics for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) and how the program relates to crop insurance. Information on new program eligibility for blueberry and peach producers impacted by the freeze in 2017 will also be available.The USDA also has started sign-ups for the second year of trade assistance in response to retaliatory tariffs. Impacted producers are encouraged to attend a meeting to learn about program specifics for the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP), the current trade situation and future payment options. This program is especially important for producers of row crops, milk, pecans or hogs.Finally, last December the 2018 farm bill was signed into law and row crop producers and landowners have a variety of decisions to make. The USDA recently started elections for the 2019 marketing year Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. These programs are designed for farmers of row crops on base acres and landowners with base acres. The scheduled meeting will also include information on these programs, decision tools, and how to make a decision on program elections and yield updates. For more information, contact Renae Woods at 229-386-3512.
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Marlin Froese As the Manager of Banking Systems, Marlin Froese leads the Banking System team at Access Credit Union where he provides strategic leadership on all banking system related matters and manages … Web: www.accesscu.ca Details The NYLC (made up of young credit union leaders from across Canada) is a bridge between today’s young leaders and the leadership roles that will play a crucial role in the success of Canada’s credit union system of tomorrow.Supported by Credit union Central of Canada, we develop tools, resources, and networks to support today’s up-and-coming credit union leaders, equipping them with the skills and competencies they need to serve the credit union system in positions of influence, addressing head-on the challenges and changes facing our industry.The NYLC will strive to provide today’s young leaders with a collaborative platform to share their perspectives on system challenges and opportunities, ensuring that the next generation of senior leaders leaves their mark on the credit union system of the future. Spring is upon us (according to the calendar) which means it’s time for all that spring cleaning. Yes, the garage needs to be cleaned out and swept. Yes, the car needs to be vacuumed, wiped down and washed. Yes, the entire house needs to be dusted from top to bottom, even in those extremely hard to reach places that no one actually sees. It’s that time of year to roll up the sleeves, get your favorite Swiffer utility out, and fight back against those dreaded dust bunnies.Why do we put ourselves through this painful task year, after year, after year?The answer is best described in one word. Refresh.No, I’m not talking about the little circular arrow button you see on your internet browser. I’m talking about that amazing feeling of pulling your vehicle into a freshly cleaned garage where you can open your door without hitting last year’s summer building project. I’m talking about getting into the car and taking that first breath of fresh automobile cleaner air. I’m talking about that refreshing feeling when you walk into your house and everything just looks mint.On May 3rd and 4th, 55 bright and energetic credit union young and emerging leaders will come together to network, collaborate, and refresh their leadership toolkit at the annual CU NEXTGEN session hosted by Credit union Central of Canada’s NYLC (National Young Leaders Committee).This year’s event is titled Leading from the Inside-out. Developing Self and Others. Self-awareness in key areas is a critical step on the road to achieving better outcomes as a leader. Prior to the conference each attendee will be required to complete analytical pre-work.Each attendee will work to understand themselves better and subsequently utilize that gained understanding to create refreshing opportunities for growth and development. Our passionate facilitator will relate the results to integrated leadership models, leaving the attendees with some tangible take-a-ways. Everyone at the CU NEXTGEN event will be taking steps toward excellence in leadership.Also, back by popular demand the event will be featuring some of the credit union system’s most influential leaders in our Human Library. The Human Library gives the young and emerging leaders in attendance the opportunity to ask the influential leaders thought provoking questions in a personalized environment about leadership or the credit union system. Sounds refreshing, doesn’t it?For more information, check out http://www.cucentral.ca/NationalYoungLeaders/SitePages/Home.aspxNational Young Leaders Committee (NYLC) Our Vision: Strengthening the Credit Union System by Bridging Generations of Leadership
BLOG: Looking Back at the Health Department’s Successful Flu Vaccine Campaign SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Dr. Karen Murphy, Secretary of Health Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf January 28, 2016 Human Services, The Blog Last fall, the Pennsylvania Department of Health launched our “Stopping the Flu Starts with You” campaign, aimed at increasing awareness about flu prevention and providing access to free and reduced costs vaccines. During the campaign, we held 140 clinics at our health centers across the state. Remarkably, almost 1,000 PA residents received flu vaccines at these clinics.In a combined effort among myself, Pennsylvania’s Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, and Deputy Secretary for Health Promotion Dr. Loren Robinson, my department also made numerous public appearances and reached out to Pennsylvanians statewide via our social media in order to further spread valuable information about preventing the flu.We have worked hard to educate people about easy ways to prevent the flu. It is my hope that greater awareness will mean fewer cases of flu in the commonwealth this season.As a culmination of the “Stopping the Flu Starts with You” campaign, we hosted clinics at the eight-day 100th PA Farm Show.Traditionally, visitors flock to the popular Pennsylvania Farm Show each year to enjoy world class milkshakes, pet farm animals and view the famed butter sculpture. But this year, more than 1,000 people also got free flu vaccines.The Department of Health’s daily flu clinics were a resounding success. In addition to protecting their health, and the health of others, by getting a flu vaccine, visitors to the department’s booth had the opportunity to learn a life-saving skill. The hands on, “hands free” CPR demonstration was conducted daily under the guidance of our Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.I want to remind all Pennsylvania residents that it is never too late to get your flu vaccine. Those who missed out on the Farm Show clinics and meet eligibility requirements still have the opportunity to sign up and get free or reduced cost flu vaccines at any of our state health centers while supplies last.Getting the flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting yourself and those around you from seasonal influenza. The Health Department recommends the flu vaccine for everyone over the age of 6 months. It is especially important for older individuals, pregnant women, and people with chronic health conditions that place them at increased risk of complications from the flu.In addition to getting vaccinated, to best avoid receiving or spreading the flu, everyone should also:Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand rub.Keep your hands away from your face and don’t touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. This is one way germs spread.Disinfect frequently used surfaces – like doorknobs, light switches, TV remotes, etc.Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing – then throw the used tissue in the trash.Avoid contact with sick people. If YOU are sick, stay home for at least 24 hours until after your fever is gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine.More information is available at FLUFREEPA.COM or by calling 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).