Out in the Sun: How to Plan and Put On an Engaging, Informative and Successful Field Day

Watch the webinar on YouTube at https://youtu.be/VsVOev98t6w

About the Webinar

This webinar is the third in the Excellence in Organic Extension webinar series organized by Dr. Julie Grossman, Alan Meijer, and Thanwalee (JiJY) Sooksa-nguan of North Carolina State University, and eOrganic will host the webinars. It took place on October 21, 2013.

Research station experiments can be a valuable resource to demonstrate many of the ecological principles that underlie organic production practices.Charlie White of Penn State Extension and Molly Hamilton of North Carolina State Extension will share examples of engaging and hands-on field day activities that lead participants to discover and synthesize the ecological phenomena of different organic cropping system practices. They will talk about planning an extension event, advertising, and practical logistics. They will also discuss how to choose topics, locations, and speakers. You will also hear, from experience, how to make the event go smoothly (and learn from their mistakes).

Slides from the webinar as a pdf handout

Resources mentioned in the webinar:

Gareau, T.P.,R. G. Smith, M.E. Barbercheck, and D.A. Morensen. 2010. Spider Plots: A Tool for Participatory Extension Learning. Journal of Extension. October 2010, Volume 48, Number 5 // 5TOT8


About the Presenters

Charlie White is a Sustainable Agriculture Extension Associate with Penn State Extension. His work focuses on soil health, nutrient cycling, and the use of cover crops in organic and low-input farming systems.

Molly Hamilton was born and raised in rural North Carolina. She studied Biology at UNC-Chapel Hill, and received a Masters of Crop Science at NC State University. She has worked with the Organic Grain Program at NCSU for 9 years, planning, implementing, and evaluating Extension outreach for the program.

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Published August 12, 2013

This is an eOrganic article and was reviewed for compliance with National Organic Program regulations by members of the eOrganic community. Always check with your organic certification agency before adopting new practices or using new materials. For more information, refer to eOrganic's articles on organic certification.