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April 23, 2021

 

 
 
USDA 
 

On Wednesday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., the state broadband and USDA Offices for Missouri and Illinois are co-hosting a webinar to assist prospective applicants in assembling their applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program grants. The DLT program helps fund distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas to increase access to education, training and health care resources that are otherwise limited or unavailable. USDA plans to make $44.5 million available in fiscal year 2021. Of this amount, $10.2 million is intended for projects that provide substance use disorder treatment services in rural areas. Eligible applicants include local governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. Applications are due June 4. Presenter is Chris Collins, General Field Representative, MO-IL, USDA Telecommunications Program. Please register to attend the webinar.

 

 
 
 Protect Water Quality
 

The Illinois Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy is a state-wide effort to improve water quality in Illinois Rivers and the Gulf of Mexico. This webinar will share ways you and your family can improve our world's water quality from your home. This webinar provides background information and techniques and resources to keep nutrients in your own yard. Topics include rain gardens, leaf management, and lawn care. Guiding the discussion are staff at Extension's Red Oak Rain Garden: Eliana Brown, Layne Knoche, and Kate Gardiner. Registration is required to receive the log-on instructions. If you need an accommodation to participate, please email Eliana Brown at brown12@illinois.edu. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs. This webinar is part of the Everyday Environment Webinar Series. Watch videos for past webinars. For more information, visit go.illinois.edu/EverydayEnvironmentWebinars.

 

 
 
Department of Crop Sciences 
 

University of Illinois scientists and students have assembled the first complete genome for the bacteria that causes Xanthomonas cucurbitae, tiny tan scabs that form on pumpkins. The scabs provide entry points for rot-inducing fungus and other pathogens that can destroy pumpkins and other cucurbits from the inside out, and reduce marketable yields by as much as 90%. “Assembling a complete circular genome means we now have the resources to better understand what's happening in the field. We can use this information to look at how the pathogen is spreading, whether there are differences in host specificity among sub-populations or strains, or how likely it is to develop resistance to chemical controls,” says Sarah Hind, assistant professor in the Department of Crop Sciences at Illinois and senior author on the Phytopathology study. See Crop Sciences students contributing to Hind’s other pumpkin projects in this video. High school and transfer students can learn more about Crop Sciences coursework online.

 

 
 
 LGE Webinar Series
 

Thursday, April 29, at Noon CT, Rural Partners will host Dr. John Jackson, from the SIUC Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, on Illinois Extension’s Local Government Education webinar. Dr. Jackson will present The First 100 Days of the Joe Biden Administration: The Future of the Republic and of the Democratic and Republican Parties. This program will examine the transition from the Trump Administration to the Biden Administration. Dr. Jackson will analyze the impact of that transition and Biden’s record at this traditional benchmark on the future of the nation, the prospects for the two major parties, and what Donald Trump’s continuing impact may be. Read more for further information and to register for the webinar.

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April 23 - 2021 APA-ISS Spring Conference Session 2

April 27 - Illinois Housing Development Authority: Assessing Community Need and Building Rural Partnerships (Rural Partners)

April 29 - The First 100 Days of the Joe Biden Administration: The Future of the Democratic and Republican Parties (Rural Partners)

May 5 - Effectively Utilizing Opportunity Zones for Development

May 12 - Age-Friendly Communities (Rural Partners)

May 20 - Freedom of Information Act 

June 18 or June 25 – Central Illinois Volunteerism Conference

 
 
 
 
 

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