By Breanna Pye, OCJ field reporter
The mission of Extension is to disseminate the vast and detailed research information generated from land grant universities, which has not changed in 150 years. The delivery of that information, however, has changed. A recent example of this change was the four-part WebEx lecture series that offered in depth coverage and insights on sheep and goat health issues via the Internet.
Ohio State University Extension, in conjunction with and the Ohio State University Sheep Team, teamed up with the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association (OSIA) to sponsor the new WebEx series that replaced the more traditional district programs. Instead of speakers traveling across counties to attend the district meetings, the new Web series consisted of a centralized “live” site in Knox County, with 13 other viewing locations positioned in various counties across the state and the chance for online users to listen in as well. A combined average of 200 producers attended each session of the series that finished up earlier this week.… Continue readingRead More »