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  • Helping to Create Happy Endings for NJ's Unemployed | DOL Training Grant Opportunities | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    Smith Director of the Hudson County One Stop Career Center in Union City which serves an average of 2 000 people each quarter We help them make a plan and then get there For occupations where labor is in demand we are able to provide training grants Sergio went to the Union City One Stop office in December and was referred to a workforce development counselor From there he searched a database of approved training programs and was pleased to see the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School Three Week Preparatory Short Course on the list I knew about the Turf School because I had worked with some of the people involved when I was a Master s student he said I knew it would be a perfect match In January Sosa took the three week course which teaches the basics of turfgrass science and golf course maintenance I was familiar with some types of turf but the course was specific to species used in the Northeast said Sosa who earned a Bachelor s degree in horticulture from Louisiana State University It also reviewed machinery and tools I m a plant guy I m not mechanically inclined so that part really helped me Learning experiences in the Three Week Preparatory Short Course such as this golf course tour helped Sergio Sosa secure a new job as assistant superintendent at Pelham Bay and Split Rock golf courses More importantly Sosa believes it helped him land his new job at Pelham Bay and Split Rock golf courses in the Bronx NY All that information was fresh in my head when I went to interviews he said I was able to think of questions to ask the superintendents that were interviewing me and I was able to answer most of the questions they

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  • Conference and Event Management Services: Request Information | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    form below and we ll be in touch soon to discuss how we can help make your event a success Required First Name Last Name Organization Phone Number Email Address Type of Event Please select Meeting Seminar Single Session Conference Multiple Sessions Tradeshow Other Expected Number of Attendees Please select Under 50 50 100 100 200 200 300 300 Intended Event Date Questions Comments Rutgers The State University of New

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  • Home Gardeners School | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education | Formerly Cook College
    or yellow Or do you prefer soft pastel pink or maybe pure white Does the sweet smell of honeysuckle appeal to you It does to me And fall foliage do you like that I do If these ornamental features are what you are seeking for your garden consider our prized native azaleas There are 17 species native to the US all but two are found east of the Mississippi 3 are native right here in NJ Let Steven Kristoph teach you about these wonderful garden plants their culture care and how to place them in the landscape Association of Professional Landscape Designers APLD Approved for 1 CEU 12 NEW The Plant and Soil Relationship Ted Szczawinski Certified Tree Expert Adjunct Instructor Rutgers Newark Soil is the medium that supports plant life It acts as a reservoir for the water oxygen and minerals that are essential to their sustainability In association with the 5 five factors of climate soil provides the roots with a conductive environment to grow and anchor the plant for its productive lifetime This presentation will unearth what makes up a good soil analyze the truth about compost dig into the delicate balance of water minerals and oxygen and dispel the dirty myths about how these two plants and soil seem sometimes to be at odds with each other 13 Plant Propagation Cool Plants in Small Batches Sold Out This workshop is sold out Please select another workshop choice when registering Joseph Kiefer Triple Oaks Nursery Herb Garden Learn about plant propagation of cuttings seeds grafting and division in small batches for the small craft nursery hobby grower or homeowner See photos of plant propagation and learn how it s done 14 NEW Firewood From Tree to Stove Judy Glattstein Garden Consultant Students will learn about the burn values of different kinds of trees how to stack and store firewood different tools from electric to gasoline chainsaws log splitters splitting mauls and wedges wooden glut sawbuck and lots lots more 15 NEW Early Spring Vegetable Gardening Sold Out This workshop is sold out Please select another workshop choice when registering Virginia Lamb Falcone Environmental Educator Does the long winter find you craving fresh vegetables Now is the perfect time to start your spring garden It s easy and it can be done in a variety of ways and spaces from beds to containers You can start right away and will be eating homegrown peas kale lettuces and mesclun in May Association of Professional Landscape Designers APLD Approved for 1 CEU 16 NEW Eco Beneficial Gardening 101 Boosting Ecosystems in Your Garden Kim Eierman Horticulture Consultant Kim s Native Landscape Consulting Even the most beautiful gardens are not always healthy ecosystems Your yard is more than a combination of trees shrubs and perennials it is complex systems where all living things are connected Gardening with an ecosystem approach contributes to species diversity attracting and supporting more birds butterflies pollinators and beneficial insects In turn bio diverse landscapes with ecological balance are more resistant to pests diseases and extreme weather events especially important in the face of climate change Learn how the design choices you make the plants you select and the maintenance practices you use all can make a huge difference in creating a beautiful healthy ecosystem filled with life Association of Professional Landscape Designers APLD Approved for 1 CEU 17 NEW Freezing Techniques for Fruits Vegetables and Herbs Sold Out This workshop is sold out Please select another workshop choice when registering Daryl Minch and Sandra Grenci Family Community Health Sciences FCHS Rutgers Cooperative Extension Somerset and Hunterdon Counties Do you want to freeze produce to enjoy all year This workshop will cover equipment techniques and good safety measures to ensure high quality frozen produce You ll also learn about making freezer jam Lunch Break Keynote Presentation 12 00pm 1 00pm Creating Natural Barriers with Seaside Horticulture Master Gardeners in Action Dr William Sciarappa Agriculture Resource Management Agent Rutgers Cooperative Extension Monmouth County Master Gardeners have often provided a creative and effective link between extension programming and community outreach Our highly successful rain garden program in Monmouth County provided the training and skills to set the stage for a whole new level of applied horticulture In partnering on a major pilot construction of a Maritime barrier forest at the Jersey Shore the county extension staff and gardeners provided essential know how and teamwork to complete an amazing naturalized eco system that can protect towns shorelines and coastal lakes from storm damage PM Workshops Session 3 1 15pm 2 15pm 18 Hands On Workshop Tempting Terrariums Sold Out This workshop is sold out Please select another workshop choice when registering Monica McLaughlin Horticulturist The Rutgers Gardens Come learn the FUNdamentals of putting together a garden under glass This Victorian past time has had a new found popularity in the 21st century It is a sort of science experiment mixed with crafting and an artistic eye I once read that it was the possibility of land ownership for apartment dwellers So come buy some property Good for all ages Additional fee of 10 per person 25 person limit 19 NEW Garden Photography Meets Your Smart Phone Ken Karamichael Associate Director Office of Continuing Professional Education As cell phone cameras get more sophisticated they re quickly overtaking point and shoot cameras as the most popular tool for taking pictures A camera phone can produce truly compelling images Learn interactive tips apps and strategies to strengthen your garden photography skills Association of Professional Landscape Designers APLD Approved for 1 Business CEU 20 NEW Designing with Stone Bruce Crawford Director The Rutgers Gardens Many people enjoy the look and impact that stone provides for the garden Whether it is a patio waterfall or simply large stones placed in the garden stone adds a touch that few other elements can provide The challenge is making the stone appear like it fits Bruce will discuss various methods and design tricks that will make the design

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/ah0201ca.html (2014-06-13)
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    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/programs/NJ-recycling-certification.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Overview of Trauma Informed Care | Series on Trauma Informed Care | NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect & NJ Department of Children and Families
    is a journey of assessment reflection and intentional change Success in this journey requires the involvement and investment of both internal and external stakeholders 12 00pm Remarks Lunch 1 00pm Bearing Witness The Impact and Management of Secondary Trauma Child welfare work by its very nature involves us in the lives of many who have experienced significant trauma Exposure to others trauma can have impact on our own feelings thoughts and reactions becoming what is called secondary or vicarious trauma While this is an occupational hazard in much of human service work research on trauma recovery and self care provide hopeful guidance on how to nurture our own resilience Effectively overcoming secondary trauma not only protects us but can also deepen our resolve and commitment to this work 3 00pm Closing Remarks 3 30pm Conclusion Speaker Dr Victoria J Kelly Psy D MSW MHA Director State of Delaware Division of Family Services Dr Vicky Kelly is the Director of the Delaware Division of Family Services in the Department of Services for Children Youth and Families Prior to this appointment she served as the Deputy Director for the Division of Child Mental Health Prior to public service she served as the clinical director for several multi service private agencies Dr Kelly has over 30 years of experience in child welfare and mental health as a clinician and program administrator She received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Masters in Health Administration from Widener University She received her Masters in Social Work from Louisiana State University Dr Kelly has been an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Clinical Psychology at Widener University She is a nationally recognized trainer and consultant in trauma and attachment Fees There is no charge for this program however pre registration is required Walk ins will not be

    Original URL path: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/trauma/overview-of-trauma-informed-care.html (2014-06-13)
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  • Saving America's Farms and Farmland: Celebrating 40 Years of Farmland Preservation | A Two-Day National Conference | Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    effectiveness in farmland preservation Do reverse auctions really deliver the expected benefits Will conservation dollars go farther when the true benefits to the landowner are explained using an optimization approach Will targeting specific parcels lead to cost effectiveness for a farmland preservation program Hear about the latest research results including a survey of planning professionals about the challenges of the optimization approach WORKSHOP 2B PROGRAM SHOWCASE Nation s No 1 Lancaster County s Rise to the Top in Local Farmland Preservation Matt Knepper moderator Executive Director Lancaster County Agricultural Preserve Board Jeff Swinehart Deputy Director Lancaster Farm Trust Learn the dynamic attributes of the Lancaster County Pa program including its public private partnership the Amish community the County Commissioners long standing funding commitment and the Ag Preserve Board s progressive stance on a number of approaches WORKSHOP 2C POLICY PRACTICE Strategic Farmland Preservation Targeting New Jersey s County and Municipal Planning Incentive Grant Programs Susan Payne moderator Executive Director NJ State Agriculture Development Committee Timothy Brill Planning Manager NJ State Agriculture Development Committee Download Presentation PDF Learn how one of the Nation s top State programs provides incentives to localities to include agriculture in comprehensive planning and to engage in farmland preservation WORKSHOP 2D POLICY PRACTICE Farmland Preservation and Farmland Affordability Nancy Everhart moderator Agricultural Director VT Housing Conservation Board Download Presentation PDF Rick Chandler Regional Planner MA Dept of Agricultural Resources Dr Brian Schilling Extension Specialist Rutgers University Cooperative Extension Download Presentation PDF New England farmers must compete for the small amount of land available for farming Learn how farmland preservation programs in the NE have adapted to ensure farmers can afford to buy the farms that taxpayers preserved with farmers in mind Then hear about the latest research on how farmland preservation affects affordability of land for the farmer buyer DAY 1 3 15pm to 4 45pm Choice of one 1 late afternoon workshop WORKSHOP 3A RESEARCH IN BRIEF Beyond Acres Preserved What is PDR PACE Accomplishing Dr Brian Schilling moderator Extension Specialist Rutgers University Cooperative Extension Download Presentation PDF Dr J Dixon Esseks Emeritus Professor Public Administration Northern Illinois University Dr Paul Gottlieb Professor of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics Rutgers University Download Presentation PDF Dr Lori Lynch Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics University of Maryland Ralph Siegel Executive Director Garden State Preservation Trust Acreage protected under a conservation easement is a natural measure of program progress However other impacts of PDR are often not measured This session presents recent research examining other program outcomes including Are preserved farm owners investing in agricultural operations Are preserved farms staying in active agriculture Is PDR helping to improve farm profitability Is there a positive correlation between local property taxes and land conservation Have PDR PACE programs helped keep land values affordable Does using designated target areas increase the contiguity of development and decrease land conversion in these areas WORKSHOP 3B PROGRAM SHOWCASE Letting Localities Lead State Programs that Assist and Guide Local Efforts Lavonne Paden moderator Director WV Agricultural Land Protection Authority Download Presentation PDF David Behm Director NY Farmland Protection Program Download Presentation PDF Amy Moloney Executive Director Monroe County Farmland Protection Board Download Presentation PDF Unlike older programs in states such as MD NJ PA some states enable locally led farmland efforts by providing financial and technical assistance with little if any involvement after the funded easement has been conveyed Learn how NY and WV provide this alternative approach to farmland preservation WORKSHOP 3C POLICY PRACTICE Farmland Preservation in the Midwest Denise Franz King moderator Executive Director Farmland Preservation OH Dept of Agriculture Download Presentation PDF Brian Bourdages Farmland Program Manager Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy MI Download Presentation PDF Erica Schmitz Land Use Manager Town of Dunn WI Alison Volk Land Management Section Chief WI Department of Agriculutre Trade and Consumer Protection Over the last 25 years farmland preservation in the Midwest has been a series of starts and stops Learn about Wisconsin s innovative approach Michigan s local efforts that carry on with very little state support and Ohio s now firmly established active and innovative program Learn possible avenues for addressing your own program s challenges WORKSHOP 3D POLICY PRACTICE Beyond PDR How TDR Has Proven Itself as an Alternative Land Saver Timothy Brill moderator Planning Manager NJ State Agriculture Development Committee Download Presentation PDF Mike Hlubik Committeeman Chesterfield Township NJ John Zawitoski Farmland Preservation Administrator Montgomery County MD Dept of Economic Development Agricultural Services Division Download Presentation PDF Dan Zimmerman Town Manager Warwick Township Lancaster County PA The transfer of development rights continues to be a viable alternative to PDR especially at the township level Learn how several townships in PA and NJ make it work DAY 2 7 15am to 8 15am Please indicate if you will be attending the continuing education CE session when you register WORKSHOP CE Planning for Agriculture How Farmland Preservation Drives Land Use Planning and Ag Drives the Local Economy What Land Use Planners Need to Know Download Presentation PDF How does farmland preservation fit into your local government s master plan and economic development efforts How does farmland preservation influence and even determine growth areas and boundaries in local land use plans Learn how PDR PACE programs are leading local level planning and growth This is an APA approved Continuing Education credit course DAY 2 8 30am to 10 00am Choice of one 1 early morning workshop WORKSHOP 4A RESEARCH IN BRIEF Five Stars or Buyers Remorse Landowner Satisfaction with PDR Participation Dr Brian Schilling moderator Extension Specialist Rutgers University Cooperative Extension Download Presentation PDF Dr J Dixon Esseks Emeritus Professor Public Administration Northern Illinois University Dr Lori Lynch Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics University of Maryland Millions of acres of farmland have been preserved under state local PDR programs Yet the perspectives of farmland preservation program managers and importantly participating landowners post preservation are generally not well understood Drs Schilling and Esseks will present recent survey research examining the perceptions of owners of

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  • January 2014 Calendar | Rutgers University | NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    Preparatory Short Course Pest Managament of Ornamental Landscape Plants 7 8 Recycling Communication Skills 9 10 11 12 13 Advanced Collection Systems Licensing Prep Managing Diseases of Ornamental Landscape Plants Radon Measurement Proficiency Course 14 Onsite Wastewater Disposal Systems Landscape Integrated Pest Management IPM Sold Out Radon Measurement Exam 15 Core Basic Training Bilingual Radon Mitigation Proficiency Course 16 Instrumentation for Water Wastewater Operations 17 Radon Mitigation Exam 18 19

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  • February 2014 Calendar | Rutgers University | NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education
    and Borders Cancelled due to snow Rescheduled for March 20 21 2014 NJDEP Case Study Training for LSRPs Delayed Opening due to snow Registration begins at 9am class starts at 9 30am 5 Writing Skills for Utility and Operations Personnel Cancelled due to snow Rescheduled for March 5 2014 6 ArcGIS Introduction Sold Out Core Basic Training English Only 7 8 9 10 Designing and Installing Retaining Walls 11 Managing Insect Pests of Ornamental Plants 12 Ladder Logic Day 1 will run as scheduled Day 2 rescheduled for February 26 Outdoor Entertainment Spaces Kitchens Firepits More Athletic Field Construction Maintenance Day 1 will run as scheduled Day 2 rescheduled for February 20 2014 13 14 15 16 17 18 Natural and Integrated Pest Management Strategies for Sports Turf Cancelled due to snow Rescheduled for February 28 2014 Tree Planting Installation Cancelled due to snow Rescheduled for March 5 2014 OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training Delayed Opening due to snow Registration begins at 10 30am class starts at 11 00am 19 Tree Pruning 20 Plant Health Care 21 Municipal Shade Tree Management 22 23 24 Sustainable Landscape Design 25 Park Management and Liability Issues Baseball and Softball Skin Surface Selection and

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