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Old Salt Glazed Silo

Kansas is rich in agricultural history. As time passes, so do many of the old farm relics. This remnant is from the 1920's. The beautiful Dickey vitrified salt-glazed tile silo has seen the test of time in Pottawattamie County, Kansas.

Week of March 16, 2015


Photo by Gerry Snyder

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Announcements
KSRE Agent Video Training Series
Many people get their information today through an array of social media. Video is one of the best methods of showing what’s happening in the field and particularly in your county. Using your own smartphone, you can produce a good quality instructional video.
 
This short training series helps KSRE agents learn the basics in producing your own educational videos.
The first two sessions will be held online followed by a hands-on workshop. 

April 1: Online webinar (9am) – overview of making an instructional video, creating a storyboard and writing a script, and what equipment to use for recording video and audio.
April 15: Online webinar (9am) – simple tips in shooting better videos, overview of video editing, how to upload to YouTube.
April 17: Hands-on workshop (9am to 4pm) – Hodgeman County (Jetmore, KS) morning - shooting video, recording audio, shooting b-roll. Afternoon - editing your program and uploading to YouTube.
April 24: Hands-on workshop (9am to 4pm) – KSU (Manhattan, KS) morning - shooting video, recording audio, shooting b-roll. Afternoon - editing your program and uploading to YouTube.
 
The online classes are open to anyone. They are offered live and recorded in case you miss them.
 
For the hands-on workshop, please register with Gerry Snyder, gsnyder@ksu.edu .
 
Additional video resources are on our KSRE Agent Video Page.

2015 Changes for KSRE Adobe Connect Users
2015 Changes for KSRE Adobe Connect Users

As part of the integration of KSRE IT services with KSU IT services, we are in the process of evaluating our current license with Adobe Connect. Over the past seven years, Adobe Connect has served us well as a powerful online communication tool. 
At this point in time, we ask that you start to use the KSU Zoom web conferencing system. The use of Zoom is free for all K-State faculty and staff. Zoom contains many similar features as Adobe Connect for webinars and online meetings. There are plenty of online Zoom resources to help you along.

Zoom resources can be found at...

With the migration over to Zoom, if you have any Connect recordings that you would like to keep, you will need to save them offline ASAP. All saved recordings will need to completed by May 1, 2015.
A quick illustration on "How to Save your KSRE Adobe Connect Recordings" is now posted online.


If you need any additional help or have questions, please feel free to contact Gerry Snyder at gsnyder@ksu.edu .

 

Moving KSRE/COA Audio and Video Media to KSU Servers
As part of the on-going integration with Information Technology Services (ITS) and KSRE, we plan to move essential audio and video files that departments and local units throughout the state will want to continue to use online.

Over the past 15 years we’ve accumulated thousands of audio and video files. During this transition we want to move the files you would like to keep to an online KSU ITS managed system. Those files that are no longer to be hosted online can be copied to offline media for the departments and units to handle how they wish such as for archive purposes or they can be completely deleted.

Future digital media options will include using KSU MediaSite and Wowza media servers that allow for recording and storage of lectures, presentations, events and seminars.

Please take this time to look at and evaluate your current online digital media. Decide what video and audio you would like to keep online, save to a DVD for archive purposes or have deleted from our systems.

I will be sending out individual notices to COA department heads and KSRE project leaders who have stored digital media on our KSRE media servers. For online video and audio programs that you would like to keep, I will be sending out and posting information on how to update your media links to the files that are transferred to the KSU media servers.

We would like to complete this process by June of this year.

If you need further assistance, help, or have questions, please contact Gerry Snyder, gsnyder@ksu.edu. --Gerry Snyder
 

KSRE Technology Web moving to KSU ITS Web
Coming Soon: This website will be migrating important KSRE technology material over to the K-State ITS (Information Technology Services), http://www.k-state.edu/its/. We are in the process of combining and enhancing our technology services provided to you. If you have any comments or specific information that you would like to have transferred over to the ITS, please contact Gerry Snyder, gsnyder@ksu.edu .

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