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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 – overview of making an instructional video, creating a storyboard and writing a script, and what equipment to use for recording video and audio.
Watch the recorded webinar.
April 15: Online webinar – simple tips in shooting better videos, overview of video editing, how to upload to YouTube.
April 17: Hands-on workshop – 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 3pm) – 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 and training information 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 .

 

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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