University of GeorgiaAnimal waste can be a valuable organic resource or a pollutant.Managing it right and applying the best technologies determine which it may be.The University of Georgia invites interested stakeholders to adiscussion of issues and opportunities at the Georgia Animal Waste Roundtable Oct. 3in Athens, Ga.The program will be held at the Georgia Center for ContinuingEducation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It’s presented by UGA Cooperative Extension, theUGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the GeorgiaDepartment of Natural Resources Agricultural Pollution Prevention Program (P2AD).Topics include UGA priorities in animal waste, bioenergy fromagricultural residuals, regulatory updates, new UGA teaching and research farms, lagoonclosure, grazing dairies and air quality.The roundtable “is a real nice example of collaborativeproblem-solving,” said Thomas Bass, who is coordinating the event. Bass is a UGAExtension specialist in animal and dairy sciences and biological and agriculturalengineering.There is no cost for the event, and lunch is included. It’s opento university faculty, federal and state specialists, commodity representatives,consultants and others in waste and nutrient management.Registration is limited. To attend, register online atwww.pware.com/2532. E-mail Bass at [email protected] for more information, or visitwww.agp2.org/aware.
I’ll admit that I was already an Amazon lover when my daughter’s calculator arrived the same day I ordered it. I wasn’t the first person to have this experience—probably more like the thousandth or millionth Prime customer to gasp at the wonderful efficiency. There was no escaping it—I felt “pretty damn special” (PDS). Though customer service continues to improve as most companies realize that social media can magnify the damage a distraught consumer creates, PDS moments remain rare.Credit unions have an unfair advantage here—they’re PDS institutions. Owned by members. Serving communities. People helping people. Despite this upper hand, how many PDS moments do your members experience each year? Hint—your latest loan rate promotion isn’t PDS. Your 1.35% dividend rate? Nope. Not PDS.One great area in which you can create PDS moments is a well-run, character- and content-driven youth savings account program. Whether you just started a program, have one in place or might be looking to develop one to help you connect with kids (as well as parents and families), here are a few ideas to get you started. Going MobileWhen most folks think about going mobile at a credit union, they immediately picture an online banking app. But just as loan rates aren’t going to create a PDS moment, a mobile banking app is now just the cost of doing business. The potential for a PDS moment certainly increases (e.g. my first mobile check deposit was pretty exciting), but most of the wow factor has been played out by now.If you’re aiming for a PDS experience, then you need to offer something more. Why not consider a mobile app for the kiddos that introduces basic money-smart concepts? Here are a few of ours to get your wheels churning. (Scroll down to find our four apps, or just search “Money Mammals” in any app store.)Now put yourself in parents’ shoes, and think about what it might mean to them when the mobile device not only holds the attention of a rambunctious child but also enriches him or her. Take a look at our “Needs vs. Wants” app, in which our intrepid star, Joe the Monkey, walks you through learning the difference between the two concepts. It’s a fun, educational way to teach your kids one of the core money-smart skills Parents Want HelpI have yet to run into a parent who doesn’t think teaching his or her kids about money smarts is a good idea. However, most parents don’t implement a plan of action. Or if they do, it’s not particularly well thought out. Imagine if your credit union could help bridge that gap between “yes, what a great idea” and actually doing something about it. Do you think that step might help differentiate you from other institutions in your area? You bet it will! And again, think about what being the institution that helps parents accomplish something so important means. PDS. PSA for PDSOne of our terrific partners, Service Credit Union, smartly reached out to its local PBS station to provide PSA-style commercials that not only promote its program but also provide some enriching food for thought for kids. Take a look at this example. Consider placing a call to local TV or radio stations. Many have competitive rates. Think about the difference you can bring to your community and to your brand when everyone else is touting commodity products and you’re aligned with your mission—“people helping people.”These are just three ideas you can use to set yourself apart as an institution looking to make a difference in your community. Most institutions just talk about being the Amazon of their particular niche. Start thinking of what folks might really want and how you can create a PDS experience.Good luck. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Lanza John Lanza is the Chief Mammal of Snigglezoo Entertainment, and Creator of The Money Mammals. John created The Saving Money Is Fun Kids Club for credit unions nationwide and has … Web: www.themoneymammals.com Details
Sami Helenius, a former National Hockey League (NHL) player, has walked away from Kasino Curt, his casino affiliate business, just weeks after announcing its launch.Targeting Swedish casino enthusiasts, Helenius was to run the site from his native Finland, however he has decided to quit after receiving police contact.In the Scandinavian nation gambling operations are run by Fintoto, Veikkaus and RAY, who merged at the beginning of the year, under the direction of the Finnish Lotteries Act.Kasino Curt details that to avoid legal problems they did not publish marketing materials within Finland, instead focusing on its target market of Sweden.Of the legal problems, Helenius detailed: “I decided to quit my business, when the Police of Finland sent me a request for clarification. They suspected that we are really marketing to Finns, not to Swedes. “After reading their message I immediately understood that there was no way for me to convince them that we are not targeting Finns. Among other things, they wanted to know if Finns could gamble on the gambling sites we wanted to advertise in kasinocurt.com. “Finland does not block gambling sites, so of course it’s possible. Finland defends its monopoly very, very aggressively, even when the “aggressor” is not targeting Finnish casino enthusiasts. This is very disappointing and frustrating, as I had big plans for Kasino Curt.”Helenius, a former Calgary Flames, Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Chicago Blackhawks enforcer, named his site after Swedish ice hockey coach Curt Lindström, who won a World Championship gold in 1995 when in charge of Finland. Submit Veikkaus seeks new wagering lead as Kauhanen departs to lead Finnish Hippos June 12, 2020 Lottery leaders to address COVID-19 crisis at SBC Digital Summit April 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Share Related Articles Veikkaus calls for early introduction of Finnish age verification measures August 28, 2020