This program is part of a 20-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2015 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. A descriptive flyer and on-line registration and payment for any or all of the webinars is available at http://events.anr.msu.edu/beginningfarmerwebinars/ A registration fee of $10 per webinar, or $100 for all 20 webinars is required.
Getting started with small farm equipment
Fred Springborn, MSU Extension
Monday, April 27, 2015, 7-9pm (‘eastern time’)
Many beginning farmers are not as knowledgeable about farm equipment as they would like to be. This webinar will help you will learn about matching equipment size to your necessary tasks. It is designed to provide beginning farmers with little to no experience with a good ‘primer’ on identifying, selecting and purchasing equipment suitable for your farming operation, including tractors, tillage equipment, planters and drills, spreading equipment (manure, fertilizer, lime, etc.), haymaking equipment and other harvest equipment. MSU Extension educator and farmer Fred Springborn will be using a combination of discussion and pre-recorded video to get you acquainted with a variety of equipment suitable for smaller farms. The presentation may include some information on hand tools and small, motorized, hand-operated equipment, but will focus on small tractors and tractor drawn equipment.
Master Gardeners are experts in gardening and food production. However, how prepared are they to work in urban areas where healthy food access is limited? This webinar will focus on the results of a study that investigated the challenges of the engagement process associated with volunteering in low-income urban communities of color, as perceived by Master Gardeners.
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