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 USDA organic certification
Vicki Morrone, Organic farming specialist, Center for Regional food Systems at MSU
Monday, March 9, 2015, 7-9pm (all times ‘eastern time)
In this session, you will learn what is required for USDA National Organic Program organic certification for crop production and animal and animal product (eggs, milk) production. A guide will be offered to help you decide if you want to certify organic or just practice organic and understand the differences in practices and market opportunities. The organic certification paper work and organic farm practices will be reviewed, offering a case example for each; field crops, mixed vegetables, poultry eggs and lamb. Handouts with check lists and an organic farm plan will be offered with example answers to serve as a guide as you complete the paper work. Q & A will follow the session and can be continued via email after the program.
Presented by Dr. Kurt Steinke, Assistant Professor, MSU Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Science
This one-hour webinar will focus on managing nitrogen inputs on corn and wheat to minimize potential for N loss and maximize efficiency.
Register for this free program at http://events.anr.msu.edu/event.cfm?folder=fieldcropswebinars2015
This program is part of the Michigan State University Extension Field Crop Webinar Series for 2015:
Monday evenings, February 23rd – March 30th, 2015 Live On-line.
Growers, consultants and agribusiness professionals are invited to participate in a series of six online programs addressing field crop production and pest management on Monday evenings Feb. 23 through March 30, 2015. Participants will learn how to enhance their corn, soybean, small grain and dry bean production systems in the coming season, and have an opportunity to ask questions of MSU agriculture experts. The live webinar presentations will begin at 7 p.m. EST each Monday evening and run until 8 p.m. EST. One MDARD Pesticide Recertification Credit will be available through each webinar for application to one of the following categories: Private Core, Commercial Core or Field Crops. Participants can view the programs independently online free of charge. However, pre-registration is required to access connection information.
Corn Stover Harvest in Michigan: A review of ongoing research - Dennis Pennington, MSU Extension
Presenters: Jane Haskell, Extension Professor, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and George Morse, Extension Faculty Associate, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Professor Emeritus, Applied Economics, University of Minnesota Extension. Click here to learn more about our presenters.
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