Sessions Tagged With 'beginning farmers'

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Connecting Health Insurance and Ag Viability

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 10:00 am EDT

Health, access to care and health insurance affect the vitality of agricultural enterprises and farm and ranch families, according to results from a national research project funded by the USDA. Designed for Extension, tax, loan, health and other agricultural advisors,...

Getting started with producing and selling eggs

Monday, May 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

Producing and selling eggs, Dr. Darrin Karcher, Assistant professor, Poultry Extension Specialist, Purdue University Monday, May 8, 7-9pm Eggs are a popular direct sales and farmers market item. Dr. Karcher will help you get started, or fine-tune your egg enterprise...

Getting started with planning and operating a mixed fruit orchard

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

Planning and operating a mixed fruit orchard, Bob Tritten, Michigan State University Extension Monday, April 24, 2017, 7-9pm Following up his successful webinars on small fruit and cider apples, Bob will walk you through the essentials needed to plan,...

Getting started with crop nutrient management

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

Crop nutrient management, Jim Isleib, Michigan State University Extension Monday, April 3, 2017, 7-9pm eastern time Topics will include: Determining crop nutrient needs and current soil fertility, strategies for immediate and long-term soil fertility and health,...

Getting started with blueberries

Monday, March 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT

Blueberries, Mark Longstroth, Michigan State University Extension Monday, March 27, 2017, 7-9pm (all times ‘eastern time) This webinar will provide a review of the current blueberry industry in Michigan, site selection, cultivar selection, cost of production and pest...

Getting started with fencing and watering systems for livestock

Monday, March 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT - Presented by Jerry Lindquist

Fencing and watering systems for livestock, Jerry Lindquist and Kevin Gould, Michigan State University Extension Monday, March 13, 2017, 7-9pm A good plan is essential for building fences and watering systems that will meet your needs now, and be flexible enough to...

Getting started with maple syrup

Monday, February 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm EST

Maple syrup, Bob and Sue Battel, Battel’s Sugar Bush Monday, February 27, 2017 7-9pm eastern time For those interested in entering the maple syrup business, this webinar provides an overview of what it takes to produce and market quality maple products. Bob is an...

Getting started with hoophouse management

Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm EST

Hoophouse management, Collin Thompson, MSU Extension Monday, February 13, 2017, 7-9pm eastern time Profitable production in hoophouses requires careful planning and management. Collin manages the Michigan State University North Farm, including hoophouses. He will...

Getting started with small vegetable farm systems

Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm EST

Small vegetable farm systems, Abbey Palmer, Michigan State University North Farm Monday, January 30, 2017, 7-9pm eastern time A farm is greater than the sum of its parts. This webinar looks at several farm systems and how they intersect, including transplant care and...

Advanced Presentation Techniques

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 10:00 am EDT

Jeff Reisdorfer from the BFRDP Clearinghouse and I will discuss presentation tips and techniques that you can use in any of your in-person trainings, webinars or online training presentations that you have coming up.

Working with Veterans - BFRDP Clearinghouse

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2:00 pm EDT

The next webinar of the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Clearinghouse is hosting will be visiting with two BFRDP funded programs which are working to help veterans start farming. Annie Donoghue from the Armed to Farm program and Matt Mulder from...

Selecting a tractor for your small farm

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Aside from land and farm buildings, a tractor is often one of the larger investments made by new farmers. Big, new and shiny may not be...

Getting started with specialty cut flower production and handling

Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. This session will discuss the cultural practices of growing specialty cuts (non-traditional cut flowers) in the field and in high...

Getting started with the Food Safety Modernization Act: What you need to do

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. No matter how big your farm or market garden is, if you sell fruits and vegetables to anyone, you will need to do SOMEthing to comply with the Food Safety...

Getting started with compost production and use for the small and mid-sized farm

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Are you ready to include or improve composting at your farm? Learn efficient and effective techniques for making compost, as well as criteria for deciding when...