Sessions Tagged With 'beginning farmers'

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Getting started with hay production

Monday, April 11, 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 cover the basics of growing, harvesting and storing hay for the less experienced farmer. We’ll discuss the various grass and legume species that...

Getting started with the basics of insect morphology

Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Understanding an insect’s form and features will help you tell friends from enemies and determine how to best deal with them. This session...

Getting started with meat goats

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. The focus of this Webinar will be raising Meat Goats and will include such topics as health, housing, nutrition and management of the...

Getting started with getting your land ready to grow organically - certified or not

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. This program will focus mostly on soil health and getting your farm’s soil ready to produce organically. Weeds are the greatest challenge for organic systems...

Getting started with biosecurity: protecting farm animal health

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. The entry of disease to your farm can be devastating to your profits and emotionally debilitating to everyone raising livestock. Biosecurity is not difficult...

Getting started with growing cider apples

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. This session will focus on growing apples for cider making. Cultural practices, variety selection, storage, and other considerations unique to cider apples will...

Getting started with wheat agronomy

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Learn the basics of wheat production from soil fertility and pest control to seeding rates and planting dates. Title: Getting started...

Getting started with integrated pest management resources at MSU

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series.This webinar will cover the basic tenants of IPM and highlight all of the information, tools and resources available to develop a strong IPM program on your farm. ...

Getting started with native bees for pollination

Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Native bees can be harnessed for pollination services on the farm and in the garden. Because these bees do not make honey, they do not...

Getting started with an introduction to edible chestnut production

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 9:00 am EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. This webinar will cover a review of the current chestnut industry in Michigan, site selection, cultivar selection, cost of production...

Getting started with new crops for new customers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Increasing your customer base and determining what to grow can be difficult and confusing but it doesn’t have to be. This session will...

Getting started with growing raspberries in high tunnels

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. High tunnels are less expensive, greenhouse-like structures that provide several important benefits to raspberries and possibly...

Getting started with the basics of raising pigs

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. This webinar will focus on the basics of raising pigs which will include such topics as swine health, housing, nutrition and management of the different phases...

Getting started with climate change and agriculture: What do Michigan farmers think?

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Changes in precipitation patterns, temperature, and extreme events have direct and indirect effects on Michigan’s field crops. Learn how Michigan farmers are...

Getting started with tomato diseases, insects and disorders

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm EST

This program is part of a 23-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2016 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. Tomatoes are one of the hardest vegetables to grow. They are subject to numerous diseases and other issues. This session will help you identify what they might...