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Getting started with seed saving

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Eric Kampe, owner/operator of the Ann Arbor Seed Company, will speak from experience about growing and processing vegetable and flower seed, including a look at his seed marketing business. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2019...

Getting started with soil physical properties for field and hoophouse

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

MSU Extension Educator Fred Springborn will address the effects of soil texture and structure on water retention and spring warm-up, and how these soil characteristics can be improved. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2019 Beginning...

Getting started with pruning fruit trees

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Proper pruning results in improved fruit quantity and quality. MSU Extension senior educator Bob Tritten will provide an overview of theory and technique for Michigan’s commonly grown tree fruit species. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University ...

Getting started with growing specialty mushrooms

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Matt produces shiitake mushrooms for local sale and has plans to expand into maitake and Lion’s Mane. This webinar will provide valuable insights into small-scale gourmet mushroom production. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State University Extension 2019...

Getting started with the physical labor of farming

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Ned will discuss the physical workload of starting a farm...hours per day, days per year, lifting, bending, crawling, carrying, digging, reaching, etc. This is a realistic look at the effort you will face for various farm enterprises and tools to help you work more...

Food Marketing Trends Webinar- MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 12:00 pm EDT

Consumer food choices are constantly changing. Yet, some components of their choices, such as quality, value, and customer service should never be neglected. As we head into the summer session, let's look at what food trends have surfaced so far in 2018 and how that affects...

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...