Upcoming Sessions Tagged With 'beginning farmers'

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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 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 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 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 small farm business start-up

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Wendy Wieland, MSU Product Center Innovation Counselor and MSU Extension Educator, has advised many people wanting to start farm businesses, emphasizing realistic goals. She will address the tough questions about your farm plans, markets, and the reasons why you want to farm....

Getting started with small farm meat chicken production

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST

Presenter Dr. Zac Willams, MSU poultry extension specialist will discuss how meat chickens can be a profitable enterprise on a small, diversified farm. Breed selection, growing systems and facilities, nutrition, health and marketing considerations will be considered. ...

Getting started with pruning small fruits

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

Brambles, blueberries, grapes, saskatoons and other small fruits need proper pruning for plant health and productivity. Retired MSU Extension Educator Steve Fouch will cover the basics and get you started right. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State...

Getting started with quality hay and pasture

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm EDT

Hay and pasture land doesn’t take care of itself. You, in combination with your animals, need to plan for appropriate management. MSU Extension Educator Jim Isleib will provide good farming approaches and common sense to this topic. This program is part of a...

Getting started with selling to wholesale buyers

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm EDT

Selling to chefs, grocers, distributors, and other wholesale buyers is a great way to increase revenue on your farm. MSU Extension Educator Jae Gerhart will provide practical tips and important considerations for integrating wholesale into your marketing plan. This...

Getting started with farm financial management: The next step

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm EDT

This session will build on last year’s novice farm financial management webinars. MSU Extension Educator Frank Wardynski will focus on tracking cost of production and income by accounts, year-end financial analysis and opportunities for grants. This program is part of...