Sessions Tagged With 'local and regional food systems'

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Neurological diseases of poultry and immunity/vaccination

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by David Frame

The final webinar in this health-related series will focus on the avian immune system and vaccination programs for poultry flocks. As the last in a four part health-related webinar series, Dr. Frame will also discuss things to do to minimize health challenges.

Balancing Competing Commitments

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by Margaret Viebrock

Join Margaret Viebrock of Washington State University Extension as she shares ways to balance your busy farm life schedule. Learn how to conquer the clutter in your life and then get rid of your biggest time wasters.It may sound easy, but without a plan, it never happens. ...

Managing egg laying flocks

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11:00 am EDT - Presented by Michael Darre

The last in the five-part egg production webinar series gives an overview of the management of small, commercial, egg laying flocks. Topics to be covered including lighting, ventilation, getting the hens to the nest, culling and general care of pullets and hens. The discussion...

Health concerns for egg layers

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Michael Darre

The key to a productive, happy flock is good health. Dr. Michael Darre from the University of Connecticut will be discussing some of the health concerns with egg production hens. Dr. Darre is the Extension Poultry Specialist for Connecticut, and New England. As such he is...

Marketing Your Products - Turning Samples into Sales

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

Providing product samples is a great way to help increase sales at your farmers market booth or farm stand. However, it is also important to do it in a way that does not give away all your product (and therefore profits!) and that also will provide a safe product that...

Quality of eggs from different production systems

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Jacquie Jacob

When it comes to buying eggs for your family there are many different types to chose from - conventional, brown, white, green, free-range, cage-free, omega-3 enriched, pasture-raised. What are the differences between these eggs? Why do some cost more than others? Which type of...

Building a Food Coop

Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm EST

Heidi Demars, Marketing Coordinator for the BisMan Food Coop, will discuss the challenges and successes achieved in building a local food coop. Involved since it started, Heidi has been at each step of the process including locating potential growers to finding a place to...

Small egg production flock: Cost evaluation of different housing systems

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 11:00 am EST - Presented by Kenneth Anderson

Thinking of starting a new small-scale commercial egg production flock? There are lots of decisions to make, including what type of production system to use - confinement, free-range, pasture-raised, etc. Dr. Ken Anderson from North Carolina State University will be discussing...

Connecting Beginning Farmers to New Markets: Start-up Advice & Resources for Gaining Access to Farmers Markets

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST

The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program presents a webinar panel presentation, "Connecting Beginning Farmers to New Markets: Start-up Advice & Resources for Gaining Access to Farmers Markets" Panel...