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What kind of chickens should you get for your backyard flock?

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 4:00 pm EST - Presented by Ron Kean

Many people are thinking about getting a small backyard flock. This webinar is a follow up to the Feb 20, 2019 webinar (https://learn.extension.org/events/3611) about what to think about before getting chickens, and will discuss what type of chickens you should get..The...

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...

Understanding Stress and Depression in Farmers and Ranchers

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm EDT

The Rural Family Support Network is a team of Extension professionals in the North Central Region of the United States whose mission is to address issues related to stress and overall health concerns for farm and ranch families. Supported by a grant from the North Central...

The IMpact of the Opioid Crisis on Hospitals

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

The webinar will cover statistics (commonly reported and not reported hospital data), the ER patient (overdoses, other drugs, “seekers”, dependent and chronically ill and dependent and involved in trauma), hospitalized patient (overdoses, dependent and chronically ill, ...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Protecting Yourself and Others on the Farm

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

3/13/19: Protecting yourself and others on the farmAttend this webinar to learn about some easy steps you can take to protect your and your employees' health, and bring your farm into compliance with the Worker Protection Standard. Communicating clearly with everyone on your...

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...

Demystifying Grafted Tomatoes: The Why & How for Gardeners

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

Pre-register by clicking the 'Location' link above (use a desktop, laptop or the Zoom app on mobile devices).This webinar is part of the 2019 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension. Curious about grafted...

Housing requirements for backyard chickens

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Gregory Martin

As a follow up to the two previous webinars [What to think about BEFORE you get chickens for a backyard flock (https://learn.extension.org/events/3611) and What kind of chickens to get for your backyard flock (https://learn.extension.org/events/3612)], this webinar will...

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Soils and Salts: From Fertilizer to Tidewater

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT

3/27/19: Soils and Salts: From Fertilizer to TidewaterSalts are a natural component of soils. In fact most nutrients and fertilizers exist in salt forms such as potassium chloride (KCl). Salts can have a negative effect on plant growth, reducing their ability to pull water...

Breeding New Cultivars for Soil-enhancing Organic Cropping Systems in the Western Region (Organic Farming and Soil Health in the Western U.S. Webinar Series #5)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

Please join the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic for a series of eight free webinar trainings on organic farming and soil health in the Western U.S. The webinar trainings will target agricultural professionals including Extension personnel, other agency ...

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...

Overview of poultry equipment for backyard chickens

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT - Presented by Alicia Halbritter

Alicia Halbritter, an Extension forage/livetstock agent in Duval County, Florida, will be giving an overview of the type of equipment that is necessary for maintaining a backyard flock of chickens.Image by sylv1rob1 from Shutterstock.com

Getting started with cover crop types and uses on your farm

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm EDT

What are cover crops?...and why use them on my farm? Vicki Morrone, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems organic farming specialist, will address cover crop selection, planting times and rates, and potential benefits. This program is part of a 12-webinar Michigan State...

2019 All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: SSSSnakes, Identification and Environmental Importance

Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

Snakes may be one of the most misunderstood animals in our gardens and landscapes. Learn more about their identification and importance to our ecosystem in this webinar presented by TBA. Webinars are moderated by Dr. Tim Davis, UGA Extension and Vicky Bertagnolli, Clemson...