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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...

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...

Organic Practices for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Carbon Sequestration

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

March 20, 2019: Organic Practices for Climate Mitigation, Adaptation, and Carbon Sequestration In this webinar, we will discuss the capacity of sustainable organic systems and practices to sequester soil carbon, minimize nitrous oxide and methane emissions during crop...

Demystifying Grafted Tomatoes: The Why & How for Gardeners

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

This webinar is part of the 2019 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension. Curious about grafted vegetables being sold in plant catalogs and garden centers? Join Dr. Cary Rivard, Vegetable Extension Specialist...

The Midwest Big Data Hub...

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT

The Midwest Big Data Hub: advancing the data ecosystem, projects and partnershipsThe Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH) is one of four regional Big Data (BD) Innovation Hubs launched in 2015 with support from the U.S. National Science Foundation. Based at the University of ...

2019 Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD) Orientation Webinar

Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT - Presented by Michael Lambur, Lyla Houglum, Karen Munden, Casey Mull, Robert Ohlensehlen

This PILD Conference orientation session is for first-timers, as well as old-timers, who are interested in or will be attending the conference. The PILD Conference is sponsored by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP) as a Professional Development opportunity...

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...

Soil Health and Water Quality

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm EDT

The benefits of soil health best management practices on farm resiliency and plant and ecosystem health is well known. Less well known is the connection between soil health and water quality. Tune in to this month's edition of The Current to hear the latest research from...

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...

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, ...

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...

Prescribed Fire is an Emergency

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Every year over 600,000 Americans over 70 years old stop driving. In 1970, blue-collar jobs were 31.2% of total nonfarm employment. By 2016, their share had fallen to 13.6%. The number of days reaching "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" Level or Above on the Air...

Marketing & PR 101: How to Promote Your Organization or Program

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST

Join Cherry Dumaual, PR & Partnerships Director of the Monday Campaigns, and her colleague Nara Sandberg, Marketing & Partnerships Associate of the Monday Campaigns, as they explain the basics of marketing and public relations (PR) and how these skills can help your...

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...

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...