MSU Extension 2019 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series
January 16, 2019 - April 3, 2019
Beginning farmers and others with basic information needs are invited to participate in a series of twelve online programs addressing crop and livestock production, farm business and marketing on Wednesday evenings January 16 through April 3, 2019. Participants will get an overview of a variety of farming enterprises and topics, and have an opportunities through live, online chat to ask questions of MSU and other agriculture experts.
Several archived recordings of MSU Extension Beginning Farmer Webinars on a variety of topics from previous years are available for viewing at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/program/info/beginning_farmer_webinar_series.
The Physical Labor of Farming
January 16; Ned Stoller, Easterseals Michigan AgrAbility Program
Growing Specialty Mushrooms
January 23; Matt Hall, Midnight Harvest
Pruning Fruit Trees
January 30; Bob Tritten, MSU Extension
Soil Physical Properties for Field and Hoophouse
February 6; Fred Springborn, MSU Extension
February 13; Eric Kampe, Ann Arbor Seed Company
Small Farm Business Start-Up
February 20; Wendy Wieland, MSU Product Center Innovation Counsellor
Small Farm Meat Chicken Production
February 27; Zachary Williams, MSU Animal Science Department
Pruning Small Fruits
March 6; Steve Fouch, MSU Extension (retired)
Quality Hay and Pasture
March 13; Jim Isleib, MSU Extension
Selling to Wholesale Buyers
March 20; Jae Gerhart, MSU Extension
Farm Financial Management: The Next Step
March 27; Frank Wardynski, MSU Extension
Cover Crop Types and Uses on your Farm
April 3; Vicki Morrone, MSU Center for Regional Food Systems
Each 60 minute live webinar presentation will begin at 7 PM EST and will include opportunities for chat-based 'question & answer' with the presenter. A $5 fee is charged for each webinar in the series, or $30 for the full series (50% savings!).
Individuals should contact Jim Isleib if they have financial obstacles to participation.
How to Register
Registration, a brochure containing details on each individual program, and on-line or mailed payment options can be found at https://events.anr.msu.edu/begfrmr19/. You may register for all or some of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place. In that case, you will get a link to the recorded program.
A high-speed internet connection is required. You will receive webinar connection information after you register.