Extension offering farm webinars
MARQUETTE — People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2020 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January-April, MSU Extension will offer 13 online, Wednesday evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific farming topics, including:
≤ Today, New Farm Start-up
≤ Jan. 22, Wash-pack Facilities
≤ Jan. 29, Michigan Cottage Food
≤ Feb. 5, Growing Hemp in Michigan
≤ Feb. 12, CSA’s in Michigan
≤ Feb. 19, Safe Use of Animal-based Soil Amendments
≤ Feb. 26, Agroforestry: Silvo-pasture Options
≤ March 4, Selling to Food Hubs
≤ March 11, Farm Labor
≤ March 18, No-till Vegetable Production on Small Scale
≤ March 25, Pricing Products for Different Markets
≤ April 1, Hosting On-farm Educational Events
≤ April 8, Measuring Soil Health
A fee of $5 per webinar is required, or people can register for the entire series for $32.50. Webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants. Participate from the comfort and convenience of home or office.
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/begfrmr2020/.
Register for all or some of the courses at any time, even if the session has already taken place. In that case, the participant will get a link to the recorded program.
Each one-hour, Wednesday-night webinar begins at 7 p.m. Eastern. A high-speed internet connection is required. Webinar connection information will be provided after one registers.
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.
Contact the Alger County MSU Extension office at 906-387-2530 or email@example.com for more information.