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 isleibj@msu.edu for more information.