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Permalink Cover Crops: Selection and Management

October 17, 2018
Online

This webinar is part of the Soil Health and Organic Farming series presented by the Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This webinar will focus on selecting the best cover crops, mixes, and management methods for soil health, including crop rotations and cropping system biodiversity. This series is recommended for farmers, extension agents, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in building soil health.

In: Online

 

Permalink Livestock Guardian Animal Overview -- Llamas, Donkeys and Dogs

October 18, 2018
Online

This webinar is part of FACT's series of free webinars on a variety of topics relevant to humane animal production. This webinar is part 1 of a three-part focus on Livestock Guardian Animals. Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the fundamentals of using guardian animals, including llamas, donkeys, and dogs, to protect your livestock and poultry on pasture. She will address the pros and cons of using each type of guardian animal, how to choose the right animal for your farm, basic care, and much more.

In: Online

 

Permalink Double Digit Growth: What Are Organic and Biodynamic Wines? And What’s Driving the Sector’s Expanding Sales?

October 18, 2018
Online

In this webinar, Women of the Vine & Spirits presents a clear introduction to organic and biodynamic wines and brands, a business-case overview of organic, individual perspectives from organic and biodynamic vintners, and more.

In: Online

 

Permalink A Brief Exploration of the Brand New Livestock Compass - Webinar

October 18, 2018
Online

Join Southern SAWG’s Growing Farm Profits team for a one-hour webinar introducing the new Livestock Compass tool that will help lead you to profitable decision-making on your farm or ranch. Those who raise multiple species of livestock and sell through multiple markets stand to gain the most. Webinar leaders Jim Munsch and John Hendrickson will cover the basics of this new tool and clarify how it can aid your profitability management.

In: Online

 

Permalink Online Marketing Webinar Series: Using Adobe Spark to Market Your Business

October 23, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the University of Tennessee Center for Profitable Agriculture's monthly series of online marketing webinars on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

In: Online

 

Permalink The Hazelnut Industry in the Upper Midwest

October 23, 2018
Online

This free, online, evening Nutshell presentation from the Savanna Institute features Jason Fischbach discussing the state of the hazelnut industry in the Upper Midwest.

In: Online

 

Permalink Role of Agroforestry in Supporting Pollinators

October 23, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS East National Technology Support Center. Join the conversation to learn how agroforestry practices can be designed and managed to support pollinator conservation and services in temperate regions. Agroforestry can enhance habitat and reduce pesticide exposure for pollinators and other beneficial insects.

In: Online

 

Permalink Preparing Your Marketing Efforts for the Holidays

October 24, 2018
Online

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture continues its free, bi-weekly webinar series with a session on developing a social media marketing plan and benchmarking implementation dates to capture the largest portion of holiday market sales possible.

In: Online

 

Permalink Silvopasture Research on the Eastern Coastal Plain of North Carolina

October 24, 2018
Online

The Agroforestry in Action webinar series from The Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri continues with this session featuring the work of Alan Franzluebbers.

In: Online

 

Permalink Ecological Nutrient Management for Organic Production in the Western Region

October 24, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the Organic Farming and Soil Health in the Western U.S. Webinar Series presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. The webinar trainings will target agricultural professionals including Extension personnel, other agency personnel, and agricultural consultants in an effort to increase expertise in organic practices that promote soil health. This webinar will explore the role of the soil food web in nutrient cycling and provisioning, and practical strategies for optimizing the availability of limiting nutrients, such as nitrogen, for soil health, organic crop production, and water quality. Presenters will summarize recent research on nitrogen management for organic vegetable and strawberry production in maritime, Mediterranean, and semiarid climates.

In: Online

 

Permalink Value Chain Coordination: Creating Partnership Through Policy

October 25, 2018
Online

This one-hour webinar from the National Good Food Network will look at laws and inter-business operating principles for value chains and how external value-chain coordination can help move all parties to enacting these beneficial laws and rules.

In: Online

 

Permalink Agricultural Water -- Part II

October 25, 2018
Online

This webinar is part of the Native Food Safety series. This session will identify risks that impact food safety related to water sources; practices that can reduce those risks; FDA water quality criteria and the importance of water testing; necessary records to document agricultural water quality; required quality of water for harvest and postharvest activities; cross-contamination; and the practices to maintain and monitor the quality of water used in postharvest activities. It will also discuss the latest actions by FDA related to agricultural water standards.

In: Online

 

Permalink Marketing Your Business with Lucie Amundsen

October 25, 2018
Online

The Iowa State University Extension and Outreach local foods program will host a free webinar with Lucie Amundsen, writer, marketer and co-owner of Locally Laid Egg Company, discussing farm marketing and building your enterprise's brand. Amundsen will discuss how to fortify a brand, creating likable content, and how to get your farm or other business a little ink in the press.

In: Online

 

Permalink A Deeper Dive into Livestock Guardian Dogs

November 1, 2018
Online

This free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) focuses on using dogs as guardian animals. It's the second in a three-part series. Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the various breeds, questions of crossbred dogs, how to find a good dog/breeder, identifying good rescue dogs, choosing a puppy, bringing home a new dog or puppy, and the three different ways you can raise and train it.

In: Online

 

Permalink Economic Opportunity and Challenges of Agroforesty for Farmers

November 6, 2018
Online

In this online "Nutshell" event from the Savanna Institute, learn how members of the panel are trying to work new cropping systems such as agroforestry into the regional economic development conversation.

In: Online

 

Permalink Tax Tips for Farmers

November 8, 2018
Online

In this free webinar from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT), learn about the updated tax code, including what it means for depreciation, capital purchases, and other deductions. The presenter is Tina Salandra, CPA, Principal at Numerical, a tax firm based in New York.

In: Online

 

Permalink Soil Health Management Systems for Tobacco Production

November 13, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by the USDA NRCS Soil Health Division. This webinar will address the reasons for producing tobacco without tillage, as well as some of the challenges involved in establishing and managing no-till tobacco. Presenters will discuss planning and management lessons learned, including transplanter setup for no-till systems, and how this information can be transferred to other transplanted crops. Results of side-by-side trials comparing no-till and conventionally produced tobacco, and the soil health benefits that are already being observed in these systems, will be presented.

In: Online

 

Permalink Plant Genetics: Plant Breeding and Variety Selection

November 14, 2018
Online

This free webinar is part of the Soil Health and Organic Farming series of nine webinars presented by Organic Farming Research Foundation and eOrganic. This series is recommended for farmers, extension agents, educators, agricultural professionals, and others interested in building soil health. Mark Schonbeck and Diana Jerkins of the Organic Farming Research Foundation will review the most recent research on soil health practices and explore how organic growers can build healthy soils on their operations. This webinar will cover plant breeding and variety selection for performance in sustainable organic systems, including nutrient and moisture use efficiency, competitiveness toward weeds, and enhanced interactions with beneficial soil biota. Presenters will also discuss heritable traits that could directly benefit soil biology and soil health.

In: Online

 

Permalink Ephemeral Gully Erosion: What is it and how do we treat it?

November 14, 2018
Online

This free, one-hour webinar is presented by USDA NRCS Science and Technology. Join the webinar to learn what defines ephemeral gully erosion and some potential mitigations. Participants will learn the definition of ephemeral gully erosion and how ephemerals form on the landscape. Participants will also gain knowledge about which activities and conservation practices can be used to minimize or eliminate ephemeral gully erosion.

In: Online

 

Permalink Agroforestry Education and Promotion in Pennsylvania

November 14, 2018
Online

This installment in the Agroforestry in Action webinar series features Tracey Coulter.

In: Online

 

Permalink Farm Lease Agreements

November 14, 2018
Online

Mid-Atlantic Women in Agriculture's bi-weekly Wednesday Webinar series continues with this free session. Understanding leasing laws and developing a written lease can work to improve the landlord-tenant relationship and provide record for future parties to understand what was agreed upon. Join Paul Goeringer as he highlights many of the laws and other issues that will go into developing a farmland lease.

In: Online

 

Permalink Troubleshooting Livestock Guardian Dog Behaviors

November 15, 2018
Online

This free webinar is the third in a series on livestock guardian dogs, presented by Food Animal Concerns Trust. Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the adolescent behavior problems commonly exhibited by livestock guardian dogs, including tips for observing and identifying the good and bad physical signs and signals and guidance for poultry guarding.

In: Online

 


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