Monday, February 28, 2011
Missouri Beginning Farmers Program’s Archived and Future Monthly Webinars
Presently you will find the Chris Blanchard webinar titled "Ten Things to Think About When You Start Farming" as well as the 2010 workshop materials (Growing Producer for Local Markets and Tractors 101 with more to come from 2010) and two discussion forums.
To join the Missouri Beginning Farmers Program Moodle go to https://extweb.missouri.edu/accountmanager/login.aspx to create a “passport” (registration with a login name and password) to the moodle. Here is video to assist with the creation of your passport - http://etcs.ext.missouri.edu/15PR-Moodle/CreatePassportOnly.pdf Then you can go to https://extweb.missouri.edu/courses/ and search using Missouri Beginning Farmers Program and you will find the moodle. Here is a video to assist you with signing up for the moodle - http://etcs.ext.missouri.edu/15PR-Moodle/Account%20Manager-1_FindAcourse-P1/Account%20Manager-1_FindAcourse-P1.shtm
Upcoming topics for future webinars are listed below. Each month go to the Missouri Beginning Farmers Program moodle page or the Missouri Beginning Farmers Program blog http://missouribeginningfarming.blogspot.com/ to get the URL to attend each webinar.
March 7 - Pastured Poultry for the Beginning Farmer, Curtis Millsap, Millsap Farm
April 4– What You Need to Know to Get Started in Organic Production with Liz Graznak, Happy Hollow Farm
May 2 – Soils Basics with Joel Gruver, Professor, Western Illinois University
June 6 – Social Media Marketing with Lane McConnell, Ozark Farm and Neighbor
July 5 – Selling at Farmers’ Markets: The Do’s and Don’ts with Andy Larsen, Iowa State University
August 1 – Direct Marketing of Beef with Mark Mahnken, Missouri Legacy Beef
September 6 – SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants with Debi Kelly, University of Missouri
October 3 – Beginning Beekeeping with Art Gelder, Walk-About Acres