Beginning Farmer Webinar Series 2017

Date: April 24, 2017
Time: 7 - 9 p.m. EST
Location: Webinar
Contact: Jim Isleib, 906-387-2530,

Beginning producers and others with basic information needs are invited to participate in a series of nine online programs addressing crop and livestock production and marketing on weekday evenings Jan. 30 through May 8, 2017.  Participants will get an overview of a variety of farming enterprises and topics, and have an opportunity through live, on-line chat to ask questions of MSU agriculture experts. The live webinar presentations will begin at 7 p.m. EST and run not later than 9 p.m. EST. A $10 fee is charged for each webinar in the series, or $45 for the full series (50% savings!). 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.  The webinars will be delivered on the ZOOM Webinar platform.  A high-speed internet connection is required, and connection information will be emailed after registration.   

Download the flyer for individual webinar descriptions.

Each webinar is ‘Getting started with….’


  • Jan. 30, 2017
    • Small vegetable farm systems - Abbey Palmer, MSU North Farm
  • Feb. 13, 2017

    • Hoophouse management - Collin Thompson, MSU Extension
  • Feb. 27, 2017

    • Maple syrup - Bob and Sue Battel, MSU Extension and Battel’s Sugar Bush
  • March 13, 2017

    • Fencing and watering systems for livestock - Jerry Lindquist and Kevin Gould, MSU Extension
  • March 27, 2017

    • Blueberries - Mark Longstroth, MSU Extension
  • April 3, 2017 (Wed)

    • Crop nutrient management - Jim Isleib, MSU Extension
  • April 10, 2017

    • Aquaculture - Elliot Nelson, Michigan Sea Grant
  • April 24, 2017

    • Planning and operating a mixed fruit orchard - Bob Tritten, MSU Extension
  • May 8, 2017

    • Producing and selling eggs - Dr. Darrin Karcher, Purdue University



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