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2016 Small Farms Winter Webinar Series

January 14 - March 31, 2016
(12:00 PM - 1:00 PM )

Begins January 14 and runs through March 31, 2016. 

University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community, providing practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois.  This series of online events is aimed at providing small farm producers with a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability.  Webinars will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm on Thursdays and are free. 


DATE            TOPIC

01/14/2016 - Lean Farming: Cutting Waste and Maximizing Efficiency on Small Farms

01/21/2016 - Soils and Soil Fertility for Small Farms

01/28/2016 - Farm Pond Ecology: Managing for Desirable Plants and Fish

02/04/2016 - Producing Shiitake Mushrooms

02/11/2016 - Managing Horse Pastures on Small Farms and Acreages

02/18/2016 - The Emerging Local Grain Economy in Illinois

02/25/2016 - Food Safety Modernization Act: A Changes for Small Scale Producers

03/03/2016 - Getting Your Beehives Ready for Spring

03/10/2016 - Raising Meat Birds on Pasture

03/17/2016 - Using Cover Crops on Small Farms

03/24/2016 - Growing Great Blackberries

03/31/2016 - Setting Up a Grazing System on a Small Farm

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