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Small Farms Winter Webinar Series

January 24 - April 4, 2019
(12:00 PM - 1:00 PM )

The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for the small farm community. This series will provide practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. These online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability. The complete list of topics and speakers is included below. Webinars will be held from noon -1:00 pm on Thursdays and are free.

Choose any number of the following webinars to attend when you register.

Topics include:

Jan. 24 - Understanding Financial Statements: Preparing Farmers for Uncertain Times, Pam SchallhornUniversity of Illinois Extension Community and Economic Development Educator

Jan. 31 - 2018 Updates on Illinois Cottage Food Law, Mary Wright, Drusilla Banks, and Jenna Smith, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educators

Feb. 7 - Five Years In: What do we really know about growing and processing Industrial Hemp?, Thomas Keene, University of Kentucky Agronomy Specialist and Hemp Extension Associate

Feb. 14 - Intro to Digital Marketing in the Local Food System, Grant McCartyUniversity of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

Feb. 21 - FSMA Produce Safety Exemptions and Guidance: What You Need to Know for 2019, Zack Grant, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

Feb. 28 - Maximizing your Production:  Succession and Companion Planting, Laurie George, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

Mar. 7 Healthy Soil Produces Healthy Vegetables, James Theuri, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

Mar. 14 - The Best Practices for Maintaining Healthy Bee Hives, Doug Gucker, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

Mar. 21 - Reducing Damage to Livestock and Specialty Crops from Wildlife, Dave ShileyUniversity of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

Mar. 28 - Agroforestry for Diversification on Small Scale Farms, Bill Davison, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

Apr. 4 - ABCs of Tomato Production, Bronwyn Aly, University of Illinois Extension Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator

The webinars can be accessed online from your personal computer. In case you cannot attend these dates, register anyway to view an archived, recorded version. Information will be provided via email (by the Monday after airing) for viewing at your convenience.

For more information, contact: Zack Grant, University of Illinois Extension, Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator at 708-679-6889, zgrant2@illinois.edu; or Doug Gucker, University of Illinois Extension, Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator at 217-877-6042, dgucker@illinois.edu

When you register, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS CORRECT.



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