From: "Darnton, Julia" <[log in to unmask]>Subject: BEGINNING FARMER WORKSHOPSDate: February 4, 2014 at 4:27:00 PM ESTReply-To: "Darnton, Julia" <[log in to unmask]>
Below are a list of upcoming classes from MSU Extension Educators all across the state. These are web-based educational opportunities and require internet access. Where possible, I have put in a link for the registration!
I am teaching the class designed to help potential farmers market vendors get started selling at a farmers market.
Julia DarntonExtension EducatorMichigan State UniversityGreening Michigan InstituteSustainable Community ProsperityCommunity Food SystemsOffice Phone (989) 758-2507(Follow the link above to sign up for news digests- NEW!!!)
MSU Extension offers WEBINAR SERIES for beginning farmersA growing number of new farms are appearing across the state of Michigan. Many people starting these farm businesses, or considering it, are new to farming. Others have experience, but are getting started with a new agricultural enterprise. Either way, the 2014 MSU Extension Beginning Farmer Webinar Series will provide convenient, on-line learning opportunities on a variety of topics for the beginner.The series will consist of eleven weekly webinars running from January 20 through early April. All of the webinars will begin at 7pm eastern time and last 1-2 hours. Each webinar is a separate program with registration available at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/ as the webinar date draws nearer. Click ‘search all events’ and scroll through the programs listed by date to find the webinar programs you are interested in. A $10 fee is charged for each program, and a high-speed internet connection is required. You will receive the URL for each program when you register.To register or any or all of these sessions go to: events.anr.msu.eduCost is $10 per session.
Topic Date Getting started with soil improvement on your farm Monday, January 20, 2014 Getting started with selling to restaurants Monday, January 27, 2014 Getting started with organic vegetable pest control Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Getting started with selling to schools and hospitals Monday, February 10, 2014 Getting started with selling at farmers markets Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Getting started with hops Monday, February 24, 2014 Getting started with CSA (community supported ag) Monday, March 3, 2014 Getting started with organic field crops Wednesday, March 12 Getting started with expanded vegetable production Wednesday, March 19 Getting started with basic business records Monday, March 24 Getting started with Hoophouses date to be announced