Posts Tagged ‘webinar’

So You Want to Farm in Maine? Free Webinar

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

small red barnSo You Want to Farm in Maine is a farm business course for people who want to start a profitable farm or expand their farm hobby into a profitable business. This course will be offered in eight (8) evening webinars, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., starting Thursday, March 7. Classes will be held on the Internet, live and with an archived version that will be available shortly after the live session.

Topics will include selecting and evaluating a farm enterprise, writing a business plan, record keeping, market research, and much more. The webinar is free. Course texts can be purchased from the UMaine Extension Publications Store.

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Webinar: Social Media Strategies for Farms to Generate Education, Awareness, and Action

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Webinar: Social Media Strategies for Farms to Generate Education, Awareness, and Action
Wednesday, May 2, 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Free — open to all interested

illustration of a farm with 4 social media iconsFacebook…Twitter…Linked In…Four Square…. They can be effective ways to connect with your community….Or they can be a huge waste of your time and energy. How can you use social media to build a supportive community online and in-person? Public relations expert Rachel Carter will explain how to develop a strategy for building a community of champions for your farm. Whether you are a farmer, a farm-based educator, or an Extension educator, this webinar will provide guidance for creating a strategy to use social media effectively and manage related risks.

Hosted by: Lisa Chase, Jessie Schmidt, Ben Amsden, and Erica Curry
University of Vermont Extension, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Plymouth State University Center for Rural Partnerships, and the Farm-Based Education Association

To access the webinar, please follow this link five minutes before the webinar begins:

For technical assistance during the webinar, contact Jessie Schmidt at (802) 223-2389, ext. 203, E-mail:

Troubleshooting for Small Scale Poultry Producers Webinar

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Large and small chickFebruary 9, 2012
7:00 to 8:00 PM

Presenters: Dr. Jacquie Jacob, University of Kentucky and Richard Brzozowski, University of Maine

This free one-hour webinar will cover common problems with egg or meat birds, and how to set and implement culling standards for your poultry operation. For beginner as well as experienced small scale and mid-size egg producers in New England. In addition, participants of a SARE-funded professional development project in Applied Poultry Science are encouraged to participate. Part of a series of several webinars planned for poultry producers this winter (2011-2012).

Registration required.