The Missouri Beginning Farmers Program will continue its monthly webinars in May with a presentation by Joel Gruver of Western Illinois University, “Getting Started in Organic Farming - Soils Basics.”The webinar will be Monday May 2nd from 7:00 to 8:30 pm with a PowerPoint presentation. There will be two additional opportunities to learn from Joel, May 9th and 16th, both from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. These will be live chats in a Question/Answer format where Joel will answer questions brought forth by participants in the webinar. Joel is a agriculture professor and researcher at Allison Organic Research and Demonstration Farm at Western Illinois University. Joel is well known in the organic community for his research and has spoken at the MO Organic Association’s Annual Conference and the Upper Midwest Organic Conference for the past several years. Meeting Name: Soils Basics When: Monday 2 May, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central Time To join the meeting: http://univmissouri.adobeconnect.com/r50315094/ Meeting Name: Soils Basics Q’s & A’s Part 2 When: Monday 9 May, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central Time To join the meeting: http://univmissouri.adobeconnect.com/r19424801/ Meeting Name: Soils Basics Q’s & A’s Part 3 When: Monday 16 May, 7:00 - 8:30 pm Central Time To join the meeting: http://univmissouri.adobeconnect.com/r39075834/
Missouri Beginning Farmers Program’s Archived and Future Monthly Webinars, Workshops and Forums:
The Missouri Beginning Farmer Program’s page has three archived webinars, one from Chris Blanchard on things you need to do to get started farming and three webinars from Curtis Millsap on pastured poultry. To view these webinars follow these directions:
To join the Missouri Beginning Farmers Program page go to https://extweb.missouri.edu/accountmanager/login.aspx to create a “passport” (registration with a login name and password) to the moodle. Here is video to assist with the creation of your passport – http://etcs.ext.missouri.edu/15PR-Moodle/CreatePassportOnly.pdf Then you can go to https://extweb.missouri.edu/courses/ and search using Missouri Beginning Farmers Program and you will find the moodle. Here is a video to assist you with signing up for the moodle – http://etcs.ext.missouri.edu/15PR-Moodle/Account%20Manager-1_FindAcourse-P1/Account%20Manager-1_FindAcourse-P1.shtm
Upcoming topics for future webinars are listed below. Each month go to the Missouri Beginning Farmers Program moodle page or the Missouri Beginning Farmers Program blog http://missouribeginningfarming.blogspot.com/ to get the URL to attend each webinar.
June – Social Media Marketing with Lane McConnell, Ozark Farm and Neighbor
July – Selling at Farmers’ Markets: The Do’s and Don’ts with Andy Larsen, Iowa State University
August – Direct Marketing of Beef with Mark Mahnken, Missouri Legacy Beef
September – SARE Farmer/Rancher Grants with Debi Kelly, University of Missouri
October – Beginning Beekeeping with Art Gelder, Walk-About Acres
Is your farm growing? Ask about the Grow Your Farm course.