Small Farms Winter Webinar Series: January - March 2015 1:00 - 2:30 pm (Central Time)The 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. This year's series includes new topics such as Hydroponics, no-till and covercrops, growing hops, potato production, blueberry production and information on establishing apple orchards. Webinars will be held from 1:00 - 2:30 pm on Thursdays and are free. Jan 29 Potato Production - Potatoes are a great crop to include in your small farm production. They are fairly easy to raise and also store very well to help extend the marketing season and add diversity to your market. This presentation will discuss the basic concepts and production practices along with variety selection for potato production. Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator Feb 5 Sweet Corn Production - This session describes production and management guidelines for growing sweet corn in the garden or on a commercial scale. Michael Roegge, University of Illinois Extension Small Farms/Local Foods Educator For more information, how to register, and the full list of upcoming webinars click here.