Practical Farmers of Iowa presents winter farm webinars on a host of topics from diversification to variety selection, pest and disease management, investment, and much more…
Farminars (winter farm webinars) are held weekly each Tuesday during the fall and winter months, and run from 7–8:30 p.m. CST. Most farminars are led by farmers, and many are presented in a “fish-bowl” format where attendees listen as an experienced farmer answers a beginning farmer’s questions. Farminars air live online and allow participants to ask questions of presenters in real-time.
Farminars are Practical Farmers’ version of a webinar. These 90-minute online seminars are free and produced to help farmers learn about business and production issues that matter to them from the convenience of their homes.
How to Participate in the Winter Farm Webinars
1. Visit practicalfarmers.org/farminars
2. Click the “Join in” button
3. Select “Enter as a Guest” and type your name in the blank, then click “Enter Room”
2017 Winter Farm Webinar Schedule
All farminars are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm CST for 90 minutes, unless otherwise indicated.
Feb. 28 – “Diversifying Your Crop Rotation With Small Grains”
Presented by Earl Canfield
March 7 – “Variety Selection for Vegetable Production”
Presented by Rob Faux
**March 10 – “Pest and Disease Management for Organic Apple Production”
Presented by Maury Wills
March 14 – “Investor and Farmer Partnerships”
Presented by David Miller, Andy Ambriole
**March 17 – “Challenges and Opportunities with Hazelnuts”
Presented by Jeff Jensen, Norm Erickson
**NOTE: These winter farm webinars will be held at noon CST on a Friday, rather than the usual Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.
Missed a Fall Farminar? Find it in our archive! Practical Farmers of Iowa’s 2016 fall farminars are made possible with funding from Ceres Trust, Farm Service Agency, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s Water Quality Initiative, McKnight Foundation and Natural Resources Conservation Service.