Beginning Farmer Webinar – Running Farm Internships and Apprenticeships
Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 2:00pm to 3:00 pm EST
Presenter: Lorien MacAuley, PhD Student, Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, Virginia Tech
To participate in this webinar, please go to: https://virginiatech.webex.com/virginiatech/j.php?MTID=m2a9bd2796cfe2d2475151bb50c456649
Many farms are interested in learning how to host interns or apprentices or would like to update their existing internship and apprenticeship programs. This webinar will cover the basics including how to make this experience a good one for you and your interns or apprentices, and common policies and practices on the farm. The webinar will also discuss legal considerations that farmers must be aware of, and provide a host of resources for those building internship/apprenticeship programs.
No registration is required. About 15 minutes before noon, go to the website address above to prepare for the webinar. Login by entering your name and email address. You will then be prompted to download and install the WebEx add-on. Once installed, you will be taken to the webinar. Set up your audio connection by clicking the “Connect to Audio” button on the left. Attendees connecting with their phones should use the “Call Me” or “I Will Call In” options. Attendees connecting with computer headsets and microphones should use the “Call Using Computer” option. To hear the audio presenters, speakers must be turned on. During the webinar, questions can be typed into the chat box on the right hand side of the screen. A recording of this webinar will be available at the Virginia Beginning Farmer Program website afterwards.
PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server (Windows® 8 not fully supported)
Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition Program is state-wide and coalition-based program. Virginia Tech/Virginia Cooperative Extension serves as the backbone organization for the Coalition. Funded through the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA-National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Southern Extension Risk Management Education Center. For more information about the webinar or program questions, contact the program director, Kim Niewolny at firstname.lastname@example.org.