New beginning farmers series offered online

ESCANABA — People who are exploring new farm businesses will benefit from participating in the MSU Extension 2019 Beginning Farmer Webinar Series. From January – April 2019, MSU Extension will offer 12 on-line, Wednesday evening programs that provide valuable start-up information on general and more specific farming topics, including:

“Getting started with….”

– Jan 16, The physical labor of farming

– Jan 23, Growing specialty mushrooms

– Jan 30, Pruning fruit trees

– Feb 6, Soil physical properties for field and hoophouse

-Feb 13, Seed saving

– Feb 20, Small farm business start-up

– Feb 27, Small farm meat chicken production

– March 6, Pruning small fruits

– March 13, Quality hay and pasture

– March 20, Selling to wholesale buyers

– March 27, Cover crop types and uses on your farm

– April 3, Farm financial management: The next step

There is a fee to participate. Webinar recordings will be provided to all registered participants. Participate from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office. Registration, a brochure containing details on each individual program, and on-line or mailed payment options can be found at after Dec. 1.

Each one-hour, Wednesday night webinar begins at 7 p.m. Eastern time. A high-speed internet connection is required.