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Small Farm & Ranch Webinar Series

Cultivating Success offers a FREE lunchtime webinar series designed to help you explore, strengthen or expand your small farm or ranch operation!

Mondays and Tuesdays at 11 am PST / 12 pm MST

Webinar Series Schedule

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST |Introduction to Beekeeping 

Want to become a beekeeper? In this introductory webinar catered towards backyard beekeepers and small farmers, participants will learn about bee anatomy and biology, how to choose bees, set up a hive, and choose appropriate gear and equipment. Learn the essentials about getting started in your beekeeping journey!

Presenter: Jennifer Werlin, University of Idaho Extension - Teton County

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Monday, February 10, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Farm Worker Health and Hygiene 

This webinar provides an overview of worker health and hygiene and the important role this plays in maintaining produce safety.

 

Presenter: Stephanie Smith, Washington State University

 

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Idaho Irrigation Water Rights and Access

Learn the basics of water access for small acreage irrigation in Idaho. We will discuss how to avoid water-related legal and social conflicts and explore irrigation organizations as the foundation of water access.

 

Presenter: Karie Boone, University of Idaho Extension - Payette County

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Monday, February 24, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Capturing Consumer Demand for Local Food

Consumers are buying more local products each year.  As a local food producer, transparency and authenticity are important to your buyers.  This webinar will provide insight into consumer interests and demand for local food and characteristics of local food important to restaurant and retail buyers.

 

Presenter: Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension - Northern District

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Quicken vs. QuickBooks: Record Keeping 101

Learn the differences between Quicken and QuickBooks record keeping software. Identify which ones best fit your operation. Discuss the importance of record keeping and how you are able to use record keeping to make better decisions.

Presenter: Ashlee Westerhold, University of Idaho Extension - Area Economist

 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Financial Fitness for Farmers: Part 1

This webinar will focus on Balance Sheets for small farmers and ranchers. Part 1 is the first webinar in a 4 - part mini-series that will focus on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability. The webinars can be viewed individually, however recommend signing up for the complete series. To view the 4 - part series, please click here.

Presented by: Kate Painter, University of Idaho Extension - Boundary County 

 

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Monday, March 9, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Fresh Produce and Pathogenic Microbiology  

This webinar discusses ways produce can become contaminated, the source and types of pathogens that often contaminate produce, and ways to prevent contamination.

 

Presenter: Stephanie Smith, Washington State University

 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Financial Fitness for Farmers: Part 2

This webinar will focus on Income Statements for small farmers and ranchers. Part 2 is the second webinar in a 4 - part mini-series that will focus on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability. The webinars can be viewed individually, however recommend signing up for the complete series. To view the 4 - part series, please click here.

Presented by: Kate Painter, University of Idaho Extension - Boundary County 

 

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Monday, March 16, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Assessing Beneficial Insect Habitat on Your Farm 

  Why work to save pollinators and beneficial insects? How do you assess your farm or acreage for available habitat? How do you support improving pollinator habitat on your land? Viewers will be introduced to a toolkit they can download prior to the webinar for assessing their beneficial insect habitat. They will also learn how to use the information they gather to make planning decisions that lead to improvements in the quantity, type and quality of habitat they can provide.   

Presented by: Ariel Agenbroad, University of Idaho Extension - Boundary County 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Financial Fitness for Farmers: Part 3

This webinar will focus on Enterprise Budgets for small farmers and ranchers. Part 3 is the third webinar in a 4 - part mini-series that will focus on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability. The webinars can be viewed individually, however recommend signing up for the complete series. To view the 4 - part series, please click here.

Presented by: Kate Painter, University of Idaho Extension - Boundary County 

 

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 11 am PST / 12 pm MST | Financial Fitness for Farmers: Part 4

This webinar will focus on Farm Enterprise Feasibility for small farmers and ranchers. Part 4 is the final webinar in a 4 - part mini-series that will focus on how to develop financial forms to assess farm enterprise profitability. The webinars can be viewed individually, however recommend signing up for the complete series. To view the 4 - part series, please click here.

Presented by: Kate Painter, University of Idaho Extension - Boundary County 

 

Register now!