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Idaho Small Farm & Ranch Webinar Series

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Join Idaho Cultivating Success for this FREE webinar series designed to

help you access agency and organizational resources available to support Idaho small farms and ranches. While participants are encouraged to attend all sessions, we know producers have busy schedules. Choose to attend the webinars most relevant to your farm, ranch or food business.

All webinars will be recorded and posted on the Idaho Cultivating Success YouTube channel.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024

11 am - 12 pm PST / 12-1 pm MST

 

Here to Help You! University of Idaho Research and Extension

 

With 42 County Offices, 9 Research and Extension Centers, and 6 additional Associated Centers, University of Idaho exemplifies the Land Grant Mission of Teaching, Research and Extension. But did you know YOU are an essential component of the Cooperative Extension system? Learn more about what facilities, research, opportunities and services are available to you and your small farm or ranch.

 

Presenters:

Ariel Agenbroad, University of Idaho Extension

Desiree Wicker, UI Integrated Pest Management

Kent Youngdahl, UI Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center

Josh Bevan, UI Food Technology Center

Facilitators:

Ariel Agenbroad, University of Idaho Extension

Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024

11 am - 12 pm PST / 12-1 pm MST

Farmland Preservation and Fostering Wildlife Habitat on Your Farm or Ranch

 

Learn about farmland preservation efforts in Idaho, including conservation easments and support for habitat enhancement on your farm or ranch.

Presenters:

Lovina Englund, Palouse Land Trust

David Anderson, American Farmland Trust/NRCS

Jen Elliott, Latah Soil & Water Conservation District

Erika Eschholz, Teton Full Circle Farm

Diane French, NRCS Easement Support Specialist 

Deej Brown, NRCS State Urban Conservationist

Dustin Cureton, Idaho Department of Fish and Game

Facilitators:

Jen Werlin, University of Idaho Extension

Jemila Chellappa, University of Idaho Extension

TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2024

11 am - 12 pm PST / 12-1 pm MST

 

Scale Up! Resources for Growing Markets, Value-Added and Local Food Businesses

Learn about the new USDA-funded Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business center and how the Center can support your Idaho food/farm business with free technical assistance or a business builder grant.

 

Presenters:

Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension

Katie Baker, FARE Idaho

Janna Hammett,, UI Extension / Tech Help

Hannah Harris, Sun Valley Institute for Resilience

Facilitators:

Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension

Melissa Hamilton, University of Idaho Extension

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2023

11 am – 12 pm PST / 12 – 1 pm MST

Soil Health and Climate-Smart Commodities Programs for Farmers

 

Learn about the resources and programs that are offered through the USDA-NRCS to promote soil health. Additionaly, learn about the IAMP program that will incentivize Idaho farmers to adopt practices intended to improve soil health.

Presenters:

Cindy Lewis, USDA NRCS Bonner County

Courtney Cosdon, UI/NRCS Soil Health

Deej Brown, NRCS State Urban Conservationists

Doug Finkelnburg, UI Extension Dryland Cropping Systems

Facilitators:

Jennifer Jensen University of Idaho Extension

Courtney Cosdon, UI/NRCS Soil Health

THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2024

11 am - 12 pm PST / 12-1 pm MST

Financial and Business Development Resources for Farmers

 

Join us to learn about financial resources from FSA and AgWest Farm Credit and business development support from the Small Business Development Centers for farmers.

Presenters:

Jesika Harper, AgWest Farm Credit

Ransom Satterlee, USDA Farm Services Agency

Marnie Baker, Small Business Development Center

 

Facilitators:

Melissa Hamilton, University of Idaho Extension

Colette DePhelps, University of Idaho Extension

THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2024

11 am - 12 pm PST / 12-1 pm MST

Idaho State Department of Agriculture - 

Your Statewide Resource

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture supports agricultural operations with certifcations, trainings, and regulations. This session will highlight the Farm and Ranch Center, Idaho Preferred marketing, and more.

 

Presenters:

Cailey Woods, ISDA Farm & Ranch Center

Chelsea Conlon, ISDA Marketing & Development, Idaho Preferred

Facilitators:

Rebecca Mills, University of Idaho Extension

Ariel Agenbroad, University of Idaho Extension

 

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The Idaho Small Farm & Ranch Webinar Series is supported by a USDA Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Grant Award #2019-68006-29325 and the USDA Northwest & Rocky Mountain Regional Food Business Center.

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Browse the playlist of past recorded webinars!

Idaho Cultivating Success™ is brought to you by University of Idaho Extension and UI Small Farms Extension

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