Webinar Schedule and Participant Guide

Webinar Dates

Starting on Thurs Sept 22, 2022 from 6:30 - 8pm Eastern, we will have a live weekly webinar each week for 6 weeks, ending on Thurs Oct 27, 2022. Please mark these dates and times in your calendar! If you miss the live webinars, the recordings will be posted in the course afterward.

To access the webinars, you will simply need to click on the webinar join link that is posted in the Weekly Resources section of this course. This link only works on the appointed day and time for the webinar, so while you can try clicking it sooner, it won't open the webinar meeting for you.

You may also join our webinars from a mobile device by installing the official Zoom app from your preferred app store. Then, when it's time for a webinar, simply open your Zoom app and enter the 9-digit meeting ID that will be posted along with the webinar link.

Weekly Topics

Our weekly webinars are designed to expose you to a wide range of farmers, farming styles, enterprises, and business models.

First webinar: Erica Frenay, Course Overview and Getting Started in Farming

Join course facilitator Erica Frenay for an intro to the course, course expectations, Plan Your Farm, history and modern-day context of US farming, overview of farming as a business and how to get started farming.

Second webinar: Erica Frenay, Shelterbelt Farm

Review of Week 1 homework and questions; then Erica will share Shelterbelt Farm's start-up process, focusing especially on how her family's values have shaped their decision-making and goal-setting.

Third webinar: TBA

Review of Week 2 homework and questions; then we will be joined by a farmer guest presenter!

Fourth webinar: TBA

Fifth webinar: TBA

Sixth webinar: Guest Presenter TBA, Plus Student Presentations, Wrap-Up, and Next Steps

Last but certainly not least, we'll have a final guest presenter. We will also have a couple of brave volunteer students from this course share their farm start-up plan so far, and hopefully have a few minutes for a final Q&A at the end. This webinar may stretch a little longer than the previous weeks!


Webinar Participants' Guide

Zoom Participant’s Guide.pdf
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