Webinars

FACT offers free webinars on a variety of topics relevant to humane animal production. Please join us for an upcoming event or peruse our webinar archive listed below to access all of our previously recorded presentations.

Upcoming WEbinars

January 10, 2018: How to Plan, Promote & Host a Pasture Walk Have you ever thought about holding an educational event on your farm but not know quite where to start? Kirsten Jurcek, Grazing Educator and owner of Brattset Family Farm, will share tips and tools to help you pull off a successful program.  Time: 12pm CST/1pm EST, runs for 60 minutes Register  

January 10, 2018: How to Plan, Promote & Host a Pasture Walk

Have you ever thought about holding an educational event on your farm but not know quite where to start? Kirsten Jurcek, Grazing Educator and owner of Brattset Family Farm, will share tips and tools to help you pull off a successful program. 

Time: 12pm CST/1pm EST, runs for 60 minutes

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February 20, 2018: Regenerating Soils with Adaptive, High-Stock Density Grazing The foundation of healthy, productive pastures is healthy soil. Join us to learn grazing management principles that will regenerate your soils. Our presenter, Justin Morris, is the Regional Soil Health Specialist with the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division. Time: 2:30pm CST/3:30pm EST, runs for 60 minutes Register

February 20, 2018: Regenerating Soils with Adaptive, High-Stock Density Grazing

The foundation of healthy, productive pastures is healthy soil. Join us to learn grazing management principles that will regenerate your soils. Our presenter, Justin Morris, is the Regional Soil Health Specialist with the USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division.

Time: 2:30pm CST/3:30pm EST, runs for 60 minutes

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February 14, 2018: Farm Bill 101 for Livestock Farmers & Ranchers Alyssa Charney, Policy Specialist with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), will discuss issues being considered as part of the 2018 Farm Bill that will impact livestock and poultry producers for the next 4 to 5 years. Join us to learn about federal farm policy - and how you can advocate for legislation that benefits sustainable farmers.  Time: 1 - 2pm EST Register 

February 14, 2018: Farm Bill 101 for Livestock Farmers & Ranchers

Alyssa Charney, Policy Specialist with the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC), will discuss issues being considered as part of the 2018 Farm Bill that will impact livestock and poultry producers for the next 4 to 5 years. Join us to learn about federal farm policy - and how you can advocate for legislation that benefits sustainable farmers. 

Time: 1 - 2pm EST

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March 6, 2018: Planning Ahead for Turkeys Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA), will share expert advise on how to raise turkeys on pasture - from concerns about bird health, to designs for outdoor housing, to ideas for creative marketing.  Time: 7pm - 8pm EST Register

March 6, 2018: Planning Ahead for Turkeys

Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA), will share expert advise on how to raise turkeys on pasture - from concerns about bird health, to designs for outdoor housing, to ideas for creative marketing. 

Time: 7pm - 8pm EST

Register


Archive

You can watch the video or download the slides from our previously recorded webinars on farmer funding, marketing and business, pasture-based systems, and poultry production.  Suggest a webinar topic or a speaker. 


Farmer Funding

Fund-a-Farmer Grant Info Session, November 1, 2017 Join Larissa McKenna, FACT's Humane Farming Director, to learn more about applying for a Fund-a-Farmer Grant from FACT. We will discuss our grant eligibility guidelines and share tips for applying online.   Download the presentation slides

Fund-a-Farmer Grant Info Session, November 1, 2017

Join Larissa McKenna, FACT's Humane Farming Director, to learn more about applying for a Fund-a-Farmer Grant from FACT. We will discuss our grant eligibility guidelines and share tips for applying online.

 

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Get Your Farm Funded – Tips for Applying to Grants, May 9, 2017 Learn about the types of funding available for farmers and gain helpful pointers for crafting a successful proposal. FACT’s Humane Farming Program Director Larissa McKenna provides practical advice for farmers navigating the grant application process. For more information on applying to grants, download FACT's Get Your Farm Funded Guide.  Download the presentation slides

Get Your Farm Funded – Tips for Applying to Grants, May 9, 2017

Learn about the types of funding available for farmers and gain helpful pointers for crafting a successful proposal. FACT’s Humane Farming Program Director Larissa McKenna provides practical advice for farmers navigating the grant application process. For more information on applying to grants, download FACT's Get Your Farm Funded Guide. 

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Federal Funding and Financing for Farmers, May 23, 2017 Provides an overview of the USDA loan, grant, cost-share, conservation, and insurance programs that are available to sustainable farmers. NSAC’s Ferd Hoefner discusses the many programs offered by the USDA that help farmers succeed, including those described in NSAC’s report, Growing Opportunity: A Guide to USDA Sustainable Farming Programs. Download the presentation slides

Federal Funding and Financing for Farmers, May 23, 2017

Provides an overview of the USDA loan, grant, cost-share, conservation, and insurance programs that are available to sustainable farmers. NSAC’s Ferd Hoefner discusses the many programs offered by the USDA that help farmers succeed, including those described in NSAC’s report, Growing Opportunity: A Guide to USDA Sustainable Farming Programs.

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Marketing and Business

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Business Trends and Strategies, June 5, 2017 Enhance your farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Learn innovative approaches that can make your program a better experience for your customers and more profitable for you. Timothy Woods from the University of Kentucky and Debra Tropp from the USDA present findings from their new report, Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets. Download the presentation slides

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Business Trends and Strategies, June 5, 2017

Enhance your farm’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. Learn innovative approaches that can make your program a better experience for your customers and more profitable for you. Timothy Woods from the University of Kentucky and Debra Tropp from the USDA present findings from their new report, Community Supported Agriculture: New Models for Changing Markets.

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Operating a Meat Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), February 27, 2017 Do you have questions about running a meat or egg CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program? This webinar features two past Fund-a-Farmer grantees: James Bourne of The Lambs Quarter and Holly Browder of Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry. Both farmers have years of experience and offer practical advice on starting and operating a successful CSA program. Download the presentation slides

Operating a Meat Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), February 27, 2017

Do you have questions about running a meat or egg CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Program? This webinar features two past Fund-a-Farmer grantees: James Bourne of The Lambs Quarter and Holly Browder of Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry. Both farmers have years of experience and offer practical advice on starting and operating a successful CSA program.

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Understanding Farm Animal Welfare Certification, February 2, 2017 Presenters from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) discuss the business, consumer and farm animal benefits of three reputable farm animal welfare certification programs – Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane, and Global Animal Partnership. CAFS and the ASPCA speak to the growing market for welfare-certified products, walk participants through the overall process of becoming welfare-certified, and discuss funding options available to farmers interested in certification. Download presentation slides

Understanding Farm Animal Welfare Certification, February 2, 2017

Presenters from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) discuss the business, consumer and farm animal benefits of three reputable farm animal welfare certification programs – Animal Welfare Approved, Certified Humane, and Global Animal Partnership. CAFS and the ASPCA speak to the growing market for welfare-certified products, walk participants through the overall process of becoming welfare-certified, and discuss funding options available to farmers interested in certification.

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Tips of the Trade: Creative Marketing for Humane Farms, March 8, 2016 If you have ever wanted to learn new & innovative ways to market the products your farm produces, this is the webinar for you! The two presenters are former Fund-a-Farmer grant recipients who have real-life experience in marketing humane products in their local communities: Holly Browder of Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry and Geoff McPherson of Good Life Ranch. They will cover their farms’ approaches to marketing and what has been most successful for their operations, and field marketing questions from the audience. Download the presentation slides

Tips of the Trade: Creative Marketing for Humane Farms, March 8, 2016

If you have ever wanted to learn new & innovative ways to market the products your farm produces, this is the webinar for you! The two presenters are former Fund-a-Farmer grant recipients who have real-life experience in marketing humane products in their local communities: Holly Browder of Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry and Geoff McPherson of Good Life Ranch. They will cover their farms’ approaches to marketing and what has been most successful for their operations, and field marketing questions from the audience.

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Pasture-Based Systems

Grass-Fed Dairy Production, November 8, 2017 Join us to learn how to use low-stress cattle handling, low-to-no-tillage seeding, and proper manure distribution to create a 100% grass-fed dairy. Our presenter, Kevin Mahalko, is an Organic Valley farmer in Wisconsin.                                                    Download the presentation slides    

Grass-Fed Dairy ProductionNovember 8, 2017

Join us to learn how to use low-stress cattle handling, low-to-no-tillage seeding, and proper manure distribution to create a 100% grass-fed dairy. Our presenter, Kevin Mahalko, is an Organic Valley farmer in Wisconsin.                                                   

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Rotating Your Animals and Vegetables, March 6, 2017 Are you looking to better integrate your animal and crop production? Tony Miller from Whitefeather Organics, a past Fund-a-Farmer grant recipient, presents on how he manages intensive animal rotations on his diversified operation. This webinar provides insights on planning for animal and veggie rotations, tips for composting on farm eviscerations and animals, and design ideas for rotation ease. Download the presentation slides

Rotating Your Animals and Vegetables, March 6, 2017

Are you looking to better integrate your animal and crop production? Tony Miller from Whitefeather Organics, a past Fund-a-Farmer grant recipient, presents on how he manages intensive animal rotations on his diversified operation. This webinar provides insights on planning for animal and veggie rotations, tips for composting on farm eviscerations and animals, and design ideas for rotation ease.

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Fencing: Getting it Right, May 20, 2015 Fencing expert Randy Culter discusses the ins and outs of fencing for livestock: planning, placement, and practicality of making fences. Learn about fence types, mental and physical barriers, resources, costs, and preparation and see how to use various fencing materials. Download the presentation slides

Fencing: Getting it Right, May 20, 2015

Fencing expert Randy Culter discusses the ins and outs of fencing for livestock: planning, placement, and practicality of making fences. Learn about fence types, mental and physical barriers, resources, costs, and preparation and see how to use various fencing materials.

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Goats & Sheep: Raising Browsers and Grazers March 21, 2017 Jim Bourne of The Lamb’s Quarter and Tony Koch of Koch Ranches, share their experience with managing and protecting sheep and goats on pasture. Topics include breed selection, stocking rates, fencing, lambing, and dealing with common health issues faced by these animals. Jim and Tony are two of FACT’s past Fund-a-Farmer grantees, and have years of experience with browsers and grazers.  Download the presentation slides

Goats & Sheep: Raising Browsers and Grazers March 21, 2017

Jim Bourne of The Lamb’s Quarter and Tony Koch of Koch Ranches, share their experience with managing and protecting sheep and goats on pasture. Topics include breed selection, stocking rates, fencing, lambing, and dealing with common health issues faced by these animals. Jim and Tony are two of FACT’s past Fund-a-Farmer grantees, and have years of experience with browsers and grazers. 

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Pastured Pork Production, December 9, 2015 Two past Fund-a-Farmer grant recipients who raise hogs on pasture: Paul Freid of LCCW Farm, and Nick Koster of Turkey Foot Farm cover pasture planning and infrastructure, and holistic herd health. Download the presentation slides      

Pastured Pork Production, December 9, 2015

Two past Fund-a-Farmer grant recipients who raise hogs on pasture: Paul Freid of LCCW Farm, and Nick Koster of Turkey Foot Farm cover pasture planning and infrastructure, and holistic herd health.

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Poultry Production

Best Practices for Pastured Poultry Health, Production & Profit, October 24, 2017 Join us to learn more about how to run a successful pastured poultry operation. Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) and owner of Badger’s Millside Farm in Pennsylvania, will share some best practices for raising birds on pasture.  Download the presentation slides

Best Practices for Pastured Poultry Health, Production & ProfitOctober 24, 2017

Join us to learn more about how to run a successful pastured poultry operation. Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) and owner of Badger’s Millside Farm in Pennsylvania, will share some best practices for raising birds on pasture. 

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Birds on the Move: Mobile Housing for Poultry on Pasture, March 24, 2016 Are you interested in improving access to pasture for poultry on your farm?  Terrell “Spence” Spencer of Across the Creek Farm; Homer Walden of Sunnyside Farm; and Christine Deck of Deck Family Farm cover their farms’ approaches to mobile poultry housing designed for pasture-based operations, and answer questions from the audience. Download the presentation slides

Birds on the Move: Mobile Housing for Poultry on Pasture, March 24, 2016

Are you interested in improving access to pasture for poultry on your farm?  Terrell “Spence” Spencer of Across the Creek Farm; Homer Walden of Sunnyside Farm; and Christine Deck of Deck Family Farm cover their farms’ approaches to mobile poultry housing designed for pasture-based operations, and answer questions from the audience.

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Winter Housing for Poultry, February 9, 2017 Do you have questions about overwintering your birds? Two of FACT’s past Fund-a-Farmer grantees present tips for managing feed, water, shelter and predators during the cold months. Nicholas Choate-Batchelder of Midnight Sun Farm, and Alex Needham of Radical Root Farm have years of experience caring for birds during the harsh winter. Download the presentation slides

Winter Housing for Poultry, February 9, 2017

Do you have questions about overwintering your birds? Two of FACT’s past Fund-a-Farmer grantees present tips for managing feed, water, shelter and predators during the cold months. Nicholas Choate-Batchelder of Midnight Sun Farm, and Alex Needham of Radical Root Farm have years of experience caring for birds during the harsh winter.

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Sustainable Poultry Breeding and Production, March 18, 2015 Featuring poultry expert Jim Adkins of the Sustainable Poultry Network who provides an overview of practices to ensure your flock is sustainable and profitable. Download the presentation slides

Sustainable Poultry Breeding and Production, March 18, 2015

Featuring poultry expert Jim Adkins of the Sustainable Poultry Network who provides an overview of practices to ensure your flock is sustainable and profitable.

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