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

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: 7 - 8:30pm 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: 7 - 8:30pm EST

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March 21, 2018: Livestock Guardian Dogs 101 Guardian dogs can play a crucial role on livestock and poultry farms. Angela Johnson of Lucky George Farm in Iowa, will discuss what you need to know to choose the right livestock guardian dog for your farm, your animals, and your family's needs. Time: 7 - 8:15pm EST Register

March 21, 2018: Livestock Guardian Dogs 101

Guardian dogs can play a crucial role on livestock and poultry farms. Angela Johnson of Lucky George Farm in Iowa, will discuss what you need to know to choose the right livestock guardian dog for your farm, your animals, and your family's needs.

Time: 7 - 8:15pm EST

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February 27, 2018: Farm Bill 101 for Livestock Farmers & Ranchers Alyssa Charney, Policy Specialist with 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. Learn about federal farm policy - and how to advocate for legislation that benefits sustainable farmers.  Time: 3:00pm EST Register 

February 27, 2018: Farm Bill 101 for Livestock Farmers & Ranchers

Alyssa Charney, Policy Specialist with 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. Learn about federal farm policy - and how to advocate for legislation that benefits sustainable farmers. 

Time: 3:00pm EST

Register 

March 14, 2018: Goat Herding Basics Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station in Ohio will share how to get started in goat herding, and some great naturally based strategies for keeping goats healthy and happy.  Time: 1:00pm EST  Register

March 14, 2018: Goat Herding Basics

Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station in Ohio will share how to get started in goat herding, and some great naturally based strategies for keeping goats healthy and happy. 

Time: 1:00pm 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

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.  Watch Recording or Download 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. Watch Recording or Download 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.

Watch Recording or Download Slides


Marketing and Business

How to Plan, Promote & Host a Pasture Walk, January 10, 2018 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.  Watch Recording or Download Slides  

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

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. 

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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. Watch Recording or Download 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. Watch Recording or Download 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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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Business Trends and Strategies, June 5, 2017 Enhance your farm’s CSA program. Learn innovative approaches to 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. Watch Recording or Download Slides

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

Enhance your farm’s CSA program. Learn innovative approaches to 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. Watch Recording or Download 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.

Watch Recording or Download Slides


Pasture-Based Systems

Regenerating Soils with Adaptive, High-Stock Density Grazing, February 20, 2018 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.   Watch Recording or Download Slides

Regenerating Soils with Adaptive, High-Stock Density GrazingFebruary 20, 2018

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.

 

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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.  Watch Recording or Download 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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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. Watch Recording or Download 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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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. Watch Recording or Download 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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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.                                                    Watch Recording or Download 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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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. Watch Recording or Download 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.  Watch Recording or Download 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. Watch Recording or Download 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. Watch Recording or Download 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. Watch Recording or Download 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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