Webinars

FACT offers free webinars on a variety of topics relevant to humane animal production. Join us for an upcoming session or peruse our archive to access all of our previously recorded presentations.

Upcoming WEbinars

September 18:    3 Steps to Your Profitable Farm    In this hour long presentation, you'll learn the very best way to build a loyal customer base, how to attract ideal customers, and how to implement consistent marketing practices that never feel pushy. Our presenter is Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing.   Register

September 18: 3 Steps to Your Profitable Farm

In this hour long presentation, you'll learn the very best way to build a loyal customer base, how to attract ideal customers, and how to implement consistent marketing practices that never feel pushy. Our presenter is Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing. Register

October 2:    Find & Engage With Customers on Social Media   Learn the difference between a marketing channel and a marketing strategy, and where to focus your efforts. Learn how best to show up on social media platforms and then convert those followers to paying customers. Our presenter is Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing.   Register

October 2: Find & Engage With Customers on Social Media Learn the difference between a marketing channel and a marketing strategy, and where to focus your efforts. Learn how best to show up on social media platforms and then convert those followers to paying customers. Our presenter is Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing. Register

September 25:    Create a Farm Website That Sells       In this presentation, you will learn tips to refocus your website on building a connection with those who land on it, versus just advertising your products, helping you turn website visitors into paying customers. Our presenter is Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing.   Register

September 25: Create a Farm Website That Sells

In this presentation, you will learn tips to refocus your website on building a connection with those who land on it, versus just advertising your products, helping you turn website visitors into paying customers. Our presenter is Charlotte Smith of 3 Cow Marketing. Register

October 16:    Transition Off of Nitrogen Fertilizer     Dave Scott, Livestock Specialist with NCAT/ATTRA, will discuss strategies to reduce use of nitrogen fertilizers on your grass pastures. With his wife, Dave owned and operated a fifty cow dairy for 21 years. The last ten years have found him grazing 230 ewes on 30 acres of pasture.   Register

October 16: Transition Off of Nitrogen Fertilizer Dave Scott, Livestock Specialist with NCAT/ATTRA, will discuss strategies to reduce use of nitrogen fertilizers on your grass pastures. With his wife, Dave owned and operated a fifty cow dairy for 21 years. The last ten years have found him grazing 230 ewes on 30 acres of pasture. 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 and policy

Get Your Farm Funded – Tips for Applying to Grants  , May 9, 2017  Learn about the types of funding available for farmers and gain pointers for crafting a successful proposal. FACT’s Larissa McKenna provides practical advice for farmers navigating the grant application process (based on 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 pointers for crafting a successful proposal. FACT’s Larissa McKenna provides practical advice for farmers navigating the grant application process (based on 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 .     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.

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Marketing and Business

Success with Interns on Your Farm  , May 15, 2019  Internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships are valuable resources for both parties involved but there's more to it then just getting someone to do your work in exchange for housing and food, or a small stipend. Learn how Annie Warmke, owner of Blue Rock Station has developed an annual summer intern program over the past 13 years.   Watch Recording     or     Download Slides

Success with Interns on Your Farm, May 15, 2019

Internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships are valuable resources for both parties involved but there's more to it then just getting someone to do your work in exchange for housing and food, or a small stipend. Learn how Annie Warmke, owner of Blue Rock Station has developed an annual summer intern program over the past 13 years. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Setting the Course - Making A Living at What You Love to Do  ,   March 6, 2019  Join us to walk through an assessment of how to determine the true resources you have in your life, and how to turn them into assets to sustain your dream of earning a living at what you love to do. Our presenter is Annie Warmke is a social entrepreneur, mentor, and founder/farmer at Blue Rock Station.   Watch Recording   or     Download Slides

Setting the Course - Making A Living at What You Love to Do, March 6, 2019

Join us to walk through an assessment of how to determine the true resources you have in your life, and how to turn them into assets to sustain your dream of earning a living at what you love to do. Our presenter is Annie Warmke is a social entrepreneur, mentor, and founder/farmer at Blue Rock Station. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Sheep Shearing - The New Zealand method ,  January 29, 2019  The New Zealand method is an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. Join us to learn an overview of the technique, the tools, and the importance of shearing in the humane treatment of fiber bearing animals. Our presenter, Amber Van Hove, is the owner of Barnhart Fields Farm in Washington State. Amber is a certified national sheep shearer.   Watch Recording     and     Download Slides

Sheep Shearing - The New Zealand method, January 29, 2019

The New Zealand method is an efficient and low-stress way to shear sheep. Join us to learn an overview of the technique, the tools, and the importance of shearing in the humane treatment of fiber bearing animals. Our presenter, Amber Van Hove, is the owner of Barnhart Fields Farm in Washington State. Amber is a certified national sheep shearer. Watch Recording and Download Slides

Creative Leasing for Livestock Farmers  , January 23, 2019  This webinar will delve into creative leases and the types of creative leasing arrangements that livestock farmers can explore. It will also cover resources and tips for livestock farmers working with lawyers around leases. Our presenter is Esther Akwii from the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School.   Watch Recording     or     Download Slides

Creative Leasing for Livestock Farmers, January 23, 2019

This webinar will delve into creative leases and the types of creative leasing arrangements that livestock farmers can explore. It will also cover resources and tips for livestock farmers working with lawyers around leases. Our presenter is Esther Akwii from the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Direct Marketing Meat: The Logistics of Meat Processing  , December 11, 2018  Join Rebecca Thistlethwaite of the   Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network   to discusses how to get your animals processed into sellable meat for different market channels, including how to prepare your animals for slaughter and the various regulations involved.   Watch Recording     or     Download slides

Direct Marketing Meat: The Logistics of Meat Processing, December 11, 2018

Join Rebecca Thistlethwaite of the Niche Meat Processor Assistance Network to discusses how to get your animals processed into sellable meat for different market channels, including how to prepare your animals for slaughter and the various regulations involved. Watch Recording or Download slides

Tax Tips for Farmers  , November 28, 2018  Are you wondering how the new tax law will impact your farm's taxes? Watch this webinar to learn about the updated tax code, including what it means for depreciation, capital purchases, and other deductions. Our presenter is Tina Salandra, CPA, Principal at Numerical ,  a tax firm based in New York.   Watch Recording     or   Download Slides

Tax Tips for Farmers, November 28, 2018

Are you wondering how the new tax law will impact your farm's taxes? Watch this webinar to learn about the updated tax code, including what it means for depreciation, capital purchases, and other deductions. Our presenter is Tina Salandra, CPA, Principal at Numerical, a tax firm based in New York. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Land Access for Livestock Farmers   ,  May 2, 2018  Whether you are a new, beginning or established farmer, this webinar will help you navigate the issues around accessing farmland or a farm property. Jason Silverman with Land For Good will discuss land tenure arrangements, as well as provide tips for finding and assessing land.    Watch Recording     or     Download Slides

Land Access for Livestock Farmers, May 2, 2018

Whether you are a new, beginning or established farmer, this webinar will help you navigate the issues around accessing farmland or a farm property. Jason Silverman with Land For Good will discuss land tenure arrangements, as well as provide tips for finding and assessing land.

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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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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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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 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 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 Holly Browder of   Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry   and Geoff McPherson of   Good Life Ranch   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 Holly Browder of Browder’s Birds Pastured Poultry and Geoff McPherson of Good Life Ranch 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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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.

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Pasture-Based Systems

Grazing Cover Crops   April 9, 2019  Cover crops have value as livestock feed – but how much value? On-farm research shows that cover crops can offset the cost of winter feed and put money back into farmer’s pockets. Meghan Filbert, livestock program manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI), will share best management practices to maximize the economic value of cover crops.   Watch Recording     or     Download Slides

Grazing Cover Crops April 9, 2019

Cover crops have value as livestock feed – but how much value? On-farm research shows that cover crops can offset the cost of winter feed and put money back into farmer’s pockets. Meghan Filbert, livestock program manager at Practical Farmers of Iowa (PFI), will share best management practices to maximize the economic value of cover crops. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Managing Face Flies on Pastured Cattle   March 19, 2019  Join us to hear about the latest strategy to control Face Flies on pastured cattle. The method that will be discussed is both effective and safe for the cattle, the operator and the environment! Our presenter, Fred Forsburg, is a managed grazier in NY.   Download Slides   or   Watch Recording

Managing Face Flies on Pastured Cattle March 19, 2019

Join us to hear about the latest strategy to control Face Flies on pastured cattle. The method that will be discussed is both effective and safe for the cattle, the operator and the environment! Our presenter, Fred Forsburg, is a managed grazier in NY. Download Slides or Watch Recording

Predator Protection of Livestock  , January 14, 2019  Learn how to keep your cattle, goats, and sheep safe from predators such as coyotes, roaming dogs and birds of prey. This webinar will help you identify threats through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Our presenter is Jan Dohner, author of  The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators .   Watch Recording   or     Download Slides

Predator Protection of Livestock, January 14, 2019

Learn how to keep your cattle, goats, and sheep safe from predators such as coyotes, roaming dogs and birds of prey. This webinar will help you identify threats through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Our presenter is Jan Dohner, author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Troubleshooting Livestock Guardian Dog Behaviors     (Part 3 of 3 - November 15, 2018)  Presenter Jan Dohner, author of  Livestock Guardians , will cover the adolescent behavior problems commonly exhibited by livestock guardian dogs, including tips for observing and identifying the good and bad physical signs and signals, and guidance for poultry guarding.   Watch Recording     or     Download Slides

Troubleshooting Livestock Guardian Dog Behaviors (Part 3 of 3 - November 15, 2018)

Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, will cover the adolescent behavior problems commonly exhibited by livestock guardian dogs, including tips for observing and identifying the good and bad physical signs and signals, and guidance for poultry guarding. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Livestock Guardian Animal Overview - Llamas, Donkeys and Dogs   (Part 1 of 3 - October 18, 2018)  Presenter Jan Dohner, author of  Livestock Guardians , discusses the fundamentals of using guardian animals, including llamas, donkeys and dogs, to protect your animals on pasture. She will address the pros and cons of using each type of guardian animal, how to choose the right animal for your farm, basic care and much more.   Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

Livestock Guardian Animal Overview - Llamas, Donkeys and Dogs (Part 1 of 3 - October 18, 2018)

Presenter Jan Dohner, author of Livestock Guardians, discusses the fundamentals of using guardian animals, including llamas, donkeys and dogs, to protect your animals on pasture. She will address the pros and cons of using each type of guardian animal, how to choose the right animal for your farm, basic care and much more. Watch Recording or Download Slides

A Deeper Dive into Livestock Guardian Dogs   (Part 2 of 3 - November 1, 2018)  This webinar focus on using dogs as livestock guardian animals. Presenter Jan Dohner covers the various breeds, questions of crossbred dogs, how to find a good dog/breeder, identifying good rescue dogs, choosing a puppy, and bringing home a new dog or puppy.   Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

A Deeper Dive into Livestock Guardian Dogs (Part 2 of 3 - November 1, 2018)

This webinar focus on using dogs as livestock guardian animals. Presenter Jan Dohner covers the various breeds, questions of crossbred dogs, how to find a good dog/breeder, identifying good rescue dogs, choosing a puppy, and bringing home a new dog or puppy. Watch Recording or Download Slides

Develop a Forage Chain for Your Livestock   ,  May 30, 2018  Kent Solberg, Grazing and Livestock Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will discusses how to the most of your livestock operation by sequencing a combination of annual, perennial, and stored forages to feed your ruminant animals.    Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

Develop a Forage Chain for Your Livestock, May 30, 2018

Kent Solberg, Grazing and Livestock Specialist with the Sustainable Farming Association, will discusses how to the most of your livestock operation by sequencing a combination of annual, perennial, and stored forages to feed your ruminant animals.

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Nutritional Benefits of Pasture-Raised Animals   ,  May 15, 2018  Nutritionist Collette Lentz, MS, will discuss the nutritional advantages and associated human health benefits of pasture-raised meat, milk and eggs.    Watch Recording     or     Download Slides

Nutritional Benefits of Pasture-Raised Animals, May 15, 2018

Nutritionist Collette Lentz, MS, will discuss the nutritional advantages and associated human health benefits of pasture-raised meat, milk and eggs.

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Regenerating Soils with Adaptive, High-Stock Density Grazing   ,  February 20, 2018  The foundation of healthy, productive pastures is healthy soil. 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 Grazing, February 20, 2018

The foundation of healthy, productive pastures is healthy soil. 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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Rotating Your Animals and Vegetables  , March 6, 2017  Tony Miller from   Whitefeather Organics   presents on how he manages intensive animal rotations on his diversified operation. He gives insights on planning for animal and veggie rotations, tips for composting, and designs for rotation ease.    Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

Rotating Your Animals and Vegetables, March 6, 2017

Tony Miller from Whitefeather Organics presents on how he manages intensive animal rotations on his diversified operation. He gives insights on planning for animal and veggie rotations, tips for composting, and designs 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.    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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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 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


Pork Production

Raising Pigs in an Agroforestry System   ,  April 11, 2018  Weston Lombard of Solid Ground Farm will discuss why hogs and tree crops are an ideal silvopastoral combination. Learn how to design and implement a year-round agroforestry-based system that creates diverse yields and improves the farm ecosystem.    Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

Raising Pigs in an Agroforestry System, April 11, 2018

Weston Lombard of Solid Ground Farm will discuss why hogs and tree crops are an ideal silvopastoral combination. Learn how to design and implement a year-round agroforestry-based system that creates diverse yields and improves the farm ecosystem.

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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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Pulled Pork: Mobile Housing for Pigs  , March 13, 2019  Join us to learn about innovative, front-moving livestock pens for pigs and how they are used for soil breaking, fertility and pest controls. Our presenters are Homer Walden and his wife Dru Peters of Sunnyside Farm in Pennsylvania.   Watch Recording   or   Download Slides

Pulled Pork: Mobile Housing for Pigs, March 13, 2019

Join us to learn about innovative, front-moving livestock pens for pigs and how they are used for soil breaking, fertility and pest controls. Our presenters are Homer Walden and his wife Dru Peters of Sunnyside Farm in Pennsylvania. Watch Recording or Download Slides


Poultry Production

Predator Protection for Poultry,   January 7, 2019  Join us to learn practical strategies for protecting your flock from predators such as raccoons, foxes, and birds of prey. Nonlethal methods for prevention and protection will be discussed. Our presenter is Jan Dohner, author of  The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators .    Watch Recording     or   Download Slides

Predator Protection for Poultry, January 7, 2019

Join us to learn practical strategies for protecting your flock from predators such as raccoons, foxes, and birds of prey. Nonlethal methods for prevention and protection will be discussed. Our presenter is Jan Dohner, author of The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators.

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Planning Ahead for Turkeys   ,  March 6, 2018  Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA), will share expert advice on how to plan ahead and raise turkeys on pasture - from concerns about bird health, to designs for outdoor housing, to ideas for creative marketing.    Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

Planning Ahead for Turkeys, March 6, 2018

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

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Best Practices for Pastured Poultry Health, Production & Profit ,    October 24, 2017  Learn more about how to run a successful pastured poultry operation. Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) shares best practices for raising birds on pasture.    Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

Best Practices for Pastured Poultry Health, Production & Profit, October 24, 2017

Learn more about how to run a successful pastured poultry operation. Mike Badger, Executive Director of the American Pastured Poultry Producers Association (APPPA) shares best practices for raising birds on pasture.

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Winter Housing for Poultry  , February 9, 2017  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

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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Birds on the Move: Mobile Housing for Poultry on Pasture  , March 24, 2016  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.    Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

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

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.

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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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Small Ruminants

Solar Grazing 101  , May 6, 2019  Solar Grazing is the practice of grazing sheep on solar farms. When sheep graze solar sites they improve their own health by grazing pastures that offer plenty of shade and protection from the elements. It also helps to keep farmland in production and reduces the need to mow. Our presenters are founding members of the American Solar Grazing Association.    Watch Recording     or     Download Slides

Solar Grazing 101, May 6, 2019

Solar Grazing is the practice of grazing sheep on solar farms. When sheep graze solar sites they improve their own health by grazing pastures that offer plenty of shade and protection from the elements. It also helps to keep farmland in production and reduces the need to mow. Our presenters are founding members of the American Solar Grazing Association.

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Part 1: Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats  , February 12, 2019  Part 1 of a 3 part series exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss the seriousness of parasites, the parasite life cycle, parasite effects and symptoms, and general vocabulary for the discussion. Our presenter is Linda Coffey, Program Specialist with NCAT/ATTRA.    Watch Recording   or   Download Slides

Part 1: Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats, February 12, 2019

Part 1 of a 3 part series exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss the seriousness of parasites, the parasite life cycle, parasite effects and symptoms, and general vocabulary for the discussion. Our presenter is Linda Coffey, Program Specialist with NCAT/ATTRA.

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Part 2: Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats  , February 19, 2019  Part 2 of a 3 part series exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss ways to prevent parasites including organic principles for encouraging animal health, animal selection, evasive grazing and more. Our presenter is Linda Coffey with NCAT/ATTRA.    Watch Recording     or   Download Slides

Part 2: Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats, February 19, 2019

Part 2 of a 3 part series exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminant animals. This session will discuss ways to prevent parasites including organic principles for encouraging animal health, animal selection, evasive grazing and more. Our presenter is Linda Coffey with NCAT/ATTRA.

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Part 3: Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats   ,  February 26, 2019  This is part 3 of 3 exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminants. This session will cover treatment protocols and strategies, and will tie together all of the strategies that were discussed throughout the webinar series. Our presenter is Linda Coffey with NCAT/ATTRA.    Watch recording     or   Download Slides

Part 3: Defeating Internal Parasites in Sheep and Goats, February 26, 2019

This is part 3 of 3 exploring how to defeat parasites in small ruminants. This session will cover treatment protocols and strategies, and will tie together all of the strategies that were discussed throughout the webinar series. Our presenter is Linda Coffey with NCAT/ATTRA.

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Goat Herding Basics   ,  March 14, 2018  Annie Warmke of Blue Rock Station in Ohio will share how to get started in goat herding, and will take us through some great natural based strategies for keeping goats healthy and happy.    Watch Recording    or    Download Slides

Goat Herding Basics, March 14, 2018

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

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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, including breed selection, stocking rates, fencing, lambing, and dealing with common health issues.    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, including breed selection, stocking rates, fencing, lambing, and dealing with common health issues.

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