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Upcoming Webinars

November 12, 2014, 12-1 pm: Financing Your Farm. Learn about sources of capital and credit, preparing loan packages, and how to manage debt as a tool for business growth. Check back for more information about our presenters.

About New Farmer Project Webinars: When & How

Recent Webinars

Ideas for Enhancing Sheep Production with Joe Emenheiser, UVM Livestock Specialist. Learn about designing sheep production systems to match animals to resources to markets. Joe will briefly cover breeds, breeding programs, nutrition/health, reproduction, and product quality (meat and wool), facilities and pasture management. Raised on a small family farm in Pennsylvania, Joe’s experience with livestock includes managing sheep farms in New York, butchering, genetic evaluation, teaching, and judging. He seeks to help Vermont's diversified livestock farms improve their efficiency, product quality, and marketing.

Selling to Regional Markets: How Vermont Farmers Sell Directly Out of State (May 2014)

Are you a farmer interested in selling regionally? Have you thought about driving to Boston or New York to sell your products? Do you want to learn about a few different options for accessing regional markets through direct sales? Learn from two farmers about selling directly meat, vegetables, and value added products to New York City. We’ll help you learn the personal, production, financial, and marketing skills needed to sell to access regional markets. Amanda Andrews, co-owner of Tamarack Hollow Farm in Burlington, VT, will talk about selling vegetables and meat in New York City through a farmers market and small CSA and Diane St. Clair, owner of Animal Farm, in Orwell, VT will discuss selling value added dairy products to regional markets.

About New Farmer Project Webinars: When & How

Vermont New Farmer Project webinars are generally about an hour long. Sometimes they are scheduled in the evening, and sometimes around noontime. All webinars are recorded and made available for viewing within a few days.

If you have Internet access and can hear sound through your computer, you should be able to participate or watch recordings regardless of the type of computer or operating system you use. A broadband connection to the Internet is helpful but not required.

Click on the title of the webinar to link to the webinar. If this is the first time you're participating in a webinar using the Blackboard Collaborate/Elluminate platform, please visit the link to your webinar a day or two earlier so that you can pre-configure your computer for webinar participation. For more information, please contact the UVM Extension New Farmer Project by e-mailing or calling 802-223-2389.

If you require accommodations to participate in a webinar, please contact Mary Peabody at least seven days before the webinar you want to participate in, so we may assist you. Call 802-223-2389 or 1-866-860-1382 (toll-free in Vt.) or email

Recordings of past webinars are also available.

eOrganic Webinars

The New Farmer Project isn't the only one creating farming webinars. Learn the latest in organic farming practices and research by attending or watching an eOrganic Webinar, a project of eXtenstion. Sign up for upcoming webinars to watch slides, listen to the presenter, and type in questions during the live event. Or, watch recordings of past webinars in their webinar archive.

Entrepreneurs and their Communities

Find webinars on marketing, business development, and regulatory issues that affect farm businesses at the Entrepreneurs and their Communities section of the eXtension website. The entrepreneurship team is dedicated to effectively serving the information and educational needs of entrepreneurs and strengthening the capacity of community leaders and citizens to foster and sustain the entrepreneurial dimensions of their local economies.