A new year is always a good time to brush up on one’s knowledge and skills. If any of the below opportunities interest you, sign up — you never know what you can learn!
- Women in Ag Learning Network is hosting a webinar January 20, 2015 at noon EST titled “Marketing Your Products: Turning Samples Into Sales” As the webinar states, “Providing product samples is a great way to help increase sales at your farmers market booth or farm stand. However, it is also important to do it in a way that does not give away all your product (and therefore profits!) and that also will provide a safe product that meets regulatory requirements. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to choose which products to sample, how to control costs in sampling, and generally how to make the most of sampling.” There are other webinars offered by the Women in Ag Learning Network, so check it out!
- Another free webinar, this one focused upon Managing risks on an Urban Farm, is scheduled for January 15, 2015 at noon EST. Offered by National Center for Appropriate Technology, you may register only here.
- If you are interested in Farm-to-Preschool programs and food safety, the University of Massachusetts Department of Nutrition and the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension have developed a free, online, interactive food safety program, available here. You learn at your own pace, so if you are interested, take a look at the units available.
- Farm Commons has webinars currently available concerning legal issues for farmers, as well as more webinars planned this winter.
Hopefully there is something available in the above that you find interesting and informative. If there is, let us know!