Workshops & Webinars

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Rural Action: Create a Brand Identity

Rural Action: Create a Brand Identity

May 12, 2021, 10:00:00 PM

The Whole Farm Planning & Mentoring program is a 10-week series that leads 20 beginning farmers and food entrepreneurs through the process of planning their business. Through weekly webinars with topic experts and one-on-one meetings with mentors, participants will learn the key components of starting a business with the goal of creating a new or refined business plan.

MSU Virtual Breakfast

MSU Virtual Breakfast

May 13, 2021, 11:00:00 AM

MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast.

Food Literacy for All with Shirley Sherrod & Samina Raja

Food Literacy for All with Shirley Sherrod & Samina Raja

May 13, 2021, 4:00:00 PM

Join us for our third #FoodLiteracyforAll conversation of 2021 with Shirley Sherrod & Samina Raja, moderated by FoodLab Detroit's Executive Director, Devita Davison.

Ohio Nutrition Incentive Network (OHNIN) Convening

Ohio Nutrition Incentive Network (OHNIN) Convening

May 13, 2021, 4:00:00 PM

The Convening will offer 6 sessions over the course of the afternoon. Session information and individual registration links can be found below. All sessions will be 45 minutes in length and will be followed by a 15-minute break. All sessions will be recorded and shared after the event.

USDA LAMP Grants Outreach and Info Session

USDA LAMP Grants Outreach and Info Session

May 13, 2021, 8:00:00 PM

This year, grants from USDA that support local and regional food systems (FMLFPP, RFSP) received a huge boost in funding through COVID relief bills. The recently released RFPs have new requirements (including updated match) that make them more accessible. This presents an excellent opportunity to increase the reach of these programs, and the diversity of grantees. Wallace Center is working with USDA to help ensure that this funding goes to organizations working in communities most impacted by the pandemic and food systems inequities and we're tapping into our network of food systems leaders to help get the message out! Join us for a call Thursday to learn about the opportunity these programs present, gather some tools to raise awareness, and share your suggestions for the kinds of TA and support applicants need.

Local Food Systems Response to COVID: Next Steps to Support the Local Food System in Times of Uncertain Consumer Behavior

Local Food Systems Response to COVID: Next Steps to Support the Local Food System in Times of Uncertain Consumer Behavior

May 17, 2021, 5:00:00 PM

Join us on the 3rd Monday of each month for a facilitated cross-sectoral discussion on topics including customer retention and engagement, emergency food, cooperative business models, state policies and consumer behavior.

Monday Fruit IPM Webinars

Monday Fruit IPM Webinars

May 17, 2021, 9:30:00 PM

Fruit integrated pest management (IPM) meetings are held for fruit growers in southwest Michigan nearly every Monday from early April through the end of June. Michigan State University Extension Educators Mark Longstroth, Bill Shane, and Mike Reinke will share their results from scouting orchards, vineyards and fields of small fruit with area growers to keep them up to date on emerging developments in the area. Faculty and specialists from MSU will provide timely information on selected fruit topics.

SNAP and College Student Access in Michigan: Learn How You Can Help Students Access Food Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

SNAP and College Student Access in Michigan: Learn How You Can Help Students Access Food Assistance During the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond

May 18, 2021, 3:00:00 PM

Recent changes were made that temporarily expand SNAP student eligibility rules to make more students eligible for SNAP during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Colleges, universities, and community based organizations are encouraged to learn more about these changes to support outreach efforts to reach students newly eligible for SNAP over the coming months. We invite you to join the Food Bank Council of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to learn more about these recent policy changes and best practices for reaching out to college students about their eligibility for SNAP.

Considering Carbon: The Evolution and Operation of Carbon Markets

Considering Carbon: The Evolution and Operation of Carbon Markets

May 19, 2021, 4:00:00 PM

This webinar will provide practical and technical insight into how carbon markets practically function, and how they have evolved in recent years. This includes addressing some the basics of the industry, specifically including how sellers and buyers become connected and how the transaction itself is created and completed. Further, it will provide an overview of the nature of contractual arrangements between carbon credit purchasers and landowners/operators, as well as other logistical and legal issues that often arise during this process. Finally, it will offer insight into current policy proposals such as tax credits and related matters could impact the industry moving forward.

Rural Action: Plan for Future Growth

Rural Action: Plan for Future Growth

May 19, 2021, 10:00:00 PM

The Whole Farm Planning & Mentoring program is a 10-week series that leads 20 beginning farmers and food entrepreneurs through the process of planning their business. Through weekly webinars with topic experts and one-on-one meetings with mentors, participants will learn the key components of starting a business with the goal of creating a new or refined business plan.

Sacred Cow Film Screening: Q&A Session

Sacred Cow Film Screening: Q&A Session

May 19, 2021, 10:00:00 PM

Land Stewardship Project will present a FREE screening of the film Sacred Cow to LSP members and supporters May 12 – 19 followed by an online presentation and Q & A with Diana Rodgers, co-author of the book Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

MSU Virtual Breakfast

MSU Virtual Breakfast

May 20, 2021, 11:00:00 AM

MSU Extension specialists and educators are teaming up to bring agribusiness professionals and farmers a series of “Virtual Breakfast” meetings. These free, 30-minute online meetings will start your day off right with presentations on timely topics on crop and pest management and a weather summary and forecast.

Funding Your Farm through Alternative Lending

Funding Your Farm through Alternative Lending

May 20, 2021, 4:00:00 PM

Calling all farming folks in Michigan! The National Young Farmers Coalition is hosting a virtual event about how to fund your farm. This is for anyone interested in starting a farm and current farm owners. If you do not want to utilize traditional lenders or have a barrier to do so, this event will be helpful in learning about more flexible loan options, no matter your credit history.