Women in Ag Webinars 2019 Summer Schedule

Webinars are the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each Month at Noon EST

Cost is FREE

To participate go to: https://extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars

6/12/19: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources
Farmers experience a wide range of emotional stress that can affect both the individual and their family. This session will share warning signs and resources available to deal with emotional stress. Some topics covered include financial stress, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.

6/26/19: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket
This session will cover raising backyard poultry for egg production and sales. Topics covered includes basic nutrition and problems encountered with laying hens. We will also talk about handling eggs and what to do if someone wants to sell them.

7/10/19: Water and Water Reuse in Agriculture
Water is so important on the farm – but not all water sources are the same. This webinar will go over recent research on water quality differences between river, pond, and recycled water as well as explaining how recycled water could be a reliable alternative for irrigation water. We will also provide information on new publications and multimedia materials related to recycled water in agriculture.

7/24/19: Introduction to Integrated Pest Management
Integrated pest management (IPM), is a broad-based approach to keeping pest populations below economic injury level. This webinar will review basic IPM principles, control tactics, and how to diagnose problems.

8/14/19: Farm Liability Insurance and Farm Business Structures: How They Can Work Together to Protect You and Your Farming Business
Bewildered by the many types of farm insurance? Confused about the difference between a sole proprietorship, an LLC, a corporation, and a cooperative? Join us as we sort through your options. Nicole Cook, Environmental and Agricultural Faculty Legal Specialist from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will explain the basics of insurance and business structures for your farm, and will zoom in on how farm liability insurance and your choice of business structures for your farm can work together to protect you and your farm.

8/28/19: Boost Your Email Newsletter Open Rates
While some claim they are “dead,” email marketing still has one of the highest engagement rates and returns on investment of any marketing strategy. The success of your email newsletters is dependent upon their open rates. Learn a few simple strategies to increase your chances of someone opening your e-newsletter instead of clicking the dreaded “delete” button.

9/11/19: This Just In. Your Ag-Role for Media Requests
Have you been asked for an interview by a print or broadcast reporter or comment on a local or ag-related issue? How should you prepare? What do you wear? What is the reporter looking for? Embrace this opportunity and control the message and image you provide for your family and farm. We’ll go over techniques on how to optimize your role in the interview and stay focused on your message.

9/25/19: Managing Your Forested Farmland
This webinar will outline how farmers can best profit from and maintain their forested acres. Learn about the Maryland forestry legal framework and how you can benefit from creating a forest conservation plan