During these times of social distancing, online resources are more important than ever. There are many different websites that list both pre-recorded and new, upcoming workshops on a variety of topics. Here are just a few of some of the great resources out there:
We strongly encourage apprentices to register and watch the upcoming webinar, Take Your Local Food Online on Wednesday, April 15th at 6pm. Registration is free and available on Eventbrite. This webinar is brought you by the Food Systems Program at West Central Missouri Community Action Agency. There are several local KC farmers who are presenting in this webinar and they are great mentors to learn from in our food community!
Here is a description from their webpage:
Online grocery shopping has skyrocketed during the Covid-19 Crisis. So has the opportunity for area farms to supply that demand by ramping up their online sales capacity. Farms already set up for online sales are experiencing rapid growth in orders.
The webinar will feature the following speakers and platforms:
Woo Commerce — Kat Becker, Cattail Farms
Graze Cart — Remi Keaston, David’s Pasture
Barn2Door (and Wix store) — Katie Nixon, Green Gate Family Farm
Square — Karin Velez, Wolf Creek Family Farm
Squarespace — Alicia Ellingsworth, KC Farm School
Local Food Marketplace — Caroline Pam, Kitchen Garden Farm
Shopify - Cherie Schenker, Schenker Farm
There have been a multitude of free webinars to learn from through a variety of organizations. Here are just a few that may be of interest whether they apply now or could be useful for your future farm:
NC-State Extension's Creating a Free Online Store for Your Farm
Mark mentioned in the Plant Propagation and Production Planning Workshop that Johnny's Seeds has a page with some planning tools and calculators free to use. Below are some screenshots of the tools you can use!
This blog is for our 2020 apprentices so that they can stay up to date on program news and events.