FARRMS Webinars

We offer webinars to help you grow. Our topics include marketing local foods, sustainable business planning, natural resources management, USDA grants for small-scale farmers, medicinal plants and more. Scroll down to view the recordings and handouts from previous webinars or watch them on our YouTube Channel (farrms.nd)

We have grouped our webinar recordings by topic to help you find what you need. Click on the topic to skip to those webinars.

Marketing and Farm Business Planning

 
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Success Strategies for

ND Farmers Market Vendors

Jun. 16, 2020

North Dakota farmers market managers and vendors offer guidance for a successful farmers market season. Whether it's your first or fifth market season this webinar has useful info for you!

Social Media Marketing for Local Food Businesses, Part 1

Oct. 20, 2020

Erica Kale of Kale Social Co. will show you how to engage your customers and grow your following on Facebook and Instagram.

Social Media Marketing for Local Food Businesses, Part 2

Oct. 20, 2020

Clint Saunders, Associate Professor of Art and Photography at Dakota College at Bottineau discusses how to capture your customers’ attention by taking better photos for social media.

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Online Marketing for Cottage Foods

Aug. 6, 2020

Learn about online sales of cottage foods with Jayme Calavera of First District Health Unit. Kara Winkler, Glimpse of the Prairie and Jen Skoog, Family Roots Farm discuss online marketing of meat, eggs, and more.

Digital Marketing for Local Food Businesses

Jun. 18, 2020

Facilitator Dane Johnson discusses websites, online shops, and social media with Jazmine Schultz, Prairie Sky Breads; Rachel Utecht, Off the Deck Hot Sauce; and Holly Mawby, gardendwellers FARM.

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Farm Finance 102: Part 1

Mar. 24, 2021

In Part I, Jen Skoog of Family Roots Farm discusses the Schedule F and how to prepare for tax filing season. She also talks about balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and debt to asset ratios used to assess your farm's financial health.

Farm Finance 102: Part 2

Mar. 24, 2021

In Part II, Jen Skoog discusses how create enterprise budgets and how to use partial budgets to aid in decision making. She also discusses cash flow budgets. We provide a link to a Google Drive folder full of free farm financial templates and links to other farm financial education resources.

Farming Skills and Natural Resources Management

 
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Lunch-n-Learn: Pollinators

Sept. 28, 2021

Sarah Hamilton Buxton of the Xerces Society and USDA NRCS discusses why pollinators matter and how to improve pollinator habitat on your farm.

Lunch-n-Learn: Soil Health

Plant Medicine for Beginners with Linda Black Elk

Aug. 31, 2021

Derek Lowstuter of Black Bison Organics and Darrell Oswald of Menoken Farm discuss the five soil health principles and how to improve soil health on your farm.

Mar. 16, 2021

Linda Black Elk teaches us edible and medicinal uses for some common plants found on the Northern Plains.

Grants for Farmers

 
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Financing Your Farm Business:

Loans and Grants

USDA Pandemic Response and

Safety Grant Part 1

USDA Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Part 2

Mar. 25, 2021

This presentation from Farm Beginnings 2021 covers loans and grants available to beginning farmers. We also discuss some tips for preparing your grant or loan application.

Sept. 16, 2021

The USDA Pandemic Response and Safety (PRS) Grant is for food processors, distributors, farmers markets, and producers who have incurred costs to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against COVID-19. Learn who is eligible and how to get started.  

Oct. 12, 2021

We walk you through the simple two-page application form for the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant. Applications are due November 22, 2021.

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NC-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant

Nov. 19, 2020

Part A: Clair Keene, ND SARE State Co-coordinator discusses the Farmer Rancher grant and online application system

NC-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant

Nov. 19, 2020

Part B: Three local farmers describe their grant proposals and what they learned from writing the grant.