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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.

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Marketing and Farm Business Planning

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Local Food for Local Children:

ND Farm To School Webinars Part 1 of 2

Feb. 23, 2022

Be inspired! Learn about Farm to School at Bismarck Public Schools  with Claire Lowstuter, Bismarck Local Food Coordinator, Michelle Wagner, Child Nutrition Program Director, Bismarck Public Schools, and Jared Stoll & Mary Podoll, Stoll Farms.

Local Food for Local Children:

ND Farm To School Webinars Part 2 of 2

Feb. 28, 2022

Get started! Learn what to expect and how you can prepare to market to local schools. Our farmer panel includes Mary Podoll - Stoll Farms, Bismarck, ND; John Roswech -South 40 Beef, Mott, ND, and Janelle Anderson - Rustic Acres, Rolette ND.

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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.

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Farming Skills and Natural Resources Management

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Food Safety Liability Basics

June 14, 2023

Food safety is an important part of operating a farm business and the legal risks can be fatal. FARRMS partners with Farm Commons to help educate and answer food safety related questions.

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

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.

Intro to Organic Certification Webinars

Dive Deeper Into Organic Certification

April 11, 2024

Farmers will learn about the path to certification from Midwest Organic Consultant, Nicholas Podoll. He will highlight the regulations and procedures organic farmers must follow during the certification process. This webinar also includes a panel of ND growers that will answer questions about their experience becoming Certified Organic.

The Real Dirt on Organic Agriculture

Nov. 21, 2023

Ryan Slabaugh, founder of Think Regeneration, leads a presentation and discussion on: 

  • What does certified organic mean?

  • Dispelling myths about organic certification.

  • Understanding the fundamental principles and unique practices of farming organic.

The Path to Certification

Nov. 28, 2023

Nic Podoll, Midwest Organic Consultant, discusses:

  • What’s involved in getting certified? What does it take? How will it affect my farm?

  • The organic certification process and the motivations behind it.

  • Unveiling the steps to achieving organic certification.

  • Gaining insight into the regulations that govern organic farming and certification.

North Dakota Farmer Panel

Dec. 5, 2023

Hear from local ND Organic Certified growers talk about why they choose organic, what barriers they have faced, creating an OSP, and answering questions.​

Empowering Your Organic Transition

Dec. 12, 2023

Learn about what resources are available to North Dakota farmers to support the transition to organic certification. This session discusses cost-share programs, technical assistance, mentorship, and more to facilitate your organic journey.

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Grants for Farmers

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Financing Your Farm Business:

Loans and Grants

April 6, 2023

This presentation from Farm Beginnings 2023 covers the difference between loans and grants. It also discusses tips for preparing grant and loan applications with examples of successfully funded businesses.

NC-SARE Farmer Rancher Grant

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

Nov. 19 2020

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

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