Webinars & Conferences
America’s farmers and ranchers are resilient, but even the most stalwart can experience stress. The USDA is dedicated to helping farmers and ranchers cope with an important, but often overlooked topic – the impact of accumulated stress that comes from the rewarding, but also tough and challenging, agricultural life. This event will bring together leaders from federal agencies, the farming and ranching sector, technical assistance providers, as well as individuals and other strategic partners, to focus on current challenges, the USDA response, as well as best practices and strategies to address farm and ranch stress.
With the weather patterns changing and traditional water sources becoming over drawn and taxed, prior appropriation systems are sometimes limited in their water management beyond, first in time, first in right. This webinar will explore the consequence of drought declarations in prior appropriation systems while considering some tools states have implemented to assist water users. We will look at agency expedited review processes, preferred uses, and the use of agreements to circumvent direct curtailment of water use. Finally we will note some creative solutions that are being discussed.
Does your farm stand or farmers' market accept SNAP? Make sure your staff are ready to accept SNAP this summer by having them attend either of these SNAP employee trainings. This training is for employees who will be processing SNAP transactions and is open to all staff of farm businesses that accept SNAP. Employees will learn SNAP basics including what EBT cards look like, what items are SNAP eligible, and how to run a SNAP transaction. Attendees will come away knowing how SNAP works and how to run a transaction successfully and legally on Conduent and TotilPay machines.
Whether you’re a farmer, a food maker or restaurant owner, it’s important to thoughtfully cultivate a recognizable brand, so your customers see you as more than just a commodity. In this session, you will learn what branding is and why it is so important to the success of any business. We will discuss the three components essential to developing a strong, identifiable brand—the verbal, the visual and the experiential—and we’ll demonstrate many examples of effective branding. You’ll come away with a strong framework to begin developing your own engaging brand.
Farm Bill Programs: One-Stop Workshop, a collaboration between Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA), Rural Action, Ohio State Extension, and USDA, is a FREE virtual webinar and engagement session to provide more information about USDA programs and services. The workshop is intended to highlight how farmers may utilize USDA programs to improve their operations. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with and learn more about the experiences of Ohio farmers who have accessed various resources in breakout sessions. Participants will leave with detailed information about program and partnership opportunities. The Farm Bill Programs: One-Stop Workshop is participant-driven and is intended to center the goals and challenges of farmers of color, beginning, veteran, and additional marginalized farmers. All are welcome to engage.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) will host a webinar as part of their Building a Better America: A Small Business Resource Community (BBA Resource Community) series.
The goal of this webinar will be to connect small businesses with critical resources and information about the Biden-Harris Administration’s policy agenda, including how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and American Rescue Plan create opportunities for small businesses.
Additionally, this webinar will feature training to help small businesses access and utilize these resources to grow their business and create great jobs. Through the BBA Resource Community, the SBA and PPSI will convene respected leaders from across business, government, advocacy, and economic development, to provide these briefings and training.
Nonprofit staff members wear countless informal hats, and often hiring manager is one of them! This four part interactive series will explain the importance of purposeful, inclusive hiring practices and provide attendees with attainable action steps they can take immediately to improve their hiring plans. Join CEDAM's director of capacity building to get started on this essential work.
Save the Date: Black Farming Conference: Roots, Food and Storytelling
September 10, 2022, 4:00:00 AM