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Source: University Of Illinois news release

University of Illinois Extension will be offering the 2013 Small Farms Webinar series on Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. beginning on Jan. 10 and concluding on March 28.

The Small Farm Webinar Series is a weekly on-line educational series for the small farm community. It provides practical knowledge on emerging topics to advance local food production in Illinois.

This series of online events will look at how leading practices in production, management, and marketing help to improve long-term planning and sustainability.

Sessions are presented by U of I extension educators and specialists and will cover the following topics:

Jan. 10, Raising Broiler Turkeys on Small Farms

Jan. 17, Strawberry Production

Jan. 24, Water Sanitation for Small Farms Produce

Jan. 31, Wildlife Damage Control

Feb. 5, Growing and Marketing Unique Vegetables (this session 6 to 7 p.m.)

Feb. 7, Basics of Fruit Insect Management

Feb. 14, Introduction to Farm Financial Management

Feb. 21, Seed Saving

Feb. 28, Managing Crop Rotations in High Tunnels

March 7, Farm to School Sales-What's Involved?

March 14, Beneficial Insects

March 21, Weed Control in Pastures

March 28, Crop Budgeting Practices

Sessions last approximately one hour and can be accessed from a home computer or from the local Extension office.

To register, visit Participants accessing the webinar from home will receive the URL and instructions after registering.

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