The Listening Sessions/ Webinars happen the third Thursday of every month at 2:00 Central time. Join us for a brainstorming meeting on January 16, 2020. Almost every state is providing some form of supplemental training to farmers; either targeted towards fully covered farms or the many exempt or qualified exempt farms in their state. Annalisa Hultberg, University of Minnesota and Phil Tocco, Michigan State University, will lead a group discussion on supplemental trainings offered across the region. With Specialty Crop Block and FSOP grant proposals due soon, this is an excellent opportunity to start brainstorming projects to support your farmers.
We will do a round-robin to share ideas. If you would like to share ideas from your state, please complete the short slide template and email to Annalisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Jan 10. Plan to share for about 5 minutes on supplemental trainings and educational offerings you hosted or are planning to host, the topics, speakers, format of the events, and why you chose these topics. We will then have open discussion after all have presented.