University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for everyone interested in the small farm community. This series will provide practical knowledge on emerging topics which advance local food production in Illinois. These online presentations will give small farm producers a look at how leading practices in production, management and marketing enable operations to improve profitability and sustainability. Webinars will be held from 12-1 p.m. on select Thursdays.

In case you cannot attend these specifics dates and times, register anyway to view an archived, recorded version. Information will be provided via email (by the Monday after airing) for viewing at your convenience.

The schedule for the Winter Series is below and all can be registered for at

Thursday, January 30, 12-1 p.m., “Asparagus Production and Marketing”

Thursday, February 6, 12-1 p.m., “Farm Stress and Impact on Health”

Thursday, February 13, 12-1 p.m., “Updates on Industrial Hemp in Illinois”

Thursday, February 20, 12-1 p.m., “Soil Organic Matters”

Thursday, February 27, 12-1 p.m., “Saturated Media Extract”

Thursday, March 5, 12-1 p.m., “Selling through Food Hubs and Co-ops: A Growers Perspective”

Thursday, March 12, 12-1 p.m., “Getting Started in Drip Irrigation”

Thursday, March 19, 12-1 p.m., “The Basics for Goats and Sheep”

There is no cost to view webinars, but all sessions will be presented live online for home viewing by pre-registering at the address above. View recorded and archived sessions on YouTube at For questions, please contact your local Extension office at (309) 663-8306.