Project ID

XP2009-02

Abstract

Iowa State University's Beginning Farmer Center and Practical Farmers of Iowa teamed up to broadcast eight webinars to assist current and beginning farmers in devising strategies for successful farm enterprises.

Key Question

Will farmers utilize webinar technology to reduce long drives for face-to-face meetings, breaking their isolation to learn how to make their farms more profitable, and their businesses transfer to the next generation?

Findings

Yes, farmers are enthusiastic about learning from people who are farming successfully, love fthe freedom to access the information from their home whenever they are free, and can log-in live to ask questions that directly impact their businesses and lives.

Principal Investigator(s)

Teresa Opheim

Co-Investigator(s)

David Baker

Year of Grant Completion

2010

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