University of Maryland Extension

Webinars

2nd & 4th Wednesday of each Month at Noon EST

Cost is FREE

All are invited to participate

Upcoming Webinars

2020 Webinars

8/26/2020: Emotional Well-Being:  Warning Signs and Resources

Farmers experience a wide range of emotional stress that can affect both the individual and their family.  This session will share warning signs and resources available to deal with emotional stress.  Some topics covered include financial stress, substance abuse, depression, and suicide.  

9/9/2020: Thoughts on Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is in the eye of the beholder. In other words, different stakeholders have different perspectives and definitions of animal welfare. In the United States, the consumer is the primary stakeholder driving the dynamics of change in how livestock and poultry are raised. This webinar will cover three topic areas around farm animal welfare. First, we will revisit the influential factors involved in the transformation of animal agriculture and animal welfare assurance. Next, we will cover the fundamentals of animal welfare science and the role of animal welfare science in animal welfare assessments and audits. We will finish up the webinar with a discussion on current regional, national, and international animal welfare assurance programs currently and how they may change in the future.

9/23/2020: Agricultural Labor Mistakes to Avoid

Agricultural employers face a variety of unique legal challenges.  Although there are some exemptions for agricultural workers in federal and state labor laws, incorrectly applying those exemptions is, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, a common mistake made by agricultural employers.  This webinar will outline the basics of agricultural labor laws and give employers tips to avoid common pitfalls.  

10/14/2020: Caring for your septic system and water wells

This webinar will cover the basics of drinking water wells and septic systems. Topics include: a) the important value of your septic system and water well provides you and your home in supplying safe drinking water and sustainable waste treatment; types of systems; and recommended maintenance tips to keep them operating effectively and safely. 

10/28/2020: How to Build a Professional and Personal Landlord-Tenant Relationship

Landlords and tenants both benefit from having a great landlord-tenant relationship and it all begins with communication. 

Learn the many means of communication, resources for contracts, budgets, grain marketing and much more.

11/11/2020: 8 Lifestyle Tips for a Healthy Brain

Brain health is the ability to remember, learn, concentrate and have a clear, active mind. This presentation provides lifestyle steps to help keep your brain 'young' and maintain good brain function. 

12/9/2020: Family Communications in Farm Succession Planning

This webinar will focus on the importance of good communications and strategies for success when discussing topics with family related to farm succession and estate planning.

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High speed Internet
Browser: Internet Explorer
Ethernet connection instead of wireless (wireless will work, but a hard line is more stable)

Archived Webinars

Our Archived Webinars are organized by the 5 areas of Risk Management.

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