Farm group holds online fall farm seminars

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A series of online seminars aimed at helping farmers learn about such topics as how to insure an apple orchard, marketing and distributing local food, and the profit potential of grass-based livestock will be held through December.

Practical Farmers of Iowa has set a schedule for a series of seminars this fall.

The interactive webinars are Tuesday evenings from Nov. 5 through Dec. 10, except for Thanksgiving week

Anyone is invited to listen in by signing in as a guest at http://www.practicalfarmers.org/farminar .

Funds for the webinars have come from more than 200 individual donors and corporate sponsors including John Deere and Farm Credit Services of America.

Most presenters are farmers and the events are set up for participants to ask questions in real time.

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