The University of Illinois Extension presents a weekly educational series for 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. The complete list of topics and speakers is included below. Webinars will be held from noon -1:00 pm on Thursdays and are free.
Jan. 31 - 2018 Updates on Illinois Cottage Food Law, Mary Wright, Drusilla Banks, and Jenna Smith, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educators
Join our Nutrition and Wellness team for an overview of the new legislation surrounding home cottage foods operations. Can you can tomatoes for sale at farmers markets? What's the difference between harvest cut greens and fresh-cut prepared salads? Your value-added questions will be answered along with an overview of a new Extension website to help guide you through the new law.