Farminars are Practical Farmers’ version of a webinar. These 90-minute online seminars are free and produced to help farmers learn about business and production issues that matter to them from the convenience of their homes. Farminars are held weekly each Tuesday during the fall and winter months, and run from 7–8:30 p.m. CST. Most farminars are led by farmers, and many are presented in a “fish-bowl” format where attendees listen as an experienced farmer answers a beginning farmer’s questions. Farminars air live online and allow participants to ask questions of presenters in real-time.
How to Participate
Participating in live farminars is easy!
1. Test Computer
We’ve changed webinar platforms and will now be using Zoom. Never used Zoom before? There is a simple, one-time download on whichever device you plan to use. Note: attendees do not need microphone or video capabilities to participate.
2. Join In
15 minutes prior to the next start time, click the button below. We go live usually around 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and the presentation begins at 7 p.m.! Don’t see a join in button? Check back in November for the next season of farminars. Visit our farminar archive to watch the past recordings or subscribe to our YouTube channel to never miss a farminar!
Pop-up Farminar Tuesday, Sept. 3!
September 3 | “Iowa Farm Lease Law” | Kitt Tovar | 7 p.m.
As of 2017, Iowa had 86,214 farms. Of those, almost 38% were farmed under a cash rent lease, and 5.6% were farmed pursuant to a crop share lease. Given these numbers, it is crucial that Iowa landowners and producers understand the legal implications and requirements of their farmland leases.
- Kitt Tovar is the Staff Attorney at the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation. She focuses on areas of agricultural law including lease law, fence and property law, environmental and natural resource law, regulatory law, and farm policy.