Frequently Asked Questions
What is Agriwebinar®?
Agriwebinar® is an easy-to-use webinar platform used by individuals and organizations in the agricultural sector to present agriculturally themed webinars. The main purpose of Agriwebinar® is to increase access to leading edge farm management information for farmers nationwide.
Since 2004, over 15,000 agricultural professionals, over 5,000 of which identifying as farm managers, have registered to attend Agriwebinar® sessions . Viewers from all over Canada and the world have signed up to watch live and recorded Agriwebinar® presentations. The Agriwebinar® viewership consists of a wide variety of stakeholders of the agricultural industry.
The Agriwebinar® system runs on a server with state-of-the-art software that is automatically updated for latest versions on an ongoing basis. Improvements to the Agriwebinar® system are made annually, using Agriwebinar® user feedback to continuously improve the system and service on a technical and personal level.
Through the Agriwebinar® program, Farm Management Canada brings you the expertise of today’s agricultural leaders that will inform and inspire you from the comfort of your home or office. No travel, no cost, no reason to miss out!
Farm Management Canada's webinars are free for participants and anyone can participate as long as they have a computer and an Internet connection. Even computers connected by a dial-up service can participate.
To stay informed of dates and speakers for upcoming webinars, you can visit the Upcoming Webinars section, or even better, register now to receive email updates. Registration is quick, simple and free. You only need to register one time. Once registered, you have access to all the live Agriwebinars® as well as archived pod casts from previous presentations.
- Register here. Just fill out the registration form and we’ll send you a confirmation email containing a link for you to click on to activate your registration. Once you register to Agriwebinar.com, you can access all live and recorded Farm Management Canada webinars, so you’ve registered as a website user as opposed to registering to a single event.
- Use the Live Webinars section to log into live webinars. The ‘sign In’ icon will appear 30 minutes prior to the webinar. If you are on the page prior to this time, you will need to refresh the page to see the sign in icon.
- Use the Past Webinars section on Agriwebinar.com to watch our archived webinars. You can use the search engine located in this section to conduct a search by topic, speaker or by webinar series. If you choose not to use the search engine, the webinars will appear in chronological order.
- Visit the Upcoming Webinars section for up-to-date information on upcoming webinars. You will also be added to the Agriwebinar mailing list to receive notifications on upcoming webinars.
What if I am late in getting on?
FMC webinars are scheduled to last one hour. You can log in any time during that hour. All it takes is to be a registered Agriwebinar user. Registration is always open, even when a webinar is on.
What if I miss the entire Webinar?
All live webinars will be recorded and posted in the Past Webinars but you must be registered to view recordings. Recorded webinars are usually posted to the Past Webinars section 2 weeks after the original air date.
What if I have a problem logging on?
Your browser pop-up blocker must be disabled to log on. The system will remind you to do this and also provide you with a link that will bypass your pop-up blocker.
If you enter the webinar but cannot hear anything or see anything, you may be on a computer network firewall that is preventing access. (Perform the firewall test to find out). If this is the case, you must log on using a computer that is not part of a network firewall.
What am I supposed to do when I log into the webinar?
Simply watch and listen (be sure to have your speakers or headset volume turned up). If you have dial-up or a lighter version of high speed, you can deactivate the video during live sessions by clicking on the box next to the "Receive video" text that is located at the bottom of the video area. This will uncheck the box and deactivate the video, which should improve your reception of the webinar.
At the bottom of the left side of the Agriwebinar screen, you will see the Questions box. You can use this feature to send your questions to the presenter by typing in your questions and clicking on “Send.” You can also use the Public Chat box to converse with other participants before the webinar starts.
What if I have to leave the webinar while it is on?
No problem. Simply close the window. You can log back in later. You can also choose to minimize Agriwebinar® so that you only hear the presentation.
Is there anything which could interfere with my access to the webinar?
Yes. If you have other programs open on your computer, such as an e-mail program, and are doing work on your computer during the webinar, you may notice that the webinar audio cuts out or the webinar slows down or freezes. We strongly recommend that you close all other software programs during the webinar.