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Maryland Farm Internships and Labor Laws

Many farms across Maryland use interns to lighten the overall farm workload and help young people gain practical farming knowledge. Although interns can be a welcome addition to a farm’s workforce, farm employers need to be aware of how to properly compensate interns and the legal consequences of...

Stress and Health

We usually associate “stress” with overpowering emotions and out of control situations. It is true in most cases, however, it is not the whole truth. Stress is a body’s mechanism to a change. It helps in preparing for the uncertainty and urgent situations. However, chronic exposure to stress can...

Managing Deer Damage in Maryland (EB-354)

The white-tailed deer is of great economic and aesthetic importance to Maryland citizens. But an overpopulation of deer can result in negative consequences, such as damaged crops, landscapes, and forests, and safety concerns due to deer vehicle collisions and Lyme disease. State, local and private...

Landowner Liability and Recreational Access (EB-357)

The increasing interest of the general public in outdoor recreation activities, the limited amount of public land available, and increasing development of open space have created greater pressure on private rural land for recreation. Private landowners in Maryland will benefit from understanding...

Buying a Secondhand Wood Stove (FS-938)

Wood stoves are one of the appliances that generally should be purchased new. This fact sheet reviews why and why not to buy a used stove, and how and where to buy one. For example, if you’re going to use the stove more than twice a week during the winter, get a new one. You will end up paying less...

Simplifying Solar: Homeowner Primer to Residential Solar Installation (FS-956)

Across the United States and much of the world solar energy generation is growing. Concerns about environmental impact, energy independence, and improvements in solar technology all play a part in this growth. Additionally, state and federal incentives increase the economic viability of solar...

Maryland 4-H Groups/Affiliates Financial Handbook (FS-959)

The following guidelines will help your 4-H group fulfill its responsibilities for properly handling public funds.

Maryland 4-H Youth (FS-961)

Basic information and guidelines to follow along with the necessary report forms you will need to succeed in your new role as club Treasurer.

State Review of Environmental Impacts Could Result in Mineral Leasing Opportunities in Maryland (EB-418)

Starting in 2007, many western Maryland landowners saw increased oil and gas leasing as gas companies further developed the Marcellus Shale which contains one of the largest known natural gas reserves in the world. The Marcellus Shale is adjacent to a large energy market in the East Coast. The...

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