University of Maryland Extension


Quality Assurance, Post-Harvest Handling and Other Certifications

Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
The processes from land preparation to transporting your products to market offer many opportunities for product contamination and spoilage. This session focuses on the basics of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), raw food product safety and handling techniques to maintain product quality. The...

Methods and Management of Season Extension Using High Tunnel Production

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Topics discussed will include management, location, crop selection and rotations within the high tunnel and other season extension techniques.

Soil Fertility and Conservation on the Small Farm

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Topics will include: assessing, maintaining and enhancing soil fertility, innovative, low-cost methods for improving soil fertility, and an overviews of conservation programs and nutrient management requirements. Interpreting soil fertility test reports will be discussed.

Strategies and Examples for Pest Management Success

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Insects, disease, weeds and animals can hinder or devastate any type of crop production. Topics discussed will include Integrated Pest Management techniques to manage the production operations to minimize pest issues.

Cover Crops, Planning and Rotations

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Topics discussed include suitable cover crops and timing, determining what varieties to grow and when, succession and companion plantings, planting calendars and on-farm decision making. Discussion based on experiences on a long-term, organic, vegetable operation.

Marketing Essentials a part of the Business Plan and MDA Resources

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
Marketing is critical to any farm operation. Topics discussed briefly will include: developing a marketing plan, determining the potential of sales opportunities, finding a niche, value-added products, starting a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) on your farm, and other opportunities in direct...

2015 Starting a Small Commercial Farm Intensive for Local Markets

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 - 6:30pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The program series including a session with a look at how livestock can...

Record Book Judging Training

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - 6:30pm
Frederick County Extension Office
Record Book Judging training for Club Leaders and County volunteers. Please RSVP using the Eventbrite link below.

Introduction to the University of Maryland Phosphorus Site Index and Phosphorus Management Tool Stand-Alone Software Webinar

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
During this online session we will demonstrate the use of the University of Maryland's Phosphorus Site Index (PSI) software and also the new Phosphorus Management Tool (PMT) which is intended to replace the PSI. Participants will have the ability to ask questions. Registration Information


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