University of Maryland Extension

Class/Workshop

Farm Longevity and Multi-Farm CSA

Sunday, Jul. 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Potomac Vegetable Farms
In operation by the Newcomb family since the 1960s, Potomac Vegetable Farms on Route 7 near Tyson's Corner is now the only commercial farm still operating in Fairfax County, Virginia. The farm has grown and prospered through a mix of hard work, perseverance and adaptations to changing markets over...

Engaging the Public through Farm Based Education

Saturday, Jul. 13, 2013 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Fox Haven Farm
Field day registration includes a walking tour of the farm led by Mark Eyestone and farm manager Dick Bittner, along with a discussion of conservation and alternative energy elements being demonstrated throughout the property; a presentation in the learning barn on engaging children through...

Organic Orchard and Value-Added Farm Products

Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Country Pleasures Farm
Country Pleasures Farm’s organic farmers Eric and Lori Rice will take attendees on a tour of their fields, hoophouses and orchard, the oldest certified organic orchard in Maryland. They will also talk about the development of farm kitchen processing rules in Maryland, differences in farm processing...

18th Annual Procrastinator's Pesticide Recertification

Friday, Jun. 7, 2013 - 7:30am
Agricultural History Farm Park Activities Center
The Procrastinator's Conference satisfies full recertification training requirements for applicators certified in: MD Categories 2, 3A, 3C, 5, 6 and 10. VA Categories 3A,3B,5A,6,60 DC Categories 3A,3B,5,6 Contact Chuck Schuster for details. Register for Conference 2013 Procrastinator's Pesticide...

Livestock Judging Practice

Thursday, May. 9, 2013 (All day)
Agricultural History Farm Park Activities Center
If you are interested in learning what the judges are looking for at the fair, learning how to describe animals and how to pick out the best ones that will win, judging is for you. You don’t have to have any of these animals to be involved, just a desire to learn about animals. We focus on sheep,...

Harford County Tagging & Weighing

Monday, May. 6, 2013 - 5:00pm to Tuesday, May. 7, 2013 - 7:00pm
Equestrian Center
Market sheep, swine & goats must be weighed and tagged in order to show at the Harford County Farm Fair & Maryland State Fair.

AGsploration Teacher Training

Monday, Jun. 17, 2013 (All day)
Washington County Extension Office
The University of Maryland Extension AGsploration team will be hosting a series of teacher in-services during the 2012-2013 school year. Teachers and other youth educators are invited to attend these one-day seminars to receive training, curriculum, and teaching materials in order to implement the...

AGsploration Teacher Training

Monday, May. 6, 2013 (All day)
TBD
The University of Maryland Extension AGsploration team will be hosting a series of teacher in-services during the 2012-2013 school year. Teachers and other youth educators are invited to attend these one-day seminars to receive training, curriculum, and teaching materials in order to implement the...

2013 Strawberry Twilight Meeting

Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 6:00pm
Wye Research and Education Center
University of Maryland and USDA specialists will discuss current insect and disease conditions and present field trial results for strawberries. For additional information, see attached flyer below.

Hunter Safety Certification Camp

Saturday, Sep. 7, 2013 - 8:30am to Sunday, Sep. 8, 2013 - 4:30pm
Western Maryland 4-H Center
This 2-day event offers all the needed instruction and testing for hunter safety certification. In addition, you can enjoy a fun over-night camping experience including canoeing, wildlife identification, and campfire.The Hunter Safety Certification Camp is an educational activity of the Maryland...

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