University of Maryland Extension

Lecture/Seminar

Food Safety Modernization Act-Produce & Preventive Rule Webinar

Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. The purpose of the law is to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to proactively preventing it. The law affects both the...

Overview of the River Report Card

Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Eastern Shore Hospital Center
Overview of the River Report Card Dorchester County Master Gardeners cordially invites all members of the community to their June meeting on Tuesday June 23 rd 6:00 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Hospital Center – English Hall, 5262 Woods Road, Cambridge, MD 21613. The guest speaker is Matt Pluta, the...

Family Farm Transition Webinar

Tuesday, Jun. 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This is an online event
Planning to transition the family farm from one generation to another generation? This can be a very difficult process that requires good communication skills, goal setting, financial analysis, tax planning, and retirement planning. Dr. Shannon Ferrell , associate professor of agricultural...

Grow It Eat It Gardening Class in Spanish

Wednesday, May. 20, 2015 - 6:00pm
Southeastern Anchor Branch of the Enoch Pratt Library System
basics of vegetable gardening

Understanding Maryland FarmLink, General Leasing Issues, and Setting a FairRent

Monday, May. 11, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
On the computer
Agricultural land leasing is an important feature of Maryland agriculture. Issues often arise between landlords and tenants not understanding what the law is or how to communicate with each other. On May 4th and May 11th, agricultural landlords and tenants or those looking to get into agriculture...

Managing Risk for Food Businesses

Tuesday, May. 12, 2015 - 9:15am to 3:30pm
Maryland Agriculture Resource Center
University of Maryland and Penn State Extension to Offer Food Business Risk Management Class Because consumers have grown more concerned about how their food was grown and processed, every food business owner (and every farmer who is selling products directly to the public) needs to understand the...

Hands-On High Tunnel Construction Workshop

Friday, Mar. 20, 2015 - 6:00pm to Saturday, Mar. 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
UME Garrett County Meeting Room
Hands-On High Tunnel Construction Workshop If you have been thinking of building a high tunnel but are not sure what it would take to construct one, this two session workshop will be for you. The classroom portion will cover the different types of high tunnels, construction methods and typical...

Small space vegetable gardens: How to get a lot from a little

Monday, Jun. 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
Small space vegetable gardens: How to get a lot from a little Growing your own food doesn’t have to require acres of land. With a little sunlight and the proper guidance, even apartment-dwellers can experience homegrown goodness. Even if you have abundant space, growing more from a smaller area...

Going Native

Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
Connie Schmotzer Going Native Have you wondered what the excitement and buzz about native plants is about? Learn the how’s and why’s of this new way to landscape. Find out why native plants are important to our ecosystem and how our gardens fit into the scheme of things. Pick up new techniques for...

Market Research Webinar

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 (All day)
Online Webinar
Market research is an important part of a marketing and business plan. This webinar will review the basics of marketing research, identifying a customer and market research tools. For more information: http://www.extension.umd.edu/womeninag/webinars To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/...

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