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GAPs field day at Whitelock Community Farm
Urban Ag Field Days Recap
Oct 3, 2017 -- Thanks to all the farmers and educators who came out to our field days in September! On Tuesday, Sept 12 we had a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training and on-farm mock audit at...
Growing With Grains - Food From Our Farms
Apr 20, 2017 -- Many children today do not have the opportunity to be involved with growing food for their family. With the Growing with Grains – Food from our Farms program, kindergarten students at Willards...
New Problem in the Garden: Garlic Viruses
Aug 10, 2016 -- In the past, I have talked about several different problems with garlic, be it mites, nematodes, fungal or bacterial diseases. However, this year I am seeing something different that I will just...
Catface in tomato
Catfacing Problems in Tomato Fruit
Aug 10, 2016 -- There have been some reports from growers of several sets of tomato fruit with catfacing or that are deformed (Fig 1). Catfacing results in fruit with deep indentations in the blossom end or fruit...
Governor Hogan Tours Worcester County
Apr 29, 2016 -- Governor Hogan toured the lower shore counties this past week, and Worcester County Extension faculty and staff were able to meet with this delegation in a private venue at...
College Park Faculty Join CONSERVE, With $10M Award From USDA To Facilitate Water Reuse Solution For Crop Irrigation
Apr 8, 2016 -- Specialists in the field of agricultural law and water from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) in the ...
Federal Labor Law Webinar Announced: Understanding Who Can Work For You?
Jun 12, 2015 -- Complying with federal and state labor laws can be complicated matters for not only agricultural producers but any business operator.  One aspect of federal...
Farming: Pencil to Plow
Apr 16, 2015 -- On March 30, 2015, the University of Maryland Extension held a graduation ceremony for 14 aspiring farmers who completed the 8 week nationally recognized agricultural entrepreneurship training...
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop for Farmers and Landowners
Mar 30, 2015 -- PRESS RELEASE: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Small Farm Outreach Initiative Hosts an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop for Farmers and...
Webinars Offered for CSA Operators on Drafting Membership Agreements and Labor Issues
Mar 15, 2015 -- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend one of the featured webinars focused on drafting better membership agreements and...
Cover - 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations
Feb 23, 2015 -- The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations has just been released. Please note these recommendations are written for commercial producers and are not intended for use by...
Workshops For CSA Operators to Highlight Membership Agreements and Labor Issues
Feb 3, 2015 -- Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues...
Worcester County UME team at 2014 Open House
Worcester County Extension Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary
Sep 9, 2014 -- On Saturday, August 2nd the University of Maryland Extension office of Worcester County invited the Eastern Shore community to an Open House in celebration of the 100 Year Anniversary...
24th Annual Children's Farm Tour
24th Annual Children's Farm Tour
May 16, 2014 -- Maryland agriculture is vital to the long-term health of the state's economy, environment and quality of life. Maryland farm land also provides a wide variety of fresh, nutritious food that is...
2014 Farming: Pencil to Plow Class Graduates
Apr 14, 2014 -- On April 10, 2014, the University of Maryland Extension held the graduation ceremony for Farming: Pencil to Plow for 9 aspiring farmers who completed the 8 week Agricultural Entrepreneurship...
Front cover 2015 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for Maryland
2014 Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for Maryland
Jan 22, 2014 -- The Maryland Commercial Vegetable Production Recommendations for 2015, has just been released. This guide replaces all previous editions. Please note these recommendations are written for...
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