University of Maryland Extension

agriculture

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...
VA & MD Ag Marketing Professionals at Polyface Farms
It was a whirlwind two day tour of Virginia agriculture operations during the second annual Virginia-Maryland Agriculture Marketing Professionals Annual Meeting, held April 11th-12th. More than 25...

EBR-15 Fall Soil Nitrate Test (FSNT)

Recent research has demonstrated that winter wheat and barley grain yields and economic return to fertilizer applications are not reliably improved by a fall nitrogen application when an adequate amount of nitrate already exists in the soil. Regulations effective October 2012 require that farmers...

LEAD Maryland Program Mentors Tomorrow's Leaders

LEAD Maryland Program Mentors Tomorrow’s Agriculture, Natural Resource, and Rural Community Leaders The LEAD Maryland program awards educational two-year fellowships to candidates who have demonstrated emerging leadership abilities and a genuine interest in agricultural, natural resources, and...

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