University of Maryland Extension

agriculture

Close Encounters with Agriculture 2015

Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 - 9:45am to Friday, Oct. 30, 2015 - 2:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office
Close Encounters with Agriculture is an award winning program offered each year to Montgomery County fourth grade students. Since 1993, over 60,000 students have participated in this hands-on educational program designed to teach students about modern agriculture, maintaining a healthy environment...
In this issue:  Grant Writing 101: Baseline Data  USDA Economic Research Service  Ag-related Grant Directory  How this program can helpMore info

How to Write a Nutrient Management Plan

Tuesday, Sep. 29, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
University of Maryland Wye Research & Education Center, 124 Wye Narrows Dr., Queenstown, MD 21658
How to Write a Nutrient Management Plan Participants will learn how to write a nutrient management plan from beginning to end and how to use the nutrient management planning software, NuMan Pro. Participants will not come out of this training with a finished nutrient management plan; rather, they’...
Announcing an improved resource from the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center… Your Ag Business Venture: Dream, Plan, Implement! Starting an agricultural business in Maryland is an exciting...
MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture strives to Educate, Engage and Empower women across all areas of agriculture. So on February 13 in Dover Delaware, 181 women from across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia...

When Can the Government Enter Your Farm?

Farmers are challenged daily by a variety of external factors: fluctuating markets, the unpredictability of Mother Nature, and perhaps the most challenging of all: the vast, ever changing array of local, state, and Federal laws. Every new law has the potential to bring a new government inspector...

Big Data: What’s the Big Deal?

You see it all over the Internet, local and national news stations, but what actually is “big data” and what do you need to know about it as pertains to agriculture? In short, “big data” is aggregated data (a bunch of information) gathered from numerous farming operations. For example, if you are...

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