University of Maryland Extension

beginning farmer

2016 Farming: Pencil to Plow

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
One Stop Job Market
University of Maryland Extension is pleased to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, a nationally recognized beginning farmer program by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. This is an eight (8) week entrepreneurial training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those...

2016 Farming: Pencil to Plow

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
One Stop Job Market
University of Maryland Extension is pleased to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, a nationally recognized beginning farmer program by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. This is an eight (8) week entrepreneurial training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those...

2016 Farming: Pencil to Plow

Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
One Stop Job Market
University of Maryland Extension is pleased to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, a nationally recognized beginning farmer program by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. This is an eight (8) week entrepreneurial training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those...

Microbreweries and the New Class 8 Farm Brewery License

Microbreweries and craft beers are a growing trend nationwide. In order to encourage more development in this growing industry, the state of Maryland has created a few new liquor licenses that make small-scale brewing easier. One of these is the Class 8 Farm Brewery License. This license is just...

New Beginning Producer Crop Insurance Benefits From 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, MDA I have previously highlighted the beginning farmer benefits in the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP); see 2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program . But the 2014 Farm Bill also contains new beginning producer...

Using a Business Organization Structure to Limit Your Farm’s Liability

In Maryland, 82.7 percent of agricultural operations conduct business as sole proprietorships (Census of Agriculture, 2012). As agriculture continues to evolve, however, producers should consider investigating all types of business organization structure for their operations to limit liability and...
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...

Review of Lender Requirements for Beginning Farmer Loan Programs (FS-975)

The Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy and UME's Beginning Farmer Success program have developed a fact sheet to help beginning farmers understand the various credit sources available in the state of Maryland and the requirements associated with each credit source, such as USDA's...

Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management, and Conservation on the Small Farm

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
The focus of this workshop series is small-scale production, expecially for people interested in starting or improving their small farm success. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations including fruits and vegetables using conventional, sustainable,...

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