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Farming

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland’s Right-to-Farm Law Can Limit Liability for Maryland Farm, Commercial Fishing, and Seafood Operators

Many individuals moving into agricultural areas in Maryland have no farm backgrounds and little understanding of agricultural operations. The same is true of commercial fishing and seafood operations in Maryland. Once there, the new residents may find the noises, insects, farm equipment on the...

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices for Fruit & Vegetable Producers Training

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture (Downstairs Conference Room)
ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland Department of Agriculture, University of Maryland Extension, and University of Maryland will be conducting an advanced food safety training workshop for fruit and vegetable producers on Monday, March 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the Maryland Department of...

Appalachia Grows Small Farms Conference

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 - 12:00pm to Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 - 3:30pm
Allegany College of Maryland
Who Should Attend? Anyone interested in farming, producing food or farm products, currently farming and wants to expand or diversify, or just wanting to learn from the experts! Friday’s program is focused on marketing of local agricultural products. Participants will have a choice of sessions on...

Precision Dairy Technology Workshop

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm
Garrett College CTTC Building
Speakers will be Mathew Hann, Penn State will be making 2 presentations – “Precision Feeding” and “Guiding Producers through the Decision Making Process for Technology Investments”. David Swain, Southern States, Richmond VA will be presenting “Precision Technology for Forages”. Dr. Burkhard Schulz...

2017 Starting a Small Commercial Farm Intensive for Local Markets

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 - 9:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The program series including a look at how livestock can enhance a small...

Worcester UME Office Open House

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
305 Bank Street, Snow Hill, MD 21863
The University of Maryland Worcester County Extension (Worcester County UME) will be hosting an open house as part of Snow Hill’s Annual Blessing of the Combines event! As part of this town event that celebrates the start of the harvest season, Worcester County UME will be showcasing how MD...

2016 Starting a Small Commercial Farm Intensive for Local Markets

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, Mar. 23, 2016 - 9:00pm
Baltimore County Ag Center
In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. The program series including a look at how livestock can enhance a small...
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...

High Tunnel Production: The Basics for Success and Three Case Studies (FS-957)

This publication summarizes a project that took place in the Mid-Atlantic region, but high tunnels can be successfully used in a wide variety of climates and locations.

Agricultural Leasing in Maryland (FS-971)

As we approach the end of the year, many farmers and their landlords will be making decisions on renewing land leases. Should the rent be increased? Should additional terms be included? As you begin these discussions, farmers and landlords should consider reviewing Agricultural Leasing in Maryland...

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