University of Maryland Extension


Poultry Growers Meeting

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Centreville, MD
Poultry Growers Meeting August 27 - Centreville, MD August 28 - Princess Anne, MD Topic: 'Securing Your Farm' by Ag Law This event will cover a host of legal issues that impact commercial poultry operations. Please check back for more details and registration as we get closer to August. ***A light...

Let's Look at the Farmers’ Rights Act

Photo by Edwin Remsberg T his post should not constitute legal advice or lobbying for or against this piece of legislation. The purpose of this post is to review the possible implications of proposed legislation. Recently, the Maryland General Assembly’s House of Delegates and Senate both...

Choosing the Best Poultry Breed for Your Small Farm (FS-987)

Deciding on your goal for raising chickens is the first step in determining which breed is best for your farm. The most common reasons as to why people raise chickens include: egg production, meat production, raising birds for show, controlling insects around their property, and breed preservation.

Small Farm and Backyard Poultry Workshop 201

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Berlin Tractor Supply Company
Please look here as we get closer to meeting on January 13, 2015 for more information and a copy of the flyer. This is a free program! Pre-registration is required due to limited seating. Contact Jessica Flores at 410-632-1972 or email her at Pre-register by Monday, January 12, 2015...

Backyard Poultry 101 Workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Berlin Tractor Supply Company
Backyard Poultry 101 Workshop Do you know what is fact or fiction in raising a backyard flock of birds? Join the University of MD Extension to learn the "bird basics" of small flock management and have your bird questions answered by poultry experts and specialist. Workshop Topics: Expenses of...

Poultry Mortality Composting - Short Course and Demonstration

Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
Poultry Mortality Composting Short Course and Demonstration Sponsored by Environmental Science and Technology Department University of Maryland Cooperative Extension University of Maryland Eastern Shore AGENDA 8:30 Registration - coffee available 9:00 What is composting 9:45 Whole animal composting...

Rodent Control on Small Poultry Farms

Mice and rats are nuisance animals that typically can be found anywhere that poultry are grown. These rodents can spread disease and cause structural damage to your facilities, resulting in economic losses. Rodents are known to carry up to 45 different diseases including leptospirosis,...
September October 2014 LES Newsletter
This newsletter includes stories on saving RoundUp Ready seeds, Big Data, Agricultural research updates, nutrient managment, and pesticide voucher training.More info

High Beef Prices

Meat Case
Ag Marketing - News Update Retail beef prices are at a 20 year high. I have been asked why? Why is beef so high? The reasons: Less beef in the US due to drought/weather. We are exporting more beef and increasing imports of more lower quality beef to be made into ground beef. The drought from 2...

New Grower Training

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Caroline-Dorchester County Fairgrounds
Poultry Farm Management for New & Existing Growers The University of Maryland Extension has created a one-day workshop for new poultry farmers on Delmarva focusing on poultry farm management. With today's environment, it is important to learn abou the many aspects of poultry farm management...


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