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Harford County: Nutrient Management Voucher Training

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Harford County Extension Office
The Harford County Extension Office will offer one final nutrient management voucher training before the start of the 2019 field season on February 26 at the Extension Office located at 3525 Conowingo Rd., Street, MD 21154 (at the corner of Rt. 1 & 136 in Dublin) from 9-11 AM. This program will...

H-2A Employer Compliance Webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
online
H-2A employers are subject to strict and complex recordkeeping requirements related to how they pay both H-2A and non-H-2A workers. Tune into this webinar for a review of the numerous compliance obligations of H-2A employers and learn about some newly created rescources meant to help employers...

Starting a small farm, class 6 of 10: Transplant production and crop planning

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on February 26 will be on Transplant...

Water Testing Requirements and the FSMA Produce Safety Rule

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
online
Do you grow produce? Do you have questions about the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act? This webinar series will delve into some of the details of the Produce Safety Rule and highlight specific information growers need to know. Even if you have attended a Produce Safety Rule...

Starting a small farm, class 7 of 10: Pest and weed management

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 5 will be on pest and weed...

Know the Law, Protect Your Farm Program – Video Discussion # 3

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online
The Know the Law, Protect Your Farm - Protecting your farm from Legal Risk in ME, NH, VT, and DE, MD is a free online program created to teach farmers in the mid-atlantic strategies to reduce risks within their operation. This is the first of three video discussions featuring attorney Rachel...

Baltimore County 4-H Public Speaking and Demonstration Contest 2019

Sunday, Mar. 10, 2019 - 2:30pm
Baltimore County 4-H Office
The Baltimore County 4-H Public Speaking Contest is open to all 4-Hers. The contest consists of five categories: Clover Show and Tell and 4-H Pledge Prepared Speech Extemporaneous Radio Spot Interpretations Speeches are given by individuals, not teams. Each of the above categories includes four age...

Starting a small farm, class 8 of 10: Food safety basics

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 12 will be on Food safety: How to...

Harford Private Applicator Pesticide Recertification

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Harford County Extension Office
Recertification training will be offered on March 14 from 1-3 PM. Credits will satisfy Maryland continuing education credits (CEUs) necessary to renew your private applicator license. There is no cost for this class, but please register ahead of time. Call the Extension Office (410-638-3255) or e-...

Basic GAP - Good Agricultural Practices Training

Monday, Mar. 18, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
Who should attend: This one-day workshop is highly recommended for small- and large-scale fruit and vegetable producers who want to understand how to meet basic U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety requirements and/or are considering Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) certification...

Starting a small farm, class 9 of 10: Integrating livestock into a diversified farm

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 19 will be on integrating livestock...

Spring Thaw Workshop - Watershed Moments

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church
Experts from private, state, federal and local government agencies will present topics covering flood risk management; the Ellicott City floods; stormwater implementation strategies to improve water quality; rain gardens and other homeowner scale stormwater management techniques; riparian forest...

Creating Biodiversity in Your Environment

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Oregon Ridge Lodge
Join environmental professionals and experts from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service, and more for a day of presentations and activities. They will discuss relationships between native plants, animals, and humans to learn about "creating...

Baltimore County Champion Chow Food Challenge 2019

Sunday, Mar. 24, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
University of Maryland Extension
The Champion Chow Event gives you the opportunity to present your food preparation, menu planning, table setting and other food and nutrition skills at one single event. You may enter as an individual or as a team (consisting of 2 members). Individuals and teams will plan and submit a menu for one...

Starting a small farm, class 10 of 10: Assessing farmland and beginning farmer panel

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 26 will be on assessing farmland...

Starting a small farm: Mastering Marketing

Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on April 2, 2019 will be on Mastering...

Baltimore County 4-H STEM Camp 2019

Monday, Jun. 24, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, Jun. 28, 2019 - 4:30pm
University of Maryland Extension 4-H Office
Registration will be open for the 2019 4-H STEM Camp on March 1, 2019 at 10 am for the general public. Campers will explore the scientific method and engineering design through hands on activities and experiments in several areas. Campers’ age 8 – 13 years old will learn about the environment,...

Baltimore County 4-H Summer Day Camp-2019

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 - 4:30pm
Oregon Ridge Park
Camp registration for 2019 will open on March 1, 2019 at 10 am. First come first serve. August 5- August 9. Campers’ age 5 – 13 years old will learn about the environment, technology, and enjoy many crafts and games. The Baltimore County Day Camp is run by trained volunteer staff and is accredited...

Baltimore County 4-H 5K & Fun Run

Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Baltimore County 4-H will hold its first self-timed 5K race which will begin at 8:30 a.m. followed by the Kids’ Fun Run and 4 Legged Frolic. Our goal is to raise money to support the Baltimore County 4-H as an organization 4-H has been providing positive youth...
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