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Starting a small farm, class 1: Farmer panel and assessing farmland

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

2018 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 - 8:30am to 3:30pm
Friendly Farms Restaurant
Commercial Vegetable Growers are invited to the 2018 Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting on Friday, January 26, 2018. Many topics will be covered in connection with vegetable growing in Maryland. This meeting will serve as recertification for Maryland Private Pesticide Applicators, as well...

Baltimore County 4-H Winter Workshop 2018

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 1:30pm
University of Maryland Extension
All youth ages 5 – 18 as of January 1, 2018 are invited to attend this fun-filled day of workshops! Non-4-H members are also welcome. It’s simple to register. Click on this link: Registration Forms (due by January 9, 2018, 4 pm) Fill out the form and mail it with your check made out to BCEAC at...

Starting a small farm, class 2: Marketing for small farm success

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

4-H Officer's Training

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
University of Maryland Extension
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so that we have enough space and supplies for everyone. All club officers, including President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Photographer, and Reporter should attend this training. It will be a team building session to prepare the officers to perform their elected...

CSA Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
online
Running a farm with a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) component has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This webinar series will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated with a CSA operation and give simple ideas for how risks...

Starting a small farm, class 3

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

MID-ATLANTIC SMALL FLOCK EXPO 2018

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Carroll County Agricultural Center
University of Maryland Extension MID-ATLANTIC SMALL FLOCK EXPO February 10, 2018 http://www.carrollcountyagcenter.com/contact/ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register at: https://mid-atlantic-small-flock-expo.eventbrite.com Adult (18-up) $10; Youth (10-17) $5.00; Children (0-9) Free; 4-H or FFA (with proof...

Harford County Mid-Winter Agronomy Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Deer Creek Outlook at the Harford County 4-H Camp
The annual Harford County Mid-Winter Agronomy Meeting will take place on February 13, 2018 at the Deer Creek Overlook in Street, Maryland. This year's topics include: Herbicide Resistance: Strategies for Management and Dicamba Use Soybean and Wheat Disease Management Seed Saving Laws and...

Starting a small farm, class 4: Financial management for small farm success

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

George Washington Carver Day

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
University of Maryland Extension
Come Out & Celebrate the Life and Work of… George Washington Carver Join us for a day of learning and fun as we celebrate the life and scientific contributions of George Washington Carver! Students will participate in hands-on learning stations that highlight/simulate Carver’s experiments/...

On-Farm Market Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
online
Running a farm with an on-farm market has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This webinar will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated an on-farm market operation and give simple ideas for how risks can be prevented. In addition,...

Agritourism Food Safety and Recall Readiness Webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
online
Running a farm with an agritourism component has individualized food safety risks that need to be understood and addressed. This webinar series will provide information for identifying and addressing risks associated with agritourism operations and give simple ideas for how risks can be prevented...

Pesticide Recertification Training

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Carroll County Extension Building
Pesticide Recertification Training.

Starting a small farm, class 5: Making sense of food safety for beginning farmers

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

Pesticide Certification Training

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Baltimore County Extension Building
Pesticide Certification Training.

Pesticide Recertification Training

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Baltimore County Extension Building
Pesticide Recertification Training.

Starting a small farm, class 6

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

Pesticide Certification Exam

Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Baltimore County Extension Building
Pesticide Certification Exam.

Starting a small farm, class 7: Introduction to farm equipment

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

Farmer Training and Certification for Intensive Small-scale Food Producing Operations (Day 1 of 7)

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension - Baltimore City
This 6-part Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) series will provide an opportunity for CSAs and growers for farmers’ markets with small intensive food production operations to learn how to develop nutrient management plans for their own operations. This series will emphasize carbon and nitrogen...

Farmer Training and Certification for Intensive Small-scale Food Producing Operations (Day 2 of 7)

Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension - Baltimore City
This 6-part Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) series will provide an opportunity for CSAs and growers for farmers’ markets with small intensive food production operations to learn how to develop nutrient management plans for their own operations. This series will emphasize carbon and nitrogen...

Farmer Training and Certification for Intensive Small-scale Food Producing Operations (Day 3 of 7)

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension - Baltimore City
This 6-part Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) series will provide an opportunity for CSAs and growers for farmers’ markets with small intensive food production operations to learn how to develop nutrient management plans for their own operations. This series will emphasize carbon and nitrogen...

Starting a small farm, class 8: Integrated Pest Management

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

Farmer Training and Certification for Intensive Small-scale Food Producing Operations (Day 4 of 7)

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension - Baltimore City
This 6-part Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) series will provide an opportunity for CSAs and growers for farmers’ markets with small intensive food production operations to learn how to develop nutrient management plans for their own operations. This series will emphasize carbon and nitrogen...

Farmer Training and Certification for Intensive Small-scale Food Producing Operations (Day 5 of 7)

Friday, Mar. 16, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension - Baltimore City
This 6-part Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) series will provide an opportunity for CSAs and growers for farmers’ markets with small intensive food production operations to learn how to develop nutrient management plans for their own operations. This series will emphasize carbon and nitrogen...

Combined FSMA: Produce Safety & Food Safety Preventative Controls Training-Keedysville

Monday, Mar. 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Thursday, Mar. 22, 2018 - 5:00pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Combined FSMA PSA & FSPCA trainings 8:00AM – 5:00PM Western Maryland Research and Education Center 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD 21756 Who should attend? Farmers, growers and food processors who need to comply with the FSMA Produce Safety Rule, Preventive Controls Rule or both, who...

Starting a small farm, class 9: Crop rotation and crop planning

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

Healthy Habitats for Native Wildlife

Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:15pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Join us for the workshop, "Healthy Habitats for Native Wildlife," at Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Hunt Valley. Expert speakers will provide you with answers to questions regarding the importance of native woody plants; characteristics and behaviors of Maryland mammals; what nectar and host plants...

Starting a small farm, class 10: Beginning farmer panel on business planning and land access

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

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