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Maryland Beef Producer's Short-Course

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 (All day)
Western MD Research & Education Center
This short-course (two, half-day classes) is designed to provide producers educational information and hands-on training in several areas of beef produciton. Whether your just thinking of starting your own beef production operation or have been in the industry for years, this short-course will have...

Local Forests, Global Needs

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
VFW Post 465
Learn tips to better manage your property by identifying insects that are beneficial, how to use pesticides wisely, and heating efficiently with wood and pellets. This year there will also be a silent auction. All proceeds will provide tuition for two MD high school students to attend the Maryland...

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...

Farm Succession Workshop - Central Maryland

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Frederick County Extension Office
ALEI is partnering with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland Department of Agriculture, and Nationwide Insurance to provide this farm succession workshop. The workshop will focus on the farm succession process, including communication...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

Frederick County 2018 Commercial Pesticide Conference

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Frederick Co 4-H Camp & Activities Center
2018 Maryland Agricultural Pesticide Conference, an educational program conducted by the University of Maryland Extension for custom pesticide applicators, dealers, distributors, sales representatives, growers, agency representatives and Extension workers. The Maryland Department of Agriculture...

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

2018 Ag Week at the Mall

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 (All day)
Francis Scott Key Mall
The Frederick County Agriculture Week will be held on February 11-17, 2018 at the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland with the 4-H theme for Club Booths, Club Posters and/or Club displays: "Putting Together the Pieces" . Entry Forms mailed or emailed to Jennie schiazzi@umd.edu in the 4-H...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park
Beginning Small Farm Workshop Series - Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage. Classes will be held Wednesday evenings from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm on the following dates: January 10, 2018 - Networking and Introductions January 17, 2018 - Laws and Regulations for...

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...

Annie's Project: Central Maryland

Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018 - 5:30pm
Carroll Community College
The University of Maryland and Delaware Cooperative Extension will conduct a Annie’s Project in 2018. Annie’s Project focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience...

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