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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...

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...

Herbicide Resistant Weed Workshop

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 - 8:00am
Frederick County UME Office
A series of five one-day workshops will be held throughout Maryland and Delaware this February for farmers interested in learning about the problem of herbicide resistant weeds and how to manage them. Hosted by University of Maryland Extension in collaboration with Virginia Tech and University of...

Vegetable Grower Meeting

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Friendly Farms Restaurant
This meeting is being hosted by The Mill and includes various fertility topics for vegetable production, including the latest research and information from University of Maryland Extension. Topics include: AgroLiquid is a company focused on doing fertility in a totally different way. Stephanie...

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...

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...

Harford County 4-H Public Speaking Contest

Friday, Mar. 9, 2018 - 6:30pm
Harford County Agricultural Center
Join other 4-H'ers as they prepare to improve on a major life skill through participation in the Harford County 4-H Public Speaking Contest. The categories available to compete in are: prepared speech, extemporaneous speech, radio spot and interpretations, which are divided by age groups (Junior,...

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...

4-H Sewing Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Harford County Agricultural Center
Join other 4-H'ers to learn how to buy necessary fabric and supplies, read a pattern and practice machine sewing during this basic sewing workshop. There will be plenty of volunteers and sewing machines on hand. Please call the Extension Office at (410) 638-3255 or email ldibasti@umd.edu by March...

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...

4-H Day in Annapolis

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 - 8:00am to 5:30pm
Annapolis, MD
Join Harford County 4-H families in Annapolis on March 29! If you are interested in learning more about Maryland State Government and your role as a citizen and constituent, then this unique citizenship opportunity is for you. Transportation is provided by chartered bus. Parents are encouraged to...

Farmer Training and Certification for Intensive Small-scale Food Producing Operations (Day 6 of 7)

Thursday, Mar. 29, 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...

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...

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

Thursday, Apr. 5, 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...

Meal Appeal Contest

Saturday, Apr. 7, 2018 - 9:30am
Harford County Extension Office
4-H clubs are encouraged to plan a properly balanced menu based on the MyPlate Guidelines and prepare one dish from the menu for the judges that day. Club members will demonstrate how to prepare the dish as a team. Club members must also include a table setting and centerpiece. For rules and...

Application Open: Seeking 25 New Leaders

Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 (All day)
LEAD Maryland Program
Beginning June 1, 2018 through October 1, 2018, the LEAD Program is seeking applications for the next class of LEAD Fellows. Program information and the application are available at www.leadmaryland.org . Completed applications are due October 1, 2018. The next class of LEAD Fellows, Class XI, will...

Harford County 4-H Clover Camp

Wednesday, Jun. 20, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, Jun. 22, 2018 - 4:00pm
Rocks 4-H Camp
Harford County 4-H Clover Camp is a day camp with the opportunity of spending one night with a parent. Campers are ages 5-7. Registration forms and cost will be posted soon.

Harford County 4-H Intermediate Camp

Sunday, Jun. 24, 2018 - 1:00pm to Friday, Jun. 29, 2018 - 9:00pm
Rocks 4-H Camp
Harford County 4-H Intermediate Camp is a residential/overnight camp for youth ages 11-13 (grades 6th - 8th). Campers will be arriving on Sunday afternoon. The check-in process will be from 1:00-2:30pm. Registration forms and cost will be posted soon.

Harford County 4-H Junior Camp

Sunday, Jul. 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 - 9:00pm
Rocks 4-H Camp
Harford County 4-H Junior Camp is a residential/overnight camp for youth ages 8-10 (grades 2nd - 5th). Campers will be arriving on Sunday afternoon. The check-in process will be from 1:00-2:30 pm. Registration forms and cost will be posted soon.

Deadline: LEAD Fellowship Program Accepting Applications, Seeking 25 New Leaders

Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 (All day)
LEAD Maryland Program
LEAD Maryland Fellowship Applications Are Due October 1, 2018 The LEAD Program is seeking applications for the next class of LEAD Fellows. Program information and the application are available at www.leadmaryland.org . Completed applications are due October 1, 2018. The next class of LEAD Fellows,...
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