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2019 Bay Area Fruit School

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 (All day)
Wye Research & Education Center
DESCRIPTION The University of Maryland Extension and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources will host an all-day workshop discussing recent research in fruit tree planting and management on Friday, February 22nd at the Wye Research and Education center, 124 Wye Narrows Drive in Queenstown...

4-H Sewing Workshop

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Harford County Agricultural Center
Would you like to learn to sew, read a pattern and thread a bobbin? Join us for two basic sewing workshops to be held concurrently. The first session will be held Sunday, February 24 and the follow-up session will be held Saturday, March 9 from 9:00am-12:00pm. To register, please contact Sarah...

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...

Harford Private Applicator Pesticide Training

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Harford County Extension Office
Training for private pesticide applicators will be given through the Harford County Extension Office on October 9. Optional training class for new applicators will be from 9-11 AM, with exam on March 14, 9-11 AM . Cost for the new certification class will be $7, which includes your own copy of the...

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...

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...

Grow It - Eat It - Preserve It! Canning Apple Butter

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
Harford County Extension Office
Prepare, process and preserve your own homegrown produce. All experience levels welcome.

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...

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...

Meal Appeal Contest

Sunday, Apr. 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
Rocks 4-H Camp
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...

Harford County 4-H Junior Camp

Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, Jun. 28, 2019 - 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. *Junior Camp has been lengthened by one additional evening/day.

Harford County 4-H Clover Camp

Monday, Jul. 1, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019 - 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. A brief schedule has been included in the Related Files below.

Harford County 4-H Intermediate Camp

Sunday, Jul. 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to Friday, Jul. 12, 2019 - 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 1:00-2:30 pm.

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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