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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...

On-farm Food Safety and Recall Readiness Training for an On-farm market

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Butler's Orchard
This workshop is specifically geared to operators of farms with an on-farm market. The workshop will cover Maryland Good Agriculture Practices (GAP) basics, an overview of the Food Safety Modernization Act, food safety risk and recommendations for a CSA operation, recall planning and the role of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 - 1:00pm to Thursday, Apr. 5, 2018 - 1:00pm
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...

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...

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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