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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...

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...

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...

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...

Business and Legal Considerations for Your Farm Workshop

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 8:30am to 1:30pm
Prince George's County Soil Conservation District
This event is designed is to equip farmers with an understanding of key business and legal principles associated with managing a farm operation while at the same time complying with the complex network of laws and policies protecting the integrity of the state’s food system and environment...

Creating Biodiversity in Your Environment

Saturday, Mar. 23, 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Oregon Ridge Lodge
Join environmental professionals and experts from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, the Maryland DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service, and more for a day of presentations and activities. They will discuss relationships between native plants, animals, and humans to learn about "creating...

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...
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