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Update Your Nutrient Management Plan-Baltimore County

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension- Baltimore County Office
Have you updated your nutrient management plan for the upcoming cropping season? Do you have questions? Do you need help getting started? Do you need a software refresher? The University of Maryland Extension (UME) Nutrient Management Specialists will be available to assist you with updating to...

Starting a small farm, class 5 of 10: Soils 101 and interpreting soil test results

Tuesday, Feb. 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 February 19 will be on Soils 101 and...

Know the Law, Protect Your Farm Program – Video Discussion # 2

Thursday, Feb. 21, 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...

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...

Research tour: Best Management Practices for Substrate, Water and Nutrient Management of Urban Farming Systems

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Research Greenhouse Complex, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Research tour: Best Management Practices for Substrate, Water and Nutrient Management of Urban Farming Systems Feb 28, 2019 5 to 8 PM Research Greenhouses, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (click here for Google Maps link) Come see first-hand the on-going research and preliminary results of...

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...

Farmer Training and Certification: Intensive Small-Scale (Day 1 of 7)

Thursday, Mar. 7, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

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...

Farmer Training and Certification: Intensive Small-Scale (Day 2 of 7)

Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

Farmer Training and Certification: Intensive Small-Scale (Day 3 of 7)

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Protecting yourself and others on the farm

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
3/13/19: Protecting yourself and others on the farm Attend this webinar to learn about some easy steps you can take to protect your and your employees' health, and bring your farm into compliance with the Worker Protection Standard. Communicating clearly with everyone on your farm about your pest...

Farmer Training and Certification: Intensive Small-Scale (Day 4 of 7)

Thursday, Mar. 14, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

Farmer Training and Certification: Intensive Small-Scale (Day 5 of 7)

Friday, Mar. 15, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

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...

Farmer Training and Certification Exam: Intensive Small-Scale (Day 6 of 7)

Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

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...

Farmer Training and Certification Plan Development: Intensive Small-Scale (Day 7 of 7)

Thursday, Mar. 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore City Office
This Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) module provides an opportunity for urban and peri-urban farmers to learn how to write nutrient management plans for their own operations. As a grower, you have firsthand knowledge of your own crops, growing areas, and equipment. Who better to write your...

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...

Baltimore County 4-H STEM Camp 2019

Monday, Jun. 24, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, Jun. 28, 2019 - 4:30pm
University of Maryland Extension 4-H Office
Registration will be open for the 2019 4-H STEM Camp on March 1, 2019 at 10 am for the general public. Campers will explore the scientific method and engineering design through hands on activities and experiments in several areas. Campers’ age 8 – 13 years old will learn about the environment,...

Baltimore County 4-H Summer Day Camp-2019

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 - 8:30am to Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 - 4:30pm
Oregon Ridge Park
Camp registration for 2019 will open on March 1, 2019 at 10 am. First come first serve. August 5- August 9. Campers’ age 5 – 13 years old will learn about the environment, technology, and enjoy many crafts and games. The Baltimore County Day Camp is run by trained volunteer staff and is accredited...

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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