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MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: GMO

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
11/28/18: GMO Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMO’s seem to constantly be in the news. However there are a lot of misconceptions about what GMO’s are, what plants and animals have been modified, and how they are created, tested and approve for the market. This session will look at...

2018 Delmarva Small Ruminant Conference - ALL WORMS ALL DAY

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
University of Maryland’s Western Maryland Research & Education Center
All topics will pertain to internal parasite (worm and coccidia) control in sheep, goats, and camelids. All speakers are members of the American Consortium for Small Ruminant Parasite Control (ACSRPC; wormx.info ). The conference is a repeat of a similar conference held last year at Delaware State...

Ag Conservation Leasing Workshop Lower Shore

Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore
This is one workshop in a series of scheduled events to educate agricultural service providers, farmers, and landowners on strategies and resources to implement conservation leasing practices on leased land. For additional information and to register for the webinar or a workshop, visit https://...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Using an LLC to Strengthen Your Farm Operation

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
12/12/18: Using an LLC to Strengthen Your Farm Operation Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a popular form of business entity or organization. There are a number of ways an LLC can be used to strengthen a farming operation, including but not limited to, limiting liability, defining family...

Computer Classes for Farm Businesses

Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 (All day)
Chesapeake College
Computers Classes for Farm Businesses Computers are an important tool for farm business management. The University of Maryland Extension will be offering a QuickBooks class for farm use. There is the option of two training days January 4 or January 7 and you can register for whichever class suits...

Computer Classes for Farm Businesses

Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 (All day)
Chesapeake College
Computers Classes for Farm Businesses Computers are an important tool for farm business management. The University of Maryland Extension will be offering a QuickBooks class for farm use. There is the option of two training days January 4 or January 7 and you can register for whichever class suits...

Ag Conservation Leasing Workshop Mid-Shore

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Chesapeake College
This is one workshop in a series of scheduled events to educate agricultural service providers, farmers, and landowners on strategies and resources to implement conservation leasing practices on leased land. For additional information and to register for the webinar or a workshop, visit https://...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Farm Bill Update

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
1/9/19: Farm Bill Update Howard Leathers will bring us up to date on the current status of the 2018 farm bill. If a bill is passed by this date, he will review the major provisions. Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars.eventbrite.com For upcoming and archived webinars please visit: https://...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: What to grow in an urban market garden

Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
1/23/19: What to grow in an urban market garden Growing for market in a small urban garden or farm offers both challenges and opportunities. This webinar will talk about the kinds of specialty crops that are particularly suited to growing in an urban market garden for direct marketing to local...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Designing cover crops to work for your farm

Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
2/27/19: Designing cover crops to work for your farm Cover crops can provide a host of benefits, including controlling weeds, reducing erosion, adding nutrients and soil organic matter to soil, providing habitat for pollinators, alleviating soil compaction, and various other functions. However, not...

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...

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...

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...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Soils and Salts: From Fertilizer to Tidewater

Wednesday, Mar. 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
3/27/19: Soils and Salts: From Fertilizer to Tidewater Salts are a natural component of soils. In fact most nutrients and fertilizers exist in salt forms such as potassium chloride (KCl). Salts can have a negative effect on plant growth, reducing their ability to pull water from the soil. Although...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Estate and Transition Planning Success

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
4/10/19: Estate and Transition Planning Success Estate and Transition Planning Success! Real Life Examples of How to Develop a Plan to Transition Your Farm to the Next Generation Do you have a plan to transition to the farm to the next generation of managers? Does it accomplish all your goals? Are...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Predator Control for your Small Flock

Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
4/24/19: Predator Control for your Small Flock One of the chicken lovers worse fears is losing a beloved chicken to a predator. It can happen to the best of us. This webinar will identifiy patterns of predation and how to keep your small flock safe. Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Keep it Legal!: Legal Considerations for Marketing Your Farm Social Media

Wednesday, May. 8, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
5/8/19: Keep it Legal!: Legal Considerations for Marketing Your Farm Social Media Farmers are being told that they have to get onboard with interactive marketing opportunities such as Facebook, Instagram, websites, blogs, e-mail campaigns, podcasts, and even e-commerce. But there are legal traps...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Thought Leadership and Branding Social Media

Wednesday, May. 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
5/22/19: Thought Leadership and Branding on Social Media Success on Social Media is more than selling a product or service. For the agriculture sector, success is measured by engaged conversations, reaching out beyond our comfort zone and cultivating your personal and professional brand into a...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources

Wednesday, Jun. 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
6/12/19: Emotional Well-Being: Warning Signs and Resources Farmers experience a wide range of emotional stress that can effect both the individual and their family. This session will share warning signs and resources available to deal with emotional stress. Some topics covered include financial...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Putting All Your Eggs in a Basket

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
6/26/19: Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket This session will cover raising backyard poultry for egg production and sales. Topics covered includes basic nutrition and problems encountered with laying hens. We will also talk about handling eggs and what to do if someone wants to sell them...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Water and Water Reuse in Agriculture

Wednesday, Jul. 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
7/10/19: Water and Water Reuse in Agriculture Water is so important on the farm – but not all water sources are the same. This webinar will go over recent research on water quality differences between river, pond, and recycled water as well as explaining how recycled water could be a reliable...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Introduction to Integrated Pest Management

Wednesday, Jul. 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
7/24/19: Introducton to Integrated Pest Management Integrated pest management (IPM), is a broad-based approach to keeping pests population below economic injury level. This webinar will review basic IPM pinciples, control tactics, and how to diagnose problems. Registration: https://...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Farm Liability Insurance and Farm Business Structures

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
8/14/19: Farm Liability Insurance and Farm Business Structures: How they can work together to protect you and your farming business Bewildered by the many types of farm insurance? Confused about the difference between a sole proprietorship, an LLC, a corporation, and a cooperative? Join us as we...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Boost Your Email Newsletter Open Rates

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
8/28/19: Boost Your Email Newsletter Open Rates While some claim they are “dead,” email marketing still has one of the highest engagement rates and returns on investment of any marketing strategy. The success of your email newsletters is dependent upon their open rates. Learn a few simple...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: This Just In. Your Ag-Role for Media Requests

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
9/11/19: This Just In. Your Ag-Role for Media Requests Have you been asked for an interview by a print or broadcast reporter or comment on a local or ag-related issue? How should you prepare? What do you wear? What is the reporter looking for? Embrace this opportunity and control the message and...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Managing Your Forested Farmland

Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
9/25/19: Managing Your Forested Farmland This webinar will outline how farmers can best profit from and maintain their forested acres. Learn about the Maryland forestry legal framework and how you can benefit from creating a forest conservation plan. Registration: https://2019wednesdaywebinars...

MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture Webinar: Understanding Your Credit and Credit Scores

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
10/9/19: Understanding Your Credit and Credit Scores Understanding credit is as important as knowing when to plant your crops. Credit defines your trustworthiness in repaying your debt. This webinar will provide an overview of how credit is used in your everyday life. Knowing how to obtain your...

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