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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...

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...

Discover Bugs (2nd-3rd grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 9:45am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Bugs! Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about bugs at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event on April 27th, 2019! Suggested for 2nd-3rd grade children. Come learn about bugs! Talk to specialists about good and bad bugs, see bugs in...

Discover Local Food (high school students)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 12:15pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Come Learn about Local Montgomery Food and How to Grow It! Developed for High School Students who would like to understand what local food really means! Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about the local foods of Montgomery County and how to grow them at the...

Boy Scout Gardening Merit Badge (middle-high school students)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! This Gardening Merit Badge program will have many talks, demonstrations, and activities to provide information for the Gardening Merit Badge. Boy...

Discover Flowers (4th-5th grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:15am to 10:45am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
D iscover Flowers! (Grades 4 and 5) Come explore, and learn about the wonderful world of flowers! Learn about the science of flowers and flower families Learn how flowers help people Craft with flowers Learn how flowers can send messages! Observe flowers and their habitats Ticket Information:...

Discover Gardening (2nd-5th grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:15am to 10:30am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Gardening! (Grades 2-5) Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Visit the Master Gardener demonstration gardens with our guides to get inspired about gardening Learn about plants...

Discover Trees (4th-8th grade)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Trees (Grades 4th-8th) Come learn about the wonderful world of trees! What is the tallest tree in the world? What role do trees play in the ecosystem? Why are native trees improtant to other animals and insects? What effects does deforestation cause? Determine the age of a tree Learn to...

Discover Bugs (2nd-3rd grade) session 2

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 9:45am to 11:30am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Bugs! Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about bugs at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event on April 27th, 2019! Suggested for 2nd-3rd grade children. Come learn about bugs! Talk to specialists about good and bad bugs, see bugs in...

Plant Propagation Workshop

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:15am to 11:15am
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Edible Plant Propagation Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about plant propagation at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Learn the concept of edible plant propagation from tubers, roots, etc. This will be a hands-on event to learn...

Introduction to Natural Dyeing

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Introduction to Natural Dyeing Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about the natural dyeing process at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! In this program, participants will learn about the wide range of colors that nature can yield. Using...

Basic Gardening Workshop (Four Sessions Available)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Come to the University of Maryland Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in Derwood Maryland to learn how to get your garden ready for this year's Vegetable Garden! During this program you will spend time in the garden learning: How to prepare your garden for planting How to plant both seeds and...

Discover Flowers (4th-5th grade) session 2

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
D iscover Flowers! (Grades 4 and 5) Come explore, and learn about the wonderful world of flowers! Learn about the science of flowers and flower families Learn how flowers help people Craft with flowers Learn how flowers can send messages! Observe flowers and their habitats Ticket Information:...

Grow It Eat It 2019 Spring Open House

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Saturday, April 27th, 2019 · 12pm-4pm (with some programs starting earlier) Agricultural History Farm Park, 18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, MD 20855 Most of the event is FREE (donations welcome) Come join us for fun event about growing anything edible! Visit our garden, meet with our Master Gardener...

Designing your Vegetable Garden (2 sessions available)

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 12:15pm to 2:45pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Designing your Vegetable Garden Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn to design this year's vegetable garden at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! This will be a hands-on workshop. Please bring the dimensions of your garden space/s...

Discover Gardening (2nd-5th grade) afternoon session

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:45pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Discover Gardening! (Grades 2-5) Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Visit the Master Gardener demonstration gardens with our guides to get inspired about gardening Learn about plants...

Creating a Container Herb Garden

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Designing a container Herb Garden Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn to create a container herb garden at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! This will be a hands-on workshop. Participants will go home with a container herb garden...

Hydroponic Gardening

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Hydroponic Gardening Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about gardening at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Learn the fundamentals of hydroponic gardening. From the benefits of soilless gardening to the types of systems (...

Worm Composting

Saturday, Apr. 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
Worm Composting (Vermicomposting) Workshop Come visit the Montgomery County Agricultural History Farm Park and learn about indoor worm composting at the University of Maryland Grow It Eat It Spring Event! Recycle food scraps into a fantastic soil amendment for your garden and houseplants! Learn how...

FOOD SAFETY TRAINING FOR FSMA PRODUCE SAFETY RULE COMPLIANCE

Monday, Apr. 29, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Monday April 29, 2019 8:00AM – 4:30 PM Maryland Department of Agriculture 50 Harry S Truman Parkway Annapolis MD 21401 To Register: https://4-29-19-fsma.eventbrite.com Who should attend? Farmers who... Need to comply with the FSMA produce safety rule, e.g., producers growing leafy greens, tomatoes...

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...

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