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Charles County Rain Barrel Workshop - September 23, 2017

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017 (All day)
The Regency Furniture Stadium parking lot. Home of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
The Charles County Government and University of Maryland Extension Program are pleased to offer a workshop on the practical uses for rain barrels and how they reduce the impact of runoff on our local waterways and Chesapeake Bay. DATE: Saturday, September 23, 2017 TIME: 9:30am, 10:30am & 11:...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Annapolis Farmer's Market
The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners, University of Maryland Extension, will be conducting plant clinics in various locations in the county. Master Gardeners will be available to assist the public with plant identification, insect identification and control, weed identification and control,...

Master Gardener Plant Clinic

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Severna Park Farmer's Market
The Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners, University of Maryland Extension, will be conducting plant clinics in various locations in the county. Master Gardeners will be available to assist the public with plant identification, insect identification and control, weed identification and control,...

Small tractor field day

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm
Pitchfork Urban Farm
Come learn how to safely operate a walk-behind tractor! 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday September 23, 2017 Pitchfork Urban Farm, 5217 Todd Ave, Baltimore, MD (Rain date Saturday Oct 7) Training description: This on-farm field day will demonstrate the safe use of a BCS walk-behind tractor, primary...

Compost Bin Workshop

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:30am
Regency Furniture Stadium, Waldorf
Charles County Compost Bin Workshop Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:30am, 10:30am and 11:30am The Regency Furniture Stadium Parking Lot 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf The Division of Environmental Resources and University of Maryland Extension are pleased to offer compost workshops. Participants...

Master Gardener Composting Demonstration

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
Quiet Waters Park on the Wildwood Trail
Learn how to do home composting and get answers to your composting questions. Demonstrations last about an hour. Receive a free compost bin and goody bag. Visit our native plant gardens adjacent to the composting site. View the type of plants that will grow in your own garden. Note: Park admission...

Poultry Growers Discussion Group Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Caroline-Dorchester County Fairground's 4-H Park
Poultry Growers Discussion Group Meeting When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30pm Where: Caroline-Dorchester County Fairground’s 4-H Park Address: 8230 Detour Rd., Denton, MD 21629 Event Type: Poultry Growers Farm Management Meeting The University of Maryland Extension invites you...

Women in Agriculture Webinar- The Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety and Modernization Act & the Records You Need to Keep

Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
9/27/17: The Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety and Modernization Act & the Records You Need to Keep If you grow produce you need to keep records in order to comply with the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act(FSMA). If your operation is not subject to the law you need...

Master Gardener Composting Demonstration

Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Quiet Waters Park on the Wildwood Trail
Learn how to do home composting and get answers to your composting questions. Demonstrations last about an hour. Receive a free compost bin and goody bag. Visit our native plant gardens adjacent to the composting site. View the type of plants that will grow in your own garden. Note: Park admission...

Women in Agriculture Webinar- Urban Soil Quality

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
10/11/17: Urban Soil Quality What are the contamination risks to be aware of when growing in urban soil? How should you test for soil contaminants? How do you interpret the test results? What treatment and management options exist? Which of those are practical? If you're interested in the answers...

Master Gardener Beekeeping Demonstration

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 - 11:00am
Quiet Waters Park
Members of the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners Beekeeping Project will discuss beekeeping, including the life and decline of honeybees and how we can create safe and welcoming habitats for all pollinators by planting native plants and practicing sustainable gardening techniques. Weather...

Pesticide applicator training for new license--Harford County

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 - 9:00am to 11:30am
Harford County Extension Office
Those wishing to apply and/or purchase restricted use pesticides in Maryland are required to obtain certification from the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). Training sessions for private applicators will be offered through the Extension Office. New applicator training will be offered from 9...

Women in Agriculture Webinar- Selling Your Farm Eggs to Retail Outlets

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
10/25/17: Selling Your Farm Eggs to Retail Outlets Direct Marketing Shell Eggs to Retailers, Wholesalers, and Food Service Facilities in Maryland There is a strong consumer demand for locally produced foods including a call for more locally produced eggs. Real profit potential exists for Maryland...

Food for Profit-Baltimore County

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 (All day)
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
Description/Notes: Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product? Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help...

Women in Agriculture Webinar- Crop Insurance Programs for 2018

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
11/8/17: Crop Insurance Programs for 2018 Managing Risk in Your Operation: What About Crop Insurance? Agriculture is full of risks and there are many options for producers to manage risks in the operation. One tool for producers to consider is purchasing crop insurance to cover certain losses. This...

Food For Profit Training

Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Prince George's Soil Conservation District
Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product? Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help you work through the...

Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 (All day)
DoubleTree Hotel
Please hold the date for this year's Ag and Environmental Law Conference. Discussion topics to include: • Hot Legal Issues in Agriculture • Legal Resources for Improving Soil Health • Antibiotics and Livestock • Conservation and the 2018 Farm Bill • Organics: Certified, Transitional, Livestock, Oh...

2017 Agriculture Law Environmental Law Conference

Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Doubletree Hotel
2017 Agriculture and Enviormental Law Conference Registration opens 9/1/2017. Discussion topics to include: Hot Legal Issues in Agriculture Legal Resources for Improving Soil Health Antibiotics and Livestock Conservation and the 2018 Farm Bill Organics: Certified, Transitional, Livestock, Oh My!

Mid-Shore Farm Transition Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 - 8:00am to 3:15pm
Caroline County Extension Office
Sessions will cover family communications, business planning, estate and transition planning, estate tax information and forestry considerations.

Women in Agriculture Webinar- What is Annie's Project

Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 - 12:00pm
Online Webinar
12/13/17: What is Annie's Project Annie's Project is a national program that has gained momentum by connecting women in agriculture. The program teaches farm management, provides local resources and encourages networking. It also qualifies for USDA FSA Borrower Training. The webinar will explain...

Crop Sustainability & IPM Workshop

Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Anne Arundel County UME
This workshop will explore advanced crop production practices focusing on sustainability, food security and integrated pest management tactics. Topics will include: Crop selection; integrated crop management; soil fertility; weed control; insect control; and disease control for field crops, fruits...
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