University of Maryland Extension

Consumer Education

ReFresh Curriculum (EC-01-2012)

The ReFresh curriculum was developed by the University of Maryland Extension, Food Supplement Nutrition Education Program (FSNE) for implementation in 4th and 5th grade classrooms. This curriculum focuses on encouraging students to consume more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and being more...

Maryland 4-H Groups/Affiliates Financial Handbook (FS-959)

The following guidelines will help your 4-H group fulfill its responsibilities for properly handling public funds.

Maryland 4-H Youth (FS-961)

Basic information and guidelines to follow along with the necessary report forms you will need to succeed in your new role as club Treasurer.

Product Development - Making the Go, No Go Decision (FS-943)

When making the "go, no go" decision for starting a new enterprise, answering several clarifying questions can help you decide if you're really ready for the task ahead.

Turning on Your Specialty Food Business (EB-406)

You need to formulate a business plan and consider how your business will be organized.

Agricultural Leasing in Maryland (FS-971)

As we approach the end of the year, many farmers and their landlords will be making decisions on renewing land leases. Should the rent be increased? Should additional terms be included? As you begin these discussions, farmers and landlords should consider reviewing Agricultural Leasing in Maryland...

State Review of Environmental Impacts Could Result in Mineral Leasing Opportunities in Maryland (EB-418)

Starting in 2007, many western Maryland landowners saw increased oil and gas leasing as gas companies further developed the Marcellus Shale which contains one of the largest known natural gas reserves in the world. The Marcellus Shale is adjacent to a large energy market in the East Coast. The...

Understanding Agricultural Liability: Maryland Fencing Law (EB-419)

There is an old adage about good fences and neighbors. This is especially true for agriculture. A good fence can keep livestock in the pasture, or can act as a barrier to trespassers/unwanted visitors. But what exactly are the fencing laws in Maryland? Like many states in the East, Maryland does...

Review of Lender Requirements for Beginning Farmer Loan Programs (FS-975)

The Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy and UME's Beginning Farmer Success program have developed a fact sheet to help beginning farmers understand the various credit sources available in the state of Maryland and the requirements associated with each credit source, such as USDA's...

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