University of Maryland Extension


Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 - 9:00pm
Piedmont Group Insurance Company
47 E South Street
Suite 101
Frederick, MD 21701
United States
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Ginger S. Myers


Have you been farming for more than 3 Years?  Are you ready to move from your start-up “Survive” business model to a better “Thriving Business” model?  Do you have an established farming operation but need to improve your management and profitability in a specific management area?   A new training program, “Wheels Up”, offered in partnership between the University of Maryland Extension and Future Harvest-CASA, may be the business 
up-grade training you need to help your business “take off.”

The "Wheels Up" program is for farmers with 3 or more years of business experience.  As their businesses have grown and matured, critical issues have surfaced that were never anticipated in the original start-up plans. They now know what their businesses strengths and weaknesses are, but not how to correct or improve their situation.  Very often the timing of these growth decisions comes simultaneously with increasing demands of family, community, and/or off-farm employment.

The program will consist of 4 class sessions plus "one-on-one" consultation support by appointment at the conclusion of the training. Class components: revisiting mission and goals and handling change in a business, addressing production and human resource challenges, understanding what a financial statement can tell you, and developing diversified marketing strategies. Since each participant will have a different priority for their business, each participant will also create their own learning contract to be completed by the conclusion of the project.

The 4 class sessions will meet at the Piedmont Group Insurance Company, 47 E South Street, Suite 101, Frederick, MD 21701 on Tuesday evenings in March from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, March 7
  • Tuesday, March 14
  • Tuesday, March 21
  • Tuesday, March 28

The tuition cost is $45 per person which includes all materials.

Registration is through the University of Maryland Extension Eventbrite on-line system at   or by calling 301-432-2767 ext. 301.  For further information about workshop content, contact Ginger S. Myers, University of Maryland Extension Specialist at gsmyers@umd.edu301-432-2767 ext.338.  Pre-payment and registration are required for this workshop. 

The University of Maryland Extension programs are open to all and will not discriminate against anyone because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry, or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.


Los programas del Colegio de Agricultura y Recursos Naturales de la Universidad de Maryland están abiertos a todos y no discriminará contra nadie debido a raza, edad, sexo, color, orientación sexual, discapacidad física o mental, religión, descendencia, origen nacional, estatus matrimonial, información genética, afiliación política, o identificación y expresión de género.


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