University of Maryland Extension

Urban farmer focus group: From Surviving to Thriving guidebook (ONLINE)

Cover of draft guidebook From Surviving to Thriving: Risk Management Strategies of Urban Farm Success
Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019 - 12:00pm
Online, using WebEx webconferencing software
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Neith Little


Urban farmer focus group: get a sneak peek at a new guidebook, and help us improve it!

Extension education is a community-engaged process. Our goal is to help you learn what you need to better achieve your goals. To be able to do this, we need to listen to you.

In 2018, we held focus groups where urban farmers shared their experiences with working towards financial viability. We combined that input with the knowledge and experience of five agricultural Extension educators, to develop a guidebook for urban farmers: From Surviving to Thriving: Risk Management Strategies for Urban Farm Success

This year, we would like to invite you to take a sneak peek at a draft version of that guidebook, and help us make it better. 

The focus group should take 1 hour to complete. It is open to all individuals who are at least 18 years old and identify themselves as urban farmers.

Three focus groups are scheduled:

  • Tuesday, July 30, at noon (ONLINE focus group)

  • Wednesday, July 31, at 6:30 pm (ONLINE focus group)

  • Monday, August 5, at 6:30 pm (IN PERSON focus group, dinner provided, at 6615 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore)

The first edition of the final guidebook will be available for free, and focus group participants will be the first to get published copies. The 

To register for one of the focus groups, fill out the form here:

Please register by July 25, to give us time to mail a printed version of the draft guidebook to you.  

This project is being conducted by Neith Grace Little, Extension Educator, Baltimore City, 6615 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD, Phone: 410-856-0185, This study has been reviewed according to the University of Maryland, College Park, Institutional Review Board procedures for research involving human subjects. University of Maryland College Park Institutional Review Board Office, 1204 Marie Mount Hall, College Park, Maryland, 20742 E-mail: Telephone: 301-405-0678.

University of Maryland Extension programs are equal access.

La Universidad de Maryland es una institución con Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo y con Igualdad de Acceso a Programas.

This project is supported by USDA/NIFA under Award Number 2015-49200-24225, through Northeast Risk Management Education.

Neith Little
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