Classes & Events

Maryland Beef Webinar Series March - December

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The University of Maryland Extension beef team will be offering Maryland Beef Webinar Series.  It is a recurring event held from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month.  During each session, learn about timely topics related to raising beef cattle.  While the webinars are free, registration is required. 

  • March 8 – To deworm or not deworm?
  • April 12 – Breeding & Genetics
  • May 10 – Break for Weekly Consumer Beef Education Series
  • June 14 – Interpreting a Forage Analysis
  • July 12 – Mineral Nutrition for Beef Cattle
  • August 9 – Pasture Management: Stockpiling Tips
  • September 13 – Spring Stocker Cattle Recap: Successes and Lessons Learned
  • October 11 – Utilizing Crop Residue as Forage Source
  • November 8 – Benchmarking for Success
  • December 13 – Wintering Bulls and Cows

To register or for additional information, visit

Beef Short Course

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Series I: Fundamentals of Beef Cattle Production


Series I: This two-day introductory workshop covers many areas of the beef cattle industry in both a classroom and hands-on environment. The experience is designed as an introduction course for beginners, as well as a refresher for more experienced cattle producers.

Series I - This Series will be returning in May & June 2022
Register online today!

Contact Racheal Slattery, Beef and Dairy Extension, at 301-405-1392 or via email to register by mail/check.

More Information on Series I

Topic areas that will be covered include: Determining Daily Operating Costs and Budgets, Understanding EPD's, Animal Health and the Veterinary Feed Directive, Body Condition Scoring, Nutrition, Forage Sampling and Storage, Pasture Management and Paddock Development.

To participate in the Maryland Beef Producer's Short-Course Series I - Cost $75, the workshop is open to the first 40 registrations. 

Please contact Racheal Slattery, Beef and Dairy Extension at 301-405-1392 or via email with any questions or concerns.

Beef Series I Flyer

Registration is $75 per participant and includes all refreshments, lunches and educational materials.

For more information about the event, please visit our website:


Day 1 – Classroom Based

Location: Will depend the date of the workshop

• 10:00am - Welcome - Introductions
• 10:15am - Economics
• 10:55am - Break
• 11:00am – Body Condition Scoring
• 11:20am – Cattle Health
• 12:00pm - Lunch
• 12:30pm – Reproduction
• 1:15pm – Genetics and EPD's
• 2:00pm - Minute Break
• 2:10pm - Pasture Management
• 3:00pm – Nutrition
• 3:45pm – Day 1 Wrap Up, Reminders for Day 2

Day 2 – Farm Based

Location: Will depend on the date of the workshop

• 9:00 - 9:15am - Welcome
• 9:15 - 9:45am – Animal Health – Chute Side
• 9:45 - 10:50am – Body Condition Scoring - Chute Side
• 10 Minute Break
• 11:00 - 12:00pm – Facilities Development/Management - Farm Tour
• 12:00 - 12:30pm - Lunch
• 12:30 - 1:15pm – Hay and Pasture Management – Field Tours
• 1:15 - 1:30pm - Shortcourse Wrap-Up, Questions

For more information about this program or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Racheal Slattery either via email ( or phone (301-450-1392)

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Farm Stress Management

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University of Maryland Extension will host a series of Farm Stress Management Workshops for Agriculture Service Providers.

This workshop is designed for Agriculture Service Providers to equip them with the skills and knowledge to support farms and farm families in times of distress. The University of Maryland Extension Farm Stress Management Team will train service providers to identify signs of distress, develop skills to communicate with those experiencing stress, and provide resources both locally and nationally. Financial and regulatory topics will also be discussed as they are often contributors to stress on the farm.

Western Maryland

Date: April 13, 2022, (Wednesday)  | Time: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST) | Cost: Free
Location: University of Maryland Extension-Washington Co., 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713



FREE Therapy Services for Farm Families

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To sign up for six FREE therapy sessions, click HERE or on the picture below and complete the form. A member of the UME Farm Stress team will reach out to confirm your request and assist with linking you to an available behavioral health provider. We will also work with you to secure technology/transportation assistance if needed to attend your appointment. Please email us at with any questions.