University of Maryland Extension

2017 P2P Registration


University of Maryland Extension is pleased to announce that they are providing their technical expertise to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, a nationally recognized beginning farmer program by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.  This is an eight (8) week entrepreneurial training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those producers interested in diversifying their operation.

For 2017, the course will be offered starting on the beginning of February and ending the first week of April.  Class will meet once a week from 6:00pm to 9pm with graduation to follow the end of the course. (There are 2 snow dates built into the schedule in case of weather events.) 


Registration will be $40.00 person which includes class materials and a light dinner each evening of class.  Thank you to our sponsors!  With their support, we have been able to maintain a low registration fee.  Registration will end January 23, 2017, 2 weeks prior to the first evening of class.  Space is limited to the first 20 people who register. Those who register after will be placed on a waiting list and contacted once a seat becomes available.



Course curriculum will be supplemented by presentations given by experts in the agriculture field, representatives of the University of Maryland Extension Offices and other local agencies on specific agriculture components that are key to enhancing successful farming.

Participants who complete this training course will have a prepared business plan to present to potential lending sources and a certificate of completion issued by NxLevel a nationally recognized entrepreneurship training provider.            

For additional information on the course contact Jessica Flores, UME Senior Agent Associate at (410) 632-1972 or

Please provide your first and last name to be contacted when the 2017 class is scheduled.
Please provide an e-mail address to be sent registration information when the 2017 class is scheduled.
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