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What do urban and small-scale direct-market farmers need to know about the USDA's new COVID-19 assistance program?
May 26, 2020 -- What do urban and small-scale direct-market farmers need to know about the USDA's new COVID-19 assistance program?Neith Little, Extension Agent, Urban Agriculture,...
Participants learning about issues facing the farm economy at a recent workshop.  Image by Edwin Remsberg
University of Maryland to Host Workshops Geared Towards the 2018 Farm Bill
Jan 1, 2020 -- College Park, MD – This winter, the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) is partnering with the University of Maryland Extension and USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) to host a...
Maryland Beginning Farmer Success Guidebook
Sep 9, 2019 -- Beginning Farmer GuidebookThe University of Maryland Extension Beginning Farmer Success program announces the publishing of the Beginning Farmer Guidebook. The Beginning Farmer Guidebook...
GAPs field day at Whitelock Community Farm
Urban Ag Field Days Recap
Oct 3, 2017 -- Thanks to all the farmers and educators who came out to our field days in September! On Tuesday, Sept 12 we had a Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) training and on-farm mock audit at...
Growing With Grains - Food From Our Farms
Apr 20, 2017 -- Many children today do not have the opportunity to be involved with growing food for their family. With the Growing with Grains – Food from our Farms program, kindergarten students at Willards...
College Park Faculty Join CONSERVE, With $10M Award From USDA To Facilitate Water Reuse Solution For Crop Irrigation
Apr 8, 2016 -- Specialists in the field of agricultural law and water from the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) in the ...
Federal Labor Law Webinar Announced: Understanding Who Can Work For You?
Jun 12, 2015 -- Complying with federal and state labor laws can be complicated matters for not only agricultural producers but any business operator.  One aspect of federal...
Farming: Pencil to Plow
Apr 16, 2015 -- On March 30, 2015, the University of Maryland Extension held a graduation ceremony for 14 aspiring farmers who completed the 8 week nationally recognized agricultural entrepreneurship training...
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop for Farmers and Landowners
Mar 30, 2015 -- PRESS RELEASE: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Small Farm Outreach Initiative Hosts an Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop for Farmers and...
Webinars Offered for CSA Operators on Drafting Membership Agreements and Labor Issues
Mar 15, 2015 -- Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend one of the featured webinars focused on drafting better membership agreements and...
Workshops For CSA Operators to Highlight Membership Agreements and Labor Issues
Feb 3, 2015 -- Community Supported Farm (CSA) operators or those thinking about starting a CSA are invited to attend a workshop focused on drafting better membership agreements and addressing common labor issues...
24th Annual Children's Farm Tour
24th Annual Children's Farm Tour
May 16, 2014 -- Maryland agriculture is vital to the long-term health of the state's economy, environment and quality of life. Maryland farm land also provides a wide variety of fresh, nutritious food that is...
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