October 12, 2021
By Erika Crowl

 

Fall is officially here, meaning your local Ag Agents are preparing for the 2021-2022 Winter Production Meetings. In August, a survey was emailed and mailed to lists in Baltimore, Carroll, and Harford County farmers asking for opinions on how you would like the winter meetings delivered. Two questions were asked, “Assuming we can hold meetings in-person, without any COVID restrictions, would you prefer to meeting in-person or virtual?” and “If COVID restrictions are reinstated, such as masking, social distancing, and no food, would prefer to meet in-person (with restrictions) or virtual?” From the 260 responses, 73% indicated they would prefer in-person meetings if there are no COVID restrictions and there was a near 50/50 split of preferring an in-person or virtual meeting if there are restrictions. From this data we decided to go ahead with hosting many in-person meetings across Maryland as we did prior to COVID while adding virtual meetings as well. Please see the table for the meetings that are scheduled thus far. If for any reason we are unable to host meetings in-person due to COVID cases and/or more restrictions are set in place, we will host meetings virtually. More details are to come and information will be shared in next month’s newsletter.

Date Time Meeting Location details
Nov. 30, 2021 4 - 8:30 p.m. Southern Maryland Agronomy Meeting Brandywine, Md.; In-Person
Dec. 1, 2021 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Washington County Agronomy Day Fairplay, Md.; In-Person
Dec. 2, 2021 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Northern Maryland Field Crops Day Upperco, Md.; In-Person
Jan.13, 2022 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Carroll County Winter Farm Meeting Westminster, Md.; In-Person
Jan. 18, 2022 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cecil County Agronomy Meeting Elkton. Md; In-Person
Jan. 18, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Southern Maryland Forage Conference Location TBD; In-Person
Jan. 22, 2022 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Urban Farmer Winter Meeting Location TBD; In-Person
Jan. 24, 2022 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Virtual Urban Farmer Winter Meeting Online; Virtual attendance
Jan. 25 & 27, 2022 9 a.m. - noon Virtual Forage Conference Online; Virtual Attendance
Jan. 27, 2022 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Central Maryland Vegetable Growers Meeting Upperco, Md.; In-Person
Feb. 3, 2022 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Virtual Statewide Agronomy Meeting Online; Virtual Attendance
Feb. 8, 2022 4 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Virtual Statewide Vegetable Grower Meeting Online; Virtual Attendance
Feb. 10, 2022 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Southern Maryland Vegetable & Fruit Meeting Brandywine, Md.; In-Person
Feb. 10, 2022 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Western Maryland Fruit Meeting Keedysville, Md.; In-Person
Feb. 15, 2022 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Harford County Mid-Winter Agronomy Meeting Street, Md.; In-Person
Feb. 16, 2022 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Shore Vegetable Growers Meeting Location TBD; In-Person
Feb. 16, 2022 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Caroline County Agronomy Meeting Denton, Md.; In-Person
Feb. 23, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tri-County Agronomy Meeting Frederick, Md.; In-Person
March 1, 2022 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Virtual Statewide Fruit Grower Meeting Online; Virtual Attendance
March 4, 2022 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Queen Anne County Agronomy Meeting Centreville, Md.; In-Person
March 30, 2022 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lower Shore Agronomy Meeting Princess Anne, Md.; In-Person

For questions or further details, contact your local Extension office.