Level Up Your Greenhouse Growing Skills

On July 8, 2021, greenhouse growers from across Maryland gathered to level up their professional skills with a research update and tour at Catoctin Mountain Growers, a large nursery production greenhouse in Western Maryland. 

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UME Awarded Funding to Assist in Vaccination Education in Underserved Communities

A team of University of Maryland Extension (UME) Family and Consumer Sciences educators are leading a drive to provide outreach and access to targeted populations in Maryland through the Extension COVID Immunization Training and Education (EXCITE) program.

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New Virtual Tour of a Maryland Dairy Farm

For National Dairy Month, the University of Maryland Extension (UME) is releasing a new virtual tour of a working dairy farm, giving the public the opportunity to meet and learn from a Maryland farm family. 

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UMD Extension Specialist Awarded Funds from NOAA to Help Potential Aquaculture Business Owners Thrive and Generate Profit

New start-up and potential aquaculture farmers will soon have use of an online business planning tool that will provide foresight into their likelihood of success. Matt Parker, aquaculture business specialist with the University of Maryland Extension (UME), was awarded over $100K by National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant to build the web-based tool.

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University of Maryland Agricultural Law Specialist to Lead Research into Risk Mitigation for Commercial Hemp Producers

Senior faculty specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Paul Goeringer is leading a team of researchers and Extension specialists in an analysis of risk management tools and the development of educational outreach materials for small and medium-sized farmers interested in transitioning to growing industrial hemp.

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Garden Gateway Into The Past

Throughout 2020, University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener Sherry Frick worked with the Jane Gates Heritage Foundation to design and build educational gardens for the historic home-turned-museum and community center. During the installation, Frick and Foundation President Sukh Gates, discovered a legacy plant on the property, unlocking clues and opening a gateway into the life of Jane Gates, a previously enslaved woman who bought the Cumberland, Md. property for $1,400 (equivalent to $29,000 today) in 1871.

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