University of Maryland Extension

Cover Crops, Planning and Rotations

2015 Starting a Small Commerical Farm Intensive for Local Market
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
University of MD Extension
1114 Shawan Road
Cockeysville, MD 21030
United States
Chuck Schuster, Rick Hood and Tim Clippinger

The focus of this workshop series is small-scale production, expecially for people interested in starting or improving their small farm success. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations including fruits and vegetables using conventional, sustainable, and organic methods. The program series ends with a look at how livestock can enhance a small farming operation.
Registration is required.

Feb. 25, 6:30 - 8:45 pm    Cover Crops, Planning and Rotations

Chuck Schuster, Rick Hood and Tim Clippinger

Topics discussed include suitable cover crops and timing, determining what varieties to grow and when, succession and companion plantings, planting calendars and on-farm decision making.

The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be key components for farm profitability. This program is the result of collaboration among University of Maryland Extension-Baltimore County office, Future Harvest Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Beginner Farmer Training Program, and several agricultural professionals including successful farmers. Additional partners include The Farm Alliance of Baltimore City and Real Food Farm for the urban series.

$50 per person for the 9 part series, $30 for the 3 part, $70 for both
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