The University of Maryland Agriculture and Food Systems team provides a variety of agricultural education programs and delivers them across the State of Maryland.

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Publications

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Blogs and Webinars

Blogs

  • Extensión en Español
    Looking for quality material on horticulture, gardening, agriculture, and nature in Spanish?  Visit Us & Subscribe

    Material de calidad y exclusivamente en español sobre horticultura, jardineria, agricultura y naturaleza. ¡Visitenos y suscribase!   ¡Extensión en Español está en linea!
     
  • Maryland Agronomy News
    Provides readers with current information on cover crops, forage, soil health, nutrient management, regional crop reports, weather outlook, disease and pest updates, and much more.
     
  • Maryland Horse Blog
    Provides readers with current information on basic horse ownership, care, health, nutrition, barn management, business management, and horse transport.
     
  • Maryland Risk Management Education blog
    Provides readers with information on legal and risk management issues, upcoming events, and new materials of interest to the agricultural community.
     
  • Maryland Fruit & Vegetable Blog
    Provides readers with current information on fruits and vegetables, disease and pest updates, and much more.

Webinars and Podcasts

  • Grower Lunch Breaks
    Meetings for Poultry Growers and allied businesses to come together and talk about the industry, concerns, education, and what we are doing well at. (register)
     
  • Farm Transitions and Estate Planning Webinars 
    Visit the Farm Transitions and Estate Planning webinars web page to find a list of recorded webinars on the subject of farm estate planning and the transition process.
     
  • Good Morning, Farmer!
    A virtual morning program for farmers and farm families. Featuring educators and speakers from the Extension agricultural community. For more information contact Jeff Semler at jsemler@umd.edu.
     
  • Maryland Risk Management Education Podcast
    Listen and learn about developments in crop insurance, ag policy, and agricultural law.
     
  • Small Ruminant Webinars
    Visit the Small Ruminant Webinars page to find a listing of recorded webinars on many subjects on goat and sheep production.
     
  • Women in Agriculture Wednesday Webinars
    Live webinars take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at noon (EST). The cost is free. The topic is on risk management (finances, human resources, marketing, legal, social media, and agricultural production). If you are unable to participate at noon - check out the archived library on many topics that might be of interest to you.

Online Courses

  • Beginning Farmer Guidebook
    The online course includes live links and videos with each section of the guidebook. It is free and a great way to learn!
     
  • Annie's Project
    The class focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is farm women and women involved in agriculture with a passion for business, agriculture, and involvement in the farm operation. Topics for the sessions cover the five areas of Risk Management – Production, Marketing, Financial, Legal Risk, Human Resources. This course is open to anyone interested in farm management practices.

Newsletters

Newsletters from UME offer informative, researched-based information that the reader can put into practice. Informative articles include crop production, disease information, animal science, and upcoming programs.

  • Animal Science

    • Cattle Tales Livestock Newsletter
      This newsletter is to provide science-based production recommendations for the livestock produces of Maryland and beyond (subscribe)
    • Commercial Poultry News (subscribe) Is a quarterly newsletter geared to the commercial poultry producer. The publication is available in Korean and Vietnamese translation.
    • Maryland Milk Moos
      Maryland Milk Moos is a quarterly newsletter published by the University of Maryland Extension that is focused on dairy topics related to Nutrition and Production, Herd Management, and Forage Production.  To subscribe to our mailing list, send an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write “subscribe maryland-dairy”.
    • Wild & Woolly Newsletter 
      Is a quarterly newsletter for sheep and goat producers and anyone else who is interested in small ruminants.To subscribe to the listserve, send an e-mail to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write "subscribe sheepandgoatnews".
  • Farm and Agribusiness Management

    • Food Safety Newsletter for Maryland Farmers  (subscribe)
      A weekly newsletter coming from the Plant Science Food Safety Group. Its focus is on Maryland fruit and vegetable farmer and will contain timely information to keep you updated on food safety workshops, webinars, classes, and other news.
    • Mastering Marketing News Article 
      Is published periodically containing important seasonal marketing information. To subscribe to our mailing list, send an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write “subscribe agmarketing”.
    • Women in Agriculture and Annie's Project (subscribe)
       Information about all MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture events, including Annie's Project
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production

    • Grapes and Fruit Timely Viticulture
      Is an electronic newsletter that is designed to give those in the grape industry a timely reminder of things they should be considering in the vineyard. To subscribe to our mailing list, send an e-mail message to listserv@listserv.umd.edu. In the body of the message, write “subscribe grapemd".
    • Vegetable and Fruit News (subscribe) This newsletter is published monthly during the growing season and provides timely updates on topics relevant to commercial fruit and vegetable production.
    • Fruit Pulse-Apple Maturity Assessments for the Mid-Atlantic (subscribe)
      Routine measurements of fruit starch levels, ground color, and other maturity indices allow growers to make improved decisions about optimum harvest dates for long-term storage.
  • Integrated Programs

    • Beginning Farmer Success (subscribe to alerts)
    • Energy News (subscribe)
      Maryland Energy Extension (MEE) is a University of Maryland Extension program providing unbiased and research-based information related to energy conservation, energy efficiency and clean energy technology. Our mission is to help facilitate sustainable energy decisions for agricultural producers, landowners, businesses and residents throughout Maryland. Energy News provides our public and private partners with updates on our current work and its context among all things energy in the state. 
  • Ornamental Horticulture

    • Greenhouse TPM/IPM Report (subscribe)
      The Greenhouse TPM/IPM report is an alert to inform commercial greenhouse and cut flower producers of pest or disease issues during the growing season.
    • TPM/IPM Weekly Report (subscribe)
      This report is for arborists, landscape managers, and nursery managers. Articles contain information on pest and beneficial insects, fertility management, disease information, cultural information, and IPM and entomology for nursery, greenhouse, and managed landscapes.
  • Row Crop and Forage Production

    • Agronomy Newsletter (subscribe)
      This newsletter is published monthly during the growing season and provides timely updates on topics relevant to row crop production.
  • Urban Agriculture

    • Urban Agriculture Extension
      This is the monthly newsletter of Urban Ag Extension in Baltimore City. Subscribe to stay up to date on upcoming events and the latest articles and resources. (subscribe)
  • Newsletters from University of Maryland Extension (UME) County Offices 

  • Cluster Newsletters

    • Agline-Upper Shore Cluster Newsletter
      Providing agricultural information and learning opportunities to residents of Kent and Queen Anne's County.
    • Lower Eastern Shore Agriculture Newsletter
      Agriculture newsletter for Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.
    • Shore Farming (subscribe)

Posters

 

Poster

Efficacy of Weed Management Tactics SPES-268NP

This poster provides relative effectiveness of various integrated weed management tactics for summer annual crops. The chart helps identify the most effective tactics to manage weeds.


Flessner, M., Bamber, K., Besacon, T., Chandran, R., Hines, T., Johnson, Q., Lingenfelter, D., Rubione, C., Shergill, L.,  Singh, V., VanGessel, M., Vollmer, K., & Wallace, J. (Jan 2021)

 

Social Media

 

Name of Program Facebook (F) Twitter (T) YouTube (Y) Instagram (I)

    Animal Science

 
Aquaculture F   Y  
Beef

F

     
Dairy F      
Horses F   Y  
Sheep and Goats F T Y I
Small Flock Poultry F      

    Farm and Agribusiness Management

 
Ag Marketing     Y  
Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center     Y  
Women in Agriculture F T Y I

    Integrated Programs

 
Agricultural Law F T    
Agricultural Nutrient Management Program   T Y  
Beginning Farmer Success F T Y  
LEAD Maryland F T Y  
Maryland Energy Extension F T Y  

    Row Crop and Forage Production

 
Grain Marketing F      
Forages F   Y  

    Urban Agriculture

 
Urban Agriculture

F

     

    University of Maryland Extension (UME)

 
 UME F T Y I
Allegany County Office     Y  
Anne Arundel County Office  F      
Baltimore City Office  F      
Baltimore County Office   F   Y  
Calvert County Office        
Caroline County Office        
Carroll County Office F T   I
Cecil County Office F      
Charles County Office F      
Dorchester County Office F      
Frederick County Office F      
Garrett County Office     Y  
Harford County Office        
Howard County Office F      
Kent County Office        
Montgomery County Office F T    
Prince George's County Office F T    
Queen Anne's County Office        
St. Mary's County Office        
Talbot County Office        
Washington County Office     Y  
Wicomico County Office F      
Worcester County F      

    Research and Education Centers

 
Central Maryland Research and Education Center        
Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center  F      
Western Maryland Research and Education Center        
Wye Research and Education Center