MREDC is an innovative, 24-7 launch pad that will provide producers with a wide variety of web-based University, community, and professional resources for developing profitable, sustainable businesses. The courses in this section address specific enterprises and may be revised at any time. Additional courses or learning opportunities will be added as they become available.
Two Course Selections are offered in Maryland and Delaware:
Annie's Project: This course is designed to empower farmwomen to manage information systems used in critical decision making processes and to build local networks throughout the state. The target audience is farmwomen with a passion for business and involvement. It is an eight week class that covers the five areas of Risk Management- Production, Marketing, Financial, Legal Risk and Human Resources.
Managing for Today and Tomorrow (Annie's II): This second level Annie's Project course teaches business, estate, retirement and succession planning. Farm women will develop networks and skills key to making successful farm transitions.
The IAA program includes eight tracks in three key concentrations: Agricultural Business Management and Leadership, Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Management, and Turfgrass and Golf Course Management. You may find our new Agricultural Leadership and Communication track an exciting way to advocate for agriculture without going into production agriculture. Our popular Sustainable Agriculture track is growing with the next generation of innovative, urban and small scale farmers. The Landscape Management and Horticulture curricula are attracting young, eager entrepreneurs into the green industry, and our Turfgrass and Golf Course Management concentration is nationally recognized.