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Updated: August 11, 2022

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Know the Qualification Rules (EBR-50)

The federal government offers the option of Public Service Loan Forgiveness to ease the burden of student loan payments. This is a program designed to provide an incentive to attract job seekers to employment in the much needed non-profit and government sectors. Those who qualify for PSLF can have their student debt balance paid in full by the federal government. However, there are many rules to follow. Author: Dorothy Nuckols; Title: Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Know the Qualification Rules (EBR-50)
Updated: July 22, 2022

Property Ownership and Transferring Are Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan (FS-1056)

Many people think an estate plan is just a will, but it is much more than that. Your estate plan will typically include documents and tools to distribute your property according to your wishes following your death. When it comes to transitioning your farm or any family business to the next generation, how property is owned and the property transfers prior to your death can be important features of your succession plan or estate plan. Titling property in a joint tenancy with rights of survivorship allows you to choose who inherits upon your death and to transfer the property outside the will. Transferring property, such as through gifting, allows the property to go to the next generation prior to your death and provides control over who gets your property. Author: Paul Goeringer; Title: Property Ownership and Transferring Are Important Features of Your Farm Succession Plan (FS-1056)
Updated: July 14, 2022

Taxes and Land Preservation: Computing the Capital Gains Tax (FS-780)

Maryland had established a variety of programs to assist in the preservation of farmland. This fact sheet, revised in December 2014, presents information vital for computing the capital gains tax. Authors: Lori Lynch and Paul Goeringer; Title: Taxes and Land Preservation: Computing the Capital Gains Tax (FS-780)
Updated: July 5, 2022

Dectes Stem Borer Management in Soybeans (FS-1196)

Dectes stem borer (DSB; Dectes texanus) is a native species of long-horned beetle that can be a sporadic pest of soybeans. Damage to soybean plants is caused by the larvae, which feed internally on soybean stems. As the plant matures, the larvae girdle the stem at the base of the plant, which can cause lodging before soybeans are harvested. Continuous soybean production favors Dectes stem borer populations. Few management tactics effectively reduce damage once populations build up, and insecticides provide inconsistent protection. Timely harvest of infested fields can help avoid lodging yield loss. Authors: Kelly Hamby, Alan Leslie, and David Owens; Title: Dectes Stem Borer Management in Soybeans (FS-1196)
Updated: June 24, 2022

Career AGsperience (EC-15)

Career AGsperience is an agriculture career literacy program designed to increase participants’ knowledge base related to agriculture careers and preparation for careers in Animal Science, Environmental Science, Agri-Business and Leadership, and Agriculture Science and Technology. Authors: April Barczewski, Sheryl Bennett, Thomas Hutson, Christine Johnston, and Becky Ridgeway; Title: Career AGsperience (EC-15)
Updated: June 28, 2022

4-H STEM Adventures-Facilitator Guide (EC-14)

4-H STEM Adventures is a curriculum of six STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) lesson plans that teach STEM principles and 4-H life skills via a challenge to be solved using low-cost, easy-to-find materials. There are two tracks for each lesson: an open-ended exploratory option, and a step-by-step guided option. Videos introduce each challenge and provide sample solutions for viewers. These lessons are appropriate for youth ages 8-13 and can be used in the classroom, 4-H club, home, and out-of-school settings. Authors: Jessica Mellon, and Christine Allred; Title: 4-H STEM Adventures-Facilitator Guide (EC-14)
Updated: June 24, 2022

Finding An Attorney for Your Case Requires Asking the Right Questions (FS-1097)

Selecting an attorney to represent you is not always an easy prospect especially if it is your first time needing legal help. You may not know how to go about finding the right attorney or what questions to ask. Does the attorney have experience handling cases like yours? Do you understand how the attorney will bill you? Are you paying a flat fee or being billed hourly? Selecting the right attorney and understanding expectations on both sides will hopefully lead to a successful attorney-client relationship. Author: Paul Goeringer; Title: Finding An Attorney for Your Case Requires Asking the Right Questions (FS-1097)
Updated: May 31, 2022

Educational Planning Tools and Methods for Extension Educators (FS-1195)

Extension Educators have been delivering research-based content to the community for over a century. These informal learning experiences for youth and adults are designed to be relevant, timely and age appropriate. Educators are considered experts in their respective content area and the community depends on their knowledge. Preparation for learning experiences is important for extension educators. The time and care that is taken align to University goals and meet intended learning objectives can make a difference in the amount of skills attained by learners. The tools presented in this document are designed to help the extension educator make written plans for single workshops, multi-session workshops, seminars, and short courses. The tools are intended to be easy to use across program areas and encourages efficient teaching. Author: Vernelle Mitchell Hawkins; Title: Planning Tools and Methods for Extension Educators (FS-1195).
Updated: May 18, 2022

Top Things to Know About Septic Systems (EBR-64)

Septic systems are a common tool to treat household wastewater. However many homeowners are not familiar with their system, its maintenance, and the important value it provides. This publication provides several introductory aspects of septic systems to guide homeowners in appreciating their system and the importance of maintaining it. Author: Andy Lazur; Title: Top Things to Know About Septic Systems (EBR-64)
Updated: May 11, 2022

Guidelines for Developing an Effective Fungicide Spray Program for Wine Grapes in Maryland (FS-848)

The purpose of this fact sheet is to help wine grape growers in Maryland develop effective fungicide spray programs to manage a complex of five major fungal diseases affecting vines and fruit: powdery mildew, downy mildew, black rot, Botrytis bunch rot, and Phomopsis cane and leaf spot. The spray schedules below suggest several options for each spray but do not include all fungicides registered in Maryland for control of these diseases. Three supplemental tables are provided to further assist growers in choosing fungicides. Table 1 rates the effectiveness of all fungicides mentioned in the fact sheet against these diseases. Information on effectiveness is intended as general guidance only. Results in a given vineyard will depend on the weather, disease pressure (level of inoculum present), canopy management, age of vines, fungicide formulation and rate, and spray intervals and coverage. Table 2 lists resistance-prone fungicides by chemical class (mode of action) to help growers choose rotational partners with different modes of action fungicides mentioned in this guide. Author: Anne DeMarsay, Ph.D., The Fruit DoctorTM; Title: The New Guidelines for Developing an Effective Fungicide Spray Program for Wine Grapes in Maryland, 2012 (FS-848)