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Updated: August 24, 2022

Troubleshooting Difficult Board Dynamics (FS-1167)

Applying Roberts Rules of Order allows boards to establish and maintain order, give every member a chance to be heard, prevent confusion, and to keep the meeting moving. However, when passionate people come together, eventually there will be differences of opinion. This factsheet explores some of the challenging behaviors that could be seen in meetings, shares actions to take to properly address the situation, insight to set the tone, and assist in positive group dynamics to come to the best decision for the group. Author: Lacie Ashby; Title: Troubleshooting Difficult Board Dynamics (FS-1167)
Updated: April 28, 2021

Planning and Facilitating a 4-H Public Speaking Workshop

Maryland 4-H Youth Development programs incorporate experiential learning opportunities that promote development of life skills including communication/public speaking. This fact sheet provides a framework for planning and facilitating a public speaking workshop and includes suggested learning activities that can be adapted for various youth audiences.
Updated: April 27, 2021

Guía sobre sistemas sépticos y su mantenimiento

Un sistema séptico es un componente valioso e importante de la casa. Está específicamente diseñado para su hogar e incluye el suministro de agua y el uso de las propiedades de la tierra en el tratamiento del agua residual.
Updated: May 11, 2022

Soil Fertility Management-Converting Among Soil Test Analyses Frequently Used in Maryland (SFM-4)

SFM-4 outlines conversions of soil test results from various regional soil test laboratories to Maryland's 'Fertility Index Value' (FIV) scale, upon which soil fertility recommendations for agricultural production are based.
Updated: January 26, 2023

Bottle Feeding Kids and Lambs (FS-1157)

Bottle feeding kids and lambs is a critical skill for small ruminant producers. When done correctly, these animals can grow into healthy additions to the flock. Mistakes in bottle feeding can lead to sick or dead kids and lambs. This factsheet offers detailed instructions on how to properly bottle feed lambs and kids. Authors: Maegan Perdue and Susan Schoenian Title: Bottle Feeding Kids and Lambs (FS-1157)
Updated: April 20, 2021

Speaking of Appreciation: Ways to Incorporate Informal Recognition into Your Program

Volunteer recognition is one of the seven steps to volunteer administration according to the ISOTURE Model. It is often an overlooked aspect of volunteer development, but can play an important role in creating a sense of belonging in volunteers and a culture of appreciation in your program. This factsheet using The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Work Place to identify ways to help professionals and others show appreciation to volunteers.
Updated: June 2, 2021


This infographic showcases themost important finding from a survey amongh farmers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States about nontraditional water use, including water reuse, in agriculture.
Updated: June 2, 2021

Farmers are Interested in Nontraditional Water but Want Additional Information about Quality and Access

This fact sheet describes the results from a survey which assessed farmers' opinions regarding notraditional water use for agrriculture in the Mid-Atlantic United States.
Updated: April 30, 2021


A basic understanding of common agricultural practices is important for agricultural service professionals and advisors to possess. Because these professionals are making decisions on conservation and production practices, their understanding of how these practices work on the farm can influence the recommendations and cost-share decisions they make.
Updated: April 19, 2021

Four Basic Routines for Children’s Well-being

Children's mental and behavioral health is affected by the quality and regularity of their daily routines. This fact sheet addresses four simple routines that families can incorporate into their lives to support their children's mental health