Updated: January 10, 2022
Food preservation has become popular among both adults and youth in Maryland. People are interested in knowing where their food comes from and are inspired to learn how to preserve food at home. As a result, many are growing their own gardens or are active in community gardens and are purchasing foods locally from farmer’s markets and Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs)
Updated: September 11, 2023
This infographic provides research information that COVID 19 aerosols can travel throughout a room and stay suspended for extended periods, thereby posing greater contamination risks. Methods on how to reduce risk through air ventilation and filtration are provide. Authors: Andrew Lazur, Shauna Henley, Beverly Jackey, and Lisa McCoy; Title: COVID and Home Indoor Air Quality (EBR-55)
Updated: June 24, 2022
Considerations for Shell Use in Oyster Rehabilitation Assessing the Effectiveness of Multiple Options (FS-1140)
There has been much concern regarding the precipitous decline in Mid-Atlantic oyster production, with various groups attempting to place blame and espouse causes. However, it is instructive to veer away from traditional arguments to compare oysters with traditional agricultural crops for a different view of the problem and a vision for potential solutions. Comparing the production of oysters with other crops allows us to examine how those have been managed over time to increase production. The United States today is considered a world leader in food production. Taking lessons from that development and applying them to oysters could help guide the restoration of the industry that once flourished. Authors: Donald Webster and Donald Meritt; Title: Considerations for Shell Use in Oyster Rehabilitation Assessing the Effectiveness of Multiple Options (FS-1140)
Updated: August 24, 2022
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
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
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
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 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
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.