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Updated: April 29, 2021

COVID AND HOME INDOOR AIR QUALITY

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS GREATER RISK OF COVID TRANSMISSION INDOORS Virus aerosols expelled by coughing, sneezing and talking can travel much farther than six feet and across small rooms.
Updated: April 29, 2021

Considerations for Shell Use in Oyster Rehabilitation Assessing the Effectiveness of Multiple Options

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 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.
Updated: May 4, 2021

Troubleshooting Difficult Board Dynamics

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.
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: April 27, 2021

A Guide to Septic Systems and Maintenance

A septic system is a valuable and important component of a home. It is specifically designed for your home,including the expected household water use and the soil’s capacity to treat wastewater.
Updated: April 27, 2021

Soil Fertility Management CONVERTING AMONG SOIL TEST ANALYSES FREQUENTLY USED IN MARYLAND

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: May 4, 2021

Bottle Feeding Kids and Lambs

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.
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

MID-ATLANTIC FARMERS' OPINIONS OF NONTRADITIONAL WATER

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.