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Updated: April 1, 2022

Developing Proactive Legal Strategies for Handling Protesters and Hiring Employees to Limit Legal Issues on Your Farm (FS-1163)

Managing legal risks can mean following a well-thought-out process to hire new employees, correctly training new employees, allowing them additional training to stay current on the most recent chemical application and animal welfare practices, and developing other proactive strategies to limit legal challenges impacting a farm operation. This publication assists readers in better understanding what can go into this process. Title: Developing Proactive Legal Strategies for Handling Protesters and Hiring Employees to Limit Legal Issues on Your Farm (FS-1163). Author: Paul Goeringer, Ellen Pearson
Updated: August 10, 2022

Clostridium botulinum: A Food Safety Risk to Home Food Preservation (FS-1031)

Clostridium botulinum (referred to as C. botulinum in this publication) is a spore-forming anaerobic bacterium that produces a potent neurotoxin. An anaerobic bacterium survives in low-oxygen environments, such as home-canned foods. Authors: Shauna C. Henley, Terry Serio, and Becky Ridgeway; Title: Clostridium botulinum: A Food Safety Risk to Home Food Preservation (FS-1031)
Updated: March 24, 2022

A Brief Guide to On-Farm Solar (FS-1187)

The purpose of this report is to provide farmers with important information regarding the development of on-farm solar PV systems. We explore the opportunities, motivations, and benefits of installing solar PV for your home, farm or business. Author: Drew Schiavone, Title: A Brief Guide to On-Farm Solar (FS-1187)
Updated: March 24, 2022

Solar Panels are an Increasingly Common Sight on Urban and Rural Properties Across Maryland (EB-455)

In this report, we explore the historical trends, current status, and potential growth of Maryland’s solar photovoltaic (PV) market in terms of market share, use sectors, and current investments. Author, Drew Schiavone. Title: Solar Panels are an Increasingly Common Sight on Urban and Rural Properties Across Maryland (EB-455)
Updated: March 17, 2022

Fruit Texture and the Science Behind It (FS-1189)

Attaining the optimal fruit texture is a challenge all growers must face in order to maximize consumer acceptability. Fruit texture, and particularly flesh firmness, is an important maturity index, in combination with other quality parameters. Learning how to measure fruit texture and what factors that affect it is an integral part of orchard management. Authors: Macarena Farcuh, Cameron McPherson. Title: Fruit Texture and the Science Behind It (FS-1189)
Updated: March 8, 2022

Babysitting 101 (EC-11)

Babysitting/Entrepreneurship 101 is a six-hour course that provides participants all the tools needed to establish a trustworthy professional babysitting business with leadership skills to promote in diverse communities. Educators of all levels of experience will find the materials easy to adapt and utilize. Authors: Sheryl Bennett and Chris Rein; Title: Babysitting 101 (EC-11)
Updated: March 16, 2022

Are Your Peaches Ready to Harvest? (FS-1182)

Harvesting peaches at the right maturity stage is crucial to improving fresh market quality and potentially increasing marketability. Peach maturity indices based on target markets can help growers identify the right conditions for optimum fruit quality harvest. Macarena Farcuh and Yixin Cai, authors. "Are Your Peaches Ready to Harvest"
Updated: May 24, 2022

What is Urban Agriculture? (FS-1169)

This factsheet will explore the definition of urban agriculture and urban farming, with a focus on the state of Maryland. We will introduce readers to the wide variety of production practices and business models that urban growers use, with photographs and examples. Neith Little, author. "What is Urban Agriculture? (FS-1169)
Updated: March 24, 2022

Maryland’s Energy Market: The State Consumes More Energy than it Produces (FS-1188)

This report explores the historical trends, current status, and potential growth of Maryland’s solar photovoltaic (PV) market in terms of market share, use sectors, and current investments. The report also addresses the deployment capacity and market potential for residential, commercial, and utility-scale sectors within Maryland. Various solar initiatives, legislation, and other enabling policies currently impacting the solar market are also discussed. Author: Drew Schiavone; Title: Maryland’s Energy Market: The State Consumes More Energy than it Produces (FS-1188)
Updated: March 11, 2022

Leg Health in Chickens (FS-1179)

In this fact sheet and in the associated series of infographics, we will examine a variety of illnesses which impact the leg health of poultry, including: Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis (BCO), Bumblefoot Osteoporosis, Tibial Dyschondroplasia (TD), and Twisted Legs. Authors: Anna Magnaterra and Dr. Shawna Weimer. Title: Leg Health in Chickens (FS-1179).