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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
Updated: May 5, 2021

Vitamin D: Deficiency, Relevant Health Issues and Major Sources

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that helps keep bones healthy and allows muscles and nerves to work properly. It also supports immune system function. Vitamin D can be sourced through foods and supplements, as well as sun exposure. Of late, there has been a lot of attention to the role and function of vitamin D in the context of obesity, prevention of cancer, hypertension, and type II diabetes. Vitamin D is also involved in a variety of cells within our body. The amount of vitamin D that people need each day varies depending on age, lifestyle, and certain health conditions.
Updated: June 28, 2021

Metamorphosis: The Life Stages of a Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed in North East, Maryland

The monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) population in North America has been in decline over the last two decades. The absence of the monarch butterfly in our landscape in the state of Maryland has been quite eerie. Despite the efforts of several organizations, the monarch butterfly is still in need of assistance.
Updated: April 22, 2021

Learn to Earn: Establishing and Creating 4-H Project Marketing Opportunities

In 2020, the pandemic brought much upheaval to life as we previously experienced. Cancellation of events, such as county fairs and shows presented unique challenges to 4-H members. The youth did not have the usual opportunities to interact with and educate the public about their 4-H projects. Communication skills that are the hallmark of 4-H and county fairs as a forum to develop those abilities by interacting with the public fell by the wayside. Youngsters no longer had the usual earning potential for the hard work they invested on their projects. Without 4-H fairs and shows, premiums and monies generated from the sale of products were severely limited or not possible at all. The 4-H program, like basically all of life, had to be done in unique ways in learning to market 4-H projects.
Updated: April 15, 2021

Managing Anger

This fact sheet explores anger related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also provides strategies that readers can use to manage anger alone and in relation to others.
Updated: January 21, 2021

Meat Marketing Planner: Strategic Marketing for Farm-to-Table Meat Enterprises (EB-403)

Meat Marketing Planner: Strategic Marketing for Farm-to-Table Meat Enterprises addresses marketing beef, pork, lamb, and goat, but not poultry processing since it falls under different USDA, FSIS, and state regulations. While many of the key strategies discussed here can be applied to direct farm-to-consumer sales, this publication focuses on marketing farm-raised meats.