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Updated: February 7, 2023

Maryland Consulting & Industrial Foresters Directory - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #1059 (revised February 2023)

The Maryland Consulting and Industrial Foresters Directory lists licensed professional foresters who offer a wide range of services to woodland property owners. Services include forest stewardship plans, timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement, and much more. The Directory is for reference only and is not an endorsement of any forester listed.
Updated: June 28, 2021

Maryland 4-H Volunteer Needs Assessment

This report was generated from responses to the statewide Volunteer Needs Assessment distributed through 4HOnline to all Certified University of Maryland Extension (UME) 4-H Volunteers in 2019.
Updated: May 7, 2021

SEPTIC SYSTEMS AND BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES

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: May 7, 2021

Oysters and Corn: Learning from Agriculture

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

Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum)

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the most poisonous species amongst the higher plants. This plant contains poisonous alkaloids throughout all of its plant parts (vegetative, flowers and fruits). Poison hemlock is acutely toxic to people and animals.If ingested, symptoms with appear 20 minutes to three hours after ingestion.
Updated: January 10, 2022

Grow It Eat It Dry It for Adults (GIEIDI) Instructor Guide

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: 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: 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

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.