Goat Tasting and Twilight Meeting at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Updated: January 23, 2023

Beef Producers

Dairy Producers

Event: Dairy Animal Care Workshops
Description: Dairy producers are invited to join us for our Dairy Animal Care workshop series.  Each event in this series will feature animal care topics, such as Beef Quality Assurance, calf management, non-ambulatory animal management, and euthanasia.  Speakers will include extension personnel and local veterinarians. Lunch will be provided. 
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.   |  Cost: Free, pre-registration is required for planning purposes

Register: go.umd.edu/dairy-workshops-2022

March 2023
Location: TBA (Smithsburg, MD)


Equine educational programs are offered throughout the year. They are primarily focused on pasture management and equine nutrition. 

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Poultry educational programs are offered throughout the year.

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Central Maryland Forage Conference
January 19, 2023  |  Thursday  | Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: New Midway Volunteer Fire Company, 12019 Woodsboro Pike, New Midway, MD 21775
Cost: Early Bird- $20; General Admission (after Jan 4, 2023)- $25
Description: Each year, the University of Maryland Extension agriculture programs from across the state organize educational sessions related to forage production for growers and other agriculture professionals to benefit the community. These sessions help our farmers and agriculture community keep current with up-to-date information about timely agriculture-related topics. Topics for the event will include soil health considerations in forage systems, the economics of forage production, understanding forage tests and their value, identifying and troubleshooting issues in forage stands, an Extension research update, and a pesticide update.

Nutrient management certification credits, private and commercial applicator pesticide credits will be available.

Recordings from past events

Virtual Forage Conference: Jan. 25 & 27, 2022
Description: The 2022 Maryland-Delaware Forage Conferences will be offered in virtually. The virtual sessions will follow the same format as last year and will take place over two partial days on January 25th and January 27th starting at 9 AM each morning. Certified crop advisor, nutrient management, and private pesticide applicator credits will be offered.