Goat Tasting and Twilight Meeting at the Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Updated: July 10, 2024


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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Event: Pasture Walk at Western Maryland Research and Education Center
Date: July 23, 2024  | Tuesday
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD 21756  |  Cost: Free
Description: Join University of Maryland Extension and NRCS for an educational pasture walk at the University of Maryland Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, MD (Washington county).

Extension educators are working on an ongoing mixed-species grazing management study utilizing annual forages as a means to extend the grazing season and will discuss grazing and parasite management, mixed-species grazing, and strategies for working annual forages into a pasture system. A variety of warm-season annual mixtures have been established at the reserach station, discussion will also include options for annual mixtures and pros/cons for a variety of annual forage species and mixtures.

Registration: https://go.umd.edu/pw-July

Ag Law

Land in Maryland: Basic Legal Issues for All Landowners (ONLINE COURSE FOR LANDOWNERS)
The Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) has released a new online course for rural landowners in Maryland. The So You Want to Own Farmland in Maryland course is now available through the University of Maryland’s Enterprise Learning Management System – Canvas. The free program will cover those legal issues that Maryland landowners may face. A grant funds the program through the Northeast Risk Management Education Center.

The online course will feature Paul Goeringer, a Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Specialist in agricultural law. He will address leasing, landowner liability issues, right-to-farm law, fencing laws, livestock liability, and estate planning. For more information or to register, go to https://go.umd.edu/3ZSkv4r.

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.