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Updated: March 1, 2022

January 2022

2021 Annual Implementation Reports (AIRs) Due March 1, 2022

Annual Implementation Reports (AIRs), documenting nutrient applications for Calendar Year 2021, are due to the Nutrient Management Program by March 1, 2022.  Farmers have two reporting options...Read more>>

 

North Carolina Court Rejects Challenges to Changes Made to State Right-to-Farm Law

Paul Goeringer, Extension Legal Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UMD  https://www.agrisk.umd.edu/

 The end of 2021 saw development on the  right-to-farm law front. The Court of Appeals of North Carolina  recently rejected arguments that amendments to the state’s right-to-farm law were facially unconstitutional. To the court, the law was not unconstitutional on its face. The decision is in Rural Empowerment Assn. for Community Help v. State Read more>>

 

UME Family Communications and Estate Planning Workshops Planned for the Winter

Written by Laura Wormuth, Program Manager, AGNR Communications Office

Estate planning for farms is a difficult subject to navigate - families must create a plan of succession for the business, understand the legalities of property inheritance, all while dealing with the emotional toll of having difficult conversations with their loved ones.  Read more>>

NEEF Grant Opportunity Pollinator Habitat and Community Engagement

Rachel J. Rhodes, MS, UME  Horticulture Associate Agent and Master Gardener Coordinator

There’s a new grant opportunity from NEEF for work with pollinator habitat and community engagement surrounding pollinators, 2022 Biodiversity Conservation Grant:  Enhancing Pollinator HabitatsIt’s a great opportunity!  Feel free to apply or share.  

With major support from Toyota Motor North America, the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is excited to announce $200,000 in grant funding to support shovel-ready pollinator habitat enhancement projects on America’s public lands.

Habitat enhancement projects should directly support the creation, restoration, remediation, improvement, and/or protection of habitats for important pollinator species such as butterflies, bees, bats, and more. Additionally, projects should incorporate community outreach and engagement activities designed to educate and empower the public to help enhance pollinator habitats.

Letters of Interest are due February 17, 2022.  Here is the link:  https://www.neefusa.org/resource/2022-biodiversity-conservation-grant-enhancing-pollinator-habitats  Download Grant 

Coming Events!

January 10 - 27 Delaware Ag Week/Month - Sessions will be  offered throughout the month

January 22 Family Communications and Estate Planning - (Virtual) 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Register Now 

February 2 :    Grower Lunch Break with Extension - Maryland Department of the Environment.  Topics Include:   AFO Update, Recordkeeping, and CAFO Annual Fees    Register:   https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kfuyhqjspGNzp8wIhemiV6PeHRsJpxntO

February 12Family Communications and Estate Planning - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Carroll County Ag Center