Harvesting grain
Updated: August 4, 2022

Some of the meetings below contain registration information, event details, and recordings if the event has occurred.

Integrated Weed Management

Understanding Herbicide Resistance and Adapting Your Weed Management Program
Date: August 10, 2022  |  Wednesday
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  | Location: Online webinar
Description:
Herbicide resistant weeds are a persistent problem for crop production. This session will provide an understanding how resistance develops within a weed population and the mechanisms of how herbicides work in order to adapt a weed management program.

Register for the August 10th webinar

WMREC Sprayer and Pesticide Application Twilight Meeting
Date: September 1, 2022  |  Thursday
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  | Cost: Free (registration is required)
Location: WMREC, 18330 Keedysville Rd., Keedysville, MD
Registration: http://twilightmeeting.eventbrite.com/
Description:The focus of this meeting is on sprayer and pesticide application. Topics will include: Mock Inspection: Passing MDA inspections, Precision application technologies, Sprayer calibration demonstrations (boom and 2 types of backpack) and Discussing nozzle wear and selection, and Demonstration: Optimizing airblast air, deflectors, and nozzle angle for good coverage. Maryland pesticide recertification credits will be available for attending this meeting. For more information, please contact Dr. Kelly Hamby at kahamby@umd.edu or (301) 314-1068

Effective Pesticide Application Twilight - WyeREC
Date: September 8, 2022  |  Thursday
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m  |  Cost: Free (RSVP by 8/5/22)
Location: Wye Research and Education Center Farm, 211 Farm Lane, Queenstown MD 21658, US  
Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqzqf_PNOxu6OCDO4aA8KSGUIXYQpY3iOzIcAqkkn1sxatDQ/viewform
Description: Join us for the WyeREC Sprayer and Pesticide Application Twilight Meeting Thursday September 8 starting at 5pm. Light dinner and refreshments will be provided. Please register each individual that plans to attend. 

Forage Meetings

Pasture Walk at Sines Family Farm
Date: August 25, 2022 | Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  | Cost: Free (registration is required)
Location: Sines Family Farm, 2336 Friendsville-Addison Rd, Friendsville, MD 21531
Description: Join the University of Maryland Extension, NRCS, and the Sines family for an educational field day at Sines Family Farm in Friendsville, MD. The Sines raise registered Angus cattle and will discuss grazing management and strategies they use to get the most out of their pasture.

Register for the Pasture Walk at Sines Family Farm

Pasture Walk at Kefauver Farms 
Date: September 22, 2022 | Thursday
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  | Cost: Free (registration is required)
Location: Kefauver Farms, 11845 Rocky Meadow Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722
Description: Join the University of Maryland Extension, NRCS, and the Kefauver family for an educational field day focused on multi-species grazing at Kefauver Farms in Clear Spring, MD. The Kefauver's raise sheep and cattle and will discuss some of the benefits of multi-species grazing and the strategies they are using to manage these animals successfully while maximizing forage utilization and working to extend the grazing season.

Register for Pasture Walk at Kefauver Farms

Maryland Grazing School
Date: September 29, 2022 & September 30, 2022 | Thursday & Friday
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Cost: Early Bird $125.00 (discount price ends on Sept. 14th); Regular $150.00
Location: Rocklands Farm, 14531 Montevideo Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Description: Designed with producer interests in mind, this 2-day grazing school will offer a more in-depth education on pasture and grazing management. Come learn everything you need to know to better manage grazing on your farm! Topics include: Forage identification and selection, Assessing and monitoring pasture health, Methods for measuring forage yield, Principles of pasture management, Pasture allocation (grazer's math), Fencing and watering options, Strategies to extend the grazing season, Managing for soil health and fertility, Matching forage quality with animal needs, Designing a rotational grazing system. This course features multiple hands-on exercises to provide you with opportunities to work with grazing tools and fencing materials. Enrollment is limited to 30 people to keep the group small and allow for more interaction and networking opportunities. You will also have an opportunity to sit down with an instructor to begin developing a customized grazing plan for your farm. The event runs from 8 AM to 5 PM each day. Lunch will be provided each day, as well as dinner on Thursday evening. Activities will take place both indoors and outdoors, so be sure to plan ahead and dress accordingly. This event is brought to you by University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council, Maryland Grazers Network, and NE SARE. Thank you to our event partners!

Register to attend the Maryland Grazing School

Pasture Walk at Fiddlers Folly Farm
Date: October 12, 2022 | Wednesday
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Cost: Free (registration is required)
Location: Fiddlers Folly Farm, 195 Fiddlers Hill Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037
Description: Join the University of Maryland Extension, NRCS, and Amy Posey for an educational field day focused on equine pasture renovation at Fiddlers Folly Farm, MD. Come learn how Fiddlers Folly Farm is working to improve their pastures through a combination of good grazing management and pasture renovation.

Register for Pasture Walk at Fiddlers Folly Farm

Maryland Advanced Grazing Workshop with Ranching for Profit
Date: October 20, 2022 & October 21, 2022 | Thursday & Friday
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Cost: 2-day Workshop $150.00; One day $100.00 (purchase ticket for either Thursday or Friday)
Location: University of Maryland - Western Maryland Research & Education Center, 18330 Keedysville Road, Keedysville, MD 21756
Description: This advanced grazing workshop is designed for producers looking to transform their operation into a profitable business with less work and stress. Workshop attendees will dive deeper into the principles behind farm economics and increasing farm profitability, giving you the tools and insights you need to improve your business.

  • Day 1 (Oct 20th): Three Secrets for Increasing Profits
    • Project profit or loss using the RFP 7-step profit planning model
    • Use benchmarks to identify your profit drivers and find your "dead wood"
    • Transform your farm into a successful family business that makes more profit and requires less work!
  • Day 2 (Oct 21st): Hard Work and Harmony
    • Get everyone in your business on the same page
    • Turn expectations into agreements
    • Hold family members accountable in the business without hard feelings at home
    • Create a succession plan ensuring there is a "happily ever after" for your family

This 2-day advanced workshop will be taught by Dave Pratt, one of the experts on the Ranching for Profit team. Dave Pratt has helped thousands of farm families build happier, healthier lives and improve the health and productivity of millions of acres and has taught thousands of producers across the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Africa to help them transform their farms and ranches into sustainable.

The workshop will feature a small group approach with team and class discussions, case studies, videos, constant interaction, and direct application to the participants’ own situation to make for a fun and effective learning environment.

The event runs from 9 AM to 5 PM each day. Lunch will be provided each day.

This event is brought to you by University of Maryland Extension, the Maryland-Delaware Forage Council, Maryland Grazers Network, and NE SARE. Thank you to our event partners!

Register to attend Maryland Advanced Grazing Workshop with Ranching Profit

Pasture Walk at UMD Beef Demonstration Site
Date: November 17, 2022 | Thursday
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Cost: Free (registration is required)
Location: University of Maryland Beef Demonstration Site, 12005 Homewood Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042 (Note: Currently the site does not have a street address. The address listed (12005 Homewood Rd, Ellicott City, MD) is for the Home and Garden Information Center. From there, continue straight down Homewood Rd. approximately 0.5 miles to the first driveway on your right. Look for signs to guide you in the right direction.)
Description: Join the University of Maryland Extension and NRCS at the new Beef Teaching and Demonstration Site and learn how to be successful in utilizing corn stalks and cover crops as a forage source for livestock during the winter months.

Register for Pasture Walk at UMD Beef Demonstration Site

Archives (recordings)

Virtual Forage Conference
Date:
January 25 & 27 , 2022  |  Tuesday & Thursday
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  |  Location:  Online
Contact: Amanda Grev |  Region: Statewide
Description: The 2022 Maryland-Delaware Forage Conferences will again be offered 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. Topics will include livestock selection for grazing systems, working with your processor, direct marketing, round bale silage management, sorghum as a forage crop, and bale grazing.

Recordings on YouTube

Grain Marketing Meetings

Grain Marketing Update: Jan. 14, 2022 (Virtual)

Date: January 14, 2022  |  Friday
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  | Location: Online (Virtual participation)
Description: Grain marketing update
Contact: Shannon Dill

Register
 

Archives (recordings)

Grain Marketing Session
Date: January 8, 2021  | Friday
Time:  8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  |  Location: Virtual
Contact: Shannon Dill

Description: This meeting will be virtual including speakers on various topics in grain marketing.  Topics include local and national grain outlook for:

  • tax considerations,
  • crop insurance and agricultural law.

Agenda

8:00 a.m. Welcome
Shannon Dill, Extension Educator,
TalbotCounty, University of Maryland Extension
 
8:15 a.m. Agriculture Law and Crop Insurance Update
Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Legal Specialist
Agricultural & Resources Economics, University of Maryland Extension
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8:40 a.m. Tax Update
Henry Leonard,
Certified Public Accountant, BSC Group, LLC
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9:10 a.m. Grain Marketing Outlook
Jay Pierce,
Director of Risk Services, NagelFarm Service
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9:40 a.m. Basis Tables and Grain Marketing Resources
Dale Johnson,
Farm Management Specialist, University of Maryland Extension
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10:00 a.m. Announcements and Adjourn
Share a link to resources and survey.
 

 

Agronomy Meetings

Agronomy Archives (Webinar Recordings)

Winter Agronomy Meetings 2020-2021 Recordings

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: December 1, 2020 | Length: 4:24:27
Topics discussed:

  • Herbicide and Weed Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems University of Maryland Extension
  • Evaluating Post Herbicide Tank Mixes in Soybean Traits
    Ben Beale, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems University of Maryland Extension
  • Grain Insect Pests
    Alan Leslie, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    Kelly Love,  Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide Regulation, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Updating Critical Nutrient Levels for Corn Tissue Tests
    Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension
  • Cover Crop Mixes
    Sarah Hirsh, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Soybean Population Research Updates
    Alan Leslie, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Nutrient Management Update
    Weylin Anderson,  Nutrient Management Specialist, Maryland Department of Agriculture

Northern Maryland Field Crops Day
Date: December 3, 2020 | Length: 4:09:39
Topics discussed:

  • Soybean Population Research Update
    Bryan Butler, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Pesticide Legal Update
    Paul Goeringer,  Senior Faculty Legal Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension
  • Weed Management Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    Kelly Love,  Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide Regulation, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Precision Management in an Imprecise World
    Josh McGrath, Extension Associate Professor, Agricultural Soil ManagementDepartment of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, University of Kentucky
  • Cover Crops & Soil Carbon
    Ray Weil, Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Technology University of Maryland College Park
  • MDA Nutrient Management Update
    Weylin Anderson,  Nutrient Management SpecialistMaryland Department of Agriculture

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: January 21, 2021 

The recordings for this meeting was broken up into four sections

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Agenda

8:00 a.m. Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments in Maryland Grain Crops
Aditi Dubey, Ph.D. Student, EntomologyUniversity of Maryland College Park
8:30 a.m. Weed Management Update
Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food SystemsUniversity of Maryland Extension
9:00 a.m. Pesticide Litigation Update
Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Legal SpecialistAgricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension
9:30 a.m. MDA Pesticide Update
David Parks, Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide RegulationMaryland Department of Agriculture
10:00 a.m. Sponsor Highlights
10:15 a.m. Cover Crop Mixes
Sarah Hirsh, Agent, Agriculture & Food SystemsUniversity of Maryland Extension
10:45 a.m. Fertility Considerations for Giant Miscanthus Production
Brian Kalmbach, Faculty Specialist, Agricultural Nutrient Management Program, University of Maryland College Park
11:15 a.m. Nutrient Availability Macro to Micro
Jarrod Miller,  Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in AgronomyDepartment of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware
11:45 a.m. Updating Critical Nutrient Levels for Corn Tissue Tests
Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, AgronomyPlant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension
12:15 p.m. Adjourn
Complete recertification forms and program evaluations

 

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: February 17, 2021 | Length: 4:00:28
Topics discussed:

  • Herbicide and Weed Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Bt Traits in Corn
    Alan Leslie, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Weed Management for Pastures
    Jeff Semler, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    Jeff Semler, Principal Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Interpreting a Soil Test
    Andy Kness, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Fertility Management for Forages
    Amanda Grev, Agent, Forage Specialist, Western Maryland Research and Education Center, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Cover Crop Mixes
    Sarah Hirsh, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Increasing the Protein Content of Soft Red Winter Wheat
    Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension

Virtual Winter Agronomy Meeting
Date: February 26, 2021 | Length: 4:25
Topics discussed:

  • Herbicide and Weed Update
    Kurt Vollmer, Weed Management Specialist, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • Pesticide Litigation Update
    Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Legal Specialist, Agricultural & Resource Economics, University of Maryland Extension
  • Disease Management for Corn on Corn Rotations
    Andy Kness, Agent, Agriculture & Food Systems, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Pesticide Update
    David Parks, Agricultural Inspector, Pesticide Regulation, Maryland Department of Agriculture
  • Nitrogen Management with Cover Crops
    Steven Mirsky, Research Ecologist, Sustainable Agricultural Systems, Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, USDA
  • Precision Management in an Imprecise World
    Josh McGrath, Extension Associate Professor, Agricultural Soil Management, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, College of Agriculture, Food, and the Environment, University of Kentucky
  • Updating Critical Nutrient Levels for Tissue Tests
    Nicole Fiorellino, Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist, Agronomy, Plant Science & Landscape Architecture, University of Maryland Extension
  • MDA Nutrient Management Update
    Howard Callahan, Nutrient Management Specialist, Maryland Department of Agriculture

Winter Agronomy Meetings 2021-2022 Recordings

New Lessons learned in Organic Grain Transitions
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021  |  Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 pm.
Cost: Free Program, continuing education credits offered.
Location: Virtual
Description: Program topics: results from the Maryland organic transition research trials, farmer panel (field observations from various transition strategies, farmer perspectives on managing weeds in organic grain, soil quality demonstrations and discussion, and interactive budgeting and business planning for organic grain operations.
Register: Call the University of Maryland Extension-Somerset County Office at (410) 651-1350 or send your name and email address to Sarah Hirsh at shirsh@umd.edu.

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