2020-2021 Virtual Agronomy Meetings
Corn, soybeans and wheat are the major agronomic crops are grown in Maryland representing over 1,335,000 acres of cropland and valued at over $500 million (NASS 2017). In order to provide the most current education and research, University of Maryland Extension provides winter agronomy meetings for Maryland farmers, crop advisors and agriculture professionals. The goal is to provide updates on products, research results and regulatory certifications to increase farm vitality through increased yields and profits.
Farmers from the Lower Eastern Shore to Western Maryland participated in annual winter agronomy meetings to increase crop production knowledge, meet regulatory requirements and improve production practices. In 2019- 2020, over 500 farmers attended sessions. Of those attending over 68% have been farming more than 20 years with the average farmer tilling 442-937 acres.
Improved crop production efficiencies, pest management, and knowledge of regulations.
say UMD Extension programming will increase their yield per acre.
say the information they learned will benefit them.
say UMD Extension programming will increase their earnings per acre by at least $1.