Updated: May 28, 2021

2021 Virtual Urban Farmer Meetings

Figure 5: Collard greens grown hydroponically using both natural and supplemental artificial light at Envista Farms at Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, in Temple Hills, MD. Photo by Neith Little, UMD Extension.

The Agriculture and Food Systems (AgFS) Program held two Urban Farmer Winter Meetings in January of 2021.

Farmers in attendance were relatively new to the business, with most survey respondents saying they’ve been farming fewer than 10 years. They all said they farm fewer than 30 acres. 8 agriculture service providers also attended this year’s meetings.

New Practices
to Implement

Improved, crop production efficiencies, marketing, 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.

“High-quality content. Moderator and speakers are great.”

“Appreciate the effort to take these meetings to a virtual platform.”

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