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Food Safety

More details availabe at the UME Food Safety Website: Guiding Principles for Farmers Working with Regulations 1 Know the federal, state and local food safety regulations for...

2017 P2P Registration

University of Maryland Extension is pleased to announce that they are providing their technical expertise to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, a nationally recognized beginning farmer program by the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. This is an eight (8) week entrepreneurial...

Farming: Pencil to Plow Course Outline

Farming: Pencil to Plow incorporates many educational resources through out the course to give each class participant the best opportunity in gathering new knowledge to make his/her farm a success. Each week, topics are focused on to successfully develop a working business plan by the end of the...

2016 Farming: Pencil to Plow Registration

Farming: Pencil toPlow is an eight (8) week course designed for aspiring small and beginning farmers along with producers who are looking to diversify their current farm operation. Infromation will be presented by experts in the agriculture field, including University of Maryland Extension...

Swine Production

Swine production is not a large part of Maryland Agriculture, but a growing number of farmers are considering raising pork on a small scale or providing pork as a part of a CSA. In 2013, cash receipts for market hogs were $8.6 million with the total number of hogs and pigs in Maryland reaching 22,...


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