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Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center
Mastering Marketing - Special Edition, August 2019 The Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center, www.extension. umd.edu/MREDC , is a virtual rural business development center of the University of Maryland Extension presenting the latest and most successful business development innovations and...

Considerations for Acquiring a Farm: Selecting the Best Farm Property

A successful farm operation requires thoughtful property selection, whether you are leasing or purchasing land. When looking at properties, you need to consider how the property will support the goals in your business plan. Will the farm be productive? Will the location and regulatory environment...

Starting a small farm, class 10 of 10: Mastering Marketing

Tuesday, Apr. 2, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on April 2, 2019 will be on Mastering...

Starting a small farm, class 9 of 10: Assessing farmland and beginning farmer panel

Tuesday, Mar. 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 26 will be on assessing farmland...

Starting a small farm, class 8 of 10: Integrating livestock into a diversified farm

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 19 will be on integrating livestock...

Starting a small farm, class 7 of 10: Food safety basics

Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 12 will be on Food safety: How to...

Starting a small farm, class 7 of 10: Pest and weed management

Tuesday, Mar. 5, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on March 5 will be on pest and weed...

Starting a small farm, class 6 of 10: Transplant production and crop planning

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on February 26 will be on Transplant...

Starting a small farm, class 5 of 10: Soils 101 and interpreting soil test results

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on February 19 will be on Soils 101 and...

Starting a small farm, class 4 of 10: Financial management systems of highly successful farmers

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
Do you want to be a farmer? In this workshop series, we’ll explore what it takes to be successful on a small-scale farm. Each session covers topics that apply to a variety of agricultural operations, including fruit and vegetable production. This session on February 12 will be on Financial...

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