University of Maryland Extension

Beginning Farmer Success

Starting a small farm, class 1: Farmer panel and assessing farmland

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, MD
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. The topics featured in this workshop series have proven to be essential components...

Cultivate Baltimore workshops for urban farmers

Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 - 9:30am to Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Real Food Farm
Come join Future Harvest - CASA, UMD Extension, Real Food Farm, and the Farm Alliance of Baltimore for the 3rd Annual Cultivate Baltimore workshop series! Every winter, our organizations come together to sharpen our skills and broaden our knowledge about urban agriculture. Cultivate Baltimore is a...

2017 Spring Conference

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 - 8:30am to 2:30pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
The Montgomery County Master Gardener Spring Gardening Conference is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017. The conference will be held at University of Maryland Extension Montgomery County Office, 18410 Muncaster Rd, Derwood, MD, at the Agricultural History Farm Park. The daylong event offers...

Grow It Eat It 2017 Spring Open House

Saturday, Apr. 29, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
FREE with no registration for most of the event (donations welcome). * Preregistration required. Come join us for this fun event about growing anything edible! The event will be from 12-4pm with some programs starting earlier. Visit our garden, meet with our Master Gardener consultants, attend...

Grow It Eat It 2016 Summer Open House

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Agricultural History Farm Park, Derwood, Maryland
The Summer Grow It Eat It event will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 9 am to 1 pm (with some children's programs starting earlier.) We will have our traditional summer programs as well as programs with an emphasis on season extension, growing tomatoes, tomato tasting, and seed saving...

Small Farm Conference: Sustaining Small Farms... 360 Degrees

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:00am to Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 - 5:00pm
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Student Services Center
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Farming: Pencil to Plow Reunion Dinner

Wednesday, Jun. 24, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
One Stop Job Market
Class graduates, speakers, and past sponsors of this beginning farmer program are all invited to this summer's Farming: Pencil to Plow Reunion dinner. Join together for the evening to learn of the many successes class graduates have accomplished since graduating. Revisit friends and people who...

New Beginning Producer Crop Insurance Benefits From 2014 Farm Bill

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, MDA I have previously highlighted the beginning farmer benefits in the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP); see 2014 Farm Bill Makes Changes to the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program . But the 2014 Farm Bill also contains new beginning producer...

Review of Lender Requirements for Beginning Farmer Loan Programs (FS-975)

The Center for Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy and UME's Beginning Farmer Success program have developed a fact sheet to help beginning farmers understand the various credit sources available in the state of Maryland and the requirements associated with each credit source, such as USDA's...

Migrant, Seasonal and H2-A Visa Workers

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online Webinar
On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month MidAtlantic Women In Agriculture will host Wednesday Webinars. 2/25: Migrant, Seasonal and H2-A Visa Workers - When farmers are faced with the need to hand harvest a large amount of crops in a short period of time, migrant, seasonal and H-2A Visa workers...


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