University of Maryland Extension

Beginning Farmer Success

Retail Farming for Success on the Delmarva at Greenbranch Farm

Saturday, Jun. 22, 2013 - 10:00am to 1:30pm
Greenbranch Farm
Ted and Julia Wycall have transformed Greenbranch Farm, a former commodity farm where corn, soybeans and confinement chickens had been raised by Ted's grandfather, into a diversified organic operation with a retail marketing model. All their sales come through retail/direct marketing channels, i.e...

What is sustainable seafood?

Thursday, May. 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Calvert Marine Museum
David Moyer presents What Is Sustainable Seafood?Knowing how to eat responsibly is a very tricky business these days, especially when it comes to seafood. Calvert Marine Museum Curator for Estuarine Biology, Dave Moyer, will help you explore the world of sustainable seafood, the local seafood scene...

Starting a Food Hub

Thursday, May. 16, 2013 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Webinar
National Good Food Network: "Do you feel like there is a need for an aggregation, distribution and marketing business or organization that focuses on local food in your area? How do you get started? These hub "origin stories" should give you some ideas for what to do next."

Field Crops Twilight, BBQ & Ice Cream Social

Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 - 4:30pm to 9:00pm
Central MD Research and Education Center
You are invited to attend a Field Crops Research Twilight, Barbecue and Ice Cream Social at the Central Maryland Research & Education Center, 2005 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, Maryland on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm. A barbecue dinner will be served at 4:30 pm followed by...

Farm Longevity and Multi-Farm CSA

Sunday, Jul. 21, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
Potomac Vegetable Farms
In operation by the Newcomb family since the 1960s, Potomac Vegetable Farms on Route 7 near Tyson's Corner is now the only commercial farm still operating in Fairfax County, Virginia. The farm has grown and prospered through a mix of hard work, perseverance and adaptations to changing markets over...

Engaging the Public through Farm Based Education

Saturday, Jul. 13, 2013 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Fox Haven Farm
Field day registration includes a walking tour of the farm led by Mark Eyestone and farm manager Dick Bittner, along with a discussion of conservation and alternative energy elements being demonstrated throughout the property; a presentation in the learning barn on engaging children through...

Organic Orchard and Value-Added Farm Products

Wednesday, May. 29, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Country Pleasures Farm
Country Pleasures Farm’s organic farmers Eric and Lori Rice will take attendees on a tour of their fields, hoophouses and orchard, the oldest certified organic orchard in Maryland. They will also talk about the development of farm kitchen processing rules in Maryland, differences in farm processing...

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