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beginning farmer

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...

Starting a small farm, class 3 of 10: Crop rotation and plant diseases

Tuesday, Feb. 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 Feb 5 will be on Crop rotation and plant...

Starting a small farm, class 2 of 10: CLASS CANCELLED

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Pleasant Hope Baptist Church, Baltimore, MD
EDIT: Tonight's class has been CANCELLED due to inclement weather. We will be rescheduling for our snow date of April 2, 2019. 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...

Starting a small farm, class 1 of 10: Course orientation and farmer panel

Tuesday, Jan. 22, 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 January 22 will be the orientation to the...

I want to start a farm. Where should I start?

University of Maryland Extension has a website devoted to supporting beginning farmers . Within that website, I would suggest starting with the Beginning Farmer Success Guidebook and the Starting a Farm Enterprise in Maryland Checklist. UMD Extension also offer several multi-week in-person...

Irrigation Workshop for Fresh Market Producers

Tuesday, May. 9, 2017 - 6:00am to 7:30am
Wicomico County Extension Office
Need help designing and selecting an irrigation system that will work best for your farm? Theis program will focuse on fresh market vegetable and produce production in addition to aiding growers in managing small acreage (5 acres or less). Topics Will Include: Designing An Irrigation System H20...

Future Harvest's 18th Annual Conference

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 (All day)
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
For more information: www.futureharvestcasa.org/conference/2017-conference

2016 Farming: Pencil to Plow Graduation

Tuesday, Apr. 5, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
One Stop Job Market
University of Maryland Extension is pleased 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 training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those...

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