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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...

Using a Business Organization Structure to Limit Your Farm’s Liability

In Maryland, 82.7 percent of agricultural operations conduct business as sole proprietorships (Census of Agriculture, 2012). As agriculture continues to evolve, however, producers should consider investigating all types of business organization structure for their operations to limit liability and...
Announcing an improved resource from the Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center… Your Ag Business Venture: Dream, Plan, Implement! Starting an agricultural business in Maryland is an exciting...
MidAtlantic Women in Agriculture strives to Educate, Engage and Empower women across all areas of agriculture. So on February 13 in Dover Delaware, 181 women from across Maryland, Delaware, Virginia...

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...

Soil Fertility, Nutrient Management, and Conservation on the Small Farm

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Baltimore County Center for MD Agriculture
The focus of this workshop series is small-scale production, expecially for people interested in starting or improving their small farm success. Each session covers topics that are applicable to a variety of agricultural operations including fruits and vegetables using conventional, sustainable,...

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...

Helping Customers "Find" You

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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. 2/11: Helping Customers "Find" You - One out of five internet searches is related to location. An accurate internet listing is one of the easiest ways to keep your business visible online. This...

Backyard Poultry 102 Workshop

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Berlin Tractor Supply Company
Backyard Poultry 102 Workshop Join the University of MD Extension to continue learning basics of small flock management and have your questions answered by poultry experts and specialists. Workshop Topics: Feeds & Nutrition Brooding Chicks Flock Management Protecting Your Flock Q & A...

11th Annual Small Farm Conference

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 - 5:00pm
Richard A. Henson Center
Come and learn about: soil health, 43,560 Project, aquaculture systems, direct marketing opportunities, growing frresh market potatoes, appropriately scaled farm equipment, and much more! There will be seminars for new and beginning farmers, youth programs, youth activities and exhibitors. Partners...

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