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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...
For Immediate Release My Business: Sharing the Journey Video Series Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center (MREDC) Are you dreaming of rural entrepreneurship? If so, then the My Business:...

Be Smart . . . Drench Smart - Small Ruminant Integrated Parasite Management

Saturday, Mar. 15, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Central Maryland Research and Education Center
During the all day workshop, participants will learn about gastrointestinal parasites that badger small ruminants (sheep and goats), anthelmintic resistance and practices to mitigate or manage parasite burdens. The 3 hour morning session will serve as the introduction for the afternoon hands-on...

Farming: Pencil to Plow

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the University of Maryland Extension are pleased to announce that they have combined their technical expertise to offer ”Farming – Pencil to Plow”, an eight (8) week entrepreneurial training course designed for aspiring small farmers and those...

Starting a Second Career in Local Food – Commercial Food Production and Marketing for the New Farmer on Small Acreage

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Montgomery County Extension Office - Derwood
Classes will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Office in Derwood Maryland, Tuesday evenings from 6:00 to 8:45 on the following dates: January 21 – Marketing January 28 – Small Ruminant Production- Sheep and Goats February 4 – Soils and Soils Management – Nutrient Management February...

Why Diversify your Farm with a CSA?

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Priapi Gardens and Colchester Farm
Why Diversify Your Farm with a CSA? Saturday, October 19, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Priapi Gardens - 5996 Augustine Herman Highway, Cecilton, MD 21913 Colchester Farm - 31285 Georgetown Cemetery Road, Galena, MD 21635 Future Harvest CASA Members $15; Nonmembers $25 Potluck dinner - bring a dish to share!...

"A Farmer on Your Land" - Land Linking for Landowners and Farmers

Tuesday, Sep. 24, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Agriculture Resource Center and Farm Park
"A Farmer on Your Land" - Land Linking for Landowners and Farmers Tuesday, September 24, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Agricultural Resource Center and Farm Park - 1114 Shawan Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030 NO CHARGE, but donations accepted here Light meal provided A workshop for landowners and farmers who seek...

Hops and Grapes: Growing for Beer and Wine Production

Monday, Sep. 9, 2013 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Stillpoint Farm - Milkhouse Brewary and Black Ankle Vineyards
Hops and Grapes: Growing for Beer and Wine Production Monday, September 9, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Stillpoint Farm - Milkhouse Brewery : 8253 Dollyhyde Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Black Ankle Vineyards : 14463 Black Ankle Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771 Future Harvest CASA Members $30; Nonmembers $40 Includes...

Beginning Farmer Training in the Chesapeake Region

Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Calvert's Gift Farm and Five Seeds Farm and Apiary
Beginning Farmer Training in the Chesapeake Region Wednesday, August 28, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Calvert's Gift Farm - 16813 Yeoho Road, Sparks, MD 21152 Five Seeds Farm & Apiary - 16528 Dubbs Road, Sparks, MD 21152 Future Harvest CASA Members $20; Nonmembers $30 Potluck dinner - bring a dish to...

UMES Small Farm Bus Tour

Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 - 9:30am to Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 - 4:15pm
Central Maryland Research and Education Center - Upper Marlboro
A small farm bus tour offers a variety of educational stops over a two-day period in late August. Back by popular demand, the tour will allow participants to “Explore New Farm Income Opportunities,” on Monday, August 26, and Tuesday, August 27. The tour will begin at the Central Maryland Research...

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