University of Maryland Extension

Dorchester County

Born during the Great Depression in 1933, Frank Knauer was destined to be a third generation farmer. Frank’s father and grandfather lived in difficult times when approximately 400,000 farms were lost...
Mary Lou Brown was born into an agricultural life. “As a child, when I was not yet 4-H age, my father let me show this huge Holstein Cow at Wrightstown Grange Fair. I don’t believe I could even reach...

Chip Fleming: A Visionary Agro-Entrepreneur

In the late 1970’s a group of farmers came together to form the American Agriculture Movement in an attempt to organize a strike to raise awareness of the importance of the American Farmer. Some of these farmers drove their tractors all the way to Washington, D.C. to protest, blocking traffic, and...

Food for Profit Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Eastern Shore Hospital Center, Cambridge, MD.
Have you ever been told that your favorite homemade bread, or salsa, is “good enough to sell?” Do you have additional fruit or vegetables from your farm or home garden that you would like to make into a commercial product? Food for Profit is a one-day workshop designed to help you work through the...

Pesticide Certification and Exam

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
Talbot Extension Office
Option training class on February 13 with the exam on February 27 . Talbot Extension Office, Mary’s Court, Easton MD 6-8pm . Cost of core manual $10. To register call 410-822-1244 .

Pesticide Certification and Exam

Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
Talbot Extension Office
Option training class on February 13 with the exam on February 27 . Talbot Extension Office, Mary’s Court, Easton MD 6-8pm . Cost of core manual $10. To register call 410-822-1244 .

Winning the Game Grain Marketing- Mid/Upper Shore

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Chesapeake College- Higher Education Center
Tool Time for Post Harvest Marketers December 16, 2016 Chesapeake College, Wye Mills MD, Higher Education Center (9 am to 1 pm) Thi s program will use two different post-harvest marketing plans to illustrate the pros and cons of pricing tools. A corn plan illustrates tools used to sell the carry:...

Food Safety Meeting

Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 - 5:00pm
Wye Research and Education Center, Queenstown, MD
Food Safety Meetings University of Maryland Extension will conduct food safety workshops around the state in February and March of 2017. The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), is said to be the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years. The workshop will provide...
Nate Bratko, Project Leader and Nutrition Education in Dorchester County, was recently featured in the Superintendant's Press Release for the Choose MyPlate nutrition presentation at Vienna...

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