University of Maryland Extension


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...

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...

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...

Farmland Preservation: An Estate Planning Tool

Maryland's rural landscape continues to change. While some farmers choose to sell their farms to residential developers, in other cases farmland is lost because the owner dies and the family cannot afford to pay the estate taxes without selling all or part of the farm. This fact sheet presents...
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Contents: Introduction, Farm Energy Audits, Environmental Checklist, Manure Fire Factsheet, CompostingMore info


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