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Farming

What You Need to Know to Improve Your Grain Marketing Practices

Grain farmers face a number of marketing alternatives which vary in complexity and in the knowledge needed to make the most effective marketing choices. Individual grain producers have different marketing objectives, financial constraints, production situations and attitudes towards risk. This fact...

Understanding Grain Marketing Strategies is Critical for Success

The greater number of grain marketing tools available allow producers to increase their returns and reduce risks. Successful grain marketing involves a series of choices. It calls for tradeoffs among the farmer’s willingness and ability to accept price risk; amount of production risk associated...

Starting a Farm Enterprise in Maryland: Checklist

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2007 Census, direct to consumer marketing amounted to $1.2 billion in current dollar sales, compared with $551 million in 1997. Starting a farm or adding a new farm enterprise can be an enjoyable and attractive business decision. When...

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Frederick County
Advanced Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training Are you are currently working with a written food safety plan and are looking for more in-depth guidance to streamline food safety practices and programs on your farm, or are you are interested in pursuing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Wicomico County
Attending a Basic GAP course may be right for you if... You are thinking about pursuing GAP certification for some or all parts of your operation You are interested in developing a good safety plan to increase operational efficiency and build a food safety culture You are looking to learn more...

Advanced Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Eastern Shore Hospital Center
Is an Advanced GAP Course Right for Me?... If you are currently working with a written food safety plan and are looking for more in-depth guidance to streamline food safety practices and programs on your farm, or If you are interested in pursuing USDA harmonized or Harmonized+ GAP certification… an...

Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)-3/15/20 UPDATE: Event Postponed-New date tbd

Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
Attending a Basic GAP course may be right for you if... You are thinking about pursuing GAP certification for some or all parts of your operation You are interested in developing a good safety plan to increase operational efficiency and build a food safety culture You are looking to learn more...

Launching, Refining, or Growing Your Farm Business- MREDC has Answers

Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center
Mastering Marketing - Special Edition, August 2019 The Maryland Rural Enterprise Development Center, www.extension. umd.edu/MREDC , is a virtual rural business development center of the University of Maryland Extension presenting the latest and most successful business development innovations and...

Lower Shore Agricultural Science Interest Meeting

Thursday, May. 23, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Worcester County Extension Office
Would you like to become an Explorer of Agriculture? If so then here is your opportunity to join our Lower Shore 4-H Agricultural Science series. Our Agent Associate Agricultural Specialist and 4-H volunteer Maegan Perdue will be educating our 4-H youth in a hands on experential 6 session series...
1 - Biosecurity - Newcastle Virus 2 - University of Maryland Extension Releases Farm Stress Management Online Resources 3 - Maryland Farm Succession Workshops 4 - ‘We Brought the Farm to Them’ (Choice Voice) 5...More info

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