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Mastering Marketing for New and Beginning Farmers

Sales are one-time transactions. Marketing is the process by which you identify a group of people who are willing and able to become and to remain your customers. As a new farmer, you won’t have established relationships with customers and potential buyers, yet. You must determine who wants and /...

Beginning Farmer Training Program

Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 - 10:00am to Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 - 10:00pm
Online Application
Our Beginner Farmer Training Program (BFTP) offers a year-long, immersive training experience that combines a comprehensive classroom curriculum with hands-on learning at some of the region's most successful sustainable farms. All BFTP programs are entirely free and trainees receive a complimentary...

Farmer Training Certification

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 (All day)
Central Maryland Research and Education Center, Ellicott City MD
for writing nursery nutrient plans, to be held on October 18, 2016 at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Ellicott City, MD. This training ( October 18 ) will be the first of a two-part program, with the first session to consist of learning the plan-writing process, followed in...

New Private Pesticide Applicator Certification - Training

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Wicomico County Extension Office
The Lower Eastern Shore University of Maryland Extension is providing private pesticide applicator certification training and exam spring 2017. This training is for those farmers wishing to make on farm applications with restricted use pesticides. Being held in Salisbury, MD the training class will...

13th Annual Small Farms Conference

Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 - 8:00am to Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 - 5:00pm
University of Maryland Eastern Shore- Student Services Center
University of Maryland Extension at UMES has begun plans for their 13 th annual Small Farm Conference set for November 11th and 12th on the UMES campus. The Student Services Center, provides plenty of room for another extraordinary event. Conference participants can expect to see topics centered...

Food Safety Meeting

Tuesday, Mar. 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, Mar. 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Western Maryland Research and Education Center- Keedysville, 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...

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...

Food Safety Meeting

Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 - 8:00am to Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 - 5:00pm
Baltimore County Extension Office, Cockeysville, 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...

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